Published On: May 24 2012 05:16:26 PM EDTUpdated On: Aug 24 2015 11:49:42 AM EDT
Kristen Stewart through the years - American Ultra
Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles to parents who work in film and TV. She got her uncredited debut in the 1999 Disney Channel movie "The Thirteenth Year," playing "Girl in Fountain Line."
Her next role was also uncredited, lasting a few seconds with her back to the camera as "Ring Toss Girl" in 2000's "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas."
Her first significant role came when she was cast as Sam Jennings in the 2001 drama "The Safety of Objects."
At the age of 11, Stewart had her biggest role to date, co-starring with Jodie Foster in David Fincher's 2002 thriller "Panic Room."
She went on to join the cast of the 2003 mystery-thriller "Cold Creek Manor," playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone.
The next few years saw Stewart rack up appearances in a number of movies, including the 2004 Showtime movie "Speak," as well as ...
... the 2004 action-comedy family movie "Catch That Kid" ...
... the 2005 drama "Fierce People," co-starring Anton Yelchin ...
.... the 2005 sci-fi fantasy flick "Zathura," co-starring future "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson (upper right) ...
... the 2007 comedy-drama "In the Land of Women" ...
... the 2007 horror movie "The Messengers" and ...
... the 2007 indie drama "The Cake Eaters."
But her next big role came in a small part in the Sean Penn-directed drama "Into the Wild," starring Emile Hirsch.
In 2008, Stewart co-starred with Robert De Niro in the comedy "What Just Happened."
At the age of 18, Stewart took on the starring role in 2008's "Twilight" opposite Robert Pattinson, who played the vampire lead, Edward Cullen.
Her first post-"Twilight" movie was the comedy "Adventureland," co-starring Jesse Eisenberg. The movie came out in April 2009, but was actually filmed before the first "Twilight" movie.
Stewart's second time out as Bella Swan came in November 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
Stewart is seen here receiving direction during a "New Moon" scene from director Chris Weitz.
In between "New Moon" and her next "Twilight" gig, Stewart found time to appear as rocker Joan Jett in the drama "The Runaways" alongside Dakota Fanning.
She also co-starred with "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini in the indie project "Welcome to the Rileys."
Her next turn as Bella came in the third film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," found her again choosing between her love for Edward, played again by Pattinson, and ...
... her friendship with werewolf Jacob, played by Lautner.
In 2011, audiences saw Stewart as Bell again, this time in the penultimate chapter in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." The movie saw the marriage of Bella and Edward and the drama surrounding the birth of their child.
In the summer of 2012, Stewart took on the role of Snow White in the epic action-movie adaptation of the classic story, "Snow White and the Huntsman," co-starring Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in "Thor" and "The Avengers."
She also appeared in the 2012 film adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel "On the Road," in which she'll star as Marylou.
Audiences got one last chance to see Stewart as Bella in the final chapter in the "Twilight" series "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."