When she was 12, she played a supporting role in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society.

She went on to earn widespread acclaim for her performance in Up in the Air (2009), including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Kendrick has since featured in such successful films as the comedy-drama 50/50 (2011), the crime-drama End of Watch (2012), the musical-fantasy Into the Woods (2014), and the adult-comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

She has achieved further fame for playing the protagonist in the 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect and the 2015 sequel, Pitch Perfect 2.

Kendrick started her career as a child, auditioning for theater productions in New York City.

She began her career as a child actor in theater productions.

Her first prominent role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp (2003).Kendrick rose to prominence for her supporting role in The Twilight Saga (2008–12), the blockbuster film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s book series of the same name.Her performance as the nerdy Fritzi Wagner earned her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.She went on to play an ambitious high school debater in Rocket Science (2007), for which she earned a subsequent Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.Kendrick rose to prominence in 2008 for the fantasy romance Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name, which became a major blockbuster at the box office.