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 , Jesse Eisenberg - Kristen Stewart driving a classic car for a scene in the upcoming movie 'Woody Allen Secret Project' with co-star Jesse Eisenberg filming in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 25th August 2015
Kristen Stewart , Jesse Eisenberg - Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg film a kissing scene in Santa Monica for Woody Allen's untitled movie - Santa Monica, California, United States - Monday 24th August 2015
The N.W.A. biopic saw off all competition for a second weekend in a row.
Straight Outta Compton is still sitting on top of the US box office, thanks to a second weekend which saw the biopic add $26.8 million to its total. The film, which tells the story of 90’s rap group N.W.A. easily surpassed its competition, which included three new releases.
Straight Outta Compton is still on top of the US box office.
Straight Outta Compton has already passed the $100 million mark after just two weeks of release and this weekend saw its total rise to $111.5 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The biopic also added around 200 more theatres for its second week, bringing the total to around 3,000.
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The duo couldn't be happier to work alongside each other again.
When she first read the script for American Ultra, the thing that stood out for Kristen Stewart was the chance to work with Jesse Eisenberg. "Actors get sent these scripts from their agents," she says. "But this is a really, really original and strange script. And I jumped at working with Jesse. We really had a good time on Adventureland a couple years ago. And I've sort of declared we should definitely make a movie every five years. So just in keeping with that, I jumped on this one!"
The chemistry was already there for Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg
Stewart was excited because she wouldn't have to "fabricate a dynamic" with Eisenberg. "I think me and Jesse work in a really similar way," she says.
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Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace , Tony Hale - Los Angeles premiere of 'American Ultra' at the Ace Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Ace Hotel Downtown - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th August 2015
The ‘Twilight’ actress took part in the Word Association game on Tuesday’s edition of the ‘Tonight Show’.
Kristen Stewart joined Jimmy Fallon for an awkward yet hilarious round of the game 'Word Blurt' on Tuesday’s edition of the 'Tonight Show'. The 25 year old actress was appearing on the late night talk show to promote her new movie, American Ultra when she got roped into playing the word association game with the host.
Kristen Stewart played Word Blurt with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.
Fallon initially tried to calm Stewarts nerves over the game by saying that if they managed to give the same responses it would prove they were ‘besties’. But Stewart wasn't fooled by Fallon and told the host, "You have so many besties, I don't want to hear that anymore.”
Mike's current life revolves around his girlfriend, a healthy amount of weed and his job at the local cash & carry but little does he know that things are about to dramatically change. Even though most people would think it unlikely - especially Mike- he's actually been programmed by the government into a super agent and has been 'sleeping' in this quiet town.
In order to survive, Mike must adapt and embrace his new abilities and find out who's out to kill him.
British director Nima Nourizadeh originally started out directing music videos and has shot promos for Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand and Lily Allen. Since the Nima broke into Hollywood with his directorial debut Project X.
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
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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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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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."
Date of birth
9th April, 1990