Stewart said she was discovered when a representative saw her execute in her elementary school's Christmas program. Her first role was a short, non-speaking character in the Disney television manufacturing called The Thirteenth Year. She then appeared in the individually produced The Security of Things, where she took on the role of a tomboy daughter of a stressed solitary mother. She additionally played the diabetic daughter of Jodie Foster's character in the suspense thriller Panic Room, a role which earned her positive evaluations.
Following Panic Room was one more thriller called Cold Creek Manor, where she played the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone's characters. This was followed by her first starring function, the action comedy Catch That Kid with Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Her additional display credits consist of yet another thriller Undertow, and the television film Talk in 2004. Talk is her most vitally acclaimed work, where she played senior high freshman Melinda Sordino who closed u and stopped talking to anyone after being raped. She was lauded for delivering character into a function with so few speaking lines.
In 2005, Stewart landed a function in the fantasy-adventure attribute Zathura as irresponsible older sister Lisa. The subsequent year, she appeared as Maya in Strong Individuals and the supernatural thriller The Messengers. In 2007, Stewart landed the role of Isabella Swan in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire novel of the same name. She reprised her function on the part two - The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).
Other functions of the actress consist of those in The Yellow Bandana (2009) and The Runaways (2010), where she represented the legendary Joan Jett. She is also understood for her role in Adventureland (2009) along with Jesse Eisenberg.
Though most renowned for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga, Kristen Stewart has actually been a working actor since her very early years in Los Angeles, California. Her moms and dads, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in movie and television. Her mom is Australian. The household includes three boys, her older brother Cameron Stewart, and two adopted brothers Dana and Taylor.
After a talent scout caught her grade school performance in a Christmas play at the age of eight, she appeared on television in a couple of small roles. Her first significant role came when she was cast as Sam Jennings in The Security of Objects (2001). Soon after that, she starred along with Jodie Foster in the hit drama, Panic Space (2002) and was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Commended for her Panic Space performance, she went on to sign up with the cast of Cold Creek Manor (2003) as the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. Though the film did not do well at the box office, she received another nomination for a Young Artist Award. After appearing in a handful of films and a Showtime movie called Speak (2004), Stewart was cast in the role of a teenage vocalist living in a commune in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007), a critically acclaimed biopic. A 3rd Young Artist Award nomination resulted in a win for this function. She additionally appeared in Mary Stuart Masterson's The Cake Eaters (2007) that same year.