ANNA KENDRICK (Beca) has a slew of new projects that showcase her impressive
range as an actress. She voiced the character of Courtney in the creepily
entertaining Focus Features animated film ParaNorman, which opened on August 17,
2012. She also stars in the David Ayer film End of Watch, opposite Jake
Gyllenhaal. The intense crime drama is slated to open nationwide on September
Kendrick recently wrapped filming Dylan Kidd's comedy Get a Job, with Bryan
Cranston, as well as the Robert Redford drama The Company You Keep. She was
recently in Chicago filming the comedy Drinking Buddies, opposite Olivia Wilde
and Ron Livingston.
Last year, Kendrick starred in Summit Entertainment's dramatic comedy 50/50,
with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film received rave reviews from
fans and critics and garnered several prestigious award nominations.
In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the
lauded film Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman. For her performance,
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 award nominations from the Broadcast
Film Critics Association, the Golden Globes, BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild.
Kendrick was also seen in the action-packed, genre-bending film Scott Pilgrim
vs. the World, opposite Michael Cera, and in the blockbuster Twilight and its
sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn—Part 1. She was last seen in
Lionsgate's ensemble romantic comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, based
on the best-selling book series.
Kendrick also 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
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 a
Best Debut Performance nomination at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, as well
as a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2004 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, she
was honored as the second-youngest Tony nominee in award history. Kendrick also
garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards, as well as Drama Desk and
Friends of New York Theatre 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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