Kristen Stewart

Actor

Born: 9 April 1990
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as:

Bella Swan in the Twilight movies

Kristin Stewart played Bella Swan, the determined love interest of vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), in the feature film Twilight (2008) and its sequels. Kristen Stewart's early breakthrough came when she played Sarah, the diabetic teenage daughter of Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) in the hit 2002 thriller, Panic Room. She has kept busy since then, often playing alluringly complex characters, in films such as Cold Creek Manor (2002), Speak (2005), Into the Wild (2007), Jumper (2008) and What Just Happened (2008). Her turn in Twilight, the first film made from the popular teen vampire book series by Stephenie Meyer, made Stewart a certified star. She reprised the role in the sequels New Moon (2009), Eclipse (2010) and Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011) and by 2012 was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Besides playing Bella, Stewart starred in the fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, starring Charlize Theron) and the film version of Jack Kerouac's On the Road (2012)

Extra credit:

In Panic Room, Kristen Stewart replaced Hayden Panettiere, who was originally cast as Sarah... Stewart also had early roles in The Safety of Objects (2001) and in a Disney Channel TV production, The Thirteenth Year (1999).

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