Kristen Stewart was born in California in 1990. A talent scout caught her performance in a Christmas school play at the age of eight and she appeared on tv in a few small roles. Her first significant role came in 2001 with The Safety of Objects. Soon after that, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in David Fincher's thriller Panic Room (2002) and was nominated for a Young Artist Award. After several other roles, Kristen starred in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007) which earned her a Young Artist Award. At 18, Kristen took on the role of Bella Swan in Twilight (2008), from Stephenie Meyer's best-seller. The movie was a huge success and earned Kristen the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. After that, Kristen's role as Bella continued in the sequels New Moon (2009) and Eclipse (2010). In the meanwhile she's also taken on a number of indie projects such as Adventureland (2009) and Welcome to the Rileys (2010). One of her next big projects is the upcoming film adaptation of the classic novel by Jack Kerouac, On the Road (2011).