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Why Cheyenne From Big Sky Looks So Familiar

Created by David E. Kelley and based on the novel "The Highway" by C.J. Box, ABC's new show "Big Sky" is a thrilling crime drama starring Katheryn Winnick ("Vikings") as Jenny, a former cop, and Kylie Bunbury ("Pitch") as Cassie, a private detective. The show begins as the two women team up to search for two missing sisters (played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Jade Pettyjohn), only to discover they're not the first women to have gone missing in a remote area of Montana. From there, the show has spiraled into a sprawling crime drama where nobody is safe.

One character on the show, which has been renewed for a second season, is Cheyenne Kleinsasser, the only daughter of ruthless rancher Horst (Ted Levine), whose recent stroke has led to a lot of family drama revolving around which of his children will take over the Kleinsasser ranch. She made her first appearance in Episode 11, and if the blonde actress looks familiar, it's possible you've watched a few young adult series on The CW. However, that's not all she's done over the course of her career. Here is where you have probably seen this woman before.

Britt Robertson starred in Dan in Real Life (2007)

After a number of small appearances on shows like "Power Rangers Time Force" and the made-for-television film "Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers," in which she portrayed youngest Seaver child Maggie, Britt Robertson landed a role in the sentimental comedy-drama film "Dan in Real Life" in 2007. The movie stars Steve Carell, who was in the middle of his run on "The Office" at the time of its release, as a widower and father of three daughters who takes his family to Rhode Island for an annual family gathering. There, he ends up meeting and falling for Marie (Juliette Binoche), the girlfriend of his younger brother Mitch (Dane Cook). 

Robertson portrays Cara, Dan's second daughter, whose relationship with her father is strained throughout the film because he keeps butting in on her relationship with her boyfriend, Marty (Felipe Dieppa). However, Dan eventually comes to accept Marty, as seen at the end of the film.

She was a regular on The CW

Shortly after "Dan in Real Life," Britt Robertson had a recurring role on the short-lived CBS series "Swingtown," but it wasn't until 2010 that she would snag the lead role in the midseason CW drama "Life Unexpected," which would help put her on the map. The show, which aired for two short seasons, stars Robertson as Lux Cassidy, a teen who had been given up for adoption at birth but raised in the foster care system after a heart defect made her undesirable. At 16, she decides to become an emancipated minor and get out of the system for good, but she must first get her birth parents (portrayed by Shiri Appleby and Kristoffer Polaha) to sign off on it. A smart and heartwarming show, "Life Unexpected" was a good fit for The CW, but unfortunately its ratings weren't enough to save it from cancellation.

Luckily, Robertson wasn't unemployed for long. She quickly snagged the lead role on another CW series, the witch-centric drama "The Secret Circle," which was based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. In the show, Robertson plays Cassie Blake, a teen who moves to Chance Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother.  She discovers she is a witch and the final member of a coven that includes several of her classmates. Now that she has arrived, they can reach their full potential and use the full extent of their powers, but by doing so, they also open themselves up to a number of dark and sinister forces. Once again, however, Robertson's starring role only lasted for a season before The CW pulled the plug.

Robertson stayed under the dome

After the demise of "The Secret Circle," Britt Robertson starred in CBS' summer series "Under the Dome," an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name about an entire small town, cut off from the rest of the world after a giant dome encapsulates it. Robertson appears in the first season as Angie McAlister, a young nurse who had big dreams of escaping Chester's Mill before the dome descended on the town. 

Afterward, she becomes one of four people, along with her younger brother, Joe (Colin Ford), who are selected by the alien race known as the Kinship to protect the dome at all costs. However, Angie is killed early in the Season 2 episode "Heads Will Roll." In the aftermath of her character's death, Robertson makes a few appearances on the show as the dome takes her form to communicate with other citizens of the town.

She rejoined Disney for Tomorrowland (2015)

In addition to her TV career, Britt Robertson has appeared in several films over the years, including "Scream 4" and "The Longest Ride." However, 2015's "Tomorrowland" is one of her most notable films to date. The Disney sci-fi film also stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie and is named after the futuristic attraction of the same name from Disney theme parks around the world. In the movie, Robertson plays Casey Newton, an inherently optimistic and tech-savvy teenager whose father is about to lose his job at NASA. 

Through a series of events, she meets a disillusioned and reclusive inventor named Frank (Clooney) who believes the world is going to end. Casey believes they can stop it and asks him for help to get to the technologically advanced city of Tomorrowland, which exists as an alternate dimension where their actions would have the ability to affect the events of the real world.

Britt Robertson is a woman for the people

Britt Robertson eventually returned to the small screen in "For the People," a legal drama produced by Shondaland that ran on ABC for two seasons before getting canceled due to its low ratings. Robertson joined the show as part of a recasting process after the initial pilot had already been filmed.

Created by Paul William Davies, "For the People" is set in the Southern District of New York's court system and follows various lawyers at the federal level — both prosecutors and public defenders — who are in the early stages of their career. Robertson portrays Sandra Bell, an adept public defender who attended law school at Yale. Over the course of the show's two seasons, the writers weave together plenty of high-stakes courtroom drama as the lawyers go head-to-head with one another. The show focused on the highs and lows of the characters' personal lives in order to create a more balanced and intriguing narrative than your typical legal TV series.