Bagging some awards nominations, one of which was Tony, for her role as Dinah in Broadway play "High Society" (1998) proved to be a good start for Anna Kendrick's career. She afterwards made her film debut in the 2003 independent musical "Camp". In 2007, she landed a role in drama-comedy "Rocket Science" and guest starred in an episode of BBC's series "Viva Laughlin".
2008 saw Anna starring in the worldwide success big screen adaption of Stephanie Meyer's teenage vampire novel "Twilight" as Jessica Stanley. The success of the film help launching her career to the next level and she was then signed on to star in "Up in the Air" (2009) co-starring with George Clooney and Jason Bateman among others. Embracing a more mature role, Anna received positive reviews and was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. She, moreover, also earned some other awards nominations, like the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Awards.
She was already internationally famous when she reprised her role in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and starred in the fantasy comedy "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", both in 2010. In the next year, she again appeared in the next installment of "Twilight", entitled "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" and was billed to act in 2012 romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting". With her status as one of the sought-after stars, Anna kept starring in a number of film projects, including "Pitch Perfect" (2012), "The Company You Keep" (2012), "Into the Woods" (2014), and "Pitch Perfect 2" (2015).
Anna Kendrick, who was born on August 9, 1985 in Portland, Maine, once dated film and TV director Edgar Wright whom she met during the production of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World".