ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Jean Fordham) 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.
This fall Abigail was seen staring in three highly anticipated films. She will be seen in the Lionsgate film ENDER'S
GAME opposite Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Hailee Steinfeld. The film is about an unusually
gifted child, Ender (Butterfield), who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future
invasion 70 years after a horrific alien war. Abigail will star as Ender's sister 'Valentine' who is also exceptionally
gifted. The film was released on November 1, 2013. In September, she starred in the IFC film HAUNTER. The
film centers around the ghost of a teenager who died years ago 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 Bently 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 CLAUS 3, NO RESERVATIONS, DEFINITELY MAYBE,
NIM'S ISLAND, KIT KITTREDGE: 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.