The highly anticipated role of ‘Renesmee’ now being cast for Breaking Dawn Part I


This role has been cast.

Debra Zane Casting is now casting for the role of “Young Renesmee” in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn I”. They are currently looking for a 4 year old Caucasian girl who has some acting experience and is confident on a film set environment. This girl should have self-composure, good physical posture, and be very attentive, able to take direction well, and be quick to react. They also would prefer a girl with dance training.

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for principal (speaking) acting roles.

All submissions should be made to the following:

Pamella Pearl
Debra Zane Casting
TSBD Submission
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 536
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The following is the character description for “Renesmee” based on the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series novels and comprised of the Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, films:

Renesmee Cullen

Renesmee “Nessie” Carlie Cullen is the half-vampire, half-human daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, born on September 10, three days before Bella’s nineteenth birthday in Breaking Dawn. Her name is derived from the amalgamation of the names of Bella’s mother, Renée, and Edward’s adoptive mother, Esme. Her middle name, Carlie, is a portmanteau of the names Carlisle, Edward’s adoptive father, and Charlie, Bella’s father. She has the same facial features and hair color as Edward, but has her grandfather, Charlie Swan’s, curly hair, and brown eyes like Bella. Her heart pumps blood, giving her a blush, and her pale skin slightly glows in sunlight. Her skin is warm and soft to the touch, but it is as strong as a vampire’s. Only minutes after she is born, she is imprinted upon by Jacob Black, who becomes her soul mate and acts as an older brother figure to her. Renesmee can survive on either blood or human food, though she prefers blood, and she does not produce venom. Her special abilities are transmitting thoughts to others by touching their skin and penetrating mental shields, the opposite abilities of each of her parents. She rapidly grows both mentally and physically, is able to speak only seven days after her birth, and by the end of the novel can read, run, hunt, and perform other tasks at advanced levels for her young age. Her intelligence stuns everyone, and she is able to understand what is happening around her when the Volturi arrive. Jacob nicknames her “Nessie” because he considers her full name to be a mouthful, though Bella strongly dislikes her child being nicknamed “after the Loch Ness Monster.” By the book’s end, however, all of the characters have adopted this shortened version. She will reach physical maturity after about seven years, when her appearance will be around 17, and then stop aging.

Weeks after Renesmee is born, Irina, a vampire from the Denali coven, sees Renesmee and believes she is an “immortal child”, a young human child who had been changed into a vampire. She informs the Volturi, as immortal children are not permitted to exist due to their unpredictable nature. Intent on killing Renesmee and the other Cullens, the Volturi travel to Forks. The Cullens gather witnesses from around the world to testify that they have seen her mature and grow, and so she is therefore not an immortal child. Alice brings another half-breed, 150-year-old Nahuel, who explains that half-breeds pose no danger to the vampires. Convinced that Renesmee is not a threat, the Volturi leave, and Renesmee and her family are left in peace.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn I & II Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 Production Office (Vancouver)
North Shore Studios
555 Brooksbank Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5

Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 Production Office (Louisiana)
TSBD Louisiana, LLC
8282 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Summit Entertainment LLC
1630 Stewart Street
Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Sunswept Entertainment
124 S. Lasky Drive
1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Imprint Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 7152
Universal City CA 91608

Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Wyck Godfrey, Patrick Wachsberger, Robert Friedman, Erik Feig

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg


Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Kellen Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Lee Pace, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, MyAnna Buring, Casey LaBow, Tracey Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Omar Metwally, Andrea Gabriel, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Marlane Barnes, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Noel Fisher, Guri Weinberg, Lee Pace, Toni Trucks, Bill Tangradi, Erik Odom, Valorie Curry, Joe Anderson


To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the date of two tribes hangs. Now Bella has made her decision; a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences.