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Every once in a while a pint-size performer delivers. Think Jodie Foster in 'Taxi Driver' or Christian Bale in 'Empire of the Sun'. They're performances that don't introduce us to great child actors, but great actors. Period.
In 2006, Abigail Breslin made her mark as 7-year old wannabe beauty queen, Olive Hoover. Audiences around the world loved 'Little Miss Sunshine', and so did the Academy. At 10, Abigail was one of the youngest actors in history to be nominated for an Oscar.
She might have lost that night, but before you feel too badly for her consider this: Abigail has been a working actor since she was three. She's starred onscreen with the likes of Jodi Foster, Woody Harrelson and Johnny Depp, and last year she garnered rave reviews as Hellen Keller in the Broadway production of The Miracle Worker. Not too shabby for a 15-year-old.
The only thing more impressive than her resume is that Abigail is known to be sweet, unaffected, and refreshingly reliant on the support of her family.
Abigail's here to talk about her new movie, 'New Year's Eve', and her plan for a life beyond the movies.
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