Britt Robertson is an American actress who is known for her stellar performances in various movies and television shows. She aspired to become an actress after watching television soaps as a kid. After a period of brief struggle in Los Angeles, Britt Robertson was selected to play a role in the film ‘The Ghost Club’, which released in 2003. Since then, she has acted in over a dozen films and television shows and has come a long way, in terms of her career. She has shared screen space with legends like Julia Roberts. Recently, she was seen along with Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney in the 2015 flick ‘Tomorrowland’ which made waves globally. She has won several awards for her stellar performances in films and as a result Britt Robertson is in much in demand these days.
Childhood & Early Life
Britt Robertson was born on April 18, 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly and Ryan Robertson. She is the eldest of the couple’s seven children.
Her family relocated to South Carolina, where she grew up till the age of 14. According to sources, Britt Robertson was moved by the flick ‘Pretty Woman’ and dreamt of an actress. However, she claims that the soaps she watched on a regular basis influenced her to pursue a career in acting.
Later on, she moved to Los Angeles, where she tried her luck at the auditions for various television projects. She was selected for a role in a television series, but unfortunately the project never saw the light of the day.
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Luck favoured Britt Robertson soon after and she bagged a role in the 2003 movie ‘The Ghost Club’. A year later, she was seen in the flick ‘Growing Pains: Return of The Seavers’, in which she played Michelle Seaver. This film was aired on the television channel ‘ABC’, in late 2004.
In 2007, she was seen in the comedy-drama flick ‘Dan In real Life’, in which she played renowned actor and comedian Steve Carell’s daughter. The film turned out to be a successful venture at the box office.
She essayed the role of Trixie Stone in the 2008 film ‘The Tenth Circle’, produced by the American television channel ‘Lifetime’. The movie was an adaptation of famous writer Jodi Picoult’s acclaimed novel of the same name.
In the same year, she was also seen in two other television projects, namely ‘Swingtown’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.
During the period 2009-12, Britt Robertson was a part of the cast of several television projects. These included ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘Three Rivers’, Avalon High’ and ‘Life Unexpected’.
Britt Robertson was next seen in the television series ‘The Secret Circle’, which was aired in 2011. This supernatural teen drama was penned by L.J Smith, who had also written the much acclaimed ‘Vampire Diaries’. However, after the first season was over, the series went off-air.
2011 also saw the release of the much-anticipated thriller ‘Scream 4’, the fourth instalment of the world famous franchise. She played the character Marnie Cooper in this film. Her two other films, ‘Video Girl’ and ‘The Family Tree’ released the same year.
The very next year, her much-awaited teen romantic comedy ‘The First Time’ released. Although the film received a mixed response, Britt Robertson’s portrayal of Aubrey Miller was well-appreciated.
In 2016, Britt Robertson’s three movies were released, namely ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Mr. Church’ and ‘Jack Goes Home’. The ensemble cast of ‘Mother’s Day’ also included several icons such as Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson.
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In the drama flick ‘Mr. Church’, she was seen along with veteran actor Eddie Murphy. The story revolved mainly around her character Charlie Brooks.
Many of her admirers have been eagerly awaiting the release of her upcoming movies: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ and ‘The Space Between Us’.
The highlight of Britt Robertson’s career is the 2015 Hollywood blockbuster ‘Tomorrowland’, in which she was seen along with legendary actor George Clooney. In an interview, George Clooney had immensely praised Britt Robertson’s acting skills and her fine performance in the flick.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Britt Robertson bagged two awards at the ‘Boston Film Festival’ and ‘Nashville Film Festival’ in the categories of ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ respectively.
She was nominated for two ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for her work in the MOVIE ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Longest Ride’ in 2015. She also won a ‘CinemaCon Award’ the same year.
The ‘Nylon Magazine’ had included her in their list of ’55 Faces In The Future’, which was published in one of their issues – ‘Young Hollywood’
Personal Life & Legacy
Britt Robertson is seeing well-known actor and musician Dylan O’Brien. They met each other on the sets of the film ‘The First Time’, which was being filmed in 2011.
She was quite attached to her grandmother, who also accompanied her during her first few auditions. However, since the age of 16 Britt Robertson has been staying alone.
In an interview, Britt Robertson said that the friends she made in LA were her family, who even cooked for her and made her stay in the city totally comfortable.
While staying in Los Angeles, she often bumped into actors Hilary Duff and Frankie Muniz. She tried her best to be friends with the actors, but they used to ignore her. Britt Robertson opines that it could have been due to the age gap between her and the two actors.