Anna Kendrickcan next be seen in Summit Entertainment’s dramatic comedy 50/50 with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The young starlet has a slew of other new projects lined up including a starring role in End of Watch opposite Jake Gylenhaal; the crime drama will be directed by David Ayer. She is also voicing a character in the Focus animated feature Paranorman as well as starring in the apocalyptic comedy Rapturepalooza (Lionsgate). Kendrick has also joined the cast of the recently announced romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Lionsgate), based on the bestselling book series.
In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded film Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman. Kendrick earned a best supporting actress Oscar® nomination and was honored as best supporting actress by The National Board of Review and best breakout star at the MTV Movie Awards. She also earned nominations from the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild.
In Summer 2010, she was seen in the action packed, genre bending film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World opposite Michael Cera. Kendrick was also seen in the blockbuster Twilight and the sequels The Twilight Saga:New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. She will also appear in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, in theaters November 2011.
Kendrick also notably starred in PictureHouse’s Rocket Science directed by Jeffrey Blitz. Her performance as an ultra-competitive high school debate team member garnered critical acclaim and the film received a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. For her work in the film, Anna was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Kendrick made her feature film debut in director Todd Graff’s Camp, a darling of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult hit earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Annual Chlotrudis Awards.
An accomplished theater veteran, Kendrick began her career as Dinah Lord in the 1997 Broadway musical production of “High Society”, for which she received a Tony Award® Nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. At 12 years old, the honor made her the second youngest Tony nominee in award history. Kendrick also garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards as well as Drama Desk and FANY award nominations.
Kendrick’s additional theater work includes a featured role with the New York City Opera’s production of “A Little Night Music”, starring Jeremy Irons, “My Favorite Broadway/The Leading Ladies: Live at Carnegie Hall”, and Broadway workshops of “Jane Eyre” and “The Little Princess.” She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Filmography Anna Kendrick
Get a Job by Dylan Kidd (2013)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 by Bill Condon (2012)
ParaNorman by Chris Butler, Sam Fell (2012)
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Kirk Jones (2012)
The Company You Keep by Robert Redford (2012)
End of Watch by David Ayer (2012)
Rapturepalooza by Paul Middleditch (2012)
Pitch Perfect by Jason Moore (2012)
50/50 by Jonathan Levine (2011)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 by Bill Condon (2011)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Edgar Wright (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse by David Slade (2010)
New Moon by Chris Weitz (2099)
Up in the Air by Jason Reitman (2009)
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Rocket Science (2007)