Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin
as Baby Houseman

Actor Biography

Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation. Her unique and charismatic talents have contributed to her versatile roles in both comedy and drama.

Breslin is currently starring in the popular FOX horror-comedy series "Scream Queens," opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and Lea Michele. She is most widely recognized for her role as Olive in the critically acclaimed feature film "Little Miss Sunshine," the irreverent, antic comedy that created a sensation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. For her performance, she was nominated for an Academy Award, and in addition, she received a Best Actress Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for SAG and BAFTA Best Supporting Actress awards.

Breslin starred in the Lionsgate film "Maggie," opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was released on May 8, 2015. Currently she is featured in the independent film "Fear, Inc." about a company that brings its clients' greatest fears to reality.

In 2015, Harper Collins published Breslin's first book, "This May Sound Crazy," based on her popular Tumblr "Mixtapes & Winter Coats," in which she writes honest, funny and emotional observations on her daily life as a young adult.

Breslin was seen in The Weinstein Company film "August: Osage County," opposite Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard and Dermot Mulroney. Other film credits include "Enders Game Haunter," "The Call," "Rango," "Zombieland," "My Sister's Keeper," "New Year's Eve," "Raising Helen," "The Ultimate Gift," "Santa Claus 3," "No Reservations," "Definitely Maybe," "Nim's Island," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and M. Night Shyamalan's 2012 film "Signs," opposite Mel Gibson.  In 2010 she made her Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker." Most recently, Abigail returned to the stage in "All the Fine Boys," a story of sexual awakening in suburban South Carolina, directed by Erica Schmidt for The New Group.

Over her career, Breslin has received numerous honors. In 2008 she was bestowed with the prestigious "Female Star of Tomorrow" Award from ShoWest. In addition she received the "Rising Changemaker" Award from the Greenwich Film Festival for her work with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and recently she was honored by the National Women's History Museum.