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For her performance opposite George Clooney and Vera Farmiga in Jason Reitman’s 2009 feature Up in the Air, Anna Kendrick earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Academy Award nominations. She was cited by the National Board of Review as the year’s Best Supporting Actress, and received the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakout Star.
She will soon be seen starring in a host of movies, including David Ayer’s police drama End of Watch, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal; the music-themed comedy Pitch Perfect, directed by Jason Moore; Robert Redford’s all-star dramatic thriller The Company You Keep; Paul Middleditch’s apocalyptic comedy Rapturepalooza; and Dylan Kidd’s contemporary comedy Get a Job.
Ms. Kendrick is known to a global audience for her performances alongside Kristen Stewart in the first four of The Twilight Saga movies, directed respectively by Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, and Bill Condon. Her other recent films include Jonathan Levine’s acclaimed 50/50, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Kirk Jones’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting; and Edgar Wright’s cult favorite Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
She made her feature film debut in Todd Graff’s Camp, a hit at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance earned her Chlotrudis and Independent Spirit Award nominations; in 2007, she was again nominated for the latter, for her performance in Jeffrey Blitz’s Rocket Science.
Ms. Kendrick is also a theater veteran, having begun her career as Dinah Lord in the 1998 Broadway musical production of High Society, for which she received a Drama Desk, FANY Award, and Tony Award nominations and won Drama League and Theatre World Awards. Since then, she has had a featured role in the New York City Opera staging of A Little Night Music, starring Jeremy Irons; has performed in My Favorite Broadway/The Leading Ladies: Live at Carnegie Hall; and has participated in workshops of Jane Eyre and The Little Princess.