After appearing in a handful of movies and a Showtime movie called Speak (2004), Stewart was cast in the role of a teenage singer living in a commune in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007), a critically acclaimed biopic.A third Young Artist Award nomination resulted in a win for this role.Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. The family includes three boys, her older brother Cameron Stewart and two adopted brothers Dana and Taylor.
Just 17, Stewart took on the starring role in Twilight (2008) which was based on a series of the same name written by Stephenie Meyer, the novel already had a huge following and the film opened to fans anxious to see the vampire romance brought to life.
That appeared to end when a photograph surfaced in 2012, of her kissing director Rupert Sanders, who helmed the Stewart-fronted about her past relationship with Pattinson. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life.
“People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product,” Stewart said. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.” The lessons she’s learned since her time with Pattinson have aided Stewart with her current relationship with visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile, about whom she says, “I love her so much.” “I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she said.
Kristen Stewart attends the New York premiere of "Cafe Society" hosted by Amazon & Lionsgate with The Cinema Society at Paris Theatre on July 13, 2016 in New York City.
(Photo by Jim Spellman/Wire Image), a role that launched her career and thrust her squarely into the public eye.