Britt Robertson

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Britt Robertson
Britt Robertson at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010
Robertson at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010
BornBrittany Leanna Robertson
(1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Known forLife Unexpected
The Secret Circle
Under the Dome
Website
brittrobertson.com
 
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Britt Robertson
Britt Robertson at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010
Robertson at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010
BornBrittany Leanna Robertson
(1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Known forLife Unexpected
The Secret Circle
Under the Dome
Website
brittrobertson.com

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) and 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 include Swingtown (2008), Life Unexpected (2010–11), The Secret Circle (2011–12) and Under the Dome (2013–14).

Early life[edit]

Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Beverly Robertson (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children, with three brothers and three sisters, and was homeschooled by her mother.[1][2]

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.[2] Her grandmother went home after about a year so Robertson lived on her own in Los Angeles since the age of 16.[2]

She stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents, Shuler and Jerry Robertson, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2008, she played the main character in a Lifetime original film, Trixie Stone, based on Jodi Picoult's novel, The Tenth Circle, followed by other television roles.[5][6]

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.[2]

In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High, which is based on Meg Cabot's book of the same name.

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.[7] That same year, she appeared in the film The First Time.

In 2013, Robertson was cast as Angie in CBS's summer series Under the Dome.[8]

Also in 2013, Robertson was cast the George Clooney and Hugh Laurie film Tomorrowland that will be released in 2015.[9]

In 2015, Robertson will appear in the Nicholas Sparks penned film, The Longest Ride, opposite Scott Eastwood.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Robertson has been in a relationship with actor Dylan O'Brien since they met while filming The First Time in 2011.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Ghost Club, TheThe Ghost ClubCarrieNominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a
TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading Young Actress
2003One of ThemYoung ElizabethDirect-to-video film
2004Last Summer, TheThe Last SummerBeth
2006Keeping Up with the SteinsAshley Grunwald
2007FrankAnna York
2007Dan in Real LifeCara
2008From WithinClaire
2009Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner ProjectDJ B-Rob
2009Mother and ChildViolet
2010CherryBeth
2010Triple DogChapin Wright
2011Scream 4Marnie Cooper
2011Family Tree, TheThe Family TreeKelly Burnett
2012First Time, TheThe First TimeAubrey Miller
2013White RabbitJulie
2013Delivery ManKristen
2013Ask Me AnythingKatie Kampenfelt
2015TomorrowlandCasey NewtonPost-production
2015CakeBeckyPost-production
2015The Longest RideSophia DankoFilming
TBACookCharlotte "Charlie" BrodyFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000SheenaLittle SheenaEpisode: "Buried Secrets"
2001Power Rangers Time ForceTammyEpisode: "Uniquely Trip"
2004Tangled Up in BlueTulaTV film
2004Growing Pains: Return of the SeaversMichelle SeaverTV film
2005–06FreddieMandyEpisodes: "Halloween" & "Freddie and the Hot Mom"
2006Women of a Certain AgeDoriaTV film
2006Jesse Stone: Night PassageMichelle GenestTV film
2007Winner, TheThe WinnerVivicaPilot episode
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationAmy MacalinoEpisode: "Go to Hell"
2008Tenth Circle, TheThe Tenth CircleTrixie StoneTV film
2008SwingtownSamantha SaxtonRecurring role, 13 episodes
2008Law & Order: Special Victims UnitChristina 'Tina' Divola BernardiEpisode: "Babes"
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentKathy DevildisEpisode: "Family Values"
2009Three RiversBrenda StarkEpisode: "Good Intentions"
2010–11Life UnexpectedLux CassidyLead role, 26 episodes
2010Avalon HighAllie PenningtonTV film
2011–12Secret Circle, TheThe Secret CircleCassie BlakeLead role, 22 episodes
2013–14Under the DomeAngie McAlisterSeason 1–2 (series regular; 14 episodes, guest; 1 episode)

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2004Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young ActressThe Ghost ClubNominated
2014Festival PrizeBest Supporting ActressWhite RabbitWon
Nashville Film Festival AwardBest ActressAsk Me AnythingWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radish, Christina (29 August 2011). "Britt Robertson Interview - The Secret Circle". Collider. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Zuckerman, Suzanne; Steinberg, Dan (1 February 2010). "5 Things to Know About Life Unexpected’s Britt Robertson". People. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Callum-Penso, Lillia (19 October 2007). "Brittany Robertson is a 'real life' Hollywood actress". The Greenville News. Archived from the original on 10 August 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ De Leon, Kris (5 June 2008). "'Swingtown' Premieres Tonight". BuddyTV. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Lowry, Brian (26 June 2008). "Review: ‘The Tenth Circle’". Variety. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Hinckley, David (27 June 2008). "'The Tenth Circle' is full of evil". New York Daily News. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Secret Circle: Is the New CW TV Series Worth Watching?". TV Series Finale. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (25 January 2013). "'Life Unexpected's' Britt Robertson Joins CBS' 'Under the Dome'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (18 July 2013). "Britt Robertson Lands Key Role in George Clooney's 'Tomorrowland'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Washington, Arlene (23 December 2014). "'The Longest Ride' Trailer: Nicholas Spark's Newest Couple Finds Love". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Cubria, Kaitlin (19 September 2013). "Dylan O'Brien, Brittany Robertson Dating, Tomorrowland Set". Teen.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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