Robertson played the lead role of Lux Cassidy in the television drama series Life Unexpected (2010–11), which was cancelled in its second season despite positive reviews. She also had a leading role in the supernatural teen drama television series The Secret Circle (2011–12), but it was also cancelled after its first season. In 2013, she landed a role in the main cast of the science fiction mystery television series Under the Dome, 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 and she was awarded the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in White Rabbit (2013).
Robertson received wider recognition in 2015 after landing the roles of Sophia Danko in The Longest Ride and Casey Newton in Tomorrowland. For the former, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress - Drama and for the latter, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy. In 2016, she starred in the films Mr. Church, alongside Eddie Murphy, and Mother's Day, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, and is set to appear in the upcoming science fiction romance film The Space Between Us.
Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Beverly (née Hayes) and Ryan Robertson. Robertson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children; her mother and stepfather have three children (2 girls, 1 boy) and her father and stepmother also have three children (1 girl, 2 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.She also stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents, Shuler and Jerry, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club.
Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town. At age twelve, 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. Her first big break came when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.She landed the role of playing Steve Carell's teenage daughter, 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 main character in a Lifetime original film, Trixie Stone, based on Jodi Picoult's novel, The Tenth Circle, followed by other television roles.
In 2009, 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 2010, she starred in The CW's series Life Unexpected as Lux Cassidy, a teenager who, while in the process of being emancipated, gets back in her birth parents' lives. The show, while set in Portland, Oregon was actually filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High, which is based on Meg Cabot's book of the same name.
Robertson played Cassie Blake in The CW's 2011 television series The Secret Circle, but the series was cancelled in 2012 after its first season.That same year, she starred in the film The First Time. In 2013, Robertson was cast as Angie in CBS's summer series Under the Dome.
In 2014, Robertson won the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for White Rabbit. In 2015, she starred with Scott Eastwood in Nicholas Sparks' film, The Longest Ride,and also played the starring role in Brad Bird's film Tomorrowland, with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.
Britt Robertson, Anais Demoustier, Pihla Viitala, Zrinka Cvitešic, Freida Pinto and Jessica Chastain at Hamptons International Film Festival
Robertson has been in a relationship with actor Dylan O'Brien since they met on the set of The First Time in 2011.
Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Ghost Club Carrie
One of Them Young Elizabeth
2004 The Last Summer Beth
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Ashley Grunwald
2007 Frank Anna York
Dan in Real Life Cara
2008 From Within Claire
2009 The Alyson Stoner Project DJ B-Rob
Mother and Child Violet
2010 Cherry Beth
Triple Dog Chapin Wright
Avalon High Allie Pennington
2011 Scream 4 Marnie Cooper
The Family Tree Kelly Burnett
2012 The First Time Aubrey Miller
2013 White Rabbit Julie
Delivery Man Kristen
2014 Ask Me Anything Katie Kampenfelt
2015 The Longest Ride Sophia Danko
Tomorrowland Casey Newton
2016 Mother's Day Kristin
Mr. Church Charlotte Premiered at Tribeca
Jack Goes Home Cleo Premiered at SXSW
The Space Between Us Tulsa Completed
2017 A Dog's Purpose Hannah In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sheena Little Sheena Episode: "Buried Secrets"
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Tammy Episode: "Uniquely Trip"
2004 Tangled Up in Blue Tula Movie
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Michelle Seaver Television film
2005–06 Freddie Mandy 2 episodes
2006 Women of a Certain Age Doria Television film
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Michelle Genest Television film
2007 The Winner Vivica Pilot episode
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amy Macalino Episode: "Go to Hell"
2008 The Tenth Circle Trixie Stone Television film
2008 Swingtown Samantha Saxton Recurring role; 13 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Christina "Tina" Divola Bernardi Episode: "Babes"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathy Devildis Episode: "Family Values"
2009 Three Rivers Brenda Stark Episode: "Good Intentions"
2010–11 Life Unexpected Lux Cassidy Lead role; 26 episodes
2011–12 The Secret Circle Cassie Blake Lead role; 22 episodes
2013–14 Under the Dome Angie McAlister Main role; 15 episodes
2016 Casual Fallon Recurring
2017 Girlboss Sophia Amoruso Lead role; in development
Malakul Lane was born in Guam, to an English father, Alastair Lane, and a Thai mother, Thapthim Malakul na Ayudhaya.She grew up in Asia and now lives in Los Angeles.
Malakul Lane started her acting career at the age of 15, transitioning from modelling after she won a role in her first TV series.She acted in various Thai soap operas before moving to America.
Her first role in a Hollywood film was playing Steven Seagal's daughter in the 2003 film Belly of the Beast. She then starred in Sharktopus with Eric Roberts in 2010 and alongside Roberts and Peter Stormare in The Wayshower in 2011. Since then she has starred in a number of films for The Asylum, including 12/12/12, 100 Degrees Below Zero and Jailbait. She has 5 films due for release in 2014 and 2015.
In 2016, she will be seen as Liu, a Bangkok detective who becomes the love interest of the lead character Kurt Sloan in Kickboxer: Vengeance. She is reprising the role in the sequel, Kickboxer: Retaliation, which is currently in production in Thailand.
Sara Malakul Lane with Jared Cohn, being interviewed about Pernicious
Kickboxer: Retaliation (2017) Currently in production
Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)
Blue Line (2015) In pre-production
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015) Completed
Sun Choke (2014) Completed
Buddy Hutchins (2014) Completed
Jurassic City (2014)
Pretty Perfect (2014)
100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
The Wayshower (2011)
Tied in Knots (2008)
The Volcano Disaster (2005)
Belly of the Beast (2003)