Robertson at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010
|Born||Brittany Leanna Robertson
April 18, 1990
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Known for||Life Unexpected
The Secret Circle
Under the Dome
Brittany Leanna "Britt" Robertson (born April 18, 1990) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her film debut in The Ghost Club (2003). Her subsequent films include Keeping Up with the Steins (2006), Dan in Real Life (2007), The Tenth Circle (2008), Mother and Child (2009), Avalon High (2010), Scream 4 (2011) and Delivery Man (2013). Her television series work includes Swingtown (2008), Life Unexpected (2010–11), The Secret Circle (2011–12) and Under the Dome (2013–14).
Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children, her mother and step-father have 3 children (2 girls, 1 boy) and her father and step-mother also have three children (1 girl, 2 boys).
When she was 14 years old, Robertson moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. Her grandmother, who she calls "Mama Shue," came with her. Robertson said that during down-time on set, the two would knit all the time, and that they are really close. Her grandmother went home after about a year so Robertson lived on her own in Los Angeles since the age of 16.
Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town. At age twelve, Robertson began making extended trips to Los Angeles to audition for roles in television series and landed a spot in a television pilot for a series which was never picked up by a network. Her first big break came when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers. Her most notable role to date is that of Cara Burns in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life. Robertson appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode "Go to Hell", and had a role as a recurring character in the CBS television series Swingtown.
In 2009, she played a small role as DJ in The Alyson Stoner Project. She also made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode "Babes" as Tina Bernardi, a Catholic teen who gets pregnant in a pact.
In 2010, she starred in The CW's series Life Unexpected as Lux Cassidy, a teenager who, while in the process of being emancipated, gets back in her birth parents' lives. The show, while set in Portland, Oregon was actually filmed in Vancouver.
Robertson starred as Cassie Blake in The CW's 2011 television series The Secret Circle until the show was cancelled in 2012 after its first season. That same year, she starred in the film The First Time.
In 2014 Robertson won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Boston Film Festival for the film White Rabbit. In 2015, she starred in the Nicholas Sparks-based film, The Longest Ride, opposite Scott Eastwood, and will headline the Brad Bird film Tomorrowland, opposite George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.
|2003||Ghost Club, TheThe Ghost Club||Carrie|
|2003||One of Them||Young Elizabeth||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||Last Summer, TheThe Last Summer||Beth|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Ashley Grunwald|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Cara|
|2009||Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner Project||DJ B-Rob|
|2009||Mother and Child||Violet|
|2010||Triple Dog||Chapin Wright|
|2011||Scream 4||Marnie Cooper|
|2011||Family Tree, TheThe Family Tree||Kelly Burnett|
|2012||First Time, TheThe First Time||Aubrey Miller|
|2014||Ask Me Anything||Katie Kampenfelt|
|2015||The Longest Ride||Sophia Danko|
|2015||Tomorrowland||Casey Newton||In post-production|
|2000||Sheena||Little Sheena||Episode: "Buried Secrets"|
|2001||Power Rangers Time Force||Tammy||Episode: "Uniquely Trip"|
|2004||Tangled Up in Blue||Tula||Movie|
|2004||Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Michelle Seaver||Movie|
|2005–06||Freddie||Mandy||Episodes: "Halloween" & "Freddie and the Hot Mom"|
|2006||Women of a Certain Age||Doria||Movie|
|2006||Jesse Stone: Night Passage||Michelle Genest||Movie|
|2007||Winner, TheThe Winner||Vivica||Pilot episode|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Amy Macalino||Episode: "Go to Hell"|
|2008||Tenth Circle, TheThe Tenth Circle||Trixie Stone||Movie|
|2008||Swingtown||Samantha Saxton||Recurring role, 13 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Christina 'Tina' Divola Bernardi||Episode: "Babes"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Kathy Devildis||Episode: "Family Values"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Brenda Stark||Episode: "Good Intentions"|
|2010–11||Life Unexpected||Lux Cassidy||Lead role (26 episodes)|
|2010||Avalon High||Allie Pennington||Movie|
|2011–12||Secret Circle, TheThe Secret Circle||Cassie Blake||Lead role (22 episodes)|
|2013–14||Under the Dome||Angie McAlister||Seasons 1 & 2 (series regular; 14 episodes, guest; 1 episode)|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress||The Ghost Club||Nominated|
|2014||Boston Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||White Rabbit||Won|
|Nashville Film Festival Award||Best Actress||Ask Me Anything||Won|
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- "The Secret Circle: Is the New CW TV Series Worth Watching?". TV Series Finale. September 15, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (January 25, 2013). "'Life Unexpected's' Britt Robertson Joins CBS' 'Under the Dome'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- Washington, Arlene (December 23, 2014). "'The Longest Ride' Trailer: Nicholas Spark's Newest Couple Finds Love". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
- Cubria, Kaitlin (September 19, 2013). "Dylan O'Brien, Brittany Robertson Dating, Tomorrowland Set". Teen.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- "25th Annual Young Artist Awards". youngartistawards.org. The Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "30th Annual Boston Film Festival Announces Awards to Films, Directors and Actors". bostonfilmfestival.org. Boston Film Festival. 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "2014 Archives". nashvillefilmfestival.org. Nashville Film Festival. 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
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