Name: AnnaSophia Robb
Date of Birth: December 8th 1993
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AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado to Janet and Dave Robb. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie. She began her career on a church stage in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old.
5 years later and many auditions, she was seen on the big screen by millions on viewers when she was introduced to movie audiences as ‘Opal’ in the feature film ‘Because of Winn Dixie’. She also appeared on the small screen as ‘Liza’ in Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake and Josh.’ Suddenly, this little girl from Colorado was on her way to the bigtime, playing the title character in ‘Samantha: An American Girl Holiday’ and the major production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ where she played Violet Beauregarde opposite Johnny Depp.
In 2006 AnnaSophia was busy filming a batch of films including ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ based on the much loved book. She recorded a song, “Keep Your Mind Wide Open”, for the film’s soundtrack, and appeared in a music video for the song that aired on the Disney Channel. In 2008 AnnaSophia got her first Critics Choice nomination for her role as Leslie Burke. Unfortunately she didn’t win the award. To add to the list, in 2007 AnnaSophia blew critics away in ‘The Reaping’ opposite Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank, ‘Have Dreams will Follow’ which in 2007 was premiered at the Rome Film Festival, and ‘Doubting Thomas’ which after a long time in post-production found a 2008 DVD release.
From January 2008 it was all go for AnnaSophia who was seen as the younger version of Rachel Bilson’s character in ‘Jumper’. AnnaSophia next debuted ‘Sleepwalking’ with co-stars Charlize Theron and Nick Stahl at the Sundance Film Festival and won much praise for her performance.
In March of 2008 AnnaSophia set off to LA and Las Vegas to film ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ a remake of the 1980’s classic. She had a fantastic time on set and for the first time since ‘Samantha’ could be seen with long hair. The film was released March 13th 2009 and was the first Disney movie to reach the No.1 spot at the box-office that year.
AnnaSophia will next be seen in ‘Dear Elenor’ leading the film as ‘Ellie Potter’ alongside Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin. The film is looking to start production Spring 2009 and hoping for a November release.
However, it’s not just acting AnnaSophia has a passion for. AnnaSophia has a special place in her heart for a group know as the ‘Dalits’ in India. During the Summer of 2008, AnnaSophia, her parents and friends flew half way around the world to bring supplies and helping hands to schools built for the poorest of the poor, the Dalits, the Untouchable of India. You can read her inspiring tale of her journey at her official site here.
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As for her life at home in Colorado, AnnaSophia loves to dance. She won awards in Irish dancing as early as seven, and has excelled in Jazz, Hip Hop and Break-dancing. She has also competed in gymnastics since she was five, but quit once she started acting. She also loves singing, snowboarding, rafting, dancing, and reading, especially fantasy and historical fiction. AnnaSophia was once homeschooled but now attends a private Christian school in Colorado when she is not filming.
The future is looking very bright for this young Colorado girl.