ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Casey) 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.
This fall Abigail will be seen staring in two highly anticipated films. She will be seen in the Summit 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 will be released in November 2013. Also in November, she will co -- star in The Weinstein Company film August: Osage County opposite Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Juliette Lewis. She will star in the coveted role of ‘Jean Fordham' the daughter of Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor.
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 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, and 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 starring as ‘Helen Keller' in the first Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker co-starring Allison Pill.