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'''Kristen Jaymes Stewart''' (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film series.

Prior to ''Twilight'', Stewart was a little-known actress who appeared mostly in independent films, occasionally getting supporting roles in studio films. At age ten, she had her first major role playing Creator/JodieFoster's daughter in ''Film/PanicRoom''. During this period, she was generally considered to be an up-and-coming talent by those who were aware of her.

However, after her role in ''Twilight'', public opinion of her has deteriorated a bit. Stewart, who comes off as a bit of a ShrinkingViolet, makes it pretty clear that she does not enjoy being famous, doesn't like the series and generally preferred her pre-''Twilight'' life.

She has also played Literature/SnowWhite in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. After finishing the ''Twilight'' series, she returned to small independent films. Her acting fortunes appear to be looking up in 2015, as she became the first-ever American actress to win a CÚsar (the French version of the Academy Awards), Best Supporting Actress for ''Clouds of Sils Maria''.
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!!Filmography:
* ''Film/PanicRoom'' (2002)
* ''Literature/{{Speak}}'' (2004)
* ''Film/FiercePeople'' (2005)
* ''{{Film/Zathura}}'' (2005)
* ''Film/TheMessengers'' (2007)
* ''In the Land of Women'' (2007)
* ''Film/IntoTheWild'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Jumper}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'' (2009)
* ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'' (2009)
* ''The Yellow Handkerchief'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheRunaways'' (2010)
* ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' (2010)
* ''Film/WelcomeToTheRileys'' (2010)
* ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1'' (2011)
* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' (2012)
* ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' (2012)
* ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'' (2012)
* ''Film/CampXRay'' (2014)
* ''Film/StillAlice'' (2014)
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* CharacterTics: She has a habit of biting her lower lip, which she shares with Bella Swan.
* ClusterFBomb: She has been known to drop these on set when she messes up a take. She also curses like a sailor in interviews.
* TheDanza: In ''Cold Creek Manor'', she played a character called Kristen Tilson.
* DullSurprise: A common complaint against her acting.
* DoingItForTheArt: She agreed to a salary of less than $200,000 for her role as Marylou in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' after its budget was drastically cut, purely out of love for the novel.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Fond of going barefoot on and off camera.
* DyeingForYourArt: For her role as a runaway teenage stripper in ''Welcome to the Rileys'', she learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked, and ate mostly junk food. As a result her body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished, and she constantly looked tired.
* FakeBrit: Her accent in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' holds up rather well.
* FanDisservice: Recently revealed this is why she rarely - if ever - smiles when being photographed, on the grounds that she believes she'll somehow be a sellout to her fans for doing so.
* NamesTheSame: Her father's name is [[GreenLantern John]] [[Series/TheDailyShow Stewart]].
* [[HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Act]]: Finally started to earn some deserved chops with her roles across 2014, including ''Film/CampXRay'' and ''Film/StillAlice'', but predominantly for her turn in ''Clouds Of Sils Maria'', which saw her become the first foreign recipient of the prestigious ''Cesar'' award.
* TheStoic: Isn't generally known for her emotive acting. [[TropesAreTools That said]], it's worked well for her in some roles, such as the one she played in ''Speak''.

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