Abigail Breslin is a beautiful young American professional actress and singer, best known for her role as Olive Hoover in the blockbuster comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine, for which she received several nominations (including an Oscar) and awards – including a nomination for best supporting actress.
As someone who entered the world of show business very young, the former child star – nicknamed Miss Sunshine – is now a beautiful young actress with a simple but unique talent, coupled with great charisma, confidence, and versatility, which has made her one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation.
Abigail Breslin’s Biography
Born on April 14, 1996, in New York City as Abigail Kathleen Breslin, she is the last of three children of Michael Breslin (father) and Kim Breslin (mother). She was named after Abigail Adams, the second “First Lady” of the United States, and now has two nicknames: Abbie, Miss Sunshine.
Since Abbie was interested in acting and singing at a very young age, she did not have the opportunity to attend school earlier; rather, she was taught at home and received every support from her parents and older siblings, who are both actors – Ryan and Spencer Breslin.
Her career began quite early when she appeared as a chubby three-year-old in a Toys “R” commercial in the U.S., and her cuteness and innocence melted the hearts of the audience. She made her screen debut at the age of six in the 2002 American science fiction thriller Signs, in which she played Mel Gibson’s daughter, a role for which she received awards.
Later that year, Abbie won her first acting role in an American TV sitcom What I Like About You, in which she played Josie in an episode called The Teddy Bear, which, however, did not gain as much popularity. In 2004, however, Abigail starred in four films, Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2, Chestnut, Keane, and the popular television series Law & Order, which was highly acclaimed by fans and the general public.
Soon after, in 2006 to be exact, Abigail Breslin became even more successful when she appeared in the film Little Miss Sunshine in the role of an ambitious young girl (Olive Hoover) who was obsessed with winning a beauty contest.
At the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the young actress received several awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress: she was one of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Oscar. And she was only ten!
Not only were her acting abilities highly appreciated, but the maturity, self-confidence, and humor with which she interpreted her role in the film were praiseworthy and earned her enthusiastic reviews from someone so young.
She also won the Screen Actors Guild awards, the Best Actress Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and the Best Supporting Actress Award from the Film Critics in Iowa. In 2008 she was honored as ShoWest’s “Female Star of Tomorrow”.
In 2009 Abigail Breslin played the leading role as Anna Fitzgerald in My Sister’s Keeper, for which she won the Young Artist Award in 2010. Abigail Breslin has also starred in several other films and television series, including Ghost Whisperer and more recently Dirty Dancing, Freak Show, and All The Fine Boys.
In 2015 Abbie’s first book This May Sound Crazy was published by Harper Collins. In the book, she honestly writes about her daily life as a young adult with funny and emotional observations.
Musically, Miss Sunshine released her first single Fight For Me in 2001 and later released other singles, including Christmas In New York and You Suck. Abigail is an avid animal lover; she taught herself to play the guitar on YouTube and has revealed that she could become a fashion designer when she gets older if she stops acting.
Abigail Breslin Net Worth
Miss Sunshine earns enormous amounts of money with her profession as an actress and singer and receives her fortune through her numerous performances and awards. In 2007 Abbie was included in the Forbes list of top earners of young Hollywood stars, after earning $1.5 million the previous year. As of 2017, her net worth is estimated at approximately $12 million, with an annual salary of approximately $1.5 million. Her current net worth is estimated at $16 million.
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Personal Life – Affairs, Boyfriend
As for their relationship, Abbie is said to be romantically involved with Jack Barakat, the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for the alternative band All Time Low; but the two have never confirmed their relationship, while there were rumors that Jack was the inspiration for Abigail’s song You Suck.
Rumor has it that she also had an affair with Australian guitarist Michael Clifford and British actor Tom Sturridge.
Abigail later revealed that she had been raped by her ex-boyfriend, but did not report the incident to the police; instead, she chose to suppress the injuries and pretended it never happened because she did not want to be seen as a “victim”. She revealed this on Instagram.
In 2018 alone, Abigail dated Ira Kunyansky, and currently, she is in a relationship with English actor Freddie Highmore: known for his work in the adventure comedy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Abigail Breslin has an average height of 155 cm (5 feet 1 inch) and weighs 64 kg (141 lbs). Her body measurements are 38-28-37 and she has 38 inches of bust with a waist of 28 inches and hips of 37 inches. She also wears size 6 (US) shoes, and her dress size is 12 (US).