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Britt Robertson
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Born
Brittany Leanna Robertson

(1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 33)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Brittany Leanna Robertson (born April 18, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her lead role in The First Time (2012), and has appeared in the films Tomorrowland (2015), The Space Between Us (2017), A Dog's Purpose (2017), and I Still Believe (2020).

She appeared as Marnie Cooper in the opening scene of Wes Craven's Scream 4 (2011). Robertson is also known for her starring roles in television series such as Life Unexpected (2010–2011), The Secret Circle (2011–2012), Under the Dome (2013–2014), Girlboss (2017) and For the People (2018–2019).

Early life

Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children; her mother and stepfather have three children (two girls, one boy), and her father and stepmother also have three children (one girl, two boys).

When she was 14 years old, Robertson moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. Her grandmother Shuler Robertson came with her. Robertson said that they would knit together during down-time on set. She has been living on her own since her grandmother returned to North Carolina when Robertson was sixteen. They remain close.

Career

Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her hometown. At age 12, she began making extended trips to Los Angeles to audition for roles in television series' and landed a role in a television pilot for a series which was never picked up by a network. She made her screen debut as the younger version of the title character in an episode of Sheena in 2000. She made a guest appearance on Power Rangers Time Force the following year and received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress for her role in The Ghost Club (2003).

Robertson was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers in 2004. A role in Keeping Up with the Steins followed in 2006. She played Cara Burns in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life. Robertson appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode "Go to Hell", and had a role as a recurring character in the CBS television series Swingtown.

In 2008, she played the protagonist in a Lifetime original film, The Tenth Circle, based on Jodi Picoult's novel of the same name, followed by other television roles.

In 2009, she appeared in Mother and Child. In the same year, she played a small role as DJ in The Alyson Stoner Project. She also made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode "Babes" as Tina Bernardi, a Catholic teen who gets pregnant in a pact. In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High.

Robertson played the lead role of Lux Cassidy in the television drama series Life Unexpected (2010–2011), which was cancelled in its second season despite positive reviews. In 2011, she appeared in Scream 4. She also had a leading role in the supernatural teen drama television series The Secret Circle (2011–2012), but after its first season, it was also cancelled. That same year, she starred in the film The First Time.

Brittany Robertson, Anais Demoustier, Pihla Viitala, Zrinka Cvitesic, Freida Pinto & Jessica Chastain
Britt Robertson, Anaïs Demoustier, Pihla Viitala, Zrinka Cvitešić, Freida Pinto and Jessica Chastain at Hamptons International Film Festival

In 2013, she joined the main cast of the science fiction mystery television series Under the Dome in the role of Angie, which she played until 2014. She had subsequent roles in the films Delivery Man (2013) and Ask Me Anything (2014), for which she won the Best Actress award at the Nashville Film Festival. In 2014, Robertson won the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for White Rabbit. In 2015, she starred in The Longest Ride, and also played the starring role in the film Tomorrowland, for which she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Robertson received wider recognition in 2015 after landing the roles of Sophia Danko in The Longest Ride; she received a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama. In 2016, she starred in the films Mr. Church and Mother's Day, and in 2017, she starred in the science fiction romance film The Space Between Us and in the comedy-drama film A Dog's Purpose. That same year, she headlined the Netflix comedy television series Girlboss, portraying a fictionalized version of self-made millionaire Sophia Amoruso. She starred in the ABC legal drama For the People for its entire two-season run.

In April 2019, Robertson was cast in the role of Melissa Henning, the real-life wife of Christian rock musician Jeremy Camp, in Lionsgate's faith-based biographical romance film I Still Believe. The film was released in March 2020. In January 2021, Robertson was added to the cast of the ABC drama Big Sky as recurring character Cheyenne Kleinsasser. On July 30, 2021, Robertson was cast in the upcoming independent film The Re-Education of Molly Singer as the title character.

Personal life

She dated Dylan O'Brien from 2011–2017. On May 25, 2022, Robertson announced her engagement to Paul Floyd.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Ghost Club Carrie
One of Them Young Elizabeth Direct-to-video
2004 The Last Summer Beth
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Ashley Grunwald
2007 Dan in Real Life Cara Burns
Frank Anna York
2008 From Within Claire
2009 The Alyson Stoner Project DJ B-Rob Direct-to-video
Mother and Child Violet
2010 Cherry Beth
Triple Dog Chapin Wright
2011 The Family Tree Kelly Burnett
Scream 4 Marnie Cooper
Video Girl Video Girl
2012 The First Time Aubrey Miller
2013 Delivery Man Kristen
White Rabbit Julie
2014 Ask Me Anything Katie Kampenfelt / Amy
Cake Becky
2015 The Longest Ride Sophia Danko
Tomorrowland Casey Newton
2016 Jack Goes Home Cleo
Mother's Day Kristin
Mr. Church Charlotte Brooks
2017 A Dog's Purpose Teenage Hannah
The Space Between Us Tulsa
2020 Books of Blood Jenna
I Still Believe Melissa Henning
2021 A Mouthful of Air Rachel Davis
2022 About Fate Carrie
TBA The Re-Education of Molly Singer Molly Singer Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sheena Little Sheena Episode: "Buried Secrets"
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Tammy Episode: "Uniquely Trip"
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Michelle Seaver Television film
Tangled Up in Blue Tula Television film
2005–2006 Freddie Mandy Guest role; 2 episodes
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Michelle Genest Television film
Women of a Certain Age Doria Television film
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amy Macalino Episode: "Go to Hell"
The Winner Vivica Episode: Pilot
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tina Bernardi Episode: "Babes"
The Tenth Circle Trixie Stone Television film
Swingtown Samantha Saxton Recurring role
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathy Devildis Episode: "Family Values"
Three Rivers Brenda Stark Episode: "Good Intentions"
2010 Avalon High Allie Pennington Television film
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Lux Cassidy Main role
2011–2012 The Secret Circle Cassie Blake Main role
2013–2014 Under the Dome Angie McAlister Main role (seasons 1–2)
2016 Casual Fallon Recurring role (season 2)
2017 Girlboss Sophia Marlowe Main role
2018 Tangled: The Series Vex (voice) Recurring role; 3 episodes
2018–2019 For the People Sandra Bell Main role
2020 Little Fires Everywhere Rachel Episode: "The Uncanny"
Kappa Kappa Die Jodi CW Seed Halloween special
2021 Big Sky Cheyenne Kleinsasser Recurring role
2022-present The Rookie: Feds Laura Stenson Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress The Ghost Club Nominated
2014 Boston Film Festival Best Supporting Actress White Rabbit Won
Nashville Film Festival Best Actress Ask Me Anything Won
2015 CinemaCon Award Star of Tomorrow N/A Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama The Longest Ride Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Tomorrowland Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice AnTEENcipated Movie Actress The Space Between Us Nominated

See also

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