ANNA KENDRICK (Poppy) has a variety of accomplishments that
showcase her impressive range of talents. She was notably the lead in Pitch
Perfect 2, which broke the record as the highest grossing musical of all time.
The song Cups, which Kendrick performed in the first Pitch Perfect film, went
multi-platinum, and was one of Billboards' top songs of 2013. Kendrick has
completed Scrappy Little Nobody, a collection of humorous, autobiographical
essays, published by Simon & Schuster, which will be in stores November 15.
Using her witty, one-of-a-kind commentary, Kendrick shares the absurdities she
Kendrick recently starred with Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
She can next be seen in the action-thriller The Accountant, opposite Ben
Affleck, out on October 14, 2016; and Fox Searchlight's Table 19, which reunites
Kendrick with Rocket Science director Jeffrey Blitz. She can also be seen in The
Hollars, alongside John Krasinski (who also directed the film), which premiered
at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to Sony Pictures Classics.
Kendrick's other recent credits include Walt Disney Pictures' Into the Woods,
where she played Cinderella opposite Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp;
Radius/Weinstein's film adaptation of the musical The Last Five Years; the
independent films Cake and Happy Christmas; Drinking Buddies, in which Kendrick
starred opposite Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston; Summit Entertainment's
comedy-drama 50/50, with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and David Ayer's
intense crime-drama, End of Watch, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Kendrick was also
in the blockbuster Twilight Saga franchise.
In 2010 Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded
film Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, for which she earned an Oscar
nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and was honored by The National Board of
Review for Best Supporting Actress and by the MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakout
Star. Kendrick also earned nominations from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards,
The Golden Globes, BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild.
Kendrick notably starred in Picturehouse's Rocket Science, directed by Jeffrey
Blitz. Her performance as an ultra-competitive 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. Kendrick was nominated for an
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
She made her feature film debut in director Todd Graff's Camp, a favorite at the
2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult classic earned her an
Independent Spirit Awards nomination, as well as a Best Supporting Actress
nomination at the Annual Chlotrudis Awards.
An accomplished theatre 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. The honor made the
then-12-year-old the second youngest Tony nominee in award history. Kendrick
also garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards, as well as Drama Desk and
FANY award nominations.
Kendrick's additional theatre credits include a feature role in 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.