Actress Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theater productions. Her first prominent role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp.

Anna Kendrick started her career as a child, auditioning for theater productions in New York City. When she was 12, she played a supporting role in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society. Her performance earned her a Theater World Award, as well as nominations for Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Tony Awards.

She then starred alongside George Clooney in director Jason Reitman's Up in the Air. Her performance as an ambitious college graduate was praised by critics, who called it "funny and touching" and commented that she "grabs every scene she's in". She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at several awards ceremonies, including the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

At the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014, Kendrick was featured in two films. She starred opposite Jeremy Jordan in the musical romance The Last Five Years, an adaptation of the off-Broadway musical of the same name. While the film itself received mixed reviews, Kendrick garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance.

Kendrick will lend her voice as the main character to the animated film Trolls; and will appear in the action thriller The Accountant with Ben Affleck. She has completed work on Table 19, which is set to release in January 2017. She has confirmed that she will be returning to play Beca Mitchell in Pitch Perfect 3, slated for release in 2017.