ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Valentine Wiggin) 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.
Soon, Abigail will start filming Maggie opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is about a teenage girl in
the Midwest becomes infected by a zombie.
Abigail will co-star in the buzzed about Weinstein Company film August: Osage County opposite Meryl
Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Juliette Lewis which will be released
on December 25th. She will star in the coveted role of Jean Fordham, the daughter of Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor's daughter. In September, she will star in the IFC film Haunter. The film centers around the ghost of a
teenager, who died years ago and reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her
same fate. Abigail plays the title role of 'Lisa' in the film.
Abigail recently wrapped production on Final Girl directed by Tyler Shields with Wes Bentley and Alexander
Ludwig and Wicked Blood with Sean Bean and James Purefoy directed by Mark Young.
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 The Call, Rango, Janie Jones, Zombieland, My Sister's Keeper, New
Year's Eve, Raising Helen, The Ultimate Gift, The Santa Clause 3, No Reservations, Definitely Maybe, Nim's Island,
Kit Kittridge: 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.
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