Biography: Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart will soon be seen on the big screen in Walter SallesOn the Road, based on the Jack Kerouac novel. Stewart is recognizable around the world for her role as Bella Swan, the human girl who falls in love with a vampire in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 as well as in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2, which will be released in November 2012.

Stewart recently starred as Joan Jett in The Runaways, the rock ’n’ roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band. She starred in the independent film Welcome to the Rileys, opposite James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Stewart was introduced to worldwide audiences with her outstanding performance alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room. She starred in Adventureland, opposite Jesse Eisenberg, for director Greg Mottola; the independent film The Yellow Handkerchief, alongside William Hurt and Maria Bello; and The Cake Eaters, for director Mary Stuart Masterson. She gave a memorable portrayal as Tracy Tatro in director Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, in which she also performs two songs, including one that she wrote.

Her additional film credits include Jumper, What Just Happened, In the Land of Women, The Messengers, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Speak, Fierce People, Catch That Kid, Undertow, Cold Creek Manor and The Safety of Objects.

Stewart resides in Los Angeles.

This biography/filmography of Kristen Stewart is courtesy of Universal Pictures, Roth Films and Snow White and the Huntsman

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