Abigail Breslin has been in the public eye for almost two decades after she began appearing in commercials when she was just three years old. Two years later she appeared in her first film called Signs, which was actually quite a big debut role for her at such a young age. It seems that she got quite the acting bug since she later went on to play parts in some box office hits including Raising Helen and Little Miss Sunshine.
At just 10 years old, she was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA for her role in Little Miss Sunshine, even though she didn't win. Abigail has been someone who has remained in the public eye throughout some of the toughest years of her life as she has grown into the 21-year-old that she currently is. While many people will always see the star as the child that broke onto the scene back in 2002, it seems that she is no longer that child anymore. Her recent appearances in Scream Queens have proved that the once sweet child that melted the hearts of a nation has now grown into a woman and is taking on much more serious roles than she once did.
The following article looks at 15 images of the former child star that prove that she is all grown up. She may already have quite the resume when it comes to her acting portfolio, but looking at her right now, it seems that best has yet to come.
15 Image Change
Abigail Breslin has definitely changed her image a number of times throughout her career, which could just be because she has been in the public eye for so long. It seems that this photoshoot proved that the once cute child star is now a thing of the past and this beautiful woman has taken her place.
Even though Breslin made her big screen debut back in 2002 in science fiction horror film, Signs, it wasn't until five years later in 2007 that she was named on the Forbes list of Young Hollywood's Top-Earning Stars. She was the youngest person to ever make this list, which shows just how active she was back then. It seems that Abigail's first five years in the business are perhaps her most memorable which could be why many of her fans will always see her as the child star she was more than a decade ago.
14 Black Beauty
Abigail wasn't born into a family of actors. Instead, it seems that it was something her family pushed her into from an early age. Her father is a telecommunications expert, computer programmer, and consultant while her mother works as her manager. She also has two older brothers called Ryan and Spencer who also work as actors and have appeared alongside their sister in at least one project.
It is reported that the Breslin siblings are all very much part of a well-knit family, which is why the passing of her maternal grandmother Catherine hit her so hard back in 2015. While Abigail comes from a relatively ordinary working class family, it seems that she was always destined for greatness. Her parents decided to name her after Abigail Adams, the second first lady of the United States, and they are big shoes for any little girl to try to fill.
13 Selfie Queen
When Abigail was 17 years old she decided that she wanted to do something iconic that would allow her to stand out. After always being seen as the child star that burst onto the scene at five years old, it seems that a seductive photoshoot to show just how much she had changed was a perfect idea.
Abigail teamed up with Tyler Shields who directed Final Girl back in 2015 to release a number of images that show that she is definitely not that geeky little girl anymore. Abigail and Tyler worked so closely on Final Girl together that they had a bond that allowed them to create some unique images that have now been shared all over the world. It seems that even Abigail is trying her best to get away from her childish image which could be one of the main reasons for her choice in roles over the past few years.
12 White Rose
It seems that Breslin isn't just a talented actress; she is also an accomplished singer. The Oscar-nominated star released her first studio album back in 2015 called The World Now and has worked on a number of other singles with other talented artists.
Breslin's first song "Fight With Me" was released back in 2011 and was later used on the album Janie Jones. Later that year she also lent her vocal talents to "Find Love" along with Alessandro Nivola and "Just a Game," which also appeared on the same album. She then went on to release "Christmas in New York" and "You Suck" in 2013 and 2014 respectively. It seems that after a few years of enjoying being creative vocally and physically Abigail turned her attention back to her acting career and is yet to release a second album. Perhaps this is a career Abigail will fall back in when her acting reaches its climax.
11 Late-Night Selfie
Although Abigail is so young, her already long career in Hollywood has given her a ton of fans, many of whom love to follow her on social media to see the many photos she posts of herself regularly. Her sultry selfies are certainly enticing many of her friends, and it isn't hard to see why. The young woman is clearly stunning, but she is also confident and sure of herself, which is a great quality for a young woman to have. Her confidence exudes through this particular photo.
Despite starting off in Hollywood as an endearingly nerdy child, Abigail has grown into a beautiful woman, and many people are shocked. Her old fans may appreciate the way she has grown into a fine young woman, and her new fans are eager to see what this 21-year-old will get up to next.
10 Raw Talent
Abigail Breslin isn't like a number of other child actresses who have grown up in the spotlight. She is an Oscar-nominated star who has been getting by over the last fifteen years based on her raw talent. Abigail never attended any drama schools to learn her craft or even tried to study drama as part of her high school education. It seems that instead, she has been working with all the skills that came naturally.
Breslin's career began at the age of three when she was used in a number of Toys "R" Us adverts. Since her mother currently works as her manager, it is thought that she then pushed for her daughter to continue down this career path which later led to her being cast in her first film at the age of five. In Signs, Breslin plays a character called Bo Hess who is the daughter of the main star. Her role in this film received mostly positive reviews.
9 Unique Beauty
While Abigail's accolades obviously speak for themselves, it seems that one of her favourite movies to make could have been the 2004 movie Raising Helen where she starred alongside Hayden Panettiere and Kate Hudson. As part of this movie, Abigail was also able to act alongside her older brother Spencer Breslin.
Abigail plays Sarah Davis in the film, who is the younger sister of her real-life brother. It seems that the director of the movie obviously liked the real relationship between Breslin and Spencer which could be why he decided to make the two siblings on-screen as well. Abigail has sadly never been able to act alongside her other older brother Ryan since he hasn't made as much of an impact in the acting world as his two famous siblings. Of all the movies Abigail has made over the past decade and a half it has to be guessed that this was probably the most fun for her to make, since it is reported that the star is very close to her siblings.
8 This Girl Is On Fire
Back in 2011 when Breslin was 16 years old she was cast in New Year's Eve. This was a movie that boasted an incredible cast and was much like Valentine's Day and New York, I Love You where is featured a number of different stories that were all set around the same time but didn't necessarily fit together.
Abigail played Hayley Doyle in the movie and one of her iconic lines was, "This is not a training bra," which she yelled at her mother in the middle of the subway station when she refused to allow her to go to Times Square on her own at midnight to celebrate the turn of the new year. Abigail's mother who is played by Sarah Jessica Parker reacts the way that any good mother would by attempting to cover up her daughter's modesty, but it seems that it has now become one of the most used memes of her career and one of the best remembered scenes of the movie.
7 Scream Queen
One thing that has definitely alerted the public to the fact that Abigail is no longer a child is the fact that she has recently been seen in Scream Queens. The comedy horror series also stars fellow child star Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Grande and Lea Michele, as well as including a number of famous guest stars.
The series was somewhat risky and didn't seem to hit the viewers the way producers obviously thought it would, which could be why it was cancelled in May 2017 after just two seasons. The series follows a sorority at Wallace University that is targeted by an evil criminal that is dressed in a red devil costume. Throughout the series, many of the students are picked off one by one, but Abigail's character is one that manages to survive into the second season along with a handful of others.
6 Showing Off Her Best Assets
It seems that over the past few years when it comes to the images that have been taken of Abigail and the clothes that she has chosen to wear, she is definitely aware of what her best assets currently are.
One fascinating fact about the Little Miss Sunshine star that was revealed through her Twitter page is that even though she wants to be taken seriously as an adult right now and she is trying her very best to prove that she is no longer a child, she still likes to keep a trampoline in every hotel room that she is in. This obviously allows her to either exercise or have fun while she's away from home and being forced to learn lines or work on character development.
5 Strike A Pose
It's physically impossible to be an actress and not know how to pose when it comes to the images that many fans will want of their favourite stars. Abigail learned this from a young age, but one thing that is new to her life is her love of Game of Thrones. It seems that according to her Twitter feed she is as obsessed as many of the other fans of the show.
She isn't someone who follows many series on TV, but she is also a diehard Star Wars fan, so it's shocking that she hasn't attempted to be cast in any of the film remakes or that she hasn't appeared in a cameo for Game of Thrones, much like Ed Sheeran did a few months ago. Surely when it comes to acting Abigail is a little bit more qualified than Ed Sheeran. Perhaps season eight will include a cameo for one of the biggest fans of the show.
4 All Grown Up
Growing up in the public eye obviously comes with its drawbacks. While Abigail is one of the most popular child stars of all time, she is also someone who has been forced to have a very public life for the past 15 years. This means that the world knows all about her dating history.
Currently, the star of the Dirty Dancing remake is dating The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore, but in the past, she has been linked to Michael Clifford who is a guitarist as part of 5 Seconds of Summer as well as Jack Barakat who is the lead guitarist for All Time Low. Abigail was linked to fellow actor Tom Sturridge back in 2016 before it was confirmed that she was in a relationship with Freddie Highmore towards the end of the year. The couple has been happily dating since 2016 and are currently in their second year together.
3 Walking The Red Carpet
It has already been mentioned how much Abigail has recently begun showing off her best assets, but it seems when it comes to red carpets she is definitely someone who knows her fair share about walking down them.
Abigail was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Miss Sunshine when she was just 10 years old. She didn't win the award but she did go on to pick up a number of others as her role as the aspiring beauty pageant contestant seemed to be taken into the hearts of audiences around the world. She herself has since been accepted into the hearts of the public and only recently was cast in the role as Francis "baby" Houseman in the TV remake of Dirty Dancing, which is one of the most iconic roles of all time and definitely one that many actresses would be happy to be able to add to their resume.
2 The Call
When she was 17 years old, Abigail was cast as Casey Welson in WWE Studio's movie The Call. The film also starred WWE superstars David Otunga as well as Halle Berry. The film follows the story of a teenage girl who is kidnapped and makes a call to a 911 operator who goes above and beyond in order to ensure that she is brought back safely.
This was one of the more adult roles that Abigail has been able to play throughout her career, and it showed the actress in many shocking and risqué scenes, which helped establish her as an adult actress for many of the fans who only knew her as a child actress. The role also showed that the actress is versatile and can star in a variety of different projects in a variety of different genres.
1 Little Miss Sunshine
When asked about Abigail Breslin, many fans will associate her with the geeky little girl who was nominated for an Oscar when she was just 10 years old. It seems that Abigail has been looking to create a second iconic moment in her life recently by unveiling these images of herself in the hopes that she will be seen in a completely different light.
Abigail is definitely what many in the business would call a triple threat. She can act, she can sing and even though her dance ability has never been in question, it seems that her third attribute is the fact that she has blossomed into a stunning young woman. Hopefully, these aren't the kind of photoshoots that she feels the need to do often since her acting ability should be able to speak for itself, which it has for the past decade. At least this way Abigail will stand out for all the right reasons.