Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Movie Actress

Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She has received various accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Kendrick began her career performing in theater productions at a young age.

Full Name
Aug 9, 1985
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Anna Kendrick was born on August 9th, 1985 in Portland, Maine. Her mother, Janice (née Cooke), is an accountant, and her father, William Kendrick, is a teacher. She has two older brothers. Anna attended Deering High School in Portland before moving to New York City to pursue her acting career.

Kendrick began her career as a child actor on Broadway, appearing in productions such as “High Society” and “A Little Night Music”. In 2003, she made her film debut in the musical comedy “Camp” and later appeared in films such as “Rocket Science” (2007) and “Twilight” (2008). In 2009, she starred in the hit romantic comedy “Up in the Air” for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

In 2010, Kendrick starred alongside George Clooney in the drama “The Company Men” and later appeared in the ensemble comedies “What to Expect When You're Expecting” (2012) and “Pitch Perfect” (2012). She reprised her role as Beca Mitchell in the sequels “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015) and “Pitch Perfect 3” (2017). Other notable film credits include roles in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), End of Watch (2012), Into the Woods (2014) and Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). 

Kendrick has also enjoyed success on television. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her recurring role on NBC's musical dramedy series "Smash" from 2012-2013. She has also appeared in various other television projects such as "Bunheads" from 2012-2013 and Netflix's anthology series "Love Life" from 2020-present.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Anna Kendrick is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 9, 1985, Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut as Child Actor on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anna makes her Broadway debut in the musical High Society at the age of 10.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Film Debut with Camp</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anna's film debut came with the movie Camp where she played a lead role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough with Up in the Air</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starring alongside George Clooney, Anna's performance in Up in the Air earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Pitch Perfect 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anna takes on the lead role of Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect 2 and the sequel becomes a huge success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Lead Role in A Simple Favor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anna stars as Stephanie Smothers in the thriller A Simple Favor and receives critical acclaim for her performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Tony Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anna is nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the play Love Life.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She Has a Great Sense of Humor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anna Kendrick has a great sense of humor and is never afraid to make fun of herself. Her wit and charm have made her one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented and Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anna Kendrick is a very talented actress, she can play a variety of roles with ease. From comedic to dramatic performances, she is able to bring any character to life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anna Kendrick is an inspiration for many people. She stands for strong values such as integrity, honesty, and hard work. She also promotes body positivity and self-acceptance which are important messages for young girls.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Person to Win an Oscar for Musical Performance</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anna Kendrick was the first person ever to win an Academy Award for a musical performance, having won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Up in the Air in 2010.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Acting at Age 10</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anna Kendrick began acting at a very young age – 10 years old – when she made her Broadway debut as Dinah in High Society.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has a Degree in Theater</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anna Kendrick graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Published Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anna Kendrick has written and published several books, including Scrappy Little Nobody and The Edgar Awards: A Mystery Writers of America Anthology.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Voice of Princess Poppy in "Trolls"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Anna Kendrick provided the voice of Princess Poppy in the animated movie Trolls. This role earned her another nomination for an Academy Award.</p></div>


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