Anna was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for her role in Up in the Air.
Anna was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" for her role in Up in the Air.
Anna's magazine covers:
-Portland Magazine- March 2008
Anna says she is inspired by fearless women in comedy, some of her favorites being Parker Posey, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler.
Anna's favorite film character to date is Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939), played by Rosalind Russell.
Anna was nominated for Best Supporting Actress - 2007 Independent Spirit Award for her role in Rocket Science.
Anna had a lead role in My Favourite Broadway: The Leading Ladies.
Anna is the second youngest person ever to be nominated for a Tony Award.
Anna was supposed to appear in a 2003 WB network show called The Mayor, but it was canceled in preproduction.
Anna's feature film debut was in 2003, with her role as Fritzi Wagner in Camp.
In 1998 Anna won a Drama League Award for High Society, she also won the Drama Desk Award and Fany Award for the same role.
Anna's stage debut was in 1991, she was in the community theatre production of Annie, she played Tessie.
Anna went to Deering High School in Portland, Maine.
Anna has blue eyes.
Anna's current agent is Agency for the Performing Arts.
Anna's manager, Kim Matuka, at Online Talent Group, has been working with her exclusively since the age of 10.
Anna appeared in the New York City Opra House with the role of Fredika in A Little Night Music".
Anna's film history:
-"Camp" (2003)- Fritzi Wagner
-"Rocket Science" (2007)- Ginny Ryerson
-"Elsewhere" (2008)- Sarah
-"The Marc Pease Experience" (2008)- Meg Brickman
-"Twilight" (2008)- Jessica
Anna was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "High Society".
Anna is 5'4".
She has a older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who is also an actor.
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.