Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Tony Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award; making her one of the youngest people to be nominated for the "Triple Crown of Acting". She began her career performing in theater productions at a young age. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, for which she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp, and rose to prominence for her role in The Twilight Saga. Kendrick achieved further recognition for the comedy-drama film Up in the Air, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and for her starring role in the Pitch Perfect film series.