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AnnaSophia RobbAnnaSophia Robb, born December 8th, 1993 in Denver, Colorado is an American film and television actress. She gained alot of attention back in 2005 with leading roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for Bridge to Terabithia in 2007, Race to Witch Mountain in 2009, Soul Surfer in 2011. Since 2013 she has starred as Carrie Bradshaw on the CW Network series The Carrie Diaries, the prequel to HBO's TV series Sex and the City.

She is the only child of Janet, an interior designer, and David Robb, an architect. She competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but gave it up in order to focus on her acting. In 2009 the Arapahoe Herald reported that she was attending Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado. In May 2012, Robb announced she had been accepted to Stanford University, though she was deferring that acceptance due to filming commitments.

After appearing in a commercial for McDonald's, AnnaSophia made her acting debut in 2004 with a small role in the television series Drake & Josh, where her character informs Josh that the group only joined the Campfire Kids so they could hang out with their friends and eat free food. Her first big role was playing the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, in which her hair was dyed dark brown just for the part.

AnnaSophia RobbRobb's two big-screen appearances in 2005 were both adaptations of popular children's books. She starred as Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie and as the competitive and rude gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was a major box office success worldwide facilitating her popularity among pre-teen audiences.

In 2005, she was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls. In 2006, she had a guest role on the cartoon show Danny Phantom as the voice of Danielle "Dani" Fenton. She played Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, which opened in US theaters on February 16th, 2007. She recorded a song for the soundtrack titled Keep Your Mind Wide Open, with the accompanying video receiving rotation on the Disney Channel. The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at #90 during the week of March 1st, giving AnnaSophia her first chart single. She was a fan of the book before being cast in the role and remarked that:

"...it touched me in a way I hadn't been touched by a book before."





AnnaSophia RobbShe went on to appear in The Reaping, Have Dreams, Will Travel, Jumper, in which she played the younger version of Rachel Bilson's character Millie, and Spy School. Despite negative reviews of the film overall, her performance in Sleepwalking drew much praise - Time Magazine film critic Richard Schickel said:

"There is a wonderful range to Robb's work... This is extraordinarily mature acting from someone this young and she wins our sympathy without once begging for it."

In 2008, Robb recorded the voice of Mary Magdalene in The Word of Promise: Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible. She also starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain, which was released in March of 2009. In 2010 she acted in The Space Between with actress Melissa Leo. She starred in Soul Surfer playing the role of Bethany Hamilton, who continued to surf after losing her arm in a shark attack.

In May of 2011, Robb was announced to star as Wendy in a new and dark take on the classic story about Peter Pan, directed by Ben Hibon, tentatively titled Pan, but as of 2013 the film is yet to go into production. It was reported on February 3rd, 2012 that both she and Aimee Teegarden had landed roles in Life at These Speeds opposite Douglas Booth. Later that month, on February 27th, Robb was cast as Carrie Bradshaw in The CW Network Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.

AnnaSophia RobbWhen she was a freshman in highschool she wanted to be able to have a fairly normal high school experience in order to maintain a normal life and have friends. She looked at different schools and picked Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado as it was the only school that would work with her busy schedule. She also liked Arapahoe because of their use of homework blogs and e-mail to keep in touch with teachers, which was a necessity because of the frequent absences that are often necessary for her career.

During her first week at Arapahoe she noticed the whispers and stares but did her best to ignore the photos being snapped on cellular phones. Even with all the attention she does manage to live a normal life when she is in Colorado, but it is a bit more hectic than the life of the average high school student. She even managed to participate in cross country at the beginning of the year. While she is working on a film production, she still has school work every day. She has a tutor who teaches her on set when she is not filming.

Most of her free time is devoted to her career, but she has also taken an interest in helping people in the world. Over a summer Robb went to India to see the Dalits - the people who are in the lowest caste in the caste system. In India they are told that they are below human and are treated very poorly. She plans to continue to work with the Dalit Freedom Network, a group that is trying to abolish the caste system in India.

AnnaSophia RobbShe has worked with stars such as Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Dave Matthews, Tim Burton, Mia Farrow, Hilary Swank, The Rock and Jeff Daniels. She says that Johnny Depp is a really nice guy but a quiet person. She also said that Tim Burton is a good director to work with - when he is mad, he just paces.



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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Drake & Josh Liza Episode: "Number One Fan"
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Samantha Parkington Television film
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie India "Opal" Buloni
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Violet Beauregarde
2006 Danny Phantom Danielle "Dani" Phantom (voice) Episode: "Kindred Spirits"
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Leslie Burke
2007 The Reaping Loren McConnell
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Cassie "Cass" Kennington
2008 Sleepwalking Tara Reedy
2008 Jumper Young Millie Harris
2008 Spy School Jackie Hoffman
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Sara
2010 The Space Between Samantha "Sam" Jean McClain
2011 Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton
2013 The Way, Way Back Susanna
2013 Khumba Tombi (voice)
2013– The Carrie Diaries Carrie Bradshaw TV series; main cast

Awards and Nominations

On March 30, 2008, Robb won her first career award when she was named Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards for her role in Bridge To Terabithia. The film itself won a Young Cast award. On April 24, 2009, she received the Horizon Award at the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. She was awarded the Rising Star Award at the Denver Film Festival on November 12, 2009.

Year Award Nominated work Result
2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Nominated
2006 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Because of Winn-Dixie Nominated
2007 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Bridge to Terabithia Won
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Won
Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress Nominated
2009 Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award Won
2013 Teen Choice Award – Breakout Star The Carrie Diaries Nominated
Young Hollywood Award – Superstar of Tomorrow The Carrie Diaries Won

Music Chart History – singles

Year Single Album Chart position
U.S.
2007 "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia 90



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In 70% of India’s villages, non-Dalits will not eat or drink with Dalits. It is this societal distinction, and the discrimination that accompanies it, that has led us to adopt the Clay Cup™ as our symbol. Traditionally, when Dalits enter a tea shop and request a cup of tea, they are served in a clay cup rather than a glass or metal cup that other receive. After drinking their tea, they are expected to crush the cup on the ground so that no other person risks being polluted by their cup. Today, clay cups are commonly used in many parts of India and still convey Dalit “untouchability.”
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A dark and troubling fable leavened by streaks of hope and redemption, Sleepwalking follows Tara Reedy played by AnnaSophia Robb, and her young uncle James played by Nick Stahl after Tara's mother Joleen (Charlize Theron) abandons them. After James loses his job and Tara suffers through the foster-care system, the two set off on a road trip that leads to a heart of darkness: The farm where James and Joleen grew up, where their father played by Dennis Hopper still lives.
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From Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media comes Bridge To Terabithia, the exhilarating and heartwarming fantasy-adventure about the power of imagination and the magic of friendship. Tired of being bullied at school and neglected at home, Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke escape into the woods, where Leslie opens Jess's mind to the amazing kingdom of Terabithia. It's a secret land where they reign supreme among the giants, ogres and other fantastical creatures they create. As their imaginations soar and their friendship deepens, they discover how to rule their own kingdom, fight the forces of darkness and change their lives forever. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book, Bridge To Terabithia will take you on a journey you'll never forget.
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Babel

Babel is inarguably one of the best films of 2006. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and his co-writer, Guillermo Arriaga weave together the disparate strands of their story into a finely hewn fabric by focusing on what appear to be several equally incongruent characters: an American (Brad Pitt) touring Morocco with his wife (Cate Blanchett) become the focus of an international incident also involving a hardscrabble Moroccan farmer struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take their kids with her to a wedding in Mexico. And a deaf-mute Japanese teen (the extraordinary and beautiful Rinko Kikuchi) deals with a relationship with her father and the world in general that's been upended by the death of her mother.
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Yabanci

Yabanci is a book by a Dutch woman who moved from Holland to Turkey to start a new life in a Turkish village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. A great read for those who are considering a move abroad or have lived in a different culture. Available in English as an ebook or in Dutch in both print and popular ebook formats... take a look


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