- Anna Kendrick
- Portland Maine
- United States
- Nice Breasts Great Smile
Anna Kendrick claims to have "caught the acting bug" at the age of ten, when her parents would drive her from her her hometown of Portland, Maine to New York so that she could attend auditions. Her first appearance was the role of Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society in August 1998, at the age of twelve, which earned her Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations, the latter of which made her the second-youngest nominee ever. Afterwards, she featured in a number of other theatre productions, including the musical A Little Night Music, before making her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp, for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Chlotrudis Award and Best Debut Performance Independent Spirit Award for her portrayal of the character Fritzi Wagner.
In 2007 she appeared in her next film, Rocket Science, in which she portrayed Ginny Ryerson, a fast-talking high school debater. Although she says she found the role intimidating and challenging after watching an actual national collegiate championship debate, her performance was highly praised by critics and she was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. In late 2007, she auditioned for the role of Jessica Stanley in Twilight (2008), the film adapted from the titular first book of the vampire novel series by Stephenie Meyer.
Kendrick is featured in the recent film Elsewhere (2009), in which she plays her first lead character, a girl whose best friend, played by Tania Raymonde goes missing. Her theatre singing experience gave her the opportunity to star in her next project, The Marc Pease Experience (2009), where she appears opposite Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller as a high school senior involved in musical theatre. She co-starred in Jason Reitman's film Up in the Air (2009), based on Walter Kirn's 2001 novel of the same name, alongside George Clooney. Upcoming movies for Anna include Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Eclipse (2010).
Anna won the 2010 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakout Actress for her role in the film, Up In The Air