Abigail Breslin is one of the most versatile, charismatic and sought-after actors of her young generation. As a talented and engaging performer, she had the amazing opportunity to play the leading lady to Mel Gibson – at the age of five – in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film "Signs." Abigail has been able to use her unique talents to do, comedy and drama as well as quirky and unusual roles.
Abigail will next be seen in MAGGIE opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film follows a teenage girl from a small town in the Midwest who becomes infected by a disease that slowly turns her into a zombie. It is set to release in 2014.
She was last seen in the Weinstein Company film "August: Osage County" opposite Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Juliette Lewis. She starred in the coveted role of ‘Jean Fordham’ the daughter of Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor’s daughter. She also just finished filming "Final Girl," directed by Tyler Shields with Wes Bently and Alexander Ludwig set to release in 2014.
Most memorable is her role in the critically-acclaimed "Little Miss Sunshine," the irreverent, antic comedy which created a sensation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Abigail played ‘Olive,’ an ambitious young girl who is obsessed with winning a beauty pageant, who possesses guileless wisdom combined with a klutziness edged with grace. For her performance, Abigail received a Best Actress Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for Academy Award, SAG and BAFTA Best Supporting Actress honors. In Addition, Abigail was honored as ShoWest’s “Female Star of Tomorrow” in 2008.
Abigail’s other film credits include "Ender's Game," "Haunter," "The Call," "Rango," "Janie Jones," "Zombieland," "My Sister's Kepper," "New Year's Eve," "Raising Helen," "The Ultimate Gift," "The Santa Claus," "No Reservations," "Definitely Maybe," "Nim's Island," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."
On television, Abigail has had guest roles on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," "Navy N.C.I.S.," "What I Like About You," and "Grey's Anatomy."
In the spring of 2010, Abigail graced the stage staring as ‘Helen Keller’ in the first Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker" co-starring Allison Pill.