Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
For her role as “Dinah” in “High Society” on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award.
She was a lead performer with Cabaret’s Kit Kat Club at “Carnegie Hall Live” in Great Performances: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) (TV). She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the New York City Opera House with Jeremy Irons amongst many more celebrity status actors, playing the role of “Fredrika” in “A Little Night Music”.
In 2019, Kendrick co-starred in the satirical crime comedy The Day Shall Come and played the titular character in the Disney+ Christmas comedy Noelle. Kendrick also voiced a character in the Facebook Watch adult animated comedy series Human Discoveries.
|2003 ➣||Camp||Fritzi Wagner|
|2007 ➣||Rocket Science||Ginny Ryerson|
|2008 ➣||Twilight||Jessica Stanley|
|The Marc Pease Experience||Meg Brickman|
|The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Jessica Stanley|
|Up in the Air||Natalie Keener|
|2010 ➣||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Stacey Pilgrim|
|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Jessica Stanley|
|2011 ➣||50/50||Katherine McKay|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Jessica Stanley|
|2012 ➣||The Company You Keep||Diana|
|End of Watch||Janet Taylor|
|ParaNorman||Courtney Babcock (voice)|
|Pitch Perfect||Beca Mitchell|
|What to Expect When You’re Expecting||Rosie Brennan|
|2013 ➣||Drinking Buddies||Jill|
|2014 ➣||Cake||Nina Collins|
|Into the Woods||Cinderella|
|The Last Five Years||Cathy Hiatt|
|Life After Beth||Erica Wexler|
|2015 ➣||Digging for Fire||Alicia|
|Mr. Right||Martha McKay|
|Pitch Perfect 2||Beca Mitchell|
|2016 ➣||The Accountant||Dana Cummings|
|Get a Job||Jillian Stewart|
|Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||Alice|
|2017 ➣||Pitch Perfect 3||Beca Mitchell|
|Table 19||Eloise McGarry|
|2018 ➣||A Simple Favor||Stephanie Smothers|
|2019 ➣||The Day Shall Come||Kendra Glack|
|2020 ➣||Trolls World Tour||Poppy (voice)|
|2021 ➣||Stowaway||Zoe Levenson|
|2022 ➣||Alice, Darling||Alice|
|2023 ➣||Self Reliance|
|2024 ➣||The Dating Game #||Cheryl Bradshaw|
Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, on August 9, 1985. Her older brother appeared in the drama film Looking for an Echo (2000). She attended Deering High School. Kendrick started her career as a child, auditioning for theater productions in New York City. When she was 12, she had a supporting role in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society. Her performance earned her a Theater World Award and nominations for Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Tony Awards.