She has a dog, Bella, and enjoys singing, snowboarding, rafting, dancing, and reading, especially fantasy and historical fiction. Robb competed in dance and gymnastics for four and a half years, having quit when she began acting; she was once home-schooled and now attends a private school in Colorado, having stated that she is "quite serious" about it and would like to attend college. Robb is a Christian and has said that she is "really close" with her family. Career After starring in a commercial for McDonald's, Robb made her acting debut in 2004, appearing in a television special titled Samantha: An American Girl Holiday and in an episode of the television series Drake & Josh, "Number One Fan". She unsuccessfully auditioned for the roles of Emily Callaway in Hide and Seek and Rosemary Telesco in Little Manhattan. Robb appeared in two 2005 films; playing Opal, the lead character in Because of Winn-Dixie, a film which performed well at the domestic box office, grossing $32 million; and starring as Violet Beauregarde in director Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was a major box office success, raising Robb's popularity among pre-teen audiences.
The same year, 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, a fantasy drama which opened on February 16, 2007 and also starred Josh Hutcherson. She recorded a song, "Keep Your Mind Wide Open", for the film's soundtrack, and appeared in a music video for the song that aired on the Disney Channel. The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 at #90 during the week of March 1, 2007, being her first song to chart.
Robb was a fan of the book that the film is based on before being cast in the role, specifying that the book "touched [her] in a way [she] hadn’t been touched by a book before". Robb's upcoming films include The Reaping, a thriller scheduled for April 5, 2007; Doubting Thomas, an adventure film; Ferris Wheel, a drama; Jumper, an action film in which she plays the younger version of Rachel Bilson's character; and the 1960s-set drama A West Texas Children's Story (filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico), playing one of two children who are faced with neglectful parents. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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