Kristen Jaymes Stewart was born in Los Angeles, California on April 9th, 1990 to John Stewart and Jules Mann-Stewart. Kristen’s father, John, works as a stage manager and TV producer for different organizations, most notably FOX. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, is originally from Australia and works as a script supervisor in Los Angeles. Kristen also has an older brother, Cameron.
When Kristen was young, her family relocated to Colorado, where they lived for several years before moving back to Los Angeles. Her acting career began after an agent noticed her performing in a school Christmas play when she was eight years old. After a non-speaking part in a Disney TV movie, Kristen acted in the role of Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects. Shortly after completing this film, Kristen landed the part of Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room (2002). Then only 12 years old, Kristen was already working with one of the biggest names in Hollywood. She received praise for her performance in the film, and, as a result, garnered the respect of the Hollywood community and was nominated for a Young Artist Award (for a complete list of Kristen’s feature film roles, please refer to the “Filmography” page).
Since the start of her Hollywood career, Kristen has entertained moviegoers with her impassioned character portrayals, specifically that of Bella Swan (in Twilight). With multiple projects currently filming or in the production phases, Kristen continues to move forward in her career and look ahead for new opportunities.
Kristen has three dogs and a cat.
Kristen loves reading; additionally, she aspires to go to college for a degree in literature and potentially pursue writing as a career.
Kristen is close friends with her Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed.
Kristen is currently dating actor Michael Angarano.