Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theater productions.
Her first prominent role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured
Actress in a Musical. She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp (2003).
Kendrick rose to prominence for her supporting role in The Twilight Saga (2008–12), the blockbuster film franchise based on
Stephenie Meyer’s book series of the same name. She went on to earn widespread acclaim for her performance in Up in the Air
(2009), including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Kendrick has since featured in such successful films as the comedy-drama 50/50 (2011), the crime-drama End of Watch (2012), the
musical-fantasy Into the Woods (2014), and the adult-comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). She has achieved further
fame for playing the protagonist in the 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect and the 2015 sequel.
Kendrick will lend her voice as the main character to the animated film Trolls; and will appear in the action thriller The Accountant with
Ben Affleck. She has completed work on Table 19, which is set to release in January 2017. She has confirmed that she will be
returning to play Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect 3, slated for release in 2017.
In 2009, Kendrick began a relationship with director Edgar Wright after meeting on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The couple
split in early 2013. Kendrick resides in Los Angeles, California.