Biography

Born on April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, Kristen Stewart is an actress best known for her roles in Panic room, Twilight, Catch That Kid, and Into the Wild. The daughter of a stage manager and producer and a scriptwriter, she attended school until she reached the seventh grade. After which, she just continued her schooling via correspondence.

Stewart said she was discovered when an agent saw her perform in her elementary school’s Christmas show. Her first role was a short, non-speaking character in the Disney television production called The Thirteenth Year. She then appeared in the independently produced The Safety of Objects, where she took on the role of a tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother. She also played the diabetic daughter of Jodie Foster’s character in the suspense thriller Panic Room, a role which earned her positive feedback.

Following Panic Room was another thriller called Cold Creek Manor, where she played the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone’s characters. This was followed by her first starring role, the action comedy Catch That Kid with Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Her other screen credits include another thriller Undertow, and the television film Speak in 2004. Speak is her most critically acclaimed work, where she played high school freshman Melinda Sordino who closed u and stopped talking to anyone after being raped. She was lauded for bringing character into a role with so few speaking lines.

In 2005, Stewart landed a role in the fantasy-adventure feature Zathura as irresponsible older sister Lisa. The following year, she appeared as Maya in Fierce People and the supernatural thriller The Messengers. In 2007, Stewart landed the role of Isabella Swan in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling vampire novel of the same name. She reprised her role on the sequels – The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Breaking Dawn Part one ( 2011) and Breaking Dawn Part two ( 2012 ).

Other roles of the actress include those in The Yellow Handkerchief (2009) and The Runaways (2010), where she portrayed the legendary Joan Jett. She is also known for her role in Adventureland (2009) alongside Jesse Eisenberg. 2012 would see Stewart joining Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst for a much anticipated cinematic adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

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