Anna Kendrick has a variety of accomplishments that showcase her impressive range of talent. Kendrick is known for her lead in Pitch Perfect 2, which broke the record as the highest-grossing musical of all time. The song “Cups,” which she performed in the first Pitch Perfect went multi-platinum, and was one of Billboards’ top songs of 2013. Kendrick is the author of Scrappy Little Nobody, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays, published by Simon & Schuster, and was released in November 2016. Using her witty, one-of-a-kind commentary, Kendrick shares the absurdities she has experienced.
Kendrick most recently starred in Fox Searchlight’s Table 19, the action-thriller The Accountant opposite Ben Affleck and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates with Zac Efron. She is the voice of ‘Poppy’ in the DreamWorks Animation music-filled comedy Trolls, opposite Justin Timberlake. She can also be seen in The Hollars, alongside John Krasinski (who also directed the film), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and sold to Sony Pictures Classics.
Kendrick’s other recent credits include Walt Disney Pictures’ Into the Woods, where she played ‘Cinderella’ opposite Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, Radius/Weinstein’s film adaptation of the musical The Last Five Years, indie’s Cakeand Happy Christmas, Drinking Buddies, in which she starred opposite Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston, Summit Entertainment comedy-drama 50/50, with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and David Ayerʼs intense crime-drama, End of Watch, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Kendrick was also in the blockbuster Twilight Saga franchise.
In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the lauded film Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and was honored by The National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actress and by the MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakout Star. She also earned nominations from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, The Golden Globes, BAFTA, and the Screen Actors Guild.
Kendrick notably starred in Picturehouseʼs Rocket Science, 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. Anna was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film.
Anna made her feature film debut in director Todd Graffʼs Camp, a favorite at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance in the cult classic earned her an Independent Spirit Awards 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 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. At just 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 credits includes a feature role in 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.