Birth Name: Anna Kendrick
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA
Born Aug. 9, 1985 in Portland, ME, Kendrick discovered her passion for acting at the age of 10, and was soon making regular trips to New York to audition for stage productions; brother Michael Cooke Kendrick followed in her footsteps and later appeared in the 2000 film "Looking for an Echo." At 13, she landed the role of precocious daughter Dinah in "High Society," a musical based on the play "The Philadelphia Story" and "High Society" (1956), the Cole Porter-penned musical it inspired. Kendrick bowled over the New York critical community, who honored her with a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress, which made her the second youngest actress ever to receive such recognition. Kendrick als...
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