Biography of Anna KendrickAnna Kendrick is a popular American actress, famous for playing in such films as Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Twilight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, End of Watch, and other popular pictures. Net worth: $20 million.
Childhood of Anna Kendrick. First RolesThe future star of American cinematography, Anna Kendrick, was born into a family of a school teacher and accountant from Portland on August 9, 1985. The young girl has an older brother, Michael, who has also dedicated his life to the film industry (he played in the drama Looking for an Echo and the TV show Celebrity Ghost Stories).
Up to ten years, she was an ordinary American schoolgirl: she was a diligent schoolgirl, practiced music, and showed parents short performances she had produced with her brother. In 1995, parents finally considered their children’s interests and the family traveled to New York to participate in the first significant audition.
At the audition, she was considered too young and inexperienced, so she was advised to return in a couple of years. But next time, the 12-year old Anna gained film directors’ hearts and got a role in the Broadway musical High Society. Despite her young age, she received a nomination for the prestigious Tony Award for that role.
From that moment on, she had to split her time between school and theater. Pretty soon, she got a second significant role. This time, it was a role in the musical A Little Night Music.
The girl made her film debut in 2003. It was the youth musical Camp, describing the everyday life of a camp for musically gifted teenagers.
Acting Career of Anna KendrickIn 2007, she got a much bigger role in the full-length drama Rocket Science. According to the pot, her character, Ginny, who is a leader of a school debate club, charms a teenage loser. To convincingly portray a professional debater, Anna had to watch videos of real school debates for a few hours.
But pretty soon, Anna Kendrick got a long-awaited breakthrough role of Jessica Stanley in the vampire saga Twilight, a classmate of Bella Swan who was secretly in love with Edward Cullen. You’d think, a role in the super-popular franchise with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson would have been a pearl of Anna Kendrick’s short filmography she had at that time. But the actress thought otherwise, In Twilight, I portrayed a silly girl. And I hope my admirers will remember me for my other works such as Up in the Air or Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Indeed, Twilight has become a starting point for her future career breakthrough. Only a year later, the tragicomedy Up in the Air was released in which the girl portrayed an active university graduate who got a job in a company providing dismissal services. According to the plot, her character faces all ins and outs of this business against a backdrop of the main character’s personal drama - an in-house lawyer Ryan Bingham portrayed by George Clooney.
Later, the girl appeared in the screen version of comic books Scott Pilgrim vs. the World where she portrayed a younger sister of the main character. Unfortunately, a storyline of her character, Stacey Pilgrim, was significantly cut during the final film editing. But in return, she gained priceless experience and became friends with key actors of the project, Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
After this project, the actress stared with Seth Rogen in the comedy Life After Beth, she also appeared in the follow-ups of Twilight and even in the thriller The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford himself.
Her appearance in the crime picture End of Watch caught spectators’ memory - Anna Kendrick portrayed Janet, a pregnant wife of a policeman who was haunted by Mexican drug dealers.
The youth comedy Pitch Perfect was something of Anna Kendrick’s benefit performance. The actress played the lead, portraying a college student who suddenly discovered her passion for singing acapella. Later, the song her character had sung at the audition was released as a single.
The picture The Voices with Ryan Reynolds in the lead gave the actress an unusual experience. A Hollywood cutie portrayed a kind guy, suffering from a mental disorder, and Anna Kendrick portrayed one of his girl-friends. An unexpected plot twist surprised all film spectators.
In 2014, the heart touching melodrama The Last Five Years was released. The romance of characters portrayed by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan was accompanied by romantic melodies most of which the actors had performed themselves.
In 2016, she played the leading roles in two comedies: Get a Job where she had to portray an ex-graduate, facing the realities of the financial crisis, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates where Anna Kendrick, together with Aubrey Plaza, portrayed flighty party girls. Furthermore, the premiere of the third part of Pitch Perfect took place in 2017.
In 2018, the actress played the lead in the detective thriller A Simple Favor. The film on which Anna worked with Blake Lively had a big box-office success and pretty high ratings.
Private Life of Anna KendrickIn 2008, the young beauty met a film director, Edgar Wright. It was him who offered her to star in his film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
In the beginning, the couple tried to hide their relationship from the press to shield themselves from annoying paparazzi and avoid publicity. Unfortunately, it didn’t help - in 2014, the couple broke up because they couldn’t handle the long separation. Anna spent most of her time in Los Angeles, and Edgar worked in London. But they are still very good friends.
In the winter of 2014, she started dating a cameraman, Ben Richardson, she had met during the work on the film Drinking Buddies.
Anna Kendrick NowAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 2020, the premiere of a new project with the participation of Anna Kedrick took place. The actress starred in the HBO series "Love Life". The plot of the series tells about the personal life of the main character through small stories. After receiving high marks from critics and viewers, it was renewed for a second season.
Also in 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Anna Kendrick celebrated the 10th anniversary of the fantastic comedy "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" with her colleagues on the set - Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans, and others. The actors phoned on Zoom and arranged an evening of memories.
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