A SIMPLE FAVOR
ANNA KENDRICK (Stephanie Smothers) has a variety of accomplishments that
impressive range of talent. Notably as the lead in Universal's Pitch Perfect
franchise. Pitch Perfect 2 broke
the record as the highest grossing musical of all time. The song Cups, which she
performed in the first
Pitch Perfect went multi-platinum, and was one of Billboards' top songs of 2013.
She is the voice of 'Poppy'
in the DreamWorks Animation music-filled comedy Trolls, opposite Justin
Timberlake. Trolls 2 is currently
in in pre-production and schedule for release in 2020. And, she is a New York
Times bestselling author for
her collection of humorous, autobiographical essays, "Scrappy Little Nobody",
published by Simon &
Schuster currently out in paperback.
Anna recently wrapped production on Walt Disney Picture's Christmas film,
Noelle, opposite Bill Hader and
Kendrick's other credits include Walt Disney Pictures' Into The Woods, where she
played Cinderella opposite
Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, Warner Brother's action-thriller The Accountant,
opposite Ben Affleck,
indie's Cake and Happy Christmas, Drinking Buddies, the Summit Entertainment
comedy-drama 50/50, with
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and David Ayerʼs intense crime-drama, End
Of Watch, opposite Jake
Gyllenhaal. Kendrick was also in the blockbuster Twilight Saga franchise.
In 2010 Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded
film Up In The Air,
directed by Jason Reitman, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best
Supporting Actress, and
was honored by The National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actress and by
the MTV Movie Awards
for Best Breakout Star. She also earned nominations from the Critics' Choice
Movie Awards, The Golden
Globes , BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards .
Kendrick notably starred in Picturehouseʼs Rocket Science, directed by Jeffrey
Blitz. Her performance as an
ultra-competitive high school debate team member garnered critical acclaim and
the film received a
nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Anna was
nominated for an
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
Anna made her feature film debut in director Todd Graffʼs Camp, a favorite at
the 2003 Sundance Film
Festival. Her performance in the cult classic earned her an Independent Spirit
Awards nomination, as well
as a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Annual Chlotrudis Awards.
An accomplished theatre veteran, Kendrick began her career as Dinah Lord in the
1997 Broadway musical
production of "High Society", for which she received a Tony Award nomination for
Best Featured Actress
in a Musical. At just 12-years-old, the honor made her the second youngest Tony
nominee in award history.
Kendrick also garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards, as well as Drama
Desk and FANY award
Kendrickʼs additional theatre credits include a feature role in the New York
City Operaʼs production of "A
Little Night Music", starring Jeremy Irons, "My Favorite Broadway/The Leading
Ladies: Live At Carnegie
Hall", and Broadway workshops of "Jane Eyre" and "The Little Princess".
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