From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993, height 5 (1,52 m)) is an American film and television actress. She gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and subsequently starred in the 2007 film Bridge to Terabithia and the 2009 film Race to Witch Mountain, alongside with the 2011 film Soul Surfer. After starring in a commercial for McDonalds, Robb made her acting debut in 2004; she had a small role in the episode Number One Fan of the television series Drake & Josh (her character informs Josh that the group only joined the Campfire Kids so they could hang out with their friends and eat free food). Her first major role was as the title character in the television special Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. Her hair was dyed dark brown for the part. Robbs two big-screen appearances in 2005 were both adaptations of popular childrens books. She starred as Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie and as the competitive and rude gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burtons remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The latter was a major box office success worldwide, and helped escalate Robbs popularity among preteen audiences. She became friends with many of her co-stars, including Julia Winter and Missi Pyle (who played her on-screen mother, Scarlett), and enjoyed working with Johnny Depp. She requested that the scene of Violet hugging Wonka in the factorys entrance hall be included in the film. In 2005, Robb was the face of Trad Clothing, helping to design and model a fashion line for girls.