ANNA KENDRICK (Beca) has a variety of accomplishments that
showcase her impressive range of talent. She was notably the lead in Pitch
Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, which broke the record as the highest-grossing
musical-comedy of all time. The song "Cups," which she performed in Pitch
Perfect, went multiplatinum and became one of Billboard's top songs of 2013.
Kendrick recently became a New York Times best-selling author for her collection
of humorous, autobiographical essays, "Scrappy Little Nobody," published by
Simon & Schuster. Kendrick is currently in production on Walt Disney Pictures'
Kendrick most recently starred in Fox Searchlight's Table 19, which reunited
Kendrick with Rocket Science director Jeffrey Blitz; DreamWorks Animation's
music-filled comedy Trolls, as the voice of Poppy opposite Justin Timberlake;
The Hollars, alongside John Krasinski (who also directed the film); Mike and
Dave Need Wedding Dates with Zac Efron; and in the action-thriller The
Accountant, opposite Ben Affleck.
Kendrick's other recent credits include Walt Disney Pictures' Into the Woods,
where she played Cinderella opposite Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp; RADiUS/The
Weinstein Company's film adaptation of the musical The Last Five Years; the
indie films Cake and Happy Christmas; Drinking Buddies, opposite Olivia Wilde
and Ron Livingston; Summit Entertainment's 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 seen in the blockbuster Twilight
franchise, including The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1.
In 2009, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in Jason
Reitman's lauded film Up in the Air, for which she earned an Oscar.. nomination
for Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, she was honored by the National Board
of Review as Best Supporting Actress and won an MTV Movie Award for Best
Breakout Star. Kendrick also earned a Critics' Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe
Award, BAFTA Film Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Kendrick notably starred in Picturehouseʼs Rocket Science, directed by
Jeffrey Blitz. Her performance as an ultracompetitive high-school debate team
member garnered critical acclaim. The film received a nomination for the Grand
Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. She was nominated for a Film
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her work in the film.
Kendrick 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 a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as a Best
Supporting Actress nomination at the 2004 Chlotrudis Awards.
An accomplished theater 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, she was the second-youngest Tony Award nominee in history. Kendrick also
garnered Drama League and Theatre World awards, as well as Drama Desk and FANY
Kendrickʼs additional theater credits include a feature role in the New York
City Operaʼs production of A Little Night Music, which starred Jeremy Irons; My
Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies Live at Carnegie Hall; and Broadway
workshops of Jane Eyre and The Little Princess.