Anna Kendrick had a small supporting role in Twilight as Jessica Stanley, a high school student who happily brings Bella into the fold when she moves to Forks, Washington. The year after she appeared in the first Twilight film, she had her own moment in the spotlight when she starred in 2009’s Up in the Air alongside George Clooney, a role for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award. She went on to play a supporting role in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World as Scott Pilgrim’s sister, Stacey. Scott Pilgrim became one of Kendrick’s most recognizable roles, and the cast even did a reunion table read for the film’s 10-year anniversary in 2020.
In 2012, Anna Kendrick became an even more recognizable household name when she starred in Pitch Perfect. She later reprised her role as Beca Mitchell, an ambitious college student who strives to be a music producer, in both Pitch Perfect sequels. She appeared in several musical roles in films like The Last Five Years and Into the Woods, drawing from her experience on Broadway prior to her Twilight days. In 2016, she had her first major voice acting role when she portrayed Princess Poppy in Trolls.
In the last few years, Kendrick reprised her roles in successful franchises such as Pitch Perfect and Trolls, as well as appearing in other films like black comedy A Simple Favor and holiday film Noelle.