Kristen Jaymes Stewart was born in Los Angeles, California on April 9, 1990. Both of her parents were in show business – her father a producer/director and her mother a scriptwriter – and they propelled Kristen into the scene.
Kristen Stewart was discovered by a talent scout at the age of 8 while acting in a school play. Soon after in 1999, she had landed a small role in the Disney Channel movie The Thirteenth Year. However, her big break didn’t come until 2002 when she starred in Panic Room with A-listers Jodie Foster and Forrest Whitaker.
Stewart scored subsequent roles in Speak (2005) and Into the Wild (2007), before gaining colossal fame acting as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. The vampire series, modeled after novels by Stephanie Meyer, includes five films and follows the love affair between hunky vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and a seemingly “normal”, misunderstood teenager, Bella Swan. Now that the saga has ended, Kristen has begun to separate herself from her immensely popular character in the Twilight movies by starring as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman and its sequel, just announced.
Happy Birthday Kristen!