Name:
Kristen Stewart
Birth Date:
April 9, 1990
Birth Place:
Colorado, USA
Height:
5' 6
Nationality:
American
Profession:
Actress
BIOGRAPHY
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Twilight's Bella

Background:

First enjoying a taste of fame as Jodie Foster's diabetic daughter in the psychological thriller “Panic Room” (2002), Kristen Stewart is now popular among moviegoers for her role of Bella Swan, the main love interest of vampire Edward Cullen (portrayed by Robert Pattinson), in the hit “Twilight” (2008) movie.

Kristen made her debut in the challenging independent drama "The Safety of Objects" (2001). She has also appeared in such films as "Cold Creek Manor" (2003), "Speak" (2004), "Catch That Kid" (2004), "Zathura: A Space Adventure" (2005), "In the Land of Women" (2007), "The Messengers" (2007), "The Cake Eaters" (2007), "Into the Wild" (2007), "What Just Happened" (2008), "Jumper" (2008), and "Adventureland" (2009). She will next be seen in the "Twilight" sequel, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," and the upcoming films "Welcome to the Rileys," "K-11," and "The Runaways."

“Acting is such a personal thing, which is weird because at the same time it's not. It's for the consumption of other people. But in terms of creative outlets and expressing yourself, it's just the most extreme version of that that I've ever found. It's like running. It’s exertion. When you reach that point where you can't go anymore and you stop and you take a breath, it's that same sort of clearing of the mind.” Kristen Stewart

This 5' 6" poised young film actress was on Moviefone's “Hottest 25 Stars Under the Age of 25” list (2008), ranked #17 on Entertainment Weekly's “30 Under 30” actress list (2008), and named The Movie Fanatic's “Hottest Young Actress” (2008). She is now dating her “Speak” (2004) costar actor, Michael Angarano.


Kris, Kstew

Childhood and Family:

Born in Los Angeles, California, on April 9, 1990, Kristen Jaymes Stewart was raised in Colorado before eventually moving back to Los Angeles in 2006, where she currently resides with her parents, John Stewart and Jules Mann-Stewart. Her father is a stage manager and TV Producer who works at FOX TV. Her mother is a scriptwriter originally from Australia. Kristen has one older brother, Cameron Stewart, who is a guitar player.

"I want to go to Sydney University in Australia. My mom's from there." Kristen Stewart

Kristen, who wants to be a writer, attended school until the seventh grade and then continued her education by correspondence. She is currently studying online.

“I'd like to, but that's definitely not all I want to do. It's not the most intellectually stimulating thing that you can possibly do. I want to go to college. I'm going to take four years off. I don't want to miss that. I want to be a writer. I think that'd be awesome.” Kristen Stewart

Kristen enjoys surfing and eating sushi. She owns 3 dogs and a cat.

Kristen, nicknamed “Kris” or “Kstew,” is best friends with “Twilight” costar Nikki Reed. She is also close friends with her “Twilight” costar Robert Pattinson. She is involved in a relationship with actor Michael Angarano (born December 3, 1987), who costarred with her in the film “Speak” (2004).


New Moon

Career:

“I love it because I love to tell stories. I like being in movies that have a great story. I'm not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It's a job, you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week, it feels like hard work.” Kristen Stewart

At the age of eight, Kristen Stewart began her acting career after she was spotted by a talent agent in her elementary school's Christmas show. She subsequently began auditioning for film and television roles and landed her first role, a non-speaking part, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, “The Thirteenth Year” (1999), starring Chez Starbuck and Courtnee Draper. Two years later, in 2001, the aspiring actress snagged a more substantial part in Rose Troche’s independent drama “The Safety of Objects,” which was based on a series of short stories written by A. M. Homes.

Stewart enjoyed her first taste of major Hollywood success costarring in “Panic Room” (2002), a psychological thriller directed by David Fincher and costarring Jodie Foster. For her role in the film, Stewart received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress. During this time, she also appeared in a TV commercial for Porsche. On working on the film “Panic Room” with such a big name star as Jodie Foster, Stewart recalled, "When I got 'Panic Room,' I'm like, 'Oh my God that's huge! It's bigger than huge.' I was kind of freaked out at first."

Stewart went on to play the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone in Mike Figgis' thriller “Cold Creek Manor” (2003). Her performance in the film earned her a second Young Artist Award nomination, this time for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress.

In 2004, Stewart received the starring role of Melinda Sordino in Jessica Sharzer's independent film based on the award-winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, “Speak.” She then starred as Maddy in Bart Freundlich's “Catch That Kid,” a remake of the 2002 Danish blockbuster “Klatretosen.” Stewart was also nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress for her performance opposite Jamie Bell, Devon Alan, Dermot Mulroney, and Josh Lucas in David Gordon Green's thriller “Undertow.”

Stewart next starred as Jonah Bobo and Josh Hutcherson's sister in Jon Favreau's film adaptation of an illustrated book by Chris Van Allsburg (author of "Jumanji"), "Zathura: A Space Adventure" (2005). She was then cast in Sean Penn's big screen version of Jon Krakauer's 1996 best selling non-fiction book, “Into the Wild” (2007; with Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, William Hurt, and Catherine Keener), which earned her nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture) and the Young Artist Awards (for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress).

Still in 2007, Stewart played Donald Sutherland's granddaughter Maya, who becomes the love interest of Anton Yelchin's character, in Griffin Dunne's drama film based on a novel written by Dirk Wittenborn, “Fierce People,” which also starred Diane Lane and Chris Evans. She also portrayed Meg Ryan's teenage daughter in Jonathan Kasdan's directorial debut, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, “In the Land of Women,” opposite Adam Brody, and starred as Jess Solomon, the troubled teen daughter of a family who sees ghosts and poltergeists in their new house, in the Pang Brothers' supernatural thriller film produced by Sam Raimi, "The Messengers." Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, and John Corbett also starred in the movie. Additionally, she starred as Georgia Kaminski in Mary Stuart Masterson's independent ensemble drama "The Cake Eaters," alongside Aaron Stanford and Jayce Bartok, and portrayed the younger version of Virginia Madsen's character in Kate Hudson's 16-minute short drama film, "Cutlass," with Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell.

In 2008, Stewart landed the star-making role of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen (portrayed by Robert Pattinson), in Catherine Hardwicke's romantic-fantasy film based on the 2005 bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer, "Twilight.” About being in the movie, Stewart admitted, "I'm so glad that I like this movie. I'm so glad that I'm proud of this movie and that I stand in it and that I wasn't trampled by the machine that could've taken over. In that case I would be hiding under this table and this interview would've gone terribly. But I'm excited because I'm proud of the movie. It's not why I started doing this though. I don't look at magazines and say, 'Oh, she's so cute. I wish I could do that.' I don't put too much stock in it. It doesn't impress me at all. If the movie is good then great, but if it's not, then God, I feel so bad for that person with their face fifty feet tall, all blown up. Some people would be happy with that, that as long as their face was out there they're stoked about it. I'm not like that."

“Twilight” was a huge hit and Stewart will reprise her role in its upcoming sequel, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which is being directed by Chris Weitz and is scheduled for release on November 20, 2009.

Meanwhile, Stewart also played Robert De Niro's daughter in Barry Levinson's satirical “What Just Happened,” an independent film based on the book "What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line" by Art Linson. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 25, 2008. She also starred as the lonely troubled teenager Martine in Udayan Prasad's romantic drama, "The Yellow Handkerchief" (2008; opposite William Hurt and Maria Bello), and had a cameo role in Doug Liman's science fiction film, "Jumper" (2008; starred Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell, Max Thieriot, AnnaSophia Robb, and Diane Lane), which is loosely based on the 1992 science fiction novel of the same name by Steven Gould.

Recently, moviegoers could catch Stewart in Greg Mottola's comedy film set in the summer of 1987, "Adventureland" (2009), in which she plays Em Lewin, Jesse Eisenberg's captivating coworker and love interest.

Stewart is currently working on her upcoming film project, "K-11," a drama directed by her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, in which Kristen costars with her best friend Nikki Reed. She revealed about the project, "I've worked on the script with her a little bit so we have delved into it in that sense of just writing. It's called ‘K-11.’ This year for me has gotten really insane and absolutely psychotic. But, hopefully next year, maybe in January, that's when we hope to do the movie. It's about a dorm that isn't widely known called K-11 that is located in L.A. County Jail. It's specifically for people that can't be put into general population and they need to be protected because they would be subject to a lot of danger. They're an eclectic bunch of people. There are famous people, gay people, cross-dressers, trannies and it's a story about a guy who finds himself in that dorm and he integrates himself into this hierarchy and then breaks out of it a couple of weeks later and it's just about that two weeks of his life in this world of really sort of damaged but functioning family of people. I play a young girl who is not a girl. Her name is Butterfly. She's autistic and that's it. That's Butterfly."

Currently, Stewart is also busy filming "Welcome to the Rileys," an independent drama film directed by Jake Scott in which she plays 16-year-old lap dancer Mallory, opposite James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, and "The Runaways," a coming-of-age biopic.


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