Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress who is
best known for playing Bella Swan in The
Twilight Saga and for her prolific work in independent films.
She has also starred in films such as Panic Room (2002), Speak (2004), Zathura (2005), The Messengers
(2009), The Runaways
(2010), Snow White
and the Huntsman (2012), On the Road
(2012) and Camp X-Ray
(2014) . She will star in Clouds of Sils
Maria (2014), Still Alice (2015) and Equals
Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, John Stewart, is a
stage manager and television producer who has worked for Fox. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart,
is a script supervisor originally from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, who has also
directed a film. She has an older brother, Cameron
B. Stewart, and two adopted brothers, Dana and Taylor.Stewart attended school until
the seventh grade and then continued her education by correspondence until completing high school.