SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Stacey Pilgrim) notably starred in Picturehouse
Entertainment's Rocket Science, directed by Jeffrey Blitz. Her performance as an ultracompetitive
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, Kendrick was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for
Best Supporting Actress.
In 2008, Kendrick was seen in the blockbuster feature film Twilight. She also
starred in its sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released in theaters
nationwide on November 20, 2009. The second installment of the popular franchise
pulled in record-breaking numbers at the box office. Recently, Kendrick wrapped
production on the highly anticipated third film of the Twilight Saga, titled Eclipse.
Kendrick starred in the lauded Paramount Pictures film Up in the Air, opposite
George Clooney and Jason Bateman. In the film she played Natalie Keener, a
college rising star at the company where both she and Clooney's character are
employed. This unique company specializes in "career transition counselingâ€ť (a
euphemism for firing people). The film, which was directed by Jason Reitman, received
rave reviews at its premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was
released nationwide on December 25, 2009.
For her work in the film Up in the Air, the National Board of Review named
Kendrick Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, the highly respected Critics' Choice
Movie Awards, the Golden Globes as well as the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated
Kendrick in the Best Supporting Actress category. Kendrick also received a Best
Supporting Actress nomination at the 82nd Academy AwardsÂ®.
Currently, the budding starlet is filming an as yet untitled dark comedy, opposite
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Kendrick made her feature film debut in Todd Graff's Camp, a darling of the
2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult hit earned her a Film
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 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. At 12 years old, the honor
made her the second youngest Tony Award nominee in award history. Kendrick also
garnered The 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.
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