Kristen Stewart Biography

Kristen Stewart is a well-known American actress. Go through this biography to learn more about her profile, childhood, life and timeline.

Kristen Stewart
Quick Facts

Nick Name: Kristen Jaymes Stewart

Birthday: April 9, 1990

Nationality: American

Famous: Twilight Cast School Dropouts

Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Kristen Jaymes Stewart

Born in: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females


father: John Stewart

mother: Jules Mann-Stewart

Personality: ISTP

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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Kristen Stewart is a famous Hollywood actress, best-known for her role as ‘Bella Swan’ in the blockbuster ‘Twilight’ series, inspired by Stephanie Meyer’s novels of the same name. Her character, although dull and dreary, went on to flock a legion of fans who were smitten by the tearjerker, vampire-human love saga. Contrary to her character in the film, Kristen Stewart is believed to be quite the opposite, with a penchant for humor, glamour and an interesting, fast-paced life. After the final installment of the ‘Twilight’ series was filmed, she began to fade from the spotlight and the projects that were once dwarfed by her colossal ‘Twilight’ films began to resurface. Her prolific acting skills from a very young age went on to inspire a number of young girls and teenagers alike. She was spotted by a talent scout and despite landing a small role in the Disney series, ‘The Thirteenth Year’, she made her presence felt with a stunning, non-verbal performance. She then went on to earn a number of roles in films like, ‘The Safety of Objects’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘Cold Creek Manor’, ‘Catch That Kid’, ‘Undertow’, ‘Into the Wild’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘On the Road’. Scroll further for more interesting information.

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Kristen Stewart
Childhood & Early Life
  • Kristen Jaymes Stewart was born to Jules Mann and John Stewart in Los Angeles, California. She also has an older brother, Cameron. Her father was a stage manager and television producer and her mother was a script supervisor.
  • Her family transferred to Colorado, where they lived for several years before they moved back to Los Angeles. At the age of eight, she was noticed by a talent scout agent during a Christmas play, who offered her a non-speaking role in a Disney TV movie titled, ‘The Thirteenth Year’. Thus, her tryst with acting began.
  • In 2001, she played the role of ‘Sam Jennings’ in ‘The Safety of Objects’. Shortly after the conclusion of this film, she earned a role as Jodie Foster’s daughter in ‘Panic Room’, which released the following year. At the time, this was a great achievement, because at the age of 12, she had already landed a role with one of the greatest stars of Hollywood.
  • After the success of ‘Panic Room’, she was cast in a thriller movie, ‘Cold Creek Manor’, which was released in 2003. Once again, she was lauded for her performance and was nominated for a ‘Young Artist Award’.
  • She studied in regular school till 7th grade and then dropped out so that she could finish her remainder academic years through correspondence.
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  • She starred in her first breakthrough film, ‘Catch That Kid’, in 2004, alongside Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. The same year, she was also seen in the thriller, ‘Undertow’, where she played the role of ‘Lila’.
  • Apart from films, she appeared in the television movie, ‘Speak’ in 2004, which was based on a novel of the same name. The following year, she played the role of a teenage sister of two young boys in a film called, ‘Zathura’.
  • In 2006, she was cast in Griffin Dunne’s film, ‘Fierce People’. Following the success of that film, she was offered the role of the protagonist in the supernatural film, ‘The Messengers’.
  • Her next big project was ‘In the Land of Women’, which was released in 2007. The movie also starred Adam Brody and Meg Ryan, two of the big guns of Hollywood. Even though the movie received mixed reviews, her performance was lauded. The same year, she starred in a small role in the acclaimed biopic, ‘Into the Wild’.
  • In the end of 2007, Summit Entertainment, a production house, announced that Stewart would be cast as the lead protagonist, ‘Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan’ in the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling fantasy series, ‘Twilight’.
  • ‘Twilight’, the first installment in the four-part movie series was officially released around the world on November 21, 2008. Many critics felt that she was the ‘ideal’ choice for the role for her ‘wooden’ expressions. The next year, she appeared in the movie, ‘Adventureland’.
  • In 2009, she also starred in the second installment of ‘The Twilight Saga’, ‘New Moon’, which went onto become a bigger hit than the first film. The movie opened to one of the highest domestic and international opening weekends in the decade. However, her performance in the film received mixed reviews from critics.
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  • In 2010, she appeared in ‘The Yellow Handkerchief’, which opened at the Sundance Film Festival two years earlier but was released in the US in 2010. She also played the role of a rock star in the film, ‘The Runaways’.
  • 2010 proved to be an extremely important year for Stewart. Not only did she star in the third installment of ‘The Twilight Saga’ series, ‘Eclipse’, she also went on to star in ‘Welcome to the Rileys’.
  • Her next big film and the most anticipated movie was ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part I’, which was released on November 18, 2011. Although the film received negative reviews, Stewart was praised for her ‘intense’ performance. The second and the final part of the series titled ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part II’ was released the next year.
  • In 2012, she also starred as the title character in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, which did not do too well at the box-office. The same year, she starred opposite Sam Riley and Amy Adams in ‘On the Road’.
  • Her upcoming projects include the films, ‘Sils Maria’ and ‘Anesthesia’.
Major Works
  • Her major works till date is the portrayal of ‘Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan’ in all the four parts of the ‘Twilight’ series. She plays the love interest and later, the wife of the lead character, ‘Edward Cullen’, a love-struck vampire in the movie. The ‘Twilight’ film franchise is based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling novels of the same name. Her role, although described as ‘wooden’ and ‘limp’ is internationally lauded and made her an instant star around the world.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 2009, she won an MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Female Performance’ for ‘Twilight’.
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  • She won a Teen Choice Award for ‘Choice Movie Actress: Drama’ for ‘Twilight’, in 2009.
  • She was honored with an Orange Rising Star Award by the British Academy Film Association, in 2010.
  • She won the Kids’ Choice Awards for ‘Cutest Couple-Taylor Lautner’ for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, in 2010.
  • She won an MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Female Performance’ for ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’, in 2011.
  • She won a People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite Face of Heroism’ for ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, in 2013.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Stewart has been romantically linked with her ‘Twilight’ co-star, Robert Pattinson since 2008. Then she acknowledged that she was in a relationship with Michael Angarano.
  • She officially acknowledged her relationship with her co-star, Pattinson in 2012 after the US Weekly openly published photos of her cheating on him with her director, Rupert Sanders.
  • Apart from acting, she wishes to attend college in the future and pursue writing. The actress currently lives in Los Angeles.
  • When she prepared for her part in ‘Welcome to the Rileys’, this famous actress decided to learn how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep and devoured junk food for her role. As a result, she looked pale, blemished and her legs were covered with bruises.

1. Into the Wild (2007)

  (Drama, Adventure, Biography)

2. Still Alice (2014)


3. Speak (2004)


4. Camp X-Ray (2014)

  (War, Drama)

5. Cutlass (2007)

  (Drama, Comedy, Short)

6. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)


7. Adventureland (2009)

  (Comedy, Romance, Drama)

8. Café Society (2016)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2012 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
2011 Best Female Performance The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2011 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2010 Best Female Performance The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2010 Best Kiss The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2009 Best Kiss Twilight (2008)
2009 Best Female Performance Twilight (2008)
People's Choice Awards
2011 Favorite On-Screen Team The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
2011 Favorite Movie Actress Winner
2010 Favorite On-Screen Team Twilight (2008)

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