Celeb Discovery Story: Here’s Why Everyone Loves the “Pitch Perfect” Star Anna Kendrick!

She’s a Tony Award Nominee, an Academy Award Nominee, had a number one hit single, and she’s not even thirty! Who am I talking about? None other than the incomparable, Anna Kendrick!

Anna Kendrick was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and frequently traveled New York City with her older brother, Michael, to attend auditions. Her career started when she was 10, and by 12 years old she was already on Broadway, appearing in musicals like “High Society” for which she became the third youngest actress ever to be nominated for a Tony Award!

Her transition from Broadway to film was quick, and by 2008 was already appearing in the blockbuster hit, “Twilight,” along with three of it’s sequels. It was during this time that Kendrick started to become more of a household name, and by 2009 co-starred in “Up in the Air” with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. “Up in the Air” also landed Kendrick a BAFTA nomination, a Golden Globe nomination, and an MTV Movie Award for “Best Breakthrough Performance.” I know what you’re thinking – this was her peak, right? Wrong! Kendrick has only become more well known and successful!

In 2012, Kendrick starred in the hugely successful, blockbuster, “Pitch Perfect!” The sleeper hit follows Kendrick’s character as she enters college and partakes in an a cappella singing group that competes in competitions. This film is responsible for Anna Kendrick’s top charting hit single, “Cups (When I’m Gone).” The film was so successful it spawned a sequel that’s hitting theaters this Friday, May 15th!

Kendrick has quickly become a household name, and her sarcasm and dry sense of humor, along with her hysterical Twitter account and appearances on shows like “Lip Sync Battle” are why everyone seems to love her! She’s professional and glamorous when needed, but dorky and fun most other times, and that’s why everyone loves her.

In addition to playing Cinderella in the Academy Award nominated film, “Into The Woods” opposite Meryl Streep; Kendrick also has a slew of films coming out in the future! She’s currently working on films with Hollywood stars like, Orlando Bloom, Ben Affleck, Josh Groban, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, to name a few! Anna also is going to be in a film with Zac Efron and you. That’s right … I said, YOU! Anna’s latest film is “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” co-starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine from “Workaholics”, and ClaimFame members have the opportunity to be IN the film with them! Click here, to see how you can attend the Open Casting Call for “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and be in superstar, Anna Kendrick’s latest film! And remember, stick to ClaimFame for all your casting desires!

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