When Kristen was young, her family relocated to Colorado, where they lived for several years before moving back to Los Angeles. Her acting career began after an agent noticed her performing in a school Christmas play when she was eight years old.
After a non-speaking part in a Disney TV movie, Kristen acted in the role of Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects. Shortly after completing this film, Kristen landed the part of Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room (2002). Then only 12 years old, Kristen was already working with one of the biggest names in Hollywood. She received praise for her performance in the film, and, as a result, garnered the respect of the Hollywood community and was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Since the start of her Hollywood career, Kristen has entertained moviegoers with her impassioned character portrayals, specifically that of Bella Swan (in Twilight). With multiple projects currently filming or in the production phases, Kristen continues to move forward in her career and look ahead for new opportunities.
Kristen has three dogs and a cat.
Kristen loves reading; additionally, she aspires to go to college for a degree in literature and potentially pursue writing as a career, is close friends with her Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed & is currently dating actor Michael Angarano.
Kristen has acted in a wide variety of film genres. From horror to comedy, Kristen has brought different elements to each of the characters she portrayed. However, in every role she has managed to maintain a subtle elegance and surety of self. Below, please find a list of Kristen’s feature film roles* (the character name appears first in each entry). For more detailed information on each film and other actors or actresses that participated in the production, feel free to reference any number of movie database sites.
- Bella Swan, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
- Joan Jett, The Runaways (2010)
- Butterfly, K-11 (2009)
- Bella Swan, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
- Mallory, Welcome to the Rileys
- Em Lewin, Adventureland (2009)
- Bella Swan, Twilight (2008)
- Sophie, Jumper (2008)
- Zoe, What Just Happened (2008)
- Martine, The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
- Young Robin, Cutlass (2007)
- Tracy Tatro, Into the Wild (2007)
- Georgia, The Cake Eaters (2007)
- Jess Solomon, The Messengers (2007)
- Lucy Hardwicke, In the Land of Women (2007)
- Lisa, Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
- Maya, Fierce People (2005)
- Lila, Undertow (2004)
- Maddy, Catch That Kid (2004)
- Melinda Sordino, Speak (2004)
- Kristen Tilson, Cold Creek Manor (2003)
- Sarah Altman, Panic Room (2002)
- Sam Jennings, The Safety of Objects (2001)
Though her young career is just taking off, Kristen Stewart has already been nominated for several prestigious awards:
- 2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress (for Panic Room)
- 2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (for Cold Creek Manor)
- 2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (for Undertow)
- 2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (for Into the Wild)
- 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (for Into the Wild)
- 2009 MTV Movie Award Best Kiss- Shared with Rob Pattinson (for Twilight)
- 2009 MTV Movie Award Best Female Performace: Drama (for Twilight)
- 2009 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Liplock- Shared with Rob Pattinson (for Twilight)
- 2009 Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Drama (for Twilight)
- 2010 MTV Movie Award
Best Kiss- Shared with Rob Pattinson (for New Moon)
- 2010 MTV Movie Award Best Female Performace: Drama (for New Moon)