There are many ways that people can earn a living in our modern society, but we often associate the wealthy as either being in sports or as acting in a movie. In the case of Anna Kendrick, she has been able to earn quite a sum of money in a short period of time by acting and singing. She actually got her start very early. In fact, her first starring role would come as a teenager at the young age of 13. It was then that she was selected to be the star in the Broadway musical 'High Society'. The years was 1998, and she really has not looked back since then. Many people will know her for her role as a supporting cast member in the Twilight Sage movies. Those aired between 2008 and 2012 when she would play the role of Jessica Stanley. At the current time, Anna Kendrick has a net worth estimated to be $14 million. Continue reading to learn how she got there.
Net Worth $14 Million
Name Anna Cooke Kendrick
Born Portland, Maine
Birth Date August 9, 1985
Source of Wealth Actress, Singer
Country United States
Her Early Years
Anna Kendrick was actually born in the state of Maine back in 1985. While Maine may not be known as the location of many celebrities, Kendrick would benefit from being raised in a supportive family that encouraged her to follow her dreams. This is the key. She was afforded every opportunity to pursue her talents, which people saw early in her life as being in the acting. Her father was actually a history teacher, while her mother worked in the field of accounting. Interesting enough, her brother Michael, who is older than Anna, became an actor as well. You might not know that Anna Kendrick is of mixed descent, having some English, Irish, and Scottish roots. As a teenager, she would star in the Broadway musical 'High Society'. That performance would result in her winning a Theatre World Award. It was during this time that also received several nominations for a 'featured actress in a musical' award.
If you really want to know how someone has been able to achieve such wealth in a relatively short number of years, you have to go back to the career itself. In the case of Anna Kendrick, you will find that she first began acting in movies back in 2003. The film was titled 'Camp', and this would be the start of something big for her. Most people today know her for the role that she played in Twilight. This was a romantic fantasy based movie that first came out in 2008. Both the movie and Anna Kendrick herself proved to be wildly popular.
It was not long after her appearance on Twilight, she would be in 'The Marc Pease Experience'. While that movie did not have much of a following it would still do wonders for her name in the circle that was Hollywood. She would be invited back to play a major role in the sequel to Twilight. This would be called The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and it would have her perfecting her role as the well known Jessica Stanley.
In addition to appearing in yet another Twilight movie (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1), she would also accept major roles in the following films: ParaNorman, Pitch Perfect, 50/50, and Drinking Buddies. Each of these would be popular and continue to get her name recognition within a competitive industry. In Pitch Perfect, she sang 'Cups'. This would go on to be released as a single, and it became a hit. This would help her launch her singing career as well. The popularity of the song, combined with the movie itself, helped move it to number six on the US Billboard 100 at one point. That song would also go on to become the official theme song for the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament back in 2013. This was quite the achievement for Anna Kendrick.
Her Recent Success
Recently, Anna Kendrick has continued to enjoy success in acting circles. She recently took a starring role in Mr. Right, which was an action comedy. This movie actually premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 before being released mainstream in April of 2016. She would go on to then star in a comedy drama titled The Hollars. This was actually directed by John Krasinki and premiered in 2016 at the Sundance Music Festival before being released to the public later in August of that same years.
There are many ways that people can earn a living in our modern society, but we often associate the wealthy as either being in sports or as acting in a movie. In the case of Anna Kendrick, she has been able to earn quite a sum of money in a short period of time by acting and singing. She actually got her start very early. In fact, her first starring role would come as a teenager at the young age of 13. It was then that she was selected to be the star in the Broadway musical 'High Society'. The years was 1998, and she really has not looked back since then. Many people will know her for her role as a supporting cast member in the Twilight Sage movies. Those aired between 2008 and 2012 when she would play the role of Jessica Stanley.
Anna Kendrick continues to define herself as an actress. She has worked hard to get to this point. While her big break was obviously the Twilight films, she has also used singing as a way to generate even more revenue. Her young age means that she can continue to command starring roles in feature films. She has a bright and promising future in acting if she wants it. She currently lives in Los Angeles, so she is in the right place to continue her professional career. This obviously explains why she has been able to achieve a net worth of $14 million so quickly. The question is how much more she can add to that before her career is over.
Written by Garrett Parker
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