Thursday, January 8, 2009

Introducing: Kristen Stewart

I love this girl, she is so talented! Her many of her movies are my favourite and especially In the Land of Women and Twilight. Her real name is Kristen Jaymes Stewart, born in April 9, 1990 and is an American actress. She is known for roles in the films Panic Room, Zathura, The Messengers, Catch That Kid and Into the Wild.

Stewart's acting career began at the age of eight. Stewart's first role was a short, nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel TV production The Thirteenth Year. She subsequently appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects, in which she played the tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother (Patricia Clarkson). Stewart had a major role in the Hollywood film Panic Room, playing the sullen, diabetic daughter of a divorced mother (Jodie Foster). After Panic Room's success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of
Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone's characters. Then she got the role in children's action-comedy Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Stewart also played the role of Lila in the thriller Undertow. Stewart's most critically acclaimed role may be in the television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, thirteen at the time of filming, played high school freshman Melinda Sordino, who stops almost all verbal contact after being raped and who deals with enormous amounts of emotional turmoil.
In 2005, Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura, playing the role of Lisa – an irresponsible older sister of two little boys, who turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space by playing a board game. The movie received praise by critics, but Stewart's performance didn't garner much media attention as it was noted that her character is immobilized during most of the movie. The following year, she played the character Maya in Fierce People. After that film, she received the lead role of Jess Solomon in the supernatural thriller movie The Messengers. The movie was successful commercially, however, it received highly negative reviews from critics.
In 2007, Stewart appeared as teenager Lucy Hardwicke in In the Land of Women, a romantic drama starring Meg Ryan and The O.C. star Adam Brody. The movie, as well as Stewart's performance, received mixed reviews. That same year, Stewart starred in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed adaptation film Into the Wild. For her portrayal of Tracy – a teenage singer who has a crush on young adventurer Christopher McCandless – Stewart received generally positive reviews.
On November 16, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Stewart would play Isabella "Bella" Swan in the movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire/human romance novel of the same name. She stars alongside Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, her character's vampire boyfriend. The film began production in February 2008 and finished filming in May 2008. Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008. Stewart will be reprising her role as Bella in the sequel, New Moon, in 2009. She also co-stars in The Cake Eaters and The Yellow Handkerchief, both independent films that have only been screened at film festivals.
She is a fan of rock music and her favorite bands include U2, Radiohead, The Beatles, The Specials, Laura Marling, Green Day, Nirvana and Beck. Kristen is dating actor Michael Angarano (Sky High, One Last Thing, The Final Season). And is very close friends with her Twilight co-star Nikki Reed.
I can’t wait to see her new movies!

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