How Old Was Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine and Zombieland?

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It’s so nice to see a young actress grow up to be gorgeous and sexy in the appropriate way. We’re talking about Abigail Kathleen Breslin, who was born on April 14, 1996, in New York City.

Abigail Breslin and her boyfriend Ira KunyanskyAbigail Breslin and her boyfriend Ira Kunyansky attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California

It’s hard to believe that the girl from Little Miss Sunshine and Signs is the same actress who played an abducted teenager alongside Halle Berry in The Call and Libby Putney, better known as Chanel #5, on Scream Queens.

Abigail Breslin then and nowAbigail Breslin then and now

In 2008, Abigail was a 12-year-old making a name for herself on the silver screen. Back then, she was a cute young girl wearing dresses and flats.

Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin wearing dresses and flats on the red carpet in 2008Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin wearing dresses and flats on the red carpet in 2008

Many years have passed since then, and we’re happy to see that the actress has grown up well.

Abigail Breslin was three years old when she made her film debut in M. Night Shyamalan's science fiction horror film Signs (2002)Abigail Breslin was three years old when she made her film debut in M. Night Shyamalan’s science fiction horror film Signs (2002)

She’s not vulgar, crazy, or high on drugs and alcohol (as many child celebrities tend to be when they get older).

How old is Olive in Little Miss Sunshine?

The husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris traveled to “every English-speaking country” to search for the actress to portray the aspiring beauty queen Olive Hoover. The directors finally chose actress Abigail Breslin through an audition when she was six.

Abigail Breslin was 9-years-old when filming Little Miss Sunshine as Olive HooverAbigail Breslin was 9-years-old when filming Little Miss Sunshine as Olive Hoover

Principal photography began on June 6, 2005, when Abigail was 9-years-old. She was still 9 when the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2006. Abigail turned 10 on April 14, 2006.

How old was Abigail Breslin in Zombieland?

Just a couple of years later, she was cast as Little Rock in Zombieland, a 2009 American post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer. She portrayed the same character in the 2019 sequel Zombieland: Double Tap.

The filming for Zombieland began in February 2009, when Abigail was 12-years-old. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2009, when she was 13.

Abigail Breslin was 12-years-old when filming Zombieland with her co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma StoneAbigail Breslin was 12-years-old when filming Zombieland with her co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone

When growing up, Abigail was quite the style icon for teens. Let’s take a look at some of her best-dressed teenage moments.

1. Sophisticated in Alice + Olivia Pumps

For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2013 show, Abigail kept it simple in a form-fitting black dress paired with Alice + Olivia heart-print pumps.

She looked absolutely sophisticated in this ensemble. What do you think?

Abigail Breslin's sophisticated style for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2013 showAbigail Breslin’s sophisticated style for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2013 show on September 10, 2012

We couldn’t find Abigail’s exact pair online, but the following pair from Nordstrom is closely similar to the Mary Jane version:

Alice + Olivia "Gizelle" Mary Jane PumpsAlice + Olivia “Gizelle” Mary Jane Pumps, $295

2. Sweet in Jimmy Choo “Sugar”

Little Miss Sunshine proved she had a great fashion sense at the LA premiere of her movie New Year’s Eve (she played Hailey, Sarah Jessica Parker’s 15-year-old daughter).

Little Miss Sunshine as a modern-day princess at the premiere of New Year's EveLittle Miss Sunshine as a modern-day princess at the premiere of New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles on December 5, 2011

The young actress looked like a modern-day princess in her white Marchesa dress paired with Jimmy Choo “Sugar” peep-toe pumps.

Abigail Breslin looked like a princess in a white Marchesa dressAbigail Breslin looked like a princess in a white Marchesa dress

The satin crystal-embellished shoes really gave off a fairy-tale vibe. Do you agree?

Abigail Breslin shows off her feet in Jimmy Choo heelsAbigail Breslin shows off her feet in Jimmy Choo heels

Check out the Jimmy Choo Sugar pumps at Farfetch:

Jimmy Choo "Sugar" PumpsJimmy Choo “Sugar” Pumps

3. Stylish in Alejandro Ingelmo “Sophia”

At the New York premiere of ‘New Year’s Eve’, Abigail switched the sparkle from her shoes to her dress.

Abigail Breslin rocks a glittering L’Agence dressAbigail Breslin rocks a glittering L’Agence dress

Since her shiny black L’Agence dress caught enough attention, she kept her shoes simple.

Actors Abigail Breslin and Jake T. Austin attend the "New Year's Eve" premiereActors Abigail Breslin and Jake T. Austin attend the “New Year’s Eve” premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on December 7, 2011, in New York City

She wore the nude “Sophia” platform pumps from Alejandro Ingelmo.

Abigail Breslin shows off her feet in nude platform pumpsAbigail Breslin shows off her feet in nude platform pumps

The Sophia shoes are Abigail’s go-to pair of nude pumps. She’s been spotted in them on other occasions, too:

Alejandro Ingelmo Pink Sophia Patent Pump HeelsAlejandro Ingelmo Pink Sophia Patent Pump Heels, $495

4. Trendy in Jeffrey Campbell Shoes

Our favorite look is Abigail’s ensemble at the LA premiere of The Call. She wore a cool cropped Alice + Olivia jacket with a huge bow and a pair of high-waist pants. It’s unfortunate that the wide-leg pants covered her Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

If they were anything like the pair she wore to her interview on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, we’re certain we would love them, too. Is her all-black look your favorite as well?

Abigal Breslin's trendy attire at the premiere of The Call in Los AngelesAbigal Breslin’s trendy attire at the premiere of The Call in Los Angeles on March 5, 2013

Take a look at the Jeffrey Campbell boots she wore for her Late Night with Jimmy Fallon interview.

Jeffrey Campbell "Damsel Spike" BootsJeffrey Campbell “Damsel Spike” Boots, $210

5. Casual in BOC by Born “Brygida”

Even while arriving at the Los Angeles Airport, Abigail looked trendy and chic.

She wore a tan maxi dress under a denim jacket and accessorized it with a long necklace. We love the fedora and large shades she added to make it more casual.

Abigail Breslin arriving at LAX in a trendy yet casual ensembleAbigail Breslin arriving at LAX in a trendy yet casual ensemble on July 21, 2013

She paired the whole ensemble with “Brygida” sandals from BOC by Born.

Abigail Breslin shows off her feet at the airportAbigail Breslin shows off her feet at the airport

The strappy brown wedges were perfect for her casual ensemble. Don’t you think so?

Abigail Breslin displays her toes in "Brygida" wedge sandals from BOC by BornAbigail Breslin displays her toes in “Brygida” wedge sandals from BOC by Born

Get Abigail’s sandals at Amazon:

BOC by Born "Brygida" Wedges in SaddleBOC by Born “Brygida” Wedges in Saddle, $69.99

So, what do you think of Abigail’s developing style? Could she be the next Nicole Kidman?

Credit: Abigail Breslin Fansite / Nikki Nelson / Dimitri Halkidis /
Apega / Adriana M. Barraza / WENN / Avalon / PNP

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