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Anna Kendrick Profile and Biography

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Anna Kendrick (photo, image, picture)Anna Kendrick Profile:Anna Kendrick was born August 9, 1985 (star sign: Leo) at her hometown in Portland, Maine (ME), United State of America (USA). Anna Kendrick is a beautiful American (film, movie, television, stage) actress, female model, Hollywood star, and women celebrity. She has a hair color: lovely light brown (brunette), eyes color: charming blue, height: 5′ 1½” (156 cm), measurements: 34-25-35, hobbies: film acting, stage acting, and singing in musical theater, and assets: great and pretty smile.

Anna Kendrick best known and popular for the role as Natalie Keener in the 2009 film Up in the Air, and Jessica Stanley in the Twilight Saga film series. Anna Kendrick’s other work includes the films Camp and Rocket Science and the Broadway musical High Society. Anna Kendrick is a Tony, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and Academy Award nominee.

Anna Kendrick Biography:
In her early life, Anna Kendrick was born August 9, 1985 at her hometown in Portland, Maine (ME), United State of America (USA). Anna 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. Anna Kendrick lists Parker Posey, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler as her inspirations.

In her career, Anna 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 (NYC), New York (NY), United State of America (USA) so that she could attend auditions. Anna Kendrick’s first appearance was the role of Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society on August 1998, which earned her Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award nominations, the latter of which made her the third-youngest nominee ever after 10-year-old Frankie Michaels and 11-year-old Daisy Eagan, who both went on to win.

Afterward, Anna Kendrick was featured 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, for which Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Chlotrudis Award and Best Debut Performance Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of the character Fritzi Wagner.

Anna Kendrick on 2007 appeared in her next film, Rocket Science, in which she portrayed Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking high school debater. Although Anna Kendrick says she found the role intimidating and challenging after watching an actual national collegiate championship debate, her performance was praised by critics and Anna Kendrick was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.

Anna Kendrick on late 2007 auditioned for the role of Jessica Stanley in Twilight, a 2008 film adapted from the first book of the novel series by Stephenie Meyer. Anna Kendrick 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. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg said that the characters Jessica Stanley and Lauren Mallory from the book were combined to create the role. Anna Kendrick reprised her role as Jessica in the Twilight sequel, New Moon.

Anna Kendrick’s theater singing experience gave her the opportunity to star in her next project, 2009′s The Marc Pease Experience, where Anna Kendrick appears opposite Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller as a high school senior involved in musical theater.

Anna Kendrick 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), 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. For Anna Kendrick’s role in Up in the Air, the National Board of Review named her Best Supporting Actress and she has also picked up nominations from numerous critics awards and the The Golden Globes and The Screen Actors Guild and the Academy Awards. Anna Kendrick is set to appear in Edgar Wright’s adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim, titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Anna Kendrick’s filmography: Camp (2003), Rocket Science (2007), Twilight (2008), Elsewhere (2009), The Marc Pease Experience (2009), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Up in the Air (2009), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Anna Kendrick in television: The Mayor (2003), Viva Laughlin (2007), and Fear Itself (2009). Anna Kendrick in stage: High Society (1998).
(Anna Kendrick Profile and Biography source:, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)
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