PROFILE
Name:
Brittany Robertson
Birth Date:
1990/4/18
Birth Place:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:
5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role in "Dan in Real Life" (2007)
BIOGRAPHY
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Swingtown Girl

Background:

“I'm just kind of normal. There's not many things I really get to do besides work that I really enjoy.” Brittany Robertson.

First appearing on the screen in a 2000 episode of the syndicated action-adventure/fantasy television series "Sheena," Brittany Robertson would later be recognized while playing Cara Burns, the second daughter of Steve Carell's Dan, in the comedy-drama film "Dan in Real Life" (2007), and the enigmatic girl Samantha Saxton on the CBS period drama series "Swingtown" (2008).

Meanwhile, she has guest-starred in the TV series "Power Rangers Time Force," "Freddie," "The Winner," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She also has appeared in the films "The Ghost Club" (2003), "The Last Summer" (2004), "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006), "Frank" (2007), "Dan in Real Life" (2007), "From Within" (2008), and "The Alyson Stoner Project" (2009). This 5' 2½" Young Artist Award-nominated actress will next be seen in the upcoming films "Cherry," "Happy Together," "Triple Dog," and "Mother and Child."

“I think I'm on top of my game in a sense that I have a great professional team, I have a great manager, I have a great agent and I've been really fortunate to work on some great projects.” Brittany Robertson.


Bee

Childhood and Family:

“When I was younger, I loved entertaining. I would always entertain my parents and put on shows for everyone.” Brittany Robertson.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 18, 1990, Brittany Leanna Robertson grew up in Greenville, SC, and stayed in Chester with her grandparents for a couple of months to film "The Ghost Club" (2003). Nicknamed “Bee,” Brittany is the oldest of seven siblings. She has three brothers and three sisters who reside in South Carolina.

“I don't like going to parties with people I don't really know or aren't really friends with. I would rather stay at home with close friends and kickback around my neck of the woods.” Brittany Robertson.

Brittany now resides with her grandmother Schluler Robertson in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not working, Brittany loves to go to movies and hang out with her friends. She also loves sports including surfing and football.

“I really do love sports, but it's kind of a hazard when you're an actor.” Brittany Robertson.

Brittany, who admires Natalie Portman and describes her as her "dream leading lady," also goes to acting class. Like Natalie, Brittany would also like to complete a college education majoring in something outside of the entertainment industry.

On her idol Natalie Portman, Brittany said, “She did a great job of becoming a child star and growing up to be a wonderful adult actor. You don't see her in the media in a negative light and she has an amazing education. She has kind of the ideal career.”


The Ghost Club

Career:

“I think every project you're able to do is a stepping stone. In the beginning, you get experience, so people take you more seriously.” Brittany Robertson.

Making her first performing experience playing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town, Brittany Robertson was discovered by an agent from Los Angeles at a convention in Hilton Head Island in which she took part while in grade school. The then 12-year-old subsequently started flying in and out of Los Angeles to audition for various roles.

The aspiring actress made her early TV appearance as a guest in an episode of the action-adventure/fantasy television series "Sheena," a syndicated show based upon the comic book character, and "Power Rangers Time Force," a Fox Kids show based on the "Super Sentai" series "Mirai Sentai Timeranger."

“I think that's one of the great things about being an actor is that you're always learning something new. ... So you just learn and grow from what other people have experienced through their careers.” Brittany Robertson.

In 2003, the newcomer played the lead role in her first film, "The Ghost Club," a family movie directed by Ralph E. Portillo that earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actress. That same year, she also appeared in the straight-to-video released thriller, "One of Them."

In the following year, Brittany landed her first big break when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the comedic TV movie "Wonderful World of Disney: Growing Pains: The Return of the Seavers" (2004). Meanwhile, she co-starred with Rosanna Arquette and Robert Downey Jr. in the comedic TV movie "Tangled Up in Blue" (2004) and was cast in writer/director Jonathan Landau's coming-of-age drama film set in 1981, "The Last Summer" (2004).

Brittany then was spotted as a guest in two episodes of ABC sitcom starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., "Freddie," in the pilot episode of the short-lived FOX sitcom "The Winner," and an episode of CBS crime drama television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." She also starred in the made-for-television movies "Women of a Certain Age" (2006) and "Jesse Stone: Night Passage" (2006).

On the big screen, Brittany could be seen in the films "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006; starring Garry Marshall, Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, and Daryl Hannah), a comedy directed by Scott Marshall, "Frank" (2007), a family movie helmed by Douglas Cheney, and "Dan in Real Life" (2007), a comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges in which Brittany played Cara Burns, the second daughter of Steve Carell's Dan.

Comparing herself and her character in "Dan in Real Life," Brittany said, “We have similarities. Like I don't necessarily agree with my parents on everything, so I kind of understood where she was coming from. But she's much more passionate than I am, so it was kind of fun to tackle a person like that.”

She also talked about her "Dan in Real Life" co-star actor Steve Carell, “You would think that he would be a little more crazy and out there than he actually is. He's just this kind of down-to-earth, low key, family guy. And it's really refreshing because he's so great as the over-the-top comedian-type guy. He's so funny, but it's a different kind of funny than the way he is in most of his comedies.”

In 2008, Brittany co-starred as the enigmatic girl Samantha Saxton on the CBS period drama series "Swingtown." During her stint on the show, she guest-starred in an episode of NBC police procedural drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and co-starred with Kelly Preston and Ron Eldard in the mystery/thriller TV movie based on Jodi Picoult's novel, "The Tenth Circle" (2008).

She also teamed up with Thomas Dekker, Elizabeth Rice, Adam Goldberg, and Rumer Willis in Phedon Papamichael's thriller film "From Within," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April-May 2008.

“A lot of great actors don't even get as far as doing a commercial, because it's about the right time and the right place and it doesn't necessarily happen for everyone, even if you're the best actor in the world.” Brittany Robertson.

Brittany recently appeared in "The Alyson Stoner Project" (2009), directed and written by Kevin G. Schmidt. She is currently working on her upcoming films projects, "Cherry," a comedy by writer/director Jeffrey Fine, "Happy Together," a drama/comedy helmed by Vivi Friedman and co-starring Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, and Max Thieriot, "Triple Dog," a drama/thriller directed by Pascal Franchot in which Brittany stars as the ringleader Chapin opposite Scout Taylor-Compton, and "Mother and Child," a drama written and directed by Rodrigo García and starring Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, and Annette Bening.

“I think I'm just really fortunate to have been able to do what I've done, but I have such high aspirations for what's to come.” Brittany Robertson.


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