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Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick 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 21, 2012.

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 Supporting Female.

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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Anna Kendrick Facts

BirthdayAugust 9, 1985 (38)
BirthplacePortland, Maine, USA
Height5' (1m52)  How tall is Anna Kendrick compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
The Accountant
Pitch Perfect 2
Mr. Right
The Hollars
Pitch Perfect
Get A Job
The Voices
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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