Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick


8/9/1985, Portland, Maine, USA

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Anna Kendrick


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Anna Kendrick was born in 1985 in Portland, Maine. At 13 she received her first Tony nomination. In 2003 she began acting onscreen with a few small parts in shows and movies. In 2007 she appeared as the female lead in the indie film, Rocket Science. After than…more


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    • Anna: (On how she started acting) Well, I grew up in Maine, so it was an unlikely place to start. But my parents were really, really cool about supporting what I wanted to do at a really young age. I think I was about 10 when I caught the bug. They would drive me down to New York if there were auditions. When I was 12, I did this show on Broadway called High Society, so we moved to New York for the run of that. [I later] auditioned for Rocket Science after I did this film called Camp before that.

    • Anna: (On if had any Twilight-like obsessions growing up) I camped out to see the Strokes. I was obsessed with Julian Casablancas. I had a huge crush. And I was and still am obsessed with Lord of the Rings, I do an annual marathon of the extended editions. It's hard-core

    • Anna: (On shooting New Moon and Up in the Air at the same time) George gave me such a hard time about shooting Twilight. Whenever I came back, it was like, 'Oh sorry, this isn't the Twilight set. You're not working with Mr. Handsome.' He called Rob 'Mr. Handsome'.

    • Anna: (On if she thinks Twilight will have a negative effect on her career) I don't think so. I understand that there is always going to be backlash for something that is really popular. But I think especially because I just play this silly girl, it's not as though people see me in Twilight and can only think of me as a vampire queen or something.

    • Anna: Honestly, I can't remember the last time I was on vacation. But I really like Edinburgh. I went there when I was a teenager. I went during the Fringe festival and I've wanted to go back ever since. It was nice to be in a place where it felt like there was some history. I'm from Maine, and even Maine isn't that old. And certainly California is like the fetus of the world. It was nice to be in a place where it felt like things had really happened here and there was a real sense of history.

    • Anna: (About Up in the Air) I've never been more terrified in my life to do this movie. It was months of knowing and being terrified, but within five minutes of talking to him you realize how easy it's going to be and how easy he's going to make it for you. To not just meeting him and realizing he's another human being like the rest of us, I completely appreciate he goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and to make you feel like you can do your job around him. I think that's a skill he's had to develop because he's been 'George Clooney' for a long time and he probably is aware of how people get around him. And he's a generous enough person and a generous enough actor to go out of his way to make you feel like whatever you have to do on the screen, he's going to make sure that happens.

    • Anna: An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

    • Anna: (on the difference between herself and her Camp character) I do have a passion for theater. But I try my best not to stalk people.

    • Anna: (On her first role being in "Annie") It's a little cliché, I really wish it was something other than that, because it just seems so trite.

    • Anna: (on how she viewed herself as a kid) [I was] one of those hyperactive kids who wanted to jump around and sing and dance and scream and be on stage.

  • What an extremely adorable, hot, and talented actress.

    In my life I've seen tons of adorable, hot, talented, great actresses out there. But out of all of em, Anna Kendrick has got to be my #1 favorite. Dear Lord is this girl hot, I can't get my face off of her whenever I see a photo of her and its my dream to one day meet her. Now not only is she really hot/adorable, but she's really talented too. Often she shows a lot of emotion in her roles and she doesn't try too hard. Plus on one of her recent movies "Pitch Perfect" (Good musical film BTW, not the best but its still a good film and its enjoyable), her singing was amazing. I never knew she could sing till I saw Pitch Perfect, the song "Cups" blew my mind! I actually think she should start a singing career and become a singer cause Pitch Perfect showed how great her singing was and I wanna hear more songs from her since Anna Kendrick did so great at singing and I cannot believe I'm saying this but I think it would be great if I could buy her CDs and listen to them. And I haven't seen all her films but I must say I've seen most of them and I enjoyed all of them (My favorite would have to be Up in the Air 2009). Well... the only movie she was in that I didn't like was the Twilight franchise. Dear lord Twilight has got to be the most overrated movie franchise in the history of film making! I'm so glad the movies are over now! But that doesn't stop me from loving her since her acting was still great there and not to mention Anna's pretty much the only good one there so I still have 100% faith in her. She also guest stars in a lot of great shows like Family Guy, a very funny and severely underrated show and she only guest starred in one episode called "Internal Affairs" and she played Nora. Overall Anna Kendrick is one of (if not) the greatest actress I've ever seen and I really hope she continues her career. Keep up the good work Anna! A perfect shiny 10/10 for Anna! :)moreless