Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in [1 ] (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). End of Watch
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. She has an older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, who appeared in the 2000 film [3 ] . She attended Looking for an Echo Deering High School in Portland, where she was known for, outside of her acting, her proficiency with the accordion. [4 ] [5 ]
Kendrick started her career at the age of 10 when she caught a bus from
Portland, Maine, to New York City so that she could attend auditions. Kendrick's first 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 in the Best Supporting Actress category at the [7 ] 2004 Chlotrudis Awards and Best Debut Performance Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of Fritzi Wagner.
In 2007, she appeared in her next film,
, in which she portrayed 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 films [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, and she is featured on the film's soundtrack. Kendrick also appeared in the police drama , playing Janet. In 2012 she appeared in the political thriller End of Watch . The Company You Keep
It has been confirmed that Kendrick will star in a film adaptation of
. The Last Five Years Kendrick will also star in a psychological thriller titled [22 ] The Voices. On June 21, 2013, it was confirmed that Kendrick will play [23 ] Cinderella in Rob Marshall's 2014 musical film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's . Into the Woods In 2013, she scored a hit song with " [24 ] Cups (When I'm Gone)" from the film which became a No. 2 hit on Billboard's Adult Pop Song chart. Pitch Perfect
Kendrick dated director
Edgar Wright, whom she met during the 2009 production of , Scott Pilgrim vs. the World [25 ] [26 ] until early 2013. [27 ] [28 ] [29 ]
Anna Kendrick goes K-Pop with f(x) Herself
f(x) and Funny Or Die
Awards and nominations
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^ RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - December 28, 2013