Has an older brother, Cameron Stewart, who works as a grip in television and film, and two adopted brothers named Dana and Taylor. Her parents' home where she grew up is in Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles. Kristen owns homes in Malibu and Los Feliz areas of Los Angeles where she splits her time when she is not on location filming.
Her father is John Stewart, a television producer who works at Fox-TV and co-produced On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004). Since 2010, he has been working with George Lopez at Lopez Tonight (2009) on TBS-TV. Due to his job, he is often present for his daughter's television appearances.
Born in Los Angeles and then spent some of her early years in Colorado and Pennsylvania before moving back to Los Angeles with her family when she was 8 years old.
Stewart's favorite song by Joan Jett is "Love is Pain". She portrayed Jett in her film The Runaways (2010).
Ranked #17 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actress list .
Had to wear brown contact lenses for Twilight (2008) because she has naturally green eyes while Bella's eyes are supposed to be brown. Stewart wore the brown colored contacts in the first four of the Twilight films. In the fifth and final film, Stewart wore red contacts when she was a newborn vampire and amber color contacts as she matures towards the ending of the film.
Four times nominated, three consecutive years (2003-05) and in 2008 for the Young Artist Award.
Named the Movie Fanatic's Hottest Young Actress .
Has three dogs: Bear, Bernie and Cole. Also has a cat named Max/Jella.
Ranked #9 on Moviefone's "The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25" .
Her mother is Australian.
Mother is Jules Stewart, a script supervisor who is directing her first film K-11 (2012).
Was introduced to Vegemite (an Australian spread) by her Sydney-born mother and names Noosa Heads (a Queensland resort town) as one of her favorite places on the planet. Her Australian heritage also inspired the name of her dog, a border collie named Oz.
Attended Saint Martin of Tours in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Replaced Hayden Panettiere as Sarah Altman in Panic Room (2002) just before shooting began.
After the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Kristen Stewart was called for jury duty in Los Angeles and was accepted to a jury for a case in which the defendant was accused of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute. The case proceedings took three days and ended with the jury finding the defendant not guilty.
Ranked #1 on the list of "Hollywood's Top-Earning Actresses in 2012" by Forbes magazine. Her income between May 2011 and May 2012 was estimated to be $34.5 million.
Was named "Stonette of the Year" by High Times magazine in 2010 (for her performance in Adventureland (2009)).
Ranked #3 in FHM Online "Sexiest Women in the World" (2010).
Ranked #13 in the 2011 FHM list of "Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #6 in the 2010 FHM list of "Sexiest Women in the World".
Her favorite horror movie is The Shining (1980).
Was named Forbes magazine's fifth Highest Paid Celebrity Couple in 2011 with boyfriend, Robert Pattinson.
Landed her first American Vogue cover in January 2011. She also appeared in a photo-shoot for Vogue Italia in 2011.
Prior to filming The Runaways (2010), she worked closely with Joan Jett to perfect her mannerisms, stage presence, vocal tone, attitude and musical skill. Jett later praised Stewart for her dedication and overall performance stating the portrayal made her proud.
Has played guitar for her role as Joan Jett in The Runaways (2010). She also recorded her own vocal tracks for six songs used in the film and its corresponding soundtrack.
While filming an attack scene in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), she pulled a ligament in her right hand causing production to temporarily shut down. She also sustained a foot injury while on set.
On November 3, 2011, Stewart and her Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner imprinted their handprints and footprints into cement in front of the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. Stewart wore black and white checkered Vans skate shoes for her footprints and later gave them to the theater to keep as a souvenir.
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) was the first movie Stewart filmed by herself as a legal adult. She felt being alone for the first time added to her role as a 16-year old runaway living alone in New Orleans.
Attended A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, California until eighth grade. Stewart was homeschooled for grades 9-12 due to her busy schedule. At age 19, she received her high school diploma while filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).
Her favorite vampire film is The Lost Boys (1987).
Has appeared alongside Melissa Leo twice: The Cake Eaters (2007) and Welcome to the Rileys (2010).
Has appeared with Elizabeth Perkins twice: Speak (2004) and Fierce People (2005). In both films, Perkins played Stewart's mother.
At age eight, Stewart was discovered by a talent agent while singing in a school play. Although Stewart has since become an actress and not a singer, she has performed her own vocals in two films: Into the Wild (2007) and The Runaways (2010).
Gave her Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) co-star, Josh Hutcherson, a turtle for his 13th birthday.
Celebrated her 19th birthday while filming The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) in British Columbia, specifically while shooting Bella Swan's 18th birthday scene.
In preparation for her role as a runaway stripper-prostitute in Welcome to the Rileys (2010), Stewart learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked and ate mostly junk food. As a result, her body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished and she constantly looked tired.
Ranked #27 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012 list.
Stewart has been/is the face of two Balenciaga fragrances as well as the 2014 Pre-Fall Chanel fashion line.
Did most of her own stunts for her role as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).
Stewart agreed to a salary less than $200,000 so she could remain be part of On the Road (2012) after the film's budget was drastically cut. Stewart remained committed to the role of Marylou out of her love for the original novel by Jack Kerouac.
Attended the 2012 MTV Movie Awards with Scout Taylor-Compton, one of her co-stars from The Runaways (2010). This was the first MTV Awards show she attended without Robert Pattinson.
Ranked #7 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2013 list.
Used to frequent Los Feliz bar The Drawing Room. Jon Hamm, Bo Barrett, Michael Angarano, Robert Pattinson were also regulars.
Stewart plays the acoustic guitar and electric guitar, as well as the trumpet. She also enjoys photography as a hobby.
Stewart's favorite director is John Cassavetes and her favorite film is A Woman Under the Influence (1974).
Director Jake Scott immediately decided to cast her in his film Welcome to the Rileys (2010), after he saw her performance as Tracy Tatro in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007).
Harvey Weinstein said at the 2013 TIFF that a Middle Eastern prince donated $500,000 to the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy relief fund, in exchange for a 15 minute conversation with Stewart at the benefit. She was there to introduce Bon Jovi.
Has a small cameo in the Jules Stewart directorial debut, K-11 (2012). She did a voice-over to play Karen, Raymond Saxx Jr.'s secretary, when he calls his office. The film is also her older brother Cameron B. Stewart's acting debut.
Good friends with Scout Taylor-Compton, Riley Keough and Dakota Fanning.
Is one of only two American actors to win a César Award in France, the French equivalent to the Oscar. The other one is Adrien Brody.
Was the first American actress in thirty years to be nominated for a Cesar Award and the only one to win for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). The other was Julia Migenes, nominated for her work in Carmen (1984).
Attended the wedding of her close friend, Riley Keough, in February 2015 where she wrote a poem to be read during the reception. Also in attendance was Dakota Johnson, Cara Delevingne and Zoë Kravitz. Stewart met Keough while filming The Runaways (2010).
When she went onstage to accept her César Award in 2015, she was so tense she could not open her hands to hold it and had to ask the presenter to put it on the podium for her so she could give her speech.
Has appeared with Jesse Eisenberg three times: Adventureland (2009), American Ultra (2015) and Café Society (2016).
Is the face of Chanel and Balenciaga fashion brands.
In Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Kristen's character has a tattoo on her right arm. This is a piece of Picasso's Guernica. Kristen loved the temporary tattoo so much, she made this a real tattoo.
Ranked #3 on Forbes magazine's highest paid actress in 2013 with a total earning of 22 million dollars, #10 in 2014 with 12 million dollars, and #9 in 2015 with 12 million dollars.
She won the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award (2010).
Stewart was listed as the highest-earning female actress in the Vanity Fair "Hollywood Top Earners List of 2010", with an estimated earning of $28.5 million. In 2011, she was named #1 on Forbes magazine's list of "Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck".
She was named #1 for Glamour magazine's "Best Dressed Women" (2015).
Stewart has starred with Jesse Eisenberg in third films. The pair first starred opposite each other in Adventureland (2009). They reunited to play another troubled couple in American Ultra (2015) and then again as love interests in Woody Allen's Café Society (2016).
After months of speculation about her sexuality, she publicly came out as bisexual on Saturday Night Live (1975) in February, 2017.
She shaved her hair into a very short buzz cut for her role in Underwater (2018). She has expressed a desire to shave her head completely.
She has dual American and Australian citizenship.