Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick


Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress and singer.


Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child in theatrical productions.

Before Fame

Kendrick began her career as a child auditioning for stage productions in New York City. At the age of 12, she played a supporting role in the High Society Musical of Broadway in 1998. Her performance earned her a Theater World Award, as well as nominations for Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Tony Awards. She then played a supporting role in the 2003 New York Opera production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Little Night Music.


Her first starring role was in High Society Musical Broadway in 1998, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.

Family Life

Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine on August 9, 1985, the daughter of accountant Janice (née Cooke) and history professor William Kendrick. Her father has also worked in finance. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. She has an older brother who is an actor and appeared in the drama Looking for an Echo (2000). She attended Deering High School.

Associated With

She starred in the comedy series Quibi Dummy, for which she was also an executive producer. For her performance, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.