Kristen Stewart

Biography

Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has starred in other films, including Panic Room (2002), Zathura (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), The Messengers (2007), Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010), and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). She will star in upcoming films in 2012: On the Road and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Early life Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, John Stewart, is a stage manager and television producer who has worked for Fox. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, is a script supervisor originally from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia. She has an older brother, Cameron Stewart, and an adopted brother, Taylor. Stewart attended school until the seventh grade and then continued her education by correspondence. She has since completed high school. Career - Early work Her whole family all worked behind the camera and Stewart thought she would become a writer/director, but never considered being an actor. "I never wanted to be the center of attention – I wasn't that 'I want to be famous, I want to be an actor' kid. I never sought out acting, but I always practiced my autograph because I love pens. I'd write my name on everything." Stewart's acting career began at the age of eight, after an agent saw her perform in her elementary school's Christmas play. After a year of auditioning, Stewart's first role was a small nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel original film The Thirteenth Year. Then, she had another part in the film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas as the "ring toss girl". She subsequently appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects, in which she played the tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother (Patricia Clarkson). Stewart also played a tomboy in the film Panic Room, playing the diabetic daughter of a divorced mother (Jodie Foster). She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance. After Panic Room's success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid's and Sharon Stone's characters. She was again nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance. It was revealed that at about this time in her career, she had to be homeschooled due to her irregular schedule, which was affecting her grades. She said, "I started homeschooling because my teachers were failing me. I think it was just resentment – I made more work for them. But homeschooling is great; you can study what you want, which allows you to get more excited about what you're doing". - 2000 Her first starring role followed, in the children's action-comedy Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Stewart also played the role of Lila in the thriller Undertow. Stewart starred in the Lifetime/Showtime television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played high school freshman Melinda Sordino, who stops almost all verbal contact after being raped. In 2005, Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura, playing the role of Lisa, the irresponsible older sister of two little boys, who turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space by playing a board game. The film received praise by critics, but Stewart's performance did not garner much media attention, as it was noted that her character is immobilized during most of the film. The following year, she played the character Maya in Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne. After that film, she received the lead role of Jess Solomon in the supernatural thriller film The Messengers. In 2007, Stewart appeared as teenager Lucy Hardwicke in In the Land of Women, a romantic drama starring Meg Ryan and Adam Brody. The film, as well as Stewart's performance, received mixed reviews. That same year, Stewart appeared in the Sean Penn-directed adaptation film Into the Wild. For her portrayal of Tracy – a teenage singer who has a crush on young adventurer Christopher McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch) – Stewart received mixed reviews. While Salon.com considered her work a "sturdy, sensitive performance", and the Chicago Tribune noted that she did "vividly well with a sketch of a role", Variety's critic Dennis Harvey said, "It's unclear whether Stewart means to be playing hippie-chick Tracy as vapid, or whether it just comes off that way." After Into the Wild, Stewart had a cameo appearance in Jumper and also appeared in What Just Happened, which was released in October 2008. She also co-starred in The Cake Eaters an independent film that has only been screened at film festivals. On November 16, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Stewart would play main character Isabella "Bella" Swan in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire romance novel of the same name. The film began production in February 2008 and finished filming in May 2008. Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008. Stewart reappeared as Bella in the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, once again receiving mixed reviews for her performance. She reprised this role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In 2009, Stewart starred in The Yellow Handkerchief, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and was released into theaters in 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films. She also starred alongside James Gandolfini in Welcome to the Rileys, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. On June 1, 2012, Stewart starred as Snow White in the film Snow White and the Huntsman. Stewart will also appear as Mary Lou in the upcoming film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's cult classic novel On the Road. Shooting began in August 2010. In 2012, according to Forbes, Stewart was the highest paid actress in Hollywood between the May 2011 and May 2012 season with total earnings of $34.5 million.[42] She earned $12.5 million each for last two installments in the Twilight series, including royalties.

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Birth Name

Kristen Jaymes Stewart

Birth Place

États-Unis

Birth Date

4/9/1990
Known For
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Snow White & The Huntsman

Snow White

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Twilight

Bella Swan

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Isabella "Bella" Swan

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Bella Swan

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The Messengers

Jess

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Panic Room

Sarah Altman

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Zathura

Lisa

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Camp X-Ray

Cole

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Catch That Kid

Maddy

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Personal Shopper

Maureen

Starring In
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Love Lies Bleeding

Lou

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Crimes of the Future

Timlin

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Spencer

Princess Diana

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Jodie Foster - Hollywood dans la peau

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Happiest Season

Abby

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Underwater

Norah Price

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Charlie's Angels

Sabina Wilson

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Seberg

Jean Seberg

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Love, Antosha

Self

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JT LeRoy

Savannah Knoop

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Bad Reputation

Herself

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Lizzie

Bridget Sullivan

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Chanel: Gabrielle

Chanel Model

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Personal Shopper

Maureen

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Kathryn Lynn

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Certain Women

Elizabeth Travis

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Café Society

Vonnie

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Anesthesia

Sophie

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American Ultra

Phoebe

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Equals

Nia

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9 Kisses

Fangirl

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Still Alice

Lydia Howland

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Clouds of Sils Maria

Valentine

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Camp X-Ray

Cole

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Snow White & The Huntsman

Snow White

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On the Road

Marylou / LuAnne Henderson

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2

Bella Swan

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1

Bella Swan

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Welcome To The Rileys

Mallory

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Bella Swan

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The Runaways

Joan Jett

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Isabella "Bella" Swan

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Adventureland

Em Lewin

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The Yellow Handkerchief

Martine

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What Just Happened?

Zoe

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Twilight

Bella Swan

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Jumper

Sophie

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The Cake Eaters

Georgia

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Into the Wild

Tracy Tatro

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The Messengers

Jess

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In the Land of Women

Lucy Hardwicke

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Casino Royale

Hot Girl (uncredited)

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Fierce People

Maya

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Zathura

Lisa

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Undertow

Lila

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Speak

Melinda Sordino

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Catch That Kid

Maddy

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Cold Creek Manor

Kristen Tilson

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Panic Room

Sarah Altman

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The Safety of Objects

Sam Jennings

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The Thirteenth Year

Girl in Fountain Line (uncredited)

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