Kristen Stewart: biography and latest news!

    Kristen Stewart © Backgrid USA
    Kristen Stewart © Backgrid USA

  • Occupation: actress
  • Sign: Aries
  • Date of birth: Monday 09 April 1990 (age: 30 years)
  • Country: United States

Born April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, Kristen Stewart is the daughter of John Stewart, television producer and stage manager for Fox and Jules Mann Stewart, an Australian-born screenwriter and scriptwriter. She was spotted at the age of eight by an agent during a Christmas show at school.

The following year, she appeared in the Disney TV movie, The Thirteen Year. She then landed a role in an independent film, The Safety of Objects. The film went relatively unnoticed. But in 2003, her performance in Panic Room, where she played the daughter of Jodie Foster, was unanimously acclaimed. This was followed by two thrillers, Devil’s Throat (2003), in which she played Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone, and The Other Shore (2004). She also appeared in the credits of the action-comedy film Les Petits Braqueurs (2004). Her career is now off to a flying start. In 2004, at the age of 13, she distinguished herself with her interpretation of Melinda Sordino in Speak. Her performance as a traumatised heroine was unanimously acclaimed by the critics. After Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Les Messagers (2007) and In the Land of Women (2007), she was once again acclaimed by critics for her role as a teenage girl in Into the Wild (2007).

In 2008, she was chosen to play Bella Swan in the saga Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Fascination, which tells the story of the budding love between a human and a vampire. For this role, the actress with beautiful green almond-shaped eyes had to wear contact lenses in order to have brown eyes like her character. In 2011, Kristen Stewart is participating in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, directed by Walter Salles. The same year, she played Snow White in Snow White and the Hunter and appeared in the video for Marcus Foster’s song, I was broken. In February 2015, she won the César for Best Supporting Actress for Sils Maria in which she played Juliette Binoche.

In 2012, the actress is chosen as the new fragrance ambassador for the Balenciaga fashion house. She succeeds Charlotte Gainsbourg, who has been the face of Balenciaga Paris fragrance since 2010.

In May 2018, she is a member of the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

On the private side, she has been dating Michael Angarano, her partner in Speak, for four years. Then on the set of the Twilight saga she met Robert Pattinson. In July 2012, the actress confessed her affair with director Rupert Sanders and made a public apology to Robert Pattinson. After three years of rumours, this is the first time Kristen has made her love affair with Robert Pattinson official. But the couple doesn’t survive the ordeal and the two actors separate in 2013. In July 2016, the actress appears on the arm of Alicia Cargile, her assistant. In February 2017, Kristen Stewart came out on the set of the American show Saturday night live.