5' (1.52 m)
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry.
Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old. She began taking various acting classes and courses at the age of 8, and was scouted at the age of 9 by an agency in Los Angeles. She drove down to LA with her mom, during the pilot season. 42 auditions later, AnnaSophia booked her first national commercial, advertising Bratz dolls. The second time out to Los Angeles was a big one for AnnaSophia; she auditioned for the lead role of Opal in a movie called Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) opposite Jeff Daniels. Three months, three auditions and one screen test later, AnnaSophia booked her first role in a major motion picture.
Subsequently, AnnaSophia appeared as the title role in An American Girl Holiday (2004), a TV movie for Warner Bros, and as Liza in an episode of Drake & Josh (2004). One of her most notable roles is playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), in which she stars opposite Johnny Depp. She then starred in the magical fantasy Bridge to Terabithia (2007) in which she plays Leslie Burke, and horror/thriller The Reaping (2007) in which she plays Loren McConnell, and stars opposite Hilary Swank. She also had a supporting role in Jumper (2008).
In her spare time AnnaSophia enjoys dancing (Jazz, Hip-hop, break dancing and Irish dancing), swimming, skiing, running and modeling. She is also a talented singer and recorded a song for the Bridge to Terabithia (2007) soundtrack.
Insists that she be called by her full name, AnnaSophia.
Her mother quit her job in order to look after her when she was young, but she's now an interior decorator.
Was once home-schooled, but had attended Arapahoe High School, a public school in her hometown of Denver, Colorado.
Says she loved the dogs from Because of Winn-Dixie (2005).
Has a dog named Bella, who is a cross between a Maltese and a poodle.
Is friends with actress Taylor Dooley.
Enjoys dancing, rafting, reading (her favorite book genres are fantasy and historical fiction), singing, and snowboarding.
Auditioned for the female lead role of Rosemary in Little Manhattan (2005), but lost the part to actress Charlotte Ray Rosenberg.
Is a fan of the The Black Eyed Peas. Some of her favorite songs by them are "Hey Mama", "My Humps", "Pump It", and "Where Is the Love?".
Was originally cast in the film The Ultimate Gift (2006).
Favourite films are The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Interpreter (2005), Napoleon Dynamite (2004), and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Best friends with actor Josh Hutcherson.
Was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie.
Her single "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" was #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 1, 2007, being her first song to chart.
In 2005 she was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls.
Has ten cousins: eight girls and two boys.
Her favorite clothing stores are Jigsaw London, TRAD (for which she has modeled) and Abercrombie.
Beat out her friend Taylor Dooley for two parts - her guest appearance on Drake & Josh (2004) and her role in An American Girl Holiday (2004).
Prefers "AnnaSophia" pronounced as "Ah-na" Sophia instead of "Ann-na" Sophia.
She had to wear a long brunette wig in her role as Samantha Parkington. In reality she is a blonde.
She actively works for Human Rights, Animal Rights, and the Environment with 'Changing the World'.
Competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years.
Has played the daughter of both actors who played the two commanding officers of the Civil War 20th Maine Infantry Regiment on film: in Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) she played the daughter of Jeff Daniels who played Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Gettysburg (1993) and its prequel Gods and Generals (2003); and in The Carrie Diaries (2013) she played the daughter of Matt Letscher who played Colonel Adelbert Ames, Chamberlain's predecessor, in Gods and Generals. Also, in the Civil War drama Mercy Street (2016), she plays the daughter of of Gary Cole who played Major General George Armstrong Custer in Son of the Morning Star (1991), another prominent Civil War figure who was a West Point classmate and best friend of Adelbert Ames.
She has English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry.
Is an only child.
May 2012, AnnaSophia Robb announced that she was admitted to Stanford University, thought she was deferring due to filming commitments.
When Bethany Hamilton was asked who she wanted to play her in the biographic drama, Soul Surfer (2011), AnnaSophia Robb was the actress she wanted.
She appeared in a Captain Crunch commercial (2004).
In 2014, AnnaSophia enrolled at New York University.
Often played tomboys in her early films.
[on what she learned from filming her first movie] Well, Wayne Wang, the director, really helped me become a more mature actress. When I first started filming, I was really over the top. He just helped bring me down and make me real. That was really wonderful, a really wonderful experience. Also, what I learned about filming is it takes forever. I mean, there are so many different angles and shots. I mean, it just takes forever.
[on filming in a small town] Well, I'm kind of an urban girl. I like big cities. I like New York. I like London. I like L.A. I like people. I get lonely, really, really easily. But I think it was good. It was very different and I think that's good.
If you act weird, people are going to treat you weird, but if you're just yourself, people respond to that.
I think you can go to school at any age.
I think I was made to live in New York. I love it.
Everyone always says that guys are intimidated by me, but I seriously doubt it. I mean, I'm five-foot-nothing!
When you're a kid, you have these big ideas and these big dreams to make a change, or maybe you feel like you can't make a difference.
When I'm at home or at school, I'm casual and comfortable. I tend to wear work out clothes and lots of sweaters.
When I was younger, I didn't want to be on TV.
Surfing is something I just crave.
Surfing is so much work. It's one of those things that I just love, but it's so hard.
High school was so much fun, and it wasn't a wreck at all.
Prom was awesome. I had such a great time at prom.