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Tony-nominated actress Anna Kendrick is known for starring in the 'Pitch Perfect' movie franchise, as well as her roles in 'Up in the Air,' 'A Simple Favor' and 'Twilight.'
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Anna Kendrick is an American actress who received a Tony nomination for her work in the Broadway musical High Society in 1998. After debuting on the silver screen in 2003's Camp , she found her way into the limelight via the 2008 teen blockbuster Twilight , before emerging as the star of another franchise with the debut of Pitch Perfect in 2012. Known mainly for her comedic roles, Kendrick has also starred in the films Up in the Air , Into the Woods and A Simple Favor .
Anna Cooke Kendrick was born on August 9, 1985, in Portland, Maine. A promising young actress, she began her professional career before her teen years, nabbing a leading role in the 1998 Broadway revival of High Society that led to Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.
Kendrick made her film debut in 2003's Camp , which follows the misadventures of a songwriter who works at a summer musical theater program for young people. In 2007's independent coming-of-age comedy Rocket Science , the actress played a popular girl and a skilled debater who lures a boy with a stutter to join the debate team. She also had a chance to showcase her vocal talents on television with an appearance on Viva Laughlin , a musical drama that only lasted a few episodes.
With a supporting role in Twilight (2008), Kendrick became part of the international sensation surrounding the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer 's teenage vampire novels. She played the friend of Bella ( Kristen Stewart ), a girl who falls for a vampire named Edward ( Robert Pattinson ). Reprising her role, Kendrick appeared in the sequels New Moon (2009), Eclipse (2010) and Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011).
Graduating to more mature roles, Kendrick played Natalie, a young businesswoman, in 2009's Up in the Air (2009). The film follows a cross-country trek taken by Natalie and Ryan (played by George Clooney ), a human resources professional who is hired by companies to fire unwanted employees. Ryan insists that his work requires face-to-face interaction while Natalie insists that the job can be done via video-conferencing over a computer. The two travel together so that Ryan can show Natalie the particulars of terminating employees. For her work on the film, Kendrick nabbed an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her co-star, Vera Farmiga, who plays Clooney's love interest, was also nominated in the same category.
Kendrick next appeared in the 2010 fantasy-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World , with Michael Cera, and the comedy-drama 50/50 , with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen . During a busy 2012, she co-starred with Chace Crawford as a couple expecting their first child in the romantic comedy in What to Expect When You're Expecting , and had a supporting role in the thriller The Company You Keep , with Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford .
Also in 2012, Kendrick enjoyed a surprise success with Pitch Perfect. The musical comedy had the actress starring as Beca Mitchell, a college freshman who leads the all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, to the national championship. Along with producing one of the biggest box-office hits of her career, the film served as a showcase for Kendrick's voice; her version of "Cups (When I'm Gone)" cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Kendrick and several co-stars, including Rebel Wilson , Brittany Snow and Anna Camp, returned for Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).
In 2014, Kendrick was prominently involved in another big-screen musical, playing Cinderella alongside Chris Pine , Emily Blunt , Meryl Streep and James Corden in Into the Woods . That year she also appeared in the indie drama Cake , with Jennifer Aniston , and joined Ryan Reynolds for the horror-comedy The Voices .
After starring opposite Sam Rockwell in the action comedy Mr. Right (2015), the busy actress contributed to a slew of films in 2016, including The Accountant , The Hollars , Get a Job and the animated Trolls . The wedding comedy Table 19 (2017) failed to impress critics, but Kendrick enjoyed more success with her co-starring role opposite Blake Lively in Paul Feig's 2018 comedy-thriller A Simple Favor . The following year she starred in the FBI satire The Day Shall Come , before joining Bill Hader for the Christmas comedy Noelle.
In addition to revisiting the voice role of Poppy for Trolls World Tour , Kendrick explored new projects with the introduction of two shows in 2020. In April, she began starring in the Quibi comedy Dummy , based on the real-life relationship between TV producers Cody Heller and Dan Harmon. The following month, she helped launch HBO Max with the anthology series Love Life , which follows the twists and turns of her character's romantic escapades.
Along with her impressive list of screen credits, Kendrick is known for her hilarious, candid comments on social media, garnering more than 7 million followers on Twitter.
The actress showcased her humor and opened up about her childhood, her anxieties and her struggles in Hollywood in her 2016 memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody .
Kendrick has been in a relationship with British cinematographer Ben Richardson since 2014
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Often plays likable awkward characters

Jason Reitman cast her in Up in the Air (2009), after seeing her performance in Rocket Science (2007).

Graduated from Deering High School (Portland, Maine) in 2003.

Of mostly English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, with many recent Canadian-born forebears, Anna is the daughter of William King Kendrick, a history teacher who also works in finance, and his wife, Janice (Cooke), an accountant. Kendrick is the younger sister of Michael Cooke Kendrick .

People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs; people do Civil War re-enactments; people do what they like. I'm tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don't like Twilight, don't buy a ticket.

I guess I'm drawn to... I think, even when I read serious scripts, the moments that I connect to are the little glimpses of humor, because, you know, I think every script, no matter how serious it is, has bits of humor in it. Even End of Watch is really funny. So those are the moments where I can kind of see what I can do with it that's different, and I feel like that's the easiest way for me to get inside a character's head, is through the humor, like what sense of humor they have.

[on not being part of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)] I'm not in it, I don't know anything about it, so I'm excited just to see it, you know, as a normal moviegoer. (August 2012)

While I wouldn't wish being teased on anyone, I think it eventually leads to a kind of solidarity in adult life. The few people I know who weren't picked on in school are people I find I can't relate to on much more than a surface level. There's a sensitivity that comes with feeling like an outsider at some point in your life. I'd rather be emotionally tuned in to other people than slightly more confident because no one ever made fun of my hair.

I sort of marvel at myself. Maybe at a certain point everybody feels like the person they were when they were younger is a stranger. Because I seemed to be much more driven and focused at that age. I had the intention of being on Broadway. I am just very grateful that my parents treated me with respect... and really, really supported me.

Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a 'pretty girl'. Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I'm sent and they describe the heroine as 'incredibly beautiful', I wonder why they sent it to me. I also find myself thinking that she better also be pretty damn interesting, or I'm not going to want to play her. . . I actually went into one audition recently when the script called the character 'an Anna Kendrick type' and I thought to myself 'What the heck is that, anyway?' There was another girl sitting in the room and she was so much prettier than me and I thought, 'Guys, just what are you looking for?'

I do admit that I've never been one to fit in easily to any given pattern. It's not my choice. It's just the way I am. So if the characters I wind up playing are all a bit different, it must be because that's the way I like it. Anna Kendrick is different and she's going to stay that way.

[on being lazy while filming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)] I have an older brother and when I told him about the movie he said, "Oh, so you've been preparing for this movie for 24 years. Ha ha ha." Yeah, I'm just being me. I was SO lazy. I had source material and the REAL Stacy Pilgrim and I'm still just playing me. (Laughs.)

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

I'm really glad that the Oscar stuff is over, to be perfectly honest. I mean, I am infinitely grateful - I'm so lucky - but it's been a really crazy year. You're constantly wearing clothes someone else picked out for you, delivering sound bites instead of real feelings, and walking into rooms full of people you don't know. I didn't become an actor for any of that, so it's been kind of a confusing time for me.

I'll tell you, the really humbling moment is the moment that you get home from the Golden Globes or the BAFTAs or the Oscars, and you sit on your bed, which is the same crappy IKEA bed you've had since you were 18, and you put on an old episode of Family Guy (1999) and you have a frozen meal . . . and you're trying not to get macaroni and cheese on your thousand-dollar gown.

It's luck, pure and simple. I mean, I work very, very hard, but I don't take any of this for granted and I don't think any of it is because I'm better or more talented than other actors. There are people who work at least as hard as me and are twice as talented, and nobody's asking them about makeup secrets. There is a lot of luck to how my life's turned out.

I've been pretty lucky in terms of the films I've been in, and having a slow and steady build. I have done smaller films that a lot of people in the industry have seen, and I feel sort of fortunate that it hasn't been this overnight thing. I'm hoping that it continues to be this slow and steady thing so that I can take a deep breath and get used to it.

We were just in the recording studio for Into the Woods (2014) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990) came on, and Emily Blunt and I and a bunch of PAs sat around watching it. It's one of those movies I have a fever-dream memory of, like you watched it when you were so little that you're not sure whether you imagined the entire movie. It was amazing to watch those two little mice get on that seagull.

[on which movies inspired her] Daniel Day-Lewis ' performance in In the Name of the Father (1993) made me realize what movies could do. But the super-cheesy answer to that which is probably more accurate is Life with Mikey (1993) , which is about a child talent agency. I desperately wanted to be this chubby little girl who sang at the end of that movie.

I love old screwball comedies: Bringing Up Baby (1938), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), stuff like that. But my two favorite modern comedies are Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

It occurred to me that doing four musicals was maybe not a great career plan, but when certain opportunities come along you throw the rules out the window.

Is there a button on Hulu ads for 'I already [sic] thinking smoking is super scary and gross, please stop showing that girl peeling off her face'?

As a kid I would I would dream about saving boys from cliffs - not the other way around.

[on Up in the Air (2009)] I thought it was going to be a comedy. I didn't understand that it would be an awards contender at all. The script changed a lot while we were making it, because we were making it when the bubble burst. Lay-offs meant something else by the time that we went into production. The idea of a man who fires people for a living went from hitman to genocidal maniac.


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Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick , who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award. She was a lead performer with Cabaret's Kit Kat Club at "Carnegie Hall Live" in Great Performances: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) (TV). She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the New York City Opera House with Jeremy Irons amongst many more celebrity status actors, playing the role of "Fredrika" in "A Little Night Music". Anna work-shopped "Jane Eyre" & "The Little Princess" for Broadway and starred in the feature film Camp (2003) with director Todd Graff .

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