Kristen is very close friends with with her Twilight co-star, Nikki Reed.
Since 2006, Kristen has been dated Speak co-star, Michael Angarano. They broke up in 2009.
Kristen's role as Bella Swan in the film, Twilight, earned her a total of $2 million. The sequel New Moon earned her a total of $12 million.
Kristen made her film debut alongside Glenn Close in the 2001 film, The Safety of Objects.
Kristen wrote the song "Tracy's Song" for her movie Into the Wild, and performed it for the soundtrack, along with the song "Angel from Montgomery".
List Rankings & Appearances:
• 2008 - No.11, lovefilm.com's Best Actress Under 30
• 2009 - No.39, AIM's 50 Hottest Redheads
• 2009 - No.8, AIM's 100 Celebs Under 25
• 2009 - No.17, Entertainment Weekly's 30 Under 30
• 2009 - No.5, Premiere's 40 Most Beautiful Hollywood Women
• 2009 - No.9, lovefilm.com's Best Actress Under 30
Kristen is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall. Her natural eye color is green. She wears brown contacts for her role as Bella Swan in the film, Twilight.
Kristen loves to surf.
Kristen's character, Bella Swan, in the film, Twilight, will be made into an action figure, released by Tonner Doll Company in Spring, 2009.
For the prom scene in Twilight Kristen suggested the song, 'Flightless Bird, American Mouth'. The song was then both put into the movie and the soundtrack.
She has three dogs named Oz, a border collie mix, and Jack and Lily, who are both mutts. Kristen also has a cat named Jella.
She has appeared in a commercial for Porsche.
Kristen was named Hottest Young Actress by The Movie Fanatic.
Kristen is a supporter and member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet.
Kristen got a record player for her birthday because of her love for classic rock.
Awards and Nominations:
• 2003 (N) - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, Young Artist Awards, Panic Room
• 2004 (N) - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, Young Artist Awards, Cold Creek Manor
• 2005 (N) - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, Young Artist Awards, Undertow
• 2008 (N) - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, Young Artist Awards, Into the Wild
• 2008 (N) - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Into the Wild, shared with castmates
• 2009 (W) - Best Kiss, MTV Movie Awards, Twilight, shared with Robert Pattinson
• 2009 (W) - Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards, Twilight
• 2009 (W) - Choice Movie Liplock, Teen Choice Awards, Twilight, shared with Robert Pattinson
• 2009 (W) - Choice Movie Actress Drama, Teen Choice Awards, Twilight
She has one older brother Cameron, who works as a grip. Kristen's mother is a scriptwriter from Australia. Her father, John Stewart, is a TV producer who works for FOX television who co-produced On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Although born in LA, she was raised during some of her early years in Colorado. She moved back to LA in 2006, where she resides with her parents.
Kristen and actor Dennis Quaid, who played her father in Cold Creek Manor (2003) share the same birthday.
Kristen: (about "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson and his female fans) They covet Rob. I think half of them are so jealous that they hate me. Girls are scary. Big groups of girls scare the crap out of me.
Kristen (on her favourite designer): Oh, I don't know. Anything that's beat up. I kind of like to look like a hobo.
Kristen: [Twilight] deals with the universe, and what life is about. You can make that cliché and bullshit and make it with everything being on the surface, [or] in this case make it a pretty triumphant love story.
Kristen: I don't want to make movies for kids, and I don't want to make movies for adults either.
Kristen: (on her "Twilight" character, Bella) People like her, oddly enough, and she has no idea why. Then she falls in love with a vampire. What I like about it is that the characters are really unique.
Kristen (about working on the 2002 movie, "Panic Room", with Jodie Foster): When I got Panic Room I'm like, 'Oh my God that's huge! It's bigger than huge.' I was kind of freaked out at first.
Kristen (on wearing pajamas for so long while filming the movie "Panic Room"): Wearing pajamas for four months was weird, but very comfortable.
Kristen (on how she started acting): I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies.
Kristen (on her love for acting): I love it because I love to tell stories. I like being in movies that have a great story. I'm not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It's a job, you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week, it feels like hard work.
Kristen (on pursing acting as a career): I'd like to. But that's definitely not all I want to do. It's not the most intellectually stimulating thing that you can possibly do. I want to go to college. I'm going to take four years off. I don't want to miss that. I want to be a writer. I think that'd be awesome.
Kristen (on acting role model): I would say Jodie Foster because she's not just an actress. She's a director, she's a producer, she's a writer. She's conquered the business. You don't see her much in the press. She's very, very well respected, very professional. She's awesome.
Kristen (on why spy movies featuring kids are so popular): I think that it empowers kids, and kids like that because in real life when they're at school teachers are kind of overbearing. Sometimes older people can kind of be patronizing. But when movies empower kids, I think they like it a lot.
Kristen (on the film, "Catch That Kid"): I think it shows that if you have a best friend, you help them no matter what happens. I think kids can relate to that.