Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress, director and model. Born in Los Angeles to parents working in show business, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films. She gained notice in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film. She went on to star in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and Into the Wild (2007), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She received widespread recognition in 2008 for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–12), which grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. Born: April 9, 1990.