Anna Kendrick

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Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick March 22, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Kendrick at the 2014 Geffen's Fundraiser
Born(1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 29)
Portland, Maine, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present
 
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Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick March 22, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Kendrick at the 2014 Geffen's Fundraiser
Born(1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 29)
Portland, Maine, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present

Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985)[1] is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009), for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She played Dinah Lord in the Broadway musical High Society (1998), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her other notable roles include Fritzi Wagner in Camp (2003), Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga (2008–11), Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect (2012) and Janet in End of Watch (2012). She will appear as Cinderella in Into the Woods, which is set to be released on December 25, 2014.

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.[2][3] She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.[4] She has an older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, who appeared in the 2000 film Looking for an Echo. She attended Deering High School in Portland.[5]

Career[edit]

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.[6] Her first prominent acting role was as Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society in August 1998 when she was 12 years old, a performance for which she won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award,[7] making her the third-youngest Tony Award nominee.[8] Kendrick went on to appear in a number of other stage productions, including the musical A Little Night Music, playing Fredrika Armfeldt in the New York City Opera production,[9] before making her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp,[7] for which she was nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance for her portrayal of Fritzi Wagner.

In 2007, she appeared in her next film, Rocket Science, 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[7] and she was nominated for an Independent Spirit award for Best Supporting Actress.[10] Later that year, 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.[11] 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.[6] Kendrick reprised her role as Jessica in the first three Twilight sequels.

Kendrick at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International

Kendrick's theater singing experience gave her the opportunity to star in The Marc Pease Experience (2009), where she appears as a high school senior involved in musical theater.[7][12] She appeared in the 2009 film Elsewhere, in which she plays her first lead character, a girl whose best friend goes missing,[7] and in director Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, based on Walter Kirn's 2001 novel of the same name.[13] For her role in Up in the Air, the National Board of Review named her Best Supporting Actress,[14] and she also picked up nominations from numerous critics awards, The Golden Globes,[15] The Screen Actors Guild,[16] 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.[17] She appeared in Edgar Wright's adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim, titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.[18] Kendrick played Stacey Pilgrim, the sister of the lead character. In 2010, she appeared in LCD Soundsystem's music video "Pow Pow" as a "shape-shifter" who collects "the souls of wicked men".[19] In October 2010, she attended the 2010 Top Glamour Awards in Mexico where she won for "Best International Actress".[20]

In 2011, she starred in the dramatic comedy 50/50, and reprised her role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. In 2012, she played Rosie in the screen adaptation of the baby guide What to Expect When You're Expecting, and voiced the character Courtney in the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman.[21] She starred in Pitch Perfect as Beca, a rebellious college student who discovers her voice in her school's female a cappella group; Kendrick is featured on the film's soundtrack. In 2012, Kendrick also appeared in the police drama End of Watch, playing Janet, and in the political thriller The Company You Keep.

In 2013, she scored a hit song with "Cups (When I'm Gone)" from the film Pitch Perfect, which became a No. 2 hit on Billboard's Adult Pop Song chart. In 2014, Kendrick will star in a film adaptation of The Last Five Years, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September.[22] She will also star in a psychological thriller titled The Voices[23] and as Cinderella in Rob Marshall's musical film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.[24] Kendrick made her SNL hosting debut on April 5, 2014 with musical guest Pharrell.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Kendrick dated director Edgar Wright, whom she met during the 2009 production of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,[26][27][28] until early 2013.[29][30]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003CampFritzi Wagner
2007Rocket ScienceGinny Ryerson
2008TwilightJessica Stanley
2009ElsewhereSarah
2009Marc Pease Experience, TheThe Marc Pease ExperienceMeg Brickman
2009Twilight Saga: New Moon, TheThe Twilight Saga: New MoonJessica Stanley
2009Up in the AirNatalie Keener
2010Twilight Saga: Eclipse, TheThe Twilight Saga: EclipseJessica Stanley
2010Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldStacey Pilgrim
201150/50Katherine McKay
2011Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Jessica Stanley
2012What to Expect When You're ExpectingRosie Brennan
2012ParaNormanCourtney BabcockVoice role
2012End of WatchJanet
2012Pitch PerfectBeca Mitchell
2012Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Jessica StanleyCredits only
2012The Company You KeepDiana
2013Drinking BuddiesJill
2013Rapture-PaloozaLindsey Lewis
2014Happy ChristmasJenny
2014Life After BethErica Wexler
2014The VoicesLisa
2014CakeNina
2014The Last 5 YearsCathy Hiatt
2014Into the WoodsCinderella
2015Get a JobJillian Stewart
2015Pitch Perfect 2Beca MitchellIn post-production
2015The HollarsRebeccaIn post-production
2015Mr. RightMarthaFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003The MayorSadie WinterhalterMovie
2007Viva LaughlinHollyEpisode: "What a Whale Wants"
2009Fear ItselfShelbyEpisode: "The Spirit Box"
2012Family GuyNora (voice)Episode: "Internal Affairs"
2013Comedy Bang! Bang!HerselfEpisode: "Anna Kendrick Wears A Patterned Blouse & Burgundy Pants"
2013So You Think You Can DanceHerself/guest judgeEpisode: "Top 14 Perform"
2014Saturday Night LiveHerself/HostEpisode: "Anna Kendrick/Pharrell Williams"[31]

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleArtist
2010"Pow Pow"LCD Soundsystem
2012"Do it Anyway"Ben Folds Five
2013"Cups (When I'm Gone)"Herself

Web[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Anna Kendrick goes K-Pop with f(x)HerselfWith f(x) and Funny Or Die
2014Anna Kendrick: Behind the Scenes of the Mega Huge Game DayHerselfCommercial for Newcastle brown ale
2014The Call(Anna Kendrick Love Her New Desk Job)HerselfShort film by Eric Ogden for FastCompany

Stage[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998High SocietyDinah LordSt. James Theatre
2003A Little Night MusicFredrika ArmfeldtNew York City Opera

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
USAUSAUTCANIRENZUK
"Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)"20136447512262671Pitch Perfect
"—" denotes singles which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
1999"Throwing A Ball Tonight" with Lisa Banes, Melissa Errico and John McMartinHigh Society (Original Cast Recording)
"Little One" with Daniel McDonald
"I Love Paris" with Melissa Errico
"She's Got That Thing" (with the cast)
"Let's Misbehave" (with the cast)
2003"The Ladies Who Lunch"Camp: Music from the Motion Picture
2009"Time After Time"Up in the Air
2013"Bellas Regionals: The Sign / Eternal Flame / Turn the Beat Around" with The Barden BellasPitch Perfect (soundtrack)
"Party in the U.S.A." with The Barden Bellas

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryWorkResult
1998Theatre World AwardDebut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway productionHigh SocietyWon
Tony AwardBest Featured Actress in a MusicalHigh SocietyNominated
Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalHigh SocietyNominated
2004Independent Spirit AwardBest Debut PerformanceCampNominated
2008Independent Spirit AwardBest Supporting ActressRocket ScienceNominated
2009Austin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
Houston Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
National Board of ReviewBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
North Texas Film Critics Association AwardBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
Alliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Alliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough PerformanceUp in the AirNominated
Boston Society of Film CriticsBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air2nd place
Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air2nd place
Denver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Denver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleUp in the AirNominated
Detroit Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Dorian AwardBreakout AwardUp in the AirNominated
Los Angeles Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air2nd place
New York Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air3rd place
San Diego Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air2nd place
Satellite AwardBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureUp in the AirNominated
Southeastern Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the Air2nd place
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Utah Film Critics AssociationOutstanding Performance in a Supporting RoleUp in the Air2nd place
Village Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Breakthrough PerformanceUp in the AirNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Ensemble CastUp in the AirNominated
2010People's Choice AwardsFavorite Breakout Movie ActressUp in the AirNominated
Golden Globe AwardBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureUp in the AirNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest CastUp in the AirNominated
Irish Film and Television AwardBest International ActressUp in the AirNominated
Comedy Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
Comedy Film AwardsBest CastUp in the AirNominated
Online Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Palm Springs International Film FestivalRising Star AwardUp in the AirWon
Empire AwardsBest NewcomerUp in the Air & The Twilight Saga: New MoonNominated
National Society of Film CriticsBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Toronto Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirWon
Vancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleUp in the AirNominated
British Academy Film AwardBest Actress in a Supporting RoleUp in the AirNominated
Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressUp in the AirNominated
MTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceUp in the AirWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Female Scene StealerThe Twilight Saga: New MoonWon
Teen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic Fans (shared with cast)The Twilight Saga: New MoonWon
2013MTV Movie AwardsBest Musical Moment (shared with Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee)Pitch PerfectWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: ComedyPitch PerfectNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Liplock (shared with Skylar Astin)Pitch PerfectNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Single: Female Artist"Cups"Nominated
American Music AwardFavorite SoundtrackPitch Perfect (soundtrack)Won
2014VEVOCertified Awards100,000,000 Views"Cups"Won
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Song"Cups"Nominated
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Video"Cups"Nominated
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Female ArtistNominated

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