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AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American film and television actress, as well as an occasional singer. She became known in 2005, after starring roles in the family film Because of Winn-Dixie and the box office success Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Robb subsequently co-starred in 2007's Bridge to Terabithia and The Reaping.

Contents

* 1 Biography

o 1.1 Personal life

o 1.2 Career

* 2 Filmography

* 3 Chart history - singles

* 4 External links

* 5 References

Biography

Personal life

Robb was born in Denver, Colorado to Janet and Dave Robb. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie.[1] She has a dog, Bella, and enjoys singing, snowboarding, rafting, dancing, and reading, especially fantasy and historical fiction.[2] Robb competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but quit when she began acting;[1] she was once home-schooled and now attends a private school in Colorado,[1][3] having stated that she is quite serious about it[2] and would like to attend college.[1] Robb is a Christian[4][5] and has said that she is really close with her family.[2]

Career

After starring in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb made her acting debut in 2004, appearing in a television special titled Samantha: An American Girl Holiday and in an episode of the television series Drake & Josh, "Number One Fan". She unsuccessfully auditioned for the roles of Emily Callaway in Hide and Seek and Rosemary Telesco in Little Manhattan.

Robb appeared in two 2005 films; playing Opal, the lead character in Because of Winn-Dixie, a film which performed well at the domestic box office, grossing $32 million; and starring as Violet Beauregarde in director Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was a major box office success, raising Robb's popularity among pre-teen audiences. The same year, Robb was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls. In 2006, she had a guest role on the cartoon show Danny Phantom, as the voice of Danielle "Dani" Fenton.

Robb played Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, a fantasy drama which opened on February 16, 2007 and also starred Josh Hutcherson. She recorded a song, "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", for the film's soundtrack,[1] and appeared in a music video for the song that aired on the Disney Channel.[6] The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at #90 during the week of March 1, 2007, being her first song to chart.[7] Robb was a fan of the book that the film is based on before being cast in the role, specifying that the book "touched [her] in a way [she] hadn’t been touched by a book before".[2] Robb's films include The Reaping, a thriller that opened April 5, 2007; Doubting Thomas, an adventure film; Sleepwalking, a drama; Jumper, an action film in which she plays the younger version of Rachel Bilson's character; and the 1960s-set drama Have Dreams, Will Travel (formerly A West Texas Children's Story), playing one of two children who are faced with neglectful parents. On the set of The Reaping, she wrote a short horror story called "Backseat Swamp".

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes

2004 Drake & Josh Liza "Number One Fan"

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Samantha made-for-television

2005 Because of Winn-Dixie India Opal Buloni released on February 18

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Violet Beauregarde released on July 15

2007 Bridge to Terabithia Leslie Burke released on February 16

The Reaping Loren McConnell released on April 5

2008 Jumper Young Millie In theatres February 14, 2008

Have Dreams, Will Travel "Cassie" Kennington prereleased on October 19, 2007. Will release theatrically in 2008.

Doubting Thomas Jackie Hoffman completed

Sleepwalking Tara post-production

2009 Witch Mountain Anna pre-production

The White Giraffe Martine filming

Chart history - singles

Year Single Album Chart position

U.S.

2007 "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" [1] Bridge to Terabithia OST 90

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