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Anna Kendrick

 
Who is Anna Kendrick? The entertainment world knows her as an American film and stage actress best known for the role of Natalie Keener in the 2009 film Up in the Air. Her other work includes the films Camp (2003), Rocket Science (2007) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and the Broadway musical High Society (1998). Kendrick is a Tony, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and an Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress.

Career

Kendrick "caught the [acting] bug" at the age of 10, when her parents would let her and her brother catch a bus from Portland, Maine, to New York City so that she could attend auditions.[1] Kendrick's first acting role was as Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society in August 1998 when she was twelve years old, a performance for which she earned Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award nominations,[2] making her the third-youngest Tony Award nominee.[3]
Kendrick went on to appear in a number of other theater productions, including the musical A Little Night Music, before making her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp,[2] for which she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2004 Chlotrudis Awards and Best Debut Performance Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of the character Fritzi Wagner.
In 2007, she appeared in her next film, Rocket Science, in which she portrayed Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking high school debater. Although she says she found the role intimidating and challenging after watching an actual national collegiate championship debate, her performance was praised by critics[2] and she was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.[4]
In late 2007, she auditioned for the role of Jessica Stanley in Twilight, a 2008 film adapted from the first book of the novel series by Stephenie Meyer.[5] She had intended to do a mix-and-match audition with various actors, but was too ill and had to leave; she was, however, brought in for a later session where she was given the role.[1] Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg said that the characters Jessica Stanley and Lauren Mallory from the book were combined to create the role.[6] Kendrick reprised her role as Jessica in the Twilight sequel, New Moon.[7]

Kendrick's theater singing experience gave her the opportunity to star in her next project, 2009's The Marc Pease Experience, where she appears opposite Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller as a high school senior involved in musical theater.[2][8]
She appeared in the 2009 films Elsewhere, in which she plays her first lead character, a girl whose best friend (played by Tania Raymonde) goes missing,[2] and in director Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, based on Walter Kirn's 2001 novel of the same name, alongside George Clooney and Vera Farmiga.[9] For her role in Up in the Air, the National Board of Review named her Best Supporting Actress[10] and she has also picked up nominations from numerous critics awards and The Golden Globes[11] and The Screen Actors Guild[12] and the Academy Awards.
She reprised her role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg devised a graduation speech for her character that was not part of the novel.[13] She appeared in Edgar Wright's adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim, titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World[14] and starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Kendrick played Stacey Pilgrim, the sister of the lead character. She also stars in the Romantic-Comedy Live With It, alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Rogen. In 2011, she will reprise her Role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
In 2010 Kendrick also appeared in LCD Soundsystem's Music video Pow Pow as a "shape-shifter" who collects "the souls of wicked men".[15] In October she attended the 2010 Top Glamour Awards in Mexico where she won for "Best International Actress".

Personal life

Kendrick was born August 9, 1985 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Janice, an accountant, and William Kendrick, a history teacher.[16] Kendrick and her older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, who appeared in the 2000 film Looking for an Echo, attended Deering High School in Portland.[17] She now attends Bates College in Maine. She lists Parker Posey, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler as her inspirations.[2]

Filmography

Film
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2003 Camp Fritzi Wagner Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
2007 Rocket Science Ginny Ryerson Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Twilight Jessica Stanley Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Movie Actress
2009 Elsewhere Sarah
2009 Marc Pease Experience, TheThe Marc Pease Experience Meg Brickman
2009 Twilight Saga: New Moon, TheThe Twilight Saga: New Moon Jessica Stanley Teen Choice Award for Most Fanatic Fans (Shared with the Twilight Cast)
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Newcomer (also for Up in the Air)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Best Scene Stealer Female (also for Up in the Air)
2009 Up in the Air Natalie Keener Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Glamour Woman of the Year Awards: Editors Special Award
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Palm Springs Film Festival Rising Star Award
North Texas Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Denver Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Denver Film Critics Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Newcomer (also for The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Nominated—Irish Film and Television Academy Award for Best International Actress
Nominated—Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Best Scene Stealer Female (also for The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
Nominated—Utah Film Critics Association Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2010 Twilight Saga: Eclipse, TheThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jessica Stanley
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Stacey Pilgrim Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Live with It Katie Post-production
2011 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Jessica Stanley Filming
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 Jessica Stanley Filming


Television
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2003 Mayor, TheThe Mayor Sadie Winterhalter TV Movie
2007 Viva Laughlin Holly Episode: "What a Whale Wants"
2009 Fear Itself Shelby Episode: "The Spirit Box"
Broadway Stage
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1998 High Society Dinah Lord St. James Theatre (April 27, 1998–August 30, 1998)
Theatre World Award for Featured Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
2003 A Little Night Music Frederika New York City Opera
Music-Video
Year↓ Title↓ Artist
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2010 Pow Pow LCD Soundsystem

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