Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009), for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She played Dinah Lord in the Broadway musical High Society (1998), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.
Her other notable roles include Fritzi Wagner in Camp (2003), Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga (2008–11), Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect (2012), Janet in End of Watch (2012) and Cinderella in Into the Woods (2014).
Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Janice (née Cooke), an accountant, and William K. Kendrick, a history teacher who also works in finance. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. She has an older brother, actor Michael Cooke Kendrick, who appeared in the 2000 film Looking for an Echo. She attended Deering High School in Portland, where, besides her acting, she was known for her proficiency with the accordion.
- She is the younger sister of Michael Cooke Kendrick.
- She graduated from Deering High School (Portland, ME) in 2003.
- She loves Taco Bell.
- She was Jason Reitman's first and only choice for the role of Natalie Keener in the film Up in the Air (2009).