Born in Portland, Maine on August 9, 1985, Anna Kendrick is an actress and singer probably best known to audiences for her role in the “Twilight” franchise. She described herself on Twitter in 2013 as “Pale, awkward and very very small. Form an orderly queue, gents.”
Anna Kendrick is a mix of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.
She has also appeared in “Up In The Air,” for which she received a bunch of accolades, including nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress. Apparently, the director wrote the role with her in mind.
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Anna said she and her character in the film are definitely both control freaks. “I’m not as uptight as she is. I’m a little bit more awkward and clumsy, and definitely not as rigid, but I definitely like to be in control. I don’t think I concede as often as Natalie does” (thehollywoodinterview.blogspot.com).
Other roles include parts in “Camp” (her film debut), “Rocket Science,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “50/50,” “End of Watch” and “Pitch Perfect.” On Broadway, she appeared in “High Society,” and was nominated for a Tony Award when she was 12.
She was also in the video for LCH Soundsystem’s “Pow Wow.”
Her song “Cups,” (from “Pitch Perfect”) reached up to number 68 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She added that singing is not something that she’s actively pursuing.
When asked if she’d ever date a cop in real life (from her work on “End of Watch”), she said, “I worry over people who have the most boring jobs in the world, so I can’t imagine how strong you have to be to do that” (nextmovie.com).
She had of her experience with “Twilight,” “It’s a phenomenon that cannot be accounted for. It’s really exciting…I get to have my cake and eat it, too. I get to be a part [of it]…and I still have my real life” (askmen.com).
Regarding Twitter, Anna Kendrick follows a lot of film blogs and comics, including Michael Ian Black, Louis C.K. and Maria Bamford.
Her dream is to be on “Game of Thrones.”
Anna Kendrick was romantically linked with the director Edgar Wright. She said, “Aside from the adorable accent, the sense of humor is a big part of why Americans love British men. American guys try really hard to be funny, but there’s a self deprecating humor with British guys that I think is really appealing and endearing” (marieclaire.co.uk).
Anna Kendrick purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for about $1 million.