Anna Kendrick has a slew of projects that showcase her impressive range of talent. She was the lead in the hit comedy-musical, Pitch Perfect (2012). The song Cups, which she performed in the film has gone multiplatinum, and is one of Billboards top songs of 2013. She just signed on to do Pitch Perfect 2.
Kendrick just completed filming Disneyʼs film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods (2014). She stars as Cinderella in the film opposite Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, is slated to open December 2014. She also recently wrapped the film adaptation of the musical The Last Five Years (2014).
She had three films premiere at Sundance 2014, Happy Christmas, The Voices and Life After Beth. All three films received rave reviews, with press crowning her “the Queen Bee of Sundance.”
Anna starred recently in the indie darling Drinking Buddies (2012), opposite Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston. She also starred Summit Entertainment’s dramatic comedy 50/50 (2011), with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, as well as several prestigious award nominations. She was also in David Ayerʼs intense crime drama End Of Watch (2012), opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
In 2010 Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded film Up In The Air, directed by Jason Reitman. Kendrick earned a best supporting actress Oscar nomination, and was honored as best supporting actress by The National Board of Review and Best Breakout Star at the MTV Movie Awards. She also earned nominations from the Criticʼs Choice Movie Awards, The Golden Globes, BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild.
Kendrick notably starred in PictureHouseʼs Rocket Science (2007), 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. For her work in the film, Anna was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Anna made her feature film debut in director Todd Graffʼs Camp (2003), a darling of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult hit earned her an Independent Spirit Award 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 as Beat Featured Actress in a Musical. At 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 nominations.
Kendrickʼs additional theatre work includes a feature role with 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.