Denver-born movie star has feet on the ground

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Unlike some of her peers, she spends most of her rare spare time volunteering her time to help feed those in a crisis.

And unlike most of her peers she has starred in more than 14 major motion pictures. But Robb says she would rather hang out at Red Rocks than be on a red carpet.

Robb got the acting bug at an early age. An only child, she took an acting class in Denver when she was just 8 years old.

An audition caught the attention of an agent and then she auditioned for a commercial. After that, her star began its rapid rise. She has starred in moves like "Because of Winn-Dixie," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," with Johnny Depp, "Bridge To Terabithia," and the recent "Soul Surfer," which is based on the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack.

Despite her success, Robb credits her family and friends for keeping her grounded.

"Staying in School is really important for me. I love acting and I love good filmmaking, but I like the work part of it and then all of the stuff around it is fun, but it's not really what I love. I love the work. The working part, the development of the script and the filming and the community. I'm not necessary excited about the premiers and the 'this' and the 'that,'" Robb said.

Her passion lately is an organization called There With Care. It is a young nonprofit that delivers groceries to families who have a child hospitalized with a serious illness.

"You go to this house and all of a sudden you think about all this stuff you have to do in your life, getting ready for school, and all those little things, and you walk in to this poor child, and they just want to be out playing. And it's an eye opener. And you are like, 'Wow, I have to forget about my problems and what's really important in this world is sharing the love and providing care," she said.

Robb is excited about starting her senior year in high school and plans to attend college. She will continue to act if the right role comes around but added, " I'm more excited about prom than I am about going to the Kids Choice Awards."

For more information on There With Care, visit www.therewithcare.org.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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