Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sara Paxton Wiki and Pics


Sara Paxton is an American actress , model and singer. She born April 25, 1988 grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy's Wild Life and Sarah Borden in Summerland. Paxton has also starred in the films Sleepover, Aquamarine, Return to Halloweentown, Sydney White, Superhero Movie, The Last House on the Left, and Shark Night 3D.


Sara Paxton Early life and education

Paxton, an only child, was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, to what she has described as "a very mixed family". Her father, Steve, is of English, Irish and Scottish descent, and is distantly related to actor Bill Paxton. Her mother, Lucia, was born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised in Ciudad Acuña. Paxton's mother is Jewish and Paxton's father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother. Both her parents are dentists.

During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, choosing to attend a public high school instead of accepting home-schooling. Paxton graduated from high school in May 2006.


Sara Paxton Career

Sara Paxton Film career


Paxton has said that singing and acting "went hand in hand" during her early years, though she initially began working as an actress, appearing in musical theater and later in television commercials at a young age. Her first film role was a small part in the 1997 Jim Carrey comedy, Liar Liar. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, she appeared in a number of minor television and film roles, including a part on the soap opera Passions, regular roles on the series Greetings from Tucson and Action, and a guest starring role on the Disney Channel show, Lizzie McGuire starring Hilary Duff playing an ex-president of Lizzie's school. In 2003, Paxton starred in R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse, a short 3-D film attraction that still plays at several theme parks across the United States. She also appeared as Lana on CSI: Miami.and as Marnie Piper in Return to Halloweentown.

Paxton's first major role was in the teen-oriented film Sleepover, which opened in July 2004 to negative reviews and low box office revenue; during the same summer season, she appeared in several episodes of the series, Summerland, playing Sarah Borden, a mentally troubled teen who experimented with drugs and sex with Jesse McCartney's character. Paxton was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Discovery Kids television series, Darcy's Wild Life, playing Darcy Fields, a girl who works at a rural veterinary; the series was filmed on a farm in Toronto and aired from 2004 to 2006, often featuring Paxton's music track, "Take a Walk". Paxton received an Emmy nomination for the role in 2006.

In 2005, Paxton spent three months working on the Florida-themed Aquamarine, in which she played a mermaid, opposite Emma Roberts and JoJo, whom she befriended while filming. Paxton has said that she felt a sense of "female empowerment" while on set because "almost everyone" on set was female. The film opened on March 3, 2006 and grossed approximately $7.5 million in its opening weekend. Reviewers of the film compared Paxton, whose inspiration is Goldie Hawn, to actress Reese Witherspoon, saying that she has an "infectious, nutty energy." Paxton recorded a song for the film's soundtrack titled "Connected", an English version of the Mexican group RBD's song Tenerte y Quererte from their 2004 album Rebelde.

Paxton hosted The Secret Life of Water, the first episode of the series Planet H2O, which premiered in April 2006 on public television stations. In May of the same year, she made an appearance on the television series Pepper Dennis, playing a teen actress. Paxton, who sees herself as an "evolving actress," then appeared in Return to Halloweentown, replacing Kimberly J. Brown in the fourth installment in Disney Channel's Halloweentown series; she dyed her hair brown for the role. The film aired on October 20, 2006. During the summer and early fall of 2006, Paxton filmed The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker, a Lifetime Television film, in Vancouver Island.
 In the film, she plays Jessie, a college student who falls victim to binge drinking. Paxton has described it as "very different" from her previous roles, and has specified that she was looking for a role that would be a "challenge". The film aired in March 2007.

Paxton's next film role was in Sydney White, a college-set comedy starring Amanda Bynes and Matt Long; filming began on February 12, 2007 in Orlando, Florida and the movie was released on September 21, 2007. She next starred in Superhero Movie, a parody on superhero films which began filming in September 2007 and was released on March 28, 2008. She also helped co-star Drake Bell record his theme song for the movie, Superhero! Song.

Paxton starred in the remake of The Last House on the Left, playing the lead female character, Mari. The film opened March 13, 2009. Her next film may be Gravy, a horror-comedy with Jena Malone and Winona Ryder, and she will also guest star on the show Jonas.

Paxton starred in the CW drama series The Beautiful Life alongside Corbin Bleu, Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. The show premiered on September 16, 2009, but was cancelled after 2 episodes. It was later aired online on YouTube. Paxton will next co-star with Scott Eastwood in the thriller Enter Nowhere, and will also play one of the lead roles in the Ti West film The Innkeepers. Paxton also recently starred in the 2011 movie Shark Night.

Sara Paxton Music career

Paxton was signed to a record deal with Epic Records during the time she was cast in Aquamarine. Her debut music CD, The Ups and Downs, featuring the titled single "Here We Go Again", is due for release by Epic at some point "in the future"; as of March 2007, Paxton has not completed work on it. She has described the sound as "pop/rock. It is believed Sara's debut album has been shelved and she has no plans to continue her music career as she has not made any announcement of any plans to further her career in the music industry."


Sara Paxton Personal life

Paxton has said that attending college is "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind." In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program. She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic") and to start a production company.

Paxton has credited her Jewish religion for feeling "very connected" to her family, who keep her "grounded" and are "always number one" in her life. She did not have a Bat Mitzvah because she was busy filming, though she has said that she "wanted to [have one] so bad".


Sara Paxton Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Liar Liar Child at Party and School
1997 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party Patty Video short
1998 Music from Another Room Young Karen
1998 Soldier Angie
1998 Tunnel Vision Shauna Short film
1999 Durango Kids Hillary
2000 Perfect Game Sydney Video
2001 The Ruby Princess Runs Away Princess Sabrina
2003 Haunted Lighthouse Ashley Short film
2004 Sleepover Staci
2006 Aquamarine Aquamarine
2007 Sydney White Rachel Witchburn
2008 Superhero Movie Jill Johnson
2009 The Last House on the Left Mari
2011 The Innkeepers Claire
2011 Shark Night Sara Palski
2011 Enter Nowhere Jody
2012 Liars All Katie Completed
2012 The Boys of Abu Ghraib Peyton Completed
2012 Static Rachel Completed
2012 The Big Valley Audra Barkley Post-production
2012 I Brake for Gringos Lina Hunter Post-production
2012 The Bounceback Kara Post-production
2013 Cheap Thrills Violet Filming
2013 Rodeo Drive Diva Julia Steinem (rumored) Pre-production

Sara Paxton Television

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Small Talk Panelist #1 TV series
1997 NewsRadio Sara Episode: "Office Feud"
1999 Working Amanda Baines Episode: "The Prodigy"
1999 Passions Young Sheridan TV series
1999 Action Georgia Dragon Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Dragon's Blood"
1999 Koudelka Charlotte (voice) Video game
1999-2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Various (voice) 12 episodes
2000 Geppetto Featured TV movie
2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Girl Episode: "The Wailing"
2001 Lizzie McGuire Holly Episode: "Election"
2001 Hounded Tracy Richburg TV movie
2002 Generation Gap TV movie
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jody Bradley Episode: "Burden of Proof"
2002-2003 Greetings from Tucson Sarah Tobin 5 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Lana Walker Episode: "Death Grip"
2004 Mr. Ed TV movie
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Angela Pozefsky Episode: "Malcolm Dates a Family"
2004 Will & Grace Melanie Episode: "I Never Cheered for My Father"
2004 Summerland Sarah Borden 5 episodes
2004 Quintuplets Chelsea Episode: "Date Night"
2004-2006 Darcy's Wild Life Darcy Fields 33 episodes
2006 Pepper Dennis April May / Chrissy Tyler Episode: "Celebrity Twin Could Hang: Film at Eleven"
2006 Skater Boys Kayla Gordon Episode: "Sundown"
2006 Return to Halloweentown Marnie Piper / Spendora Agatha Cromwell TV movie
2007 The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker Jessie Brenner TV movie
2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Millie Episode: "Credit Check"
2008 Mother Goose Parade TV movie
2009 Jonas L.A. Fiona Skye Episode: "Frantic Romantic"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Raina Marrinelli 5 episodes
2012 Blue-Eyed Butcher Susan Wright TV movie
2012 Elixir Mirabella TV movie, completed


Sara Paxton Discography

Singles
Year Song
2005 "Here We Go Again"
2006 "Temporary"
2008 "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"

Soundtracks
Year Song Soundtrack
2005 "Take a Walk" Darcy's Wild Life soundtrack
"There For You" Darcy's Wild Life soundtrack
"Don't Wanna Be Alone" (with Jesse McCartney) Summerland soundtrack
2006 "Connected" Aquamarine soundtrack
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" Disneymania 4
2008 "I Need a Hero" Superhero! Movie




  



 



  


  
  
  

  














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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

AnnaSophia Robb Wiki and Pics


AnnaSophia Robb is an American film and television actress born December 8, 1993. She gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), and Soul Surfer (2011)


AnnaSophia Robb Background

Robb was born in Denver, Colorado, the only child of Janet, an interior designer, and David Robb, an architect. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Sophie, and her paternal grandmother, Anna Marie. She is of English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and Irish descent.

Robb competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, but quit in order to focus on acting. In 2009 the Arapahoe Herald reported that she was attending Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. Robb is a Christian.
In May 2012, Robb announced she was admitted to Stanford University, though she was deferring acceptance due to filming commitments.


AnnaSophia Robb Career

After appearing in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb made her acting debut in 2004; she had a small role in the episode "Number One Fan" of the television series Drake & Josh (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 major role was as the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. Her hair was dyed dark brown for the part.

Robb'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. The latter was a major box office success worldwide, and helped escalate Robb's popularity among preteen audiences. She became friends with many of her co-stars, including Julia Winter and Missi Pyle (who played her on-screen mother, Scarlett), and enjoyed working with Johnny Depp. She requested that the scene of Violet hugging Wonka in the factory's entrance hall be included in the film.

In 2005, Robb 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.

Robb played Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, which opened in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2007. She recorded a song for the soundtrack titled "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", and the accompanying video received rotation on the Disney Channel. The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at #90 during the week of March 1, giving Robb her first charting single. Robb was a fan of the book before being cast in the role, saying that it "touched me in a way I hadn't been touched by a book before."

Robb went on to appear in The Reaping, Jumper (in which she played the younger version of Rachel Bilson's character Millie), Have Dreams, Will Travel and Spy School. Robb's performance in the film Sleepwalking garnered praise; Time 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.

Robb starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain, which was released in March 2009.

In 2010, she filmed 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.

Robb has been confirmed to star as Wendy in the new dark take on Peter Pan directed by Ben Hibon, tentatively titled Pan.

In February 2012, it was reported that Robb and Aimee Teegarden had landed a role in Life at These Speeds opposite Douglas Booth.
 The same month, it was announced that Robb will play the role of Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's upcoming Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.


AnnaSophia Robb Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Drake & Josh Liza Episode: "Number One Fan"
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Samantha Parkington TV movie
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 Jumper Young Millie Harris
2008 Sleepwalking Tara Reedy
2008 Spy School Jackie Hoffman TV movie
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Sara
2010 The Space Between Samantha "Sam" Jean McClain
2011 Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton Based on a true story
2013 The Carrie Diaries Carrie Bradshaw Premieres January 2013
2013 Khumba Tombi

AnnaSophia Robb 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 Nominated work Award Result
2004 Samantha: An American Girl Holiday Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2006 Because of Winn-Dixie Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Won
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Won
Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress Nominated
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Kids Pick Flicks award for Best Kid Actress Won
Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award Won
2011 Soul Surfer Youth Rock Award for Rockin' Actress – Film Won
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress in a Drama Nominated

AnnaSophia Robb 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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