Anna Kendrick (Portland, Maine; August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer, who rose to fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009), for which she received an Oscar nomination. , BAFTAs and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
Among her most recognized works are her appearances in Rocket Science (2007), Twilight (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), 50/50 (2011), Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and El contable (2016).
Personal Information of Anna Kendrick:
Full Name: Anna Kendrick
Nick Name: Rabies
Date of Birth: August 9, 1985
Age: 35 Year Old
Sun Sign: Leo
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, United States
Father: William K. Kendrick
Mother: Janice Kendrick
Siblings: Michael Cooke Kendrick
U.S. State: Maine
Height: 5’2″ (157 cm),
Bra Size: 32B
Waist: 24 Inches
Hips: 35 Inches
Body Type: Hourglass
Dress Size: 4 US
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
School: Deering High School
College: Bates College,
Net Worth: $14 Million
Active from: 1998- present
Early Life of Anna Kendrick:
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice, an accountant, and William Kendrick, a history professor who also worked in finance. Both Anna and her older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, attended Longfellow Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School and Deering High School in Portland, graduating from it in 2003. Kendrick is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
Professional Life of Anna Kendrick:
Anna Kendrick was drawn to acting at age 10 when she took a bus from Portland, Maine to New York to attend auditions. She had her first appearance in August 1998, at just 12 years old, on Broadway, playing the role of Dinah in High Society.
She was nominated for the Teatro del Mundo Award, Drama Desk Award and Best Outstanding Actress at the Tony Awards, making her the third youngest nominee.
She was one of the performers at Cabaret Kit Kit’s Club at Carnegie Hall live on My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies during 1999. She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the Metropolitan Opera House.
from New York, among many other celebrities and actors, playing the role of Fredika in A Little Night Music. In 2003, she made her feature film debut playing the role of Fritzi Wagner in the musical Camp, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Chlotrudis Awards and for Best Newcomer at the Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2007 she starred in the movie Rocket Science, in which she plays Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking student who is the star of the debate team. Kendrick says he found the role intimidating and difficult. Her performance was highly praised by critics and she was nominated that same year for Best Supporting Actress for the Independent Spirit Awards.
Later that year, she auditioned for the role of Jessica Stanley for Twilight, a 2008 film adapted from the first book in the Stephenie Meyer series of novels.
Kendrick intended to audition the various actors but was too ill and had to drop out, yet auditioned for a later session where she was cast. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg said the characters Jessica Stanley and Lauren Mallory in the book were combined to create a single role. Anna reprized her role as Jessica in the sequel to the series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
The theater singing experience gave her the opportunity to star alongside Ben Stiller and Jason Schwartzman in the comedy film The Marc Pease Experience, which had its premiere in 2009.
In the same year appeared in the movie Elsewhere, playing her first leading role, a girl whose best friend (played by Tania Raymonde) disappears, and in the movie Up in the Air, based on the 2001 novel of the same name written by Walter Kirn, directed by Jason.
Reitman and starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. For her work on this film, in the role of Natalie Keener, she was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Council of Film Critics and has also collected numerous nominations at critical awards and at the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar as Best Supporting Actress.
In 2010 she reprized her role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg came up with a graduation speech for her character that was not part of the novel.
She then appeared in Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Scott Pilgrim’s graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Kendrick played Stacey Pilgrim, the protagonist’s sister.
That same year Anna appeared in the LCD Soundsystem music video “Pow Pow” as a “drag queen” who collects “the souls of ungodly men.” In October 2010, she attended the Top Glamor Awards in Mexico, where she won Best International Actress.
In May 2011, it was reported that Anna, along with John Francis Daley, were in conversation to star in the post-apocalyptic comedy Rapture-Palooza from Lionsgate, directed by Paul Middleditch. Eventually both actors joined the cast of said film, the which was already integrated, among other actors, by Craig Robinson.
In September, the dramatic comedy 50/50 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, in which she starred alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Seth Rogen. At the end of the same year, Anna repeated her role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
In March 2012 it was announced that Anna would star in Get a Job alongside Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller. The film is a multi-generational comedy about four recent college graduates who discover that their high expectations and the realities of active life are twofold. very different things. Teller will play the role of Will Davis, someone who finds his true calling after struggling to find his first job.
Kendrick plays Jillian Stewart, the bride, who lives her life according to the strictest of plans. Cranston will star as Roger Davis, Will’s father, who is hunting for a job at the same time as his son. Filming of the same began on March 12 in Los Angeles. In May there was the world premiere of the film adaptation of the consummate baby guide, What to Expect When You’re Waiting where Kendrick played the role of Rosie.
In In August it was announced that Kendrick was one of the favorites, along with Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones, to play Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter’s niece, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but to date it has not been The name of the chosen actress came to light.
On the 17th of that month the animated film ParaNorman was released in which Anna gives life to the character Courtney.
On September 6, the political thriller of which Anna is a part, Pact of Silence, starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf, will be premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.
On the 21 of that same month, the premiere in the United States of the police drama Without truce, where Kendrick plays Janet, the wife of police officer Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) And finally on the 24th Pitch Perfect is released where she plays the role of Beca, a rebellious, goth college student who discovers her voice in a capella girl group at school. The actress is also part of the film’s soundtrack.
In October it was announced that Anna would star opposite Jeremy Jordan in The Last 5 Years. The film, directed by Richard LaGravenese, is an adaptation of 2002 eponymous musical (starring Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott) that focuses on the tumultuous relationship of Jamie (a writer) and Cathy (an aspiring actress) in the over 5 years.
In November Kendrick, along with Zoe Saldaña and rapper Common, announced the nominees for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.
In June the premiere of Rapture-Palooza was held and in the second week of the month the film The last 5 years began to be filmed in Brooklin, New York. Also this month it was announced that Anna will be the one who will give life to a new Cinderella in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Wood.
The production will be carried by Disney, directed by Rob Marshall and the cast will consist of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden and Emily Blunt, among others.
The film will focus on the attempts of a baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) to start a family, as a curse makes it impossible for them. They both go into a forest with the purpose of finding the witch (Streep) who has cast a spell on them. On their way, they come across various characters from classic fairy tales.