Fast Facts

  • Began acting at age 8.
  • Skilled at Irish step dancing.
  • Modeled for Trad clothing.
  • Nominated for two Young Artist Awards: 2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film—Leading Young Actress (Because of Winn-Dixie); 2005 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special—Leading Young Actress (Samantha: An American Girl Holiday).
  • Charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single "Keep Your Mind Wide Open," from the soundtrack of 2007's Bridge to Terabithia.
  • Received a Teen Choice Award nomination in 2011 for her role in Soul Surfer.
  • Involved with the youth movement PeaceJam, as well as a variety of animal-rights and environmental charities.


  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actress: Nominee


  • Janet Robb — Mother
  • Dave Robb — Father

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  • Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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