Britt Robertson

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Britt Robertson
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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
 
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Britt Robertson
Britt Robertson (Cropped).jpg
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

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), 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 (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson.[1] She grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where she first aspired to act. She is the oldest of seven children, with three brothers and three sisters, and was homeschooled by her mother.[2][3] She stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents, Shuler and Jerry Robertson, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club.[4][5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8][9]

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. 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] That same year, she was cast as the lead alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the 2015 film Tomorrowland.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Robertson has been in a relationship with actor Dylan O'Brien since they met while filming The First Time in 2011.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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
Television
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)

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