Abigail Breslin’s unique and charismatic talent have contributed to her varied roles in both comedy and drama. Once an adorable child star, Breslin is all grown up and taking on more challenging roles, including Baby in Dirty Dancing. The rest of the TV movie Dirty Dancing (2017) cast includes Colt Prattes, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, and Debra Messing —to name a few. The 21-year-old actress was emotional as she nailed the iconic lift in the movie that happens to be her mother’s favorite. Read our Abigail Breslin wiki to more about the talented actress.
Abigail Breslin’s Wiki
Abigail Kathleen Breslin was born April 14, 1996, New York City. She is an actress and a singer who comes from a family of actors. She was named after Abigail Adams, the second First Lady of the United States.
The 21-year-old is a bundle of talent. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old, and starred in her first film, Signs (2002), at the age of five. In 2008, Breslin was ranked #18 on Entertainment Weekly’s 30 Under 30.
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Breslin is not only talented, she has a kind heart too. She donated many items to Rocky Stone to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
Abigail Breslin started her acting career when she was just a three. She was first noticed in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002) before her role in Raising Helen (2004) alongside her brother Spencer. Breslin also played a minor character in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
But her breakthrough role was in 2006 comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine. Breslin was just six years old at the time, and the movie was a commercial success. Breslin received a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In October 2007, Breslin made her stage debut in the play Right You Are (If You Think You Are) in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum. The play had a stellar cast including Cate Blanchett, Dianne Wiest, Natalie Portman, and Peter Sarsgaard.
In 2007, Breslin was ranked #8 in Forbes‘ list of Young Hollywood’s Top-Earning Stars having earned $1.5 million in 2006. And in February 2010, she made her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker at the Circle in the Square Theater.
Abigail Breslin has also starred in TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, and Scream Queens.
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Abigail Breslin’s net worth is estimated to be $12.0 million, and this is just at the age of 21! She is already among the richest youngsters of Hollywood. As a versatile actress, Breslin has a long way to go, and of course, her net worth will increase accordingly.
Dirty Dancing (2017)
Abigail Breslin reprised Jennifer Grey’s iconic role as Baby from 1987’s Dirty Dancing. Breslin told People, “Dirty Dancing is my mom’s No. 1 favorite movie. She actually used to say, ‘I would die if you could play Baby one day.’ When I got it, she was the first person I called.”
Acting in the TV movie was an emotional experience for Breslin. Her favorite moment from filming was recreating the legendary Dirty Dancing lift.
“I have this picture on my phone of when we finally did the lift, like me just sobbing into his arm …I t was the most incredible thing. It was really overwhelming,” says Breslin.