Anna Kendrick is an American film and stage actor who was born on the 9th of August, 1985 in Portland, Maine. She's best known for roles in "Twilight" and "Up in the Air," and she excels at playing tightly-wound but highly functional and empathetic characters. Kendrick began her...Read more acting career at an early age when she assumed a role in the Broadway musical “High Society” at the age of twelve. Kendrick’s debut performance garnered her much praise, as well as multiple nominations: the prestigious Tony Award (making her the second youngest nominee ever), as well as a Drama Desk award and a Fany Award. Kendrick then appeared in a number of other stage productions before making her film debut in “Camp” (2003) whose subject matter (a musical theater camp) allowed her show off musical theater chops. Kendrick then gained international recognition for her award-winning turn as Natalie Keener in "Up in the Air" (2009) alongside George Clooney. She was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for best supporting actress. She's also well known for playing Jessica in the "Twilight" series. Her other film credits include "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010), "50/50" (2011), "End of Watch" (2012) and the lead role in the acapella comedy "Pitch Perfect" (2012).