Bio / Info
Abigail Breslin was born in New York City, New York. She has two older brothers, Ryan and Spencer, who are also actors. Her first acting role was in the 2002 science fiction thriller film SIGNS, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Signs garnered mostly positive reviews and was a box office success, grossing $408 million worldwide. In 2004, she appeared in the film RAISING HELEN, in which she and her brother Spencer played siblings. Breslin's breakthrough role was in the 2006 comedy-drama LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, where she played Olive Hoover, a beauty pageant contestant and the youngest member of a dysfunctional family on a road trip. She was cast at the age of six, years before filming was started. Little Miss Sunshine was a critical and commercial success, grossing $100 million worldwide and earning her an Oscar nom for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2007, Breslin was ranked #8 in Forbes Magazine's list of "Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars", having earned $1.5 million in 2006. She went on to appear in movies like NO RESERVATIONS, DEFINITELY, MAYBE, NIM'S ISLAND, KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL, MY SISTER'S KEEPER, ZOMBIELAND, ENDER'S GAME and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. In 2015 she was cast in the first season of Fox's horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Joe Manganiello. She also appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the zombie drama MAGGIE.