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Kristen Stewart
Also known as:Kristen Jaymes Stewart
Born:April 9, 1990
Birthplace:Los Angeles, California, United States Of America
Kristen Stewart is a charismatic Hollywood actress. She began her acting career way back in 1999, and since then has featured in quite a few movies, such as Panic Room, Adventureland, Into the Wild, and Snow White and the Huntsman. Her performances in such movies did establish her as a prominent actress but her stardom rose to another level with her portrayal of the character Bella Swan in the movie Twilight and its sequels.

Stewart emerged as one of the top-earning actresses in Hollywood for several years. In 2011, she was declared number one on Forbes magazine list of Hollywood`s Best Actors for the Buck.

Early Life
Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Her father, John Stewart, has been a television producer and a stage manager for different organizations, the most renowned one being Fox TV. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart (originally from Australia) has been a script supervisor and has even directed the movie K-11. With both parents from the entertainment industry, Kristen Stewart was raised in an environment conducive to a career in movies. Some of her early years were spent in Colorado as well as Pennsylvania, and she came back to Los Angeles after she became eight years old. As she started getting involved in acting at a very young age, she completed her high school through correspondence. Kristen Stewart has a brother Cameron Stewart, and two adopted brothers by the names Dana and Taylor.

Personal Life
Kristen Stewart has been openly admitted to dating Michael Angarano (her co-star from film Speak) and Robert Pattinson (her co-star from Twilight). In addition, she has even acknowledged having dated two women- her former assistant Alicia Cargile, as well as French musician and actress Soko.

Movie Career
When Kristen Stewart was just eight years old, she had participated in a Christmas play at school, where her performance was noticed by an agent. It opened the doors for a glorious career in Hollywood, starting with a tiny part in a Disney TV film, The Thirteenth Year. She started her professional acting journey with the portrayal of a character named Sam Jennings in the 2001 movie The Safety of Objects. The talented young woman shared screen space with the veteran Jodie Foster for the 2002 American thriller movie Panic Room. Her performance was critically acclaimed and she even got nominated for the Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress at the Young Actor Awards. She then acted alongside stars like Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid for another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, in 2003.

The 2004 release, Catch That Kid, was the first movie where Kristen Stewart plays the lead role. She featured in the showtime TV film Speak in 2004, along with few other movies in the subsequent years. A notable performance was Stewart playing a minor role in Sean Penn`s critically acclaimed Into The Wild (2007), for which she even won her first Young Artist Award. In the same year, the actress appeared in the romantic movie In the Land of Women, alongside Hollywood stars Meg Ryan and Adam Brody. Kristen Stewart grew from strength to strength and started delivering some stellar performances. One such strong performance in The Cake Eaters, which was an independent movie screened only at film festivals.

Kristen Stewart`s stardom saw a massive spike as she started her vampire romance by playing the main character Bella Swan in the movie Twilight (2008), an adaptation of the Twilight novel by author Stephenie Meyer. Her co-star in this Twilight movie was Robert Pattinson, who played the character of her vampire boyfriend, Edward Cullen. Stewart won the Best Actress at the MTV Movie Awards for her compelling performance in this vampire flick. The grand commercial success of Twilight led to Stewart starring in the sequels of this movie, titled The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012). By the time the Twilight series came to an end, Kristen Stewart had become a worldwide star. In fact, she made handsome earnings of 12.5 million USD for each for the last two parts of the Twilight movie series.

While the Twilight movies got released one after the other over a period of five years, the actress experimented with a variety of other roles in movies such as comedy drama flick Adventureland (2009), Welcome to the Rileys (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Still Alice (2014), and Anesthesia (2015). She also became the first American actress to win Best Supporting Actress at the Cesar Awards, France, for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria. Interestingly, most of the roles in her first decade in Hollywood, have been that of characters who are either troubled or going through emotional trauma.

His 2020 release includes Underwater, directed by William Eubank.
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  • Elizabeth Banks was inspired to cast Kristen Stewart for Charlie`s Angels after seeing her dance at a party.
  • Kristen Stewart landed the memorable role of Bella Swan in Twilight, with the help of a recommendation from Emile Hirsch (her co-star from Into the Wild).
  • Kristen Stewart topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s Top-Earning Actresses in 2012, with an estimated annual income of about 34.5 million USD (from 2011 to 2012).
  • Kristen Stewart's favorite vampire flick is The Lost Boys (1987), while her best horror film is The Shining (1980).
  • Kristen Stewart loves playing the guitar (acoustic as well as electric), and can play the trumpet as well.
  • Lawrence had auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight but lost out to Kristen Stewart.
  • To get their sizzling on-screen chemistry right, Kristen Stewart and her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson drew inspiration from Last Tango in Paris.
  • Personal Quotes (5)

  • "Maybe I'm completely different from everyone else. There are a lot of girls who can't wait to get married and plan their wedding a long time in advance. I'm not like that. I do want to start a family at some point, but I don't know when"
  • "It took me a long time to realize that I was a girl as a teenager. At that point, I never really believed it. I looked like a boy for a long time. Now, finally, I feel like a woman."
  • "The strangest part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them."
  • "You have to be OK with your own fears. If you're an honest person, you'll make mistakes, but that's when the most interesting things happen."
  • "I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming."
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