AnnaSophia Robb Biography

AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model who has established herself as one of the emerging talents in Hollywood. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to her life.

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Birthday: December 8, 1993

Nationality: American

Famous: Philanthropists Models

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Age: 24 Years

Born in: Denver, Colorado, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 1.52 m

father: David Robb

mother: Janet

Personality: ENFJ

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Colorado

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education: Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado

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AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model who has established herself as one of the emerging talents in Hollywood with her powerful acting. She started with short roles in television and commercials, but soon bagged a number of lead roles in critically acclaimed movies and acted alongside award winning stars like Johnny Depp and Hilary Swank. Her role in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' gave her exposure among pre-teen audiences and helped her gain popularity. She charmed the audience with her performances in 'Because of Winn-Dixie', 'Bridge to Terabithia' and 'Soul Surfer'. She then went on to play the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw in 'The CW' drama series 'The Carrie Diaries'. A proficient actor who has already done diverse roles in her movies, she is all set to appear in the upcoming films 'The Crash', 'Freak Show', 'Down a Dark Hall' and 'Just Like Beauty'. Apart from acting, she utilizes her celebrity status to help charitable causes around the world through her 'Changing the World' initiative. She has worked with a bunch of organizations to support human rights, animal rights and the environment.

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AnnaSophia Robb
Childhood & Early Life
  • AnnaSophia Robb was born on December 8, 1993, in Denver, Colorado, to Janet and David Robb. Her father is an architect while her mother is an interior designer. Her mother left her previous job to take care of her after she was born.
  • A devout Christian, she performed on stage for the first time in front of a church gathering of 500 people when she was five. At the age of eight, she started taking professional acting classes.
  • She loves gymnastics; she trained for about four and half years and even joined a team. However, she quit after being unable to manage time due to the increasing amount of acting opportunities she was getting.
  • She attended the public school, Arapahoe High School, in her hometown of Denver, but switched to homeschooling during her visit to LA. After graduating from there in 2012, she had been accepted into Stanford University, but had to defer admission due to filming schedules. In 2014, she was admitted to New York University.
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Career
  • At the age of nine, AnnaSophia Robb was scouted by an agency in Los Angeles, after which she moved to LA with her mother during the pilot season. After a number of auditions, she bagged her first role in a national commercial for McDonalds in 2004. She also worked on a Bratz dolls commercial and has been the face of Trad Clothing.
  • On September 19, 2004, she debuted on television for a small role in the series 'Drake & Josh'. Two months later, she did her first major role as the main character of the television film 'Samantha: An American Girl Holiday'.
  • In 2005, she appeared on the big screen in two movies, both being adaptations of popular children's books. In 'Because of Winn-Dixie', she played the protagonist Opal, and in Tim Burton's remake of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', she played the competitive and rude bubblegum-chomping brat Violet Beauregarde.
  • In 2006, she did a guest voice role in an episode of the animated show 'Danny Phantom'. The next year, she worked with Hilary Swank in the movie 'The Reaping' and appeared in the lead in the film 'Have Dreams, Will Travel'.
  • In 2007, she got a major role in the coming of age movie 'Bridge to Terabithia'. She also lent her voice to the song 'Keep Your Mind Wide Open' for the soundtrack of the film. The song was her first single to chart on the 'Billboard Hot 100'.
  • She appeared in a number of films in 2008, including 'Jumper', 'Spy School' and 'Sleepwalking'. Her performance in the last one was praised by critics, even though the movie did not do well in the box office. The same year she did voice acting for Mary Magdalene in 'The Word of Promise: Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible'.
  • In 2009, she starred alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the remake of 'Race to Witch Mountain'. The next year, she acted in the film 'The Space Between'.
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  • She was cast in the biographical drama film 'Soul Surfer' in 2010. She played the titular character of Bethany Hamilton, who, despite losing an arm in a shark attack, continued surfing.
  • Her next big role was on the television series 'The Carrie Diaries', a prequel to the hit series 'Sex and the City'. She played the role of Carrie Bradshaw, the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the original series.
  • In 2013, she appeared in the comedy film 'The Way, Way Back' and did a voice role in 'Khumba'. The next year, she played Ariel in the short film 'Funny or Die's Little Mermaid'.
  • Her most recent movie was 'Jack of the Red Hearts' in 2016. She is currently a part of the period medical drama television series 'Mercy Street'. She portrays the role of Alice Green.
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Major Works
  • AnnaSophia Robb's portrayal of Leslie Burke in 'Bridge to Terabithia' was highly praised by critics. The movie received positive reviews and earned a number of awards and nominations. Commercially, it collected $137.6 million worldwide.
  • She is best known for portraying the lead character of Carrie Bradshaw in the television series 'The Carrie Diaries'. The series received mixed reviews and ran for two seasons.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Early on, AnnaSophia Robb showcased her acting talent in 'Bridge to Terabithia', winning two Young Artist Awards' in 2007. She also received a nomination for 'Best Young Actress' in 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards'.
  • In 2009, she was given the 'Rising Star Award' in 'Denver Film Festival'. She was named the 'Superstar of Tomorrow' in the 2013 'Young Hollywood Awards'. That year, she also got a nomination for 'Teen Choice Awards' in the 'Breakout Star' category.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • AnnaSophia Robb is a philanthropist who has been involved with a number of charitable organizations since she was very young. She has worked with 'Save the Children' initiative, the education program 'PeaceJam', and even travelled to India to volunteer for 'The Dalit Freedom Network'.
  • She has been vocal about her political views, and has supported Barack Obama in 2012, even before she was old enough to vote. On January 21, 2017, she was one of the celebrities to take part in the 'Women's March' in Washington, D.C.
  • She has been linked with a number of her co-stars throughout the years. She reportedly dated Alexander Ludwig from 2008 to 2011.
  • After a few rumored flings, she started dating Chris Wood in 2013. They broke up the next year after which she became involved with Adam Cobb and was in a relationship with him till May 2016. She is currently back with her former boyfriend Chris Wood.
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Trivia
  • AnnaSophia Robb was named after her maternal great-grandmother Anna Sophie and paternal grandmother Anna Marie. She likes to be called by her full name AnnaSophia, instead of a nickname. She also prefers the pronunciation 'Ah-na' instead of 'Ann-uh'.
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