The Barden Bellas are back! "Pitch Perfect 3" opens in theaters on Dec. 22, 2017. In honor of the Bellas' return to the big screen, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at our favorite member of the film franchise — Anna Kendrick — and her biggest career moments. Keep reading to relive highlights from the former child star's time in the spotlight so far…
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Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut in the 1998 production of Cole Porter's musical comedy "High Society." She starred as Dinah Lord, a young socialite navigating her sister's messy wedding day. The newcomer earned a Tony Award nomination for her efforts.
Anna Kendrick made her feature film debut in the 2003 musical "Camp," which centers around a musical theater camp for kids. She earned raves for her performance as the rage-filled Fritzi, who brings down the house with a rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "The Ladies Who Lunch" from "Company."
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In 2004, Anna Kendrick earned her first Independent Spirt Award nomination (best debut performance) for her work in "Camp."
In 2008, Anna Kendrick earned her second Independent Spirit Award nomination (best supporting female) for her performance in "Rocket Science" as a teen on a high school debate team who recruits a classmate with a stutter to serve as her partner.
In late 2008, Anna Kendrick debuted as Jessica, Bella's overachieving human frenemy, in "Twilight." She returned to the role in 2009's "New Moon," 2010's "Eclipse," 2011's "Breaking Dawn – Part 1" and 2012's "Breaking Dawn – Part 2."
Anna Kendrick scored her breakthrough role in 2009 when she starred opposite George Clooney in the drama "Up in the Air." She played Natalie, a new hire at a consulting firm that specializes in termination assistance (helping companies fire or lay off employees) who gets trained by George's character, Ryan.
In 2010, Anna Kendrick earned an Oscar nomination — her first ever! — for her performance in "Up in the Air." She also earned Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations for her work in the Jason Reitman-directed drama.
Anna Kendrick starred as the title character's sister, Stacey, in the 2010 cult classic "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," which bombed at the box office but still performed well with critics, scoring an 82 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Michael Cera had the title role.)
Anna Kendrick starred in LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow" music video, which was directed by David Ayer and debuted in late 2010, as a supernatural femme fatale who comes "to collect the souls of wicked men." Two years later, she appeared in Ben Folds Five's Fraggle Rock-themed "Do It Anyway" music video.
Anna Kendrick starred as the therapist and love interest of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in the lauded 2011 cancer dramedy "50/50." The film earned a Golden Globe nomination for best musical or comedy and won an Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay.
Anna Kendrick voiced the title character's sister, Courtney, in the 2012 animated film "ParaNorman," which earned an Oscar nomination for best animated feature.
Anna Kendrick had quite the 2012! She portrayed the love interest of Jake Gyllenhaal's character in the well-reviewed David Ayer-directed crime drama "End of Watch." The film scored an 85 percent fresh rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes. But that's not all…
Anna Kendrick debuted as Beca in the "Pitch Perfect" franchise in late 2012. She returned to the role in 2015's "Pitch Perfect 2" and in 2017's "Pitch Perfect 3."
In March 2013, Republic Records rerecorded and released Anna Kendrick's cover of Lulu and the Lampshades' "Cups" from the "Pitch Perfect" soundtrack as a single. The track, which features full instrumental backing, eventually reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The actress also starred as a waitress in a music video for the song.
Anna Kendrick owned the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where three films in which she starred debuted. She appeared in "The Voices" as the love interest of Ryan Reynolds' psychopathic factory worker, had a role in the horror comedy "Life After Beth" and reunited with her "Drinking Buddies" director, Joe Swanberg, for the dramedy "Happy Christmas." (While "Life After Beth" failed to impress critics, "The Voices" and "Happy Christmas" both ranked in the 70s on Rotten Tomatoes.)
You know you've made it when you're selected to host "Saturday Night Live." Anna Kendrick had the honor of hosting the episode of "SNL" that aired on April 5, 2014.
Anna Kendrick portrayed Cinderella in the big-screen adaptation of the musical "Into the Woods," which debuted in late 2014. The film earned three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe nominations, including best comedy or musical.
Though she's never released an album of her own (sadly!), Anna Kendrick is technically a Grammy nominee. In early 2016, the "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack (on which she's featured as an artist) scored a best compilation soundtrack for visual media nomination.
In November 2016, Anna Kendrick published her memoir, "Scrappy Little Nobody." Though it made The New York Times Bestsellers list, the book debuted to mixed reviews.
Anna Kendrick voiced the lead female character, Poppy, in the animated film "Trolls," which debuted in late 2016. The cartoon performed well with critics (it has a 74 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and was a major hit at the box office, banking $346M worldwide on a production budget of $125M. A sequel is due in 2020.
Anna Kendrick returns to the role for which she's best known — Beca Mitchell — in "Pitch Perfect 3" on Dec. 22, 2017.