ANNA KENDRIK (Eloise McGarry) has a variety of accomplishments
that showcase her impressive range of talent. 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 she performed in the first PITCH PERFECT went
multi-platinum, and was one of Billboards' top songs of 2013. Kendrick recently
became a New York Times best selling author for her collection of humorous,
autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody, published by Simon & Schuster.
Kendrick most recently starred in MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES with Zac
Efron; and in the action-thriller THE ACCOUNTANT, opposite Ben Affleck. She can
next be seen in Fox Searchlight's TABLE 19, out on March 3, 2017, which reunited
Anna with ROCKET SCIENCE director Jeffrey Blitz. She is also the voice of
'Poppy' in the DreamWorks Animation music-filled comedy TROLLS, opposite Justin
Timberlake, currently in theaters, and can be seen in THE HOLLARS, alongside
John Krasinski (who also directed the film), which premiered at the 2016
Sundance Film Festival and 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, indie's
CAKE and HAPPY CHRISTMAS, DRINKING BUDDIES, in which she starred opposite Olivia
Wilde and Ron Livingston, Summit Entertainment 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
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. She 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 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. Anna was nominated for an Independent
Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
Anna 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. At just 12-yearsold,
the honor made her 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 includes 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.