AnnaSophia Robb

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AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb.jpg
Robb at the 2006 Comic-Con
Born(1993-12-08) December 8, 1993 (age 20)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present
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AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb.jpg
Robb at the 2006 Comic-Con
Born(1993-12-08) December 8, 1993 (age 20)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present

AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American actress. She gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for her roles in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Way Way Back (2013). Since 2013, she has starred as Carrie Bradshaw on The CW series The Carrie Diaries.

Early life[edit]

Robb was born in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Janet, an interior designer, and David Robb, an architect.[1][2] She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie.[3][4] She is of Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish descent.[5] She grew up in a Christian home and was home-schooled.[6][7] She competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but quit in order to focus on acting.[3] In 2009, the Arapahoe Herald reported that she was attending Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.[8]


After appearing in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb had a small role in the episode "Number One Fan" of the television series Drake & Josh. Her first major role was as the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. She wore a long brown wig for the part.

Robb's two big-screen appearances in 2005 were both adaptations of popular children's books. She starred as Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie and as the competitive and rude Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The latter was a major box office success worldwide, and helped escalate Robb's popularity among pre-teen audiences.

In 2005, Robb was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls. In 2006, she had a guest role on the cartoon show Danny Phantom as the voice of Danielle "Dani" Fenton. Robb played Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, which opened in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2007. She recorded a song for the soundtrack titled "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", and the accompanying video received rotation on the Disney Channel.[3][9] The song peaked at number ninety on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 1, giving Robb her first charting single.[10] Robb was a fan of the book before being cast in the role, saying that it "touched me in a way I hadn't been touched by a book before".[4]

Robb went on to appear in The Reaping, Have Dreams, Will Travel, Jumper, and Spy School. Despite negative reviews of the film overall, Robb's performance in Sleepwalking garnered praise. Time film critic Richard Schickel said: "There is a wonderful range to Robb's work...this is extraordinarily mature acting from someone this young and she wins our sympathy without once begging for it."[11] In 2008, she recorded the voice of Mary Magdalene in The Word of Promise: Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible.[12] She also starred in Race to Witch Mountain (2009).[13] In 2010, she appeared in The Space Between. She then starred in Soul Surfer, playing Bethany Hamilton, who continued to surf after losing her arm in a shark attack.[14]

In May 2011, Robb was announced to star as Wendy in a new and dark take on the classic story about Peter Pan, tentatively titled Pan.[15] As of 2013, the film has yet to go into production. It was reported on February 3, 2012, that Robb had landed a role in Life at These Speeds.[16] Later that month, Robb was cast as Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries,[17] and appeared in the summer comedy The Way Way Back.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2012, Robb announced that she was admitted to Stanford University, though she was deferring acceptance due to filming commitments.[18]

When Robb lives in New York, she attends Hillsong Church NYC. In December 2013, she appeared on Katie in support of the church and its pastor.[19]


2004Drake & JoshLizaEpisode: "Number One Fan"
2004Samantha: An American Girl HolidaySamantha ParkingtonTelevision film
2005Because of Winn-DixieIndia "Opal" Buloni
2005Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryViolet Beauregarde
2006Danny PhantomDanielle Dani FentonEpisode: "Kinded Sprits"
2007Bridge to TerabithiaLeslie Burke
2007Reaping, TheThe ReapingLoren McConnell
2007Have Dreams, Will TravelCassie "Cass" Kennington
2008JumperYoung Millie Harris
2008Spy SchoolJackie HoffmanTelevision film
2008SleepwalkingTara Reedy
2009Race to Witch MountainSara
2010Space Between, TheThe Space BetweenSam
2011Soul SurferBethany HamiltonBased on a true story
2013–presentCarrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie DiariesCarrie Bradshaw
2013Way Way Back, TheThe Way Way BackSusanna Thompson
2014Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, AA Conspiracy on Jekyll IslandCreasonIn post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

On March 30, 2008, Robb won her first career award when she was named Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards for her role in Bridge To Terabithia. The film itself won a Young Cast award.[20] On April 24, 2009, she received the Horizon Award at the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. She was awarded the Rising Star Award at the Denver Film Festival on November 12, 2009.[14]

2004Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young ActressSamantha: An American Girl HolidayNominated
2006Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young ActressBecause of Winn-DixieNominated
2007Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActressBridge to TerabithiaWon
2007Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble CastBridge to TerabithiaWon
2007Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young ActressBridge to TerabithiaNominated
2009Denver Film Festival Rising Star AwardHerselfWon
2013Teen Choice Award – Breakout StarThe Carrie DiariesNominated
2013Young Hollywood Award – Superstar of TomorrowThe Carrie DiariesWon

Music chart history[edit]

YearSingleAlbumChart position
2007"Keep Your Mind Wide Open"Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia90


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  11. ^ Richard Schickel (2008-03-14). "Sleepwalking: A Jaunt Down Mangled Main Street". TIME. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  12. ^ "Word of Promise Next Generation". Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  13. ^ Borys Kit (2008-04-29). Hollywood Reporter Two 'Witch Mountain' vets return: Actors who played kids in original are back for the remake. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
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  15. ^ Zakia Udin (2011-05-11). Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean in 'Peter Pan' update.
  16. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2012-02-03). "Duo to play the female leads opposite Douglas Booth". Variety. PMC. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  17. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2012-02-27). "The CW Casts Young Carrie Bradshaw: AnnaSophia Robb". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  18. ^ "Lucky Office Visit: AnnaSophia Robb of The Carrie Diaries". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  19. ^ Menzie, Nicola. "Why Is Hillsong NYC a Hit With Superstars and Millennials?". Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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