Abigail Breslin (born 14.4.1996)
Abigail Breslin rose to fame as a child actress, featuring in a number of popular Hollywood films, such as Little Miss Sunshine and Signs.
Childhood: Abigail Breslin was born in New York, to Kim and Michael. Her mother works as Abigail's manager and her father is a telecoms expert. She has two older brothers, Ryan and Spencer. They are also actors.
Career: Abigail Breslin started acting at the age of three, when she appeared in an advert for Toys 'R' Us. Her debut film role came in 2002, when she landed a role in Signs, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The movie also starred Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix, as well as Rory Culkin.
In 1994, Breslin featured in Raising Helen, along with her brother Spencer (they played brother and sister in the film). The comedy-drama film also starred Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack and Hayden Panettiere, but was poorly received by the critics.
Breslin's next role was in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. The child star went on to receive much better reviews for her performance in Keane, an independent film with a limited cinema release.
In 2006, Abigail Breslin starred alongside Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear in the cult hit Little Miss Sunshine. It propelled her to fame and proved to be her breakthrough career move. Her performance was so highly praised that Breslin became the fourth youngest star to be nominated for that year's Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The award eventually went to Jennifer Hudson but Abigail co-presented at the awards ceremony with Jaden Smith.
The following year, she made her stage debut in Right You Are (If You Think You Are), at the Guggenheim Museum. The play also starred Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Peter Sarsgaard.
In the romantic comedy No Reservations, Breslin played the niece of Catherine Zeta-Jones's character. Although the film received largely negative reviews, it was a huge commercial success. Later that year, she also starred in Definitely Maybe, opposite Ryan Reynolds.
2008 saw Breslin appear in Nim's Island, along with Jodie Foster, playing the role of Nim Rusoe. She also featured in Kim Mittredge: An American Girl, playing the title role. Following this was 2009's My Sister's Keeper, in which she played the role of Anna Fitzgerald. Dakota Fanning was originally pegged to play the role but refused to shave her head to portray the young girl suffering from leukaemia.
Taking on a less serious role, Breslin went on to appear in Zombieland, a horror comedy. Zombieland also starred Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg.
Returning to the stage, Abigail Breslin was then selected to play the part of the author and activist Helen Keller, in the Broadway production of The Miracle Worker.
Abigail Breslin's next film, Janie Jones saw her play the role of a teenager, abandoned by her former-groupie mother (played by Elisabeth Shue) and tracks down her father, a fading rock star (played by Alessandro Nivola).
Having a keen interest in music, Abigail Breslin has also started a band, with her friend Cassidy Reiff, called CABB.
The 'Terminator' star says it's the most human role he's ever had.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's first zombie movie 'Maggie' has almost arrived in the UK, and while we might be more than used to the living dead stalking our screens (both big and small), the star insists that this new movie is different in that it takes a much more 'human' approach to the apocalyptic disaster.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin star in 'Maggie'
Zombie movies like 'World War Z', '28 Days Later', 'Dawn Of The Dead' and indeed any others you can probably think of on the spot have a habit of focusing on the survivors. Viewers are gripped by the bloody and increasingly creative methods of walking dead destruction and no-one delves into the deeper fact that these 'creatures' were actually once very much human. Though when the protagonist is holding a shotgun to their head, it's the last thing you want to think about.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Says 'Maggie' Is Very Much A 'Human' Zombie Movie
Charisma Carpenter is joining the cast of ‘Scream Queens’.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens. 44-year-old Carpenter will play the mother of Ariana Grande’s character. She is joining the series in a guest role which has the potential to become recurring. Carpenter is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel but she has since appeared in such series as Veronica Mars, Greek and The Lying Game.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens.
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A Week In Movies: Starry premieres in Los Angeles and London, plus a glamorous BBC event and new trailers for Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage and Maggie. by Rich Cline
Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang...
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.
Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities
The 'Terminator' star also produced the upcoming film.
Arnold Schwarzenegger re-vamps the zombie genre with a touching horror drama based on the unconditional love between a father and daughter during a time of global crisis. 'Maggie' is the directorial feature debut of designer Henry Hobson.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'
It goes without saying that the zombie genre is getting a bit tired. Various films in recent years have attempted to shake things up a bit; the 'zom-com' was created with the likes of 'Warm Bodies' and 'Life After Beth', and Brad Pitt took the whole idea to its maximum with his chilling film adaptation of 'World War Z'. However, we think 'Maggie', produced by and starring 'The Terminator' himself, really goes that extra mile as it hones in on the development of a disease in one young girl, and explores the effect it has on her family.
In the near future, the world has been ravaged by a terrifying zombie plague. With the outbreak dying down, the world is steadily trying its best to return to normal, but quarantine zones still exist. One day, Maggie (Abigail Breslin) leaves he father behind, despite his constant attempts to keep her safe. This time, however, Maggie is keeping him safe. As Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) does his best to track Maggie down, he soon learns that she has been infected by the plague, and had to move to the quarantine zone in order to allow him to continue his normal life. But unable to let his daughter go, nothing will ever be the same for Wade again.
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Oliver Hudson has replaced Joe Manganiello in Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'.
Joe Manganiello has been forced to drop out of Scream Queens, the new comedy-drama series from Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Filming for the series has just begun in New Orleans and Nashville star Oliver Hudson has quickly stepped in to fill the role of series regular. Fortunately for the show's producers, Manganiello had not yet filmed any scenes for Scream Queens.
Joe Manganiello has dropped out of Scream Queens.
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Watch Emma Roberts pop demonic bubblegum in the teaser trailer for 'Scream Queens'.
Emma Roberts stars in a teaser trailer for Scream Queens, the upcoming comedy drama from Glee and American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy. The trailer stars Roberts as a sorority sister blowing bubblegum as a demonic face appears within it.
Emma Roberts stars in Scream Queens.
Continue reading: Emma Roberts Stars in 'Scream Queens' Teaser Trailer
And there's your cast for "Scream Queens"
Glee star Lea Michele has just secured a new Fox show – the upcoming comedy horror Scream Queens. The actress is just finishing up the sixth and final run of the musical comedy series about a high school glee club.
Lea Michele is officially a scream queen now.
Michele has been tipped to star alongside Joe Manganiello (TrueBlood, MagicMikeXXL), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee, Masters of Sex). The show will also star Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, just because.
Continue reading: Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin Join the Cast of Fox's "Scream Queens"
Fox has announced the cast for their new upcoming series 'Scream Queens'.
Lea Michele is set to star in Fox's upcoming comedy-horror anthology, Scream Queens. The upcoming anthology, from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, will premiere in autumn 2015. The first season will consist of 15 hour long episodes with the plot centring on a series of murders on a college campus, according to Billboard.
Lea Michele will star in Scream Queens.
Date of birth
14th April, 1996