Kristen Stewart (born 9.4.1990) is an American actress.
Childhood:Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles, California. She was raised there by her father, John Stewart, who is a TV producer and stage manager for the Fox network. Her mother is an Australian scriptwriter.
Stewart only attended school until the age of eight. After that, she completed her education via correspondence. She enjoys surfing and playing the guitar.
Career: Kristen Stewart began acting when she was eight years old. An agent had spotted her acting in her school Christmas show. Her debut TV performance was a non-speaking part in The Thirteenth Year, a Disney production. She went on to play the tomboy daughter of a distressed woman (played by Patricia Clarkson) in the Safety of Objects.
Stewart then went on to star alongside Jodie Foster in the hugely successful movie Panic Room. She played Foster's diabetic daughter, with both characters trapped in the panic room of their home.
Following the critical acclaim that she received for her performance in Panic Room, Stewart was cast in Cold Creek Manor. The film was another thriller, this time starring Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. The film failed to achieve the same success as Panic Room.
Kristen Stewart's first starring role was in an action comedy aimed at children, named Catch That Kid.
In 2004, Kristen starred in Speak. Many consider her performance in that film to be her finest to date. Stewart was 13 at the time of making the film and plays a girl who is raped and subsequently ceases to engage in any form of verbal contact. Stewart only has a few speaking lines in the film but instead, the audience get a witty internal commentary on the character's experience.
Two years later, Kristen Stewart was cast in Zathura. In this fantasy film, she plays Lisa, an irresponsible sister to her two younger brothers. The children unwittingly transform their home into a spacecraft when they play a board game. Although the film was received well, Stewart's performance garnered little attention.
In 2006, Stewart appeared in Fierce People, by Griffin Dunne. She followed this performance with a lead role in The Messengers, a supernatural thriller. Despite large audience numbers, the film was not a favourite with film critics, who largely poured scorn on the production.
2007 saw Stewart appearing alongside Meg Ryan in In the Land of Women, which received mixed reviews in the press. Later that year, her fortunes were bettered when she appeared in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. The film was received well by audiences and critics alike. Stewart plays Tracy, a singer with a crush on Christopher McCandless' character.
Following the release of Into the Wild, Stewart made a few minor film appearances, including a cameo in Jumper. She appeared in 2008's What Just Happened, as well as two independent films, The Yellow Handkerchief and The Cake Eaters.
In November 2007, it was announced that Kristen Stewart would take on the role of Isabella Marie 'Bella' Swan in the film Twilight, based on the Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name. The film was released a year later.
Stewart released a poem to the public in 2014 entitled 'My Heart is a Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole', allegedly about her relationship with Pattinson
Personal Life: Stewart still lives with her family in Los Angeles. She is currently dating the actor Michael Angarano.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have dated on-and-off and in November 2013 the pair secretly checked into a hotel with their two dogs last week in order to spend some quality time together.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are rumoured to be rekindling their romance after their difficult May split. The former Twilight co-stars reportedly talk all the time via Skype and text despite being thousands of miles away from each other.
Kristen Stewart and Stephanie Meyer - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Show at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 17th June 2015
Stephanie Meyer and Kristen Stewart - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Show at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015
An initial report by The Mirror suggested that Stewart was in a relationship with her PA Alicia Cargile, but her mum Jules denies having ever said this to the interviewer.
Kristen Stewart’s mum is vigorously denying a story recently reported in the British press over the weekend that has begun trending on social media over the past few days, where she effectively “outed” her daughter as being in a relationship with her personal assistant Alicia Cargile.
British tabloid newspaper The Mirror reported on Saturday (June 13th) that Jules Stewart said “What's not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy,” and continuing with “I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her. What’s not to accept? She’s a lovely girl.”
In a new interview with Us Weekly on Tuesday (June 16th), Jules denies ever saying the above quotations and was at pains to emphasise that “never did we discuss Kristen.”
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Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile - Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile take a long stroll back to their car after having lunch in Silver Lake - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th June 2015
FKA twigs explained how she deals with racist abuse on Twitter.
FKA Twigs, in a recent interview, described the “numbness” she feels when seeing racist abuse aimed at her on social media. The singer is engaged to actor Robert Pattinson and much of the abuse she receives is from warped and obsessive fans of the Twilight actor.
FKA Twigs opened up about receiving racist abuse and described her relationship with Robert Pattinson as "amazing".
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Maria Enders is an ageing actress whose best known role was that of Sigrid in the 20 year old play 'Maloja Snake'. The play centres on the relationship between two women - the young and manipulative Sigrid and her older boss Helena, who eventually commits suicide under Sigrid's destructive influence. Enders is now being scouted again for a revival of the production, though this time in the role of Helena. She is reluctant to take on the project, but does so with the encouragement of her trusted young assistant Valentine. Soon she meets a rising starlet named Jo-Ann Ellis who is to play the new Sigrid, but Maria finds her rude and as destructive as her forthcoming character. Soon the pressure and uncomfortable similarities to herself she sees in Jo-Ann get too much for Maria, who's already overcome with grief following her divorce and the death of a friend. Plus, she starts to feel like she could be losing Valentine, who's beginning to think there's something unhealthy about Maria's reliance on her.
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Kristen Stewart addresses her directing aspirations
Kristen Stewart may owe her global celebrity to the Twilight Saga, but she takes herself seriously as an actor. And this year she became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France's Academy Award, for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria as Juliette Binoche's personal assistant.
The 25-year-old has been acting since she was 9. "I wanted to be an actor because I was on a movie set as a little kid," she says. "Both my parents work in film - they're crew. I love movies, and I just wanted to be involved. I got really lucky, I auditioned for a while and then started making films. I used to say that I always wanted to be the youngest director. But now I'm like, 'No, I'm going to wait until I'm properly ready to do that.'"
Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche star alongside one another
Intriguingly, Clouds of Sils Maria addresses a craziness in show business that Stewart is all too familiar with. The film contrasts serious actresses like Binoche's Maria ("she's interesting and good and strives to do cool stuff that makes people think") and the Jo-Ann character played by Chloe Grace Moretz ("put-together commercial/commodity-type actresses"). And Stewart is determined to be more like Maria, even if society clamours for the Jo-Anns. "That's what I like about this movie," Stewart says. "Why aren't we as a society mentioning the fact that it's so crazy that there are so many people that are so full of it? Any why are we consuming them en masse?"
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An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of identity that are concealed behind the image of a celebrity. It's so knowing that it can't help but find revelatory meaning here and there, and the performances are raw and fascinating. There's also spectacular scenery and some darkly swelling emotions. But the themes are pushed a bit too hard, and the plot is enigmatic and oddly unresolved.
At the centre is Maria (Juliette Binoche), a famous actress who is aware that as she ages she's entering a new phase in her career. She's headed with her personal assistant Val (Kristen Steward) to a special event in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, to honour Wilhelm, the director who made Maria a star. But Wilhelm dies just before they arrive, so the event turns into a memorial instead. At the funeral, theatre director Klaus (Lars Eidinger) approaches Maria about starring in a new version of Wilhelm's iconic play Maloja Snake, which refers to an unusual cloud formation in this Alpine region. But this time Maria would play the older woman, while rising-star Jo-Ann (Chloe Grace Moretz) takes the ingenue role that sparked Maria's career. While Jo-Ann catches headlines for her bad-girl antics, Maria asks Val to help her get a grip on the alien older character she will be playing.
The story spirals out from here with swirling angles of meaning, as the play within the film becomes entangled with the contrasting public and private lives of the celebrities. Thankfully, even though everything is very pointed, the actors deliver remarkably off-handed performances that are very easy to identify with, revealing their characters' private thoughts and insecurities. There is of course also a further meta-level to all of this, as Jo-Ann's paparazzi-baiting lifestyle echoes experiences Stewart herself has had.
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American actress Kristen Stewart who starred in the 'Twilight' movie series was spotted as she took out money from her local bank before she headed over to a friends house in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015
The ‘Twilight’ star has opened up about sexism in Hollywood, as well as big screen sex scenes.
Kristen Stewart has spoken out against the sexism which still exists in Hollywood, branding it “disgustingly sexist.” The actress made the comments during an interview with Britain’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine, where she also spoke about filming 'uncomfortable' sex scenes.
Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise.
“Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard,” Stewart told the mag. “Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It's crazy. It's so offensive it's crazy."
Kristen Stewart - Shots of American actress Kristen Stewart and her friend Alicia Cargile as the two were out and about in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 28th March
Woody Allen has signed up Kristen Stewart for his new movie.
Woody Allen has cast Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in his latest movie. As usual with Allen's projects at this stage, the film is untitled and there are no details, though it's being produced by Letty Arsonson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson.
Kristen Stewart will star in Woody Allen's latest movie, alongside Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg
It's an eye-striking and typically varied and unusual cast and Allen remains one of the few directors who signs up talent without showing them a script. Everybody wants to work with Allen and the general rule of thumb is: if you're asked, you take the job. Cate Blanchet won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2014 after starring in Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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The 24-year-old actress recently opened up about being confident with who she is as a person.
Kristen Stewart's personal and professional life has been like a roller coaster for the last several years, but the notoriously shy actress has managed to survive these rough times seemingly without effecting her career, and this may be because she is confident with who she is.
Stewart says she is an "intense weirdo"
During a new interview with CR Fashion Book, the 'Twilight' star covered an array of personal topics including her own opinions of herself and what she is attracted to.
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The actress took home France’s version of the Academy Award in Paris on Friday.
Kristen Stewart looked visually shocked on Friday, as she was named best supporting actress at France’s César Awards, making history in the process. The actress took home France’s version of the Oscar for her role in drama Clouds of Sils Maria, in which she starred opposite Juliette Binoche.
Forget Twilight, Kristen Stewart has made acting history.
The actress appeared stunned when her name was read as the winner and she began her acceptance speech telling the audience, “OK here we go, I can’t even move by hands.” Stewart then proceeded to give her thank-yous in French before continuing in English.
After working "for a solid two years," the 24-year-old actress is ready to step away from Hollywood to pursue her other hobbies and relax.
Kristen Stewart's personal and professional life has been like a roller coaster for the last several years, and now the 24-year-old actress is ready to take a well-deserved break from the movie business.
Stewart wants to take a break from Hollywood
During an appearance on Monday's (Jan 26th) 'Live! With Kelly and Michael,' Stewart revealed that after wrapping up filming for 'Still Alice,' she has just been relaxing and enjoying pursuing her other hobbies.
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