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Kristen Stewart Biography

Birth Name:
Kristen Jaymes Stewart
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles
  • Several of her family members are involved in the entertainment industry: her grandfather was an assistant director for Cecil B
  • DeMille, her father is a TV producer and her mother is a script supervisor and director
  • Acting career began after an agent saw her perform in an elementary-school Christmas play when she was 8 years old
  • First major film appearance was as Patricia Clarkson's daughter in The Safety of Objects (2001)
  • Big break came in 2002 when, at age 12, she starred as Jodie Foster's diabetic daughter in Panic Room; received her first Young Artist Award nomination for the role
  • Became the first American actress to win a prestigious César Award (France's Oscar equivalent) when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2015 for Sils Maria
  • Is involved with establishing halfway houses for runaway teens


  • 2021Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2015César Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2015New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2015Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2015National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2011People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Team: winner
  • 2010People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Team: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated