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Kristen Jaymes Stewart (bornApril 9, 1990) is an American actress, model, and director. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a César Award, the first actress of the United States to win the award. Her films have grossed over $4.3 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012. After nearly 20 films as a child actor, then 17-year-old Stewart landed the lead role in Twilight, earning worldwide fame and establishing her among the highest paid and most bankable actresses in Hollywood. In 2013, the Forbes Celebrity 100 ranked her as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, and in 2011 Forbes ranked her 4th on the most powerful actresses in the world.
Born in Los Angeles to parents who worked in show business, Stewart began her career as a child actor in 1999. She gained notice in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film. She subsequently starred in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), and Into the Wild (2007). In 2010, she was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Stewart went on to gain wide recognition for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012), which collectively grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. Her work in the series established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Following the starring role in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Stewart eschewed parts in big-budget films in favour of independent productions. She starred in the dramas Camp X-Ray and Still Alice (both 2014), and the science fiction romance Equals (2016). In 2015, she received critical acclaim for her role opposite Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas's French film Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress. Stewart reunited with Assayas the following year in the supernatural thriller for her critically acclaimed role in Personal Shopper (2016) and made her directorial debut with the 2017 short film Come Swim.
She will return to big budget films with Charlie's Angels in 2019 and Underwater in 2020, in both of which she has a lead role.
Last Updated: June 29, 2019