Kendrick at the 2014 Geffen's Fundraiser
August 9, 1985 [1 ]
Portland, Maine, U.S.
Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in (2009), for which she received Up in the Air Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She played Dinah Lord in the Broadway musical (1998), for which she was nominated for a High Society Tony Award. Her other notable roles include Fritzi Wagner in (2003), Camp Jessica Stanley in (2008–11), Stacey Pilgrim in The Twilight Saga (2010), Beca Mitchell in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2012) and Janet in Pitch Perfect (2012). She also played End of Watch Cinderella in the film adaptation of the musical (2014). In the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's Off-Broadway musical, Into the Woods (2015), Kendrick played the lead role of Cathy. The Last Five Years
Early life [ edit ]
Kendrick was born in
Portland, Maine, the daughter of Janice (née Cooke), an accountant, and William K. Kendrick, a history teacher who also works in finance. She is of [2 ] English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her maternal grandparents were Ronald and Ruth (née Small) Cooke (1918-2011). [3 ] She has an older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, who appeared in the 2000 film [4 ] . She attended Looking for an Echo Deering High School in Portland. [5 ]
Kendrick started her career at the age of 10. Her parents were supportive and often drove her from
Portland, Maine, to New York City for auditions. Her first prominent acting role was as Dinah in the [6 ] Broadway musical in August 1998 when she was 12 years old, a performance for which she won the High Society Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, making her the third-youngest Tony Award nominee. [7 ] Kendrick went on to appear in a number of other stage productions, including the musical [8 ] , playing Fredrika Armfeldt in the A Little Night Music New York City Opera production, before making her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy [9 ] , Camp for which she was nominated at the [7 ] Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance for her portrayal of Fritzi Wagner.
In 2007, she appeared in her next film,
, as Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking high school debater. Although Kendrick said she found the role intimidating and challenging after watching an actual national collegiate championship debate, her performance was praised by critics Rocket Science and she was nominated for an Independent Spirit award for Best Supporting Actress. [7 ] Later that year, she auditioned for the role of [10 ] Jessica Stanley in , a 2008 film adapted from the Twilight first book of the novel series by Stephenie Meyer. She had intended to do a mix-and-match audition with various actors, but was too ill and had to leave; she was brought in for a later session where she was given the role. [11 ] Kendrick reprised her role as Jessica in the first three [6 ] Twilight sequels.
Kendrick's theater singing experience gave her the opportunity to star in
(2009), where she appears as a high school senior involved in musical theater. The Marc Pease Experience [7 ] She appeared in the 2009 film [12 ] Elsewhere, in which she plays her first lead character, a girl whose best friend goes missing, and in director [7 ] Jason Reitman's , based on Up in the Air Walter Kirn's 2001 novel of the same name. For her role in [13 ] Up in the Air, the National Board of Review named her Best Supporting Actress, and she also picked up nominations from numerous critics awards, [14 ] The Golden Globes, [15 ] The Screen Actors Guild, and the Academy Awards. [16 ]
She reprised her role as
Jessica Stanley in . Screenwriter The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Melissa Rosenberg devised a graduation speech for her character that was not part of the novel. She appeared in [17 ] Edgar Wright's adaptation of the graphic novel , titled Scott Pilgrim . Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Kendrick played Stacey Pilgrim, the sister of the lead character. In 2010, she appeared in [18 ] LCD Soundsystem's music video " Pow Pow" as a "shape-shifter" who collects "the souls of wicked men". In October 2010, she attended the 2010 Top Glamour Awards in Mexico where she won for "Best International Actress". [19 ] [20 ]
In 2011, she starred in the dramatic comedy
, and reprised her role as Jessica Stanley in 50/50 . In 2012, she played Rosie in the screen adaptation of the baby guide The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn , and voiced the character Courtney in the stop-motion animated film What to Expect When You're Expecting . ParaNorman She starred in [21 ] as Beca, a rebellious college student who discovers her voice in her school's female Pitch Perfect a cappella group; Kendrick is featured on the film's soundtrack. In 2012, Kendrick also appeared in the police drama , playing Janet, and in the political thriller End of Watch . The Company You Keep
In 2013, she scored a hit song with "
Cups (When I'm Gone)" from the film , which became a No. 2 hit on Billboard's Adult Pop Song chart. Kendrick made her Pitch Perfect SNL hosting debut on April 5, 2014 with musical guest Pharrell. [22 ]
In 2014, Kendrick starred in film adaptations of the musicals
, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, The Last Five Years [23 ] and [24 ] Stephen Sondheim's . Into the Woods In the latter film, directed by [25 ] Rob Marshall, she played Cinderella.
Personal life [ edit ]
Kendrick dated director
Edgar Wright, whom she met during the 2009 production of , Scott Pilgrim vs. the World [26 ] [27 ] until early 2013. [28 ] [29 ] She resides in [30 ] Los Angeles, California. [31 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Theatre [ edit ]
Music videos [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
Soundtrack appearances [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ "Classic-era Hollywood has always been Anna Kendrick's inspiration". . October 21, 2012 The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-cooke-small&pid=154454832. Retrieved 11/23/14
^ Hughes, Jason (September 20, 2011). "Anna Kendrick Talks About an Awkward Compliment, on 'Chelsea Lately' (VIDEO)" . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ Pacheco, Patrick. "Portland Native Anna Kendrick Charms Hollywood" . Retrieved . November 15, 2013
^ a b Carroll, Larry (October 21, 2008). ". 'Twilight' Tuesday: Anna Kendrick Says It Was 'Easy To Get Googly Eyed' At Robert Pattinson" MTV News . Retrieved . August 1, 2010
^ a b c d e Chang, Justin (October 19, 2007). "10 Actors to Watch: Anna Kendrick". Variety . Retrieved . August 1, 2010
^ O'Neil, Tom (June 4, 2009). ". 'Billy Elliot' boys share record-breaking lead actor Tony Award win" . Los Angeles Times
^ "2003 New York City Opera Production". sondheimguide.com . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ Independent Spirit Awards . "Blanchett nominated for Spirit Award for Dylan role". ABC News. November 28, 2007 . Retrieved . April 5, 2008
^ Carroll, Larry (March 11, 2008). ". 'Twilight' Co-Star Anna Kendrick Braces Herself For Buzz Bigger Than 'Harry Potter '" MTV News . Retrieved . August 1, 2010
^ Davis, Erik (April 13, 2007). "Ben Stiller Taps Newcomer Anna Kendrick As 'Marc Pease Experience' Co-Star". Cinematical . Retrieved . April 5, 2008
^ Sperling, Nicole (November 19, 2008). ". 'Twilight' scene-stealer Anna Kendrick to costar opposite George Clooney" Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . April 28, 2011
^ "National Board of Review of Motion Pictures :: Awards". Nbrmp.org. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010 . Retrieved . March 3, 2010
^ "HFPA—Nominations and Winners". Goldenglobes.org. January 14, 2010. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010 . Retrieved . March 3, 2010
^ "The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Sagawards.org . Retrieved . April 28, 2011
^ Debruge, Peter (June 27, 2010). "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Review". Variety.
^ Borys Kit (January 20, 2009). "Chris Evans, Brandon Routh join 'Pilgrim' pic". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . January 4, 2009
^ Warner, Kara (October 19, 2010). "Anna Kendrick Grooves in LCD Soundsystem's 'Pow Pow' Video". MTV . Retrieved . April 28, 2011
^ "Anna Kendrick Attends The Top Glamour Awards in Mexico!". eclipsemovie.org. October 30, 2010 . Retrieved . February 4, 2013
^ Kilday, Gregg (May 4, 2011). ". 'Coraline' Team Back for Animated Film 'ParaNorman '" . The Hollywood Reporter Archived from the original on May 22, 2011 . Retrieved . February 4, 2013
^ Ng, Philiana (March 19, 2014). "Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Set for 'SNL. '" The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . March 20, 2014
^ " "The Last Five Years" Film, With Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, Will Premiere at TIFF" . Retrieved . August 10, 2014
^ "Anna Kendrick Joins 'The Voices. May 10, 2013 '" . Retrieved . May 10, 2013
^ "Careful the Things You Say, Sondheim! Composer Reveals Key Plot Changes for into the Woods Film". June 18, 2014 . Retrieved . August 10, 2014
^ Synnot, Siobhan (August 31, 2010). "Interview: Edgar Wright, film director". The Scotsman . Retrieved . October 2, 2011
^ John, Emma (August 15, 2010). "Edgar Wright: the ultimate fanboy film director". (London) The Guardian . Retrieved . October 2, 2011
^ Pringle, Gill (September 8, 2012). "Anna Kendrick – The Tiny Actor with Big Dreams". The Independent (London) . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ Johnson, Zach (March 13, 2013). "Anna Kendrick Splits With Director Edgar Wright After Four Years". US Weekly . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ Nathan, Sara (March 7, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick 'splits' from longtime love, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright". Daily Mail (London) . Retrieved . June 10, 2013
^ "Anna Kendrick’s Beauty Routine, Complete With ‘Schmancy-Schmancy’ Lip Cream". The New York Times. January 6, 2015 . Retrieved . January 10, 2015
^ "Sundance: The Orchard Picks Up Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire. January 6, 2015. '"
^ "Pharrell, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick Coming to SNL – . Time" Time.
^ RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – December 28, 2013
^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 31, 2013.
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