Both of her parents work in the entertainment industry. She is a script supervisor and has also directed a film , the prison drama K Stewart, and two adopted brothers, Dana and Taylor.
As she became more involved in acting, she continued her education by correspondence until completing high school. She recalled, "I never wanted to be the center of attention—I wasn't that 'I want to be famous, I want to be an actor' kid.
I never sought out acting, but I always practiced my autograph because I love pens. I'd write my name on everything. Stewart also played a tomboy, diabetic daughter of a divorced mother Jodie Foster in the film Panic Room She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance. She was nominated again for a Young Artist Award for her performance. That year Stewart also played the role of Lila in the thriller, Undertow Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played a high school freshman, Melinda Sordino, who after being raped nearly stops speaking.
Stewart creates a convincing character full of pain and turmoil. A Space Adventure , playing the role of Lisa Browning, the irresponsible older sister of two little boys. During their playing a board game, they turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space. The film was praised by critics, but Stewart's performance did not garner much media attention. Her character is immobilized during most of the film. After that film, she received the lead role of Jess Solomon in the supernatural thriller film The Messengers.
The film, as well as Stewart's performance, received mixed reviews. Both the film and Stewart's performance received many positive reviews. She excels at both aspects of the performance, giving Georgia a strength that defies any sort of pity one might feel for her, without letting us forget her vulnerability". The film began production in February and finished filming in May Twilight was released domestically on November 21, She has been nominated four times, three consecutive years — and in for the Young Artist Award.
She received praise for her role in Adventureland , a comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola , and co-starring Jesse Eisenberg. Critic James Berardinelli of Reelviews said, "Stewart is more than merely appealing in this role — she makes Em a fully realized woman, and some of the most intricate development results from what the camera observes in Stewart's eyes. New Moon , once again receiving mixed reviews for her performance.
Jordan Mintzer from Variety called Stewart "the heart and soul of the film" and praised her for giving "both weight and depth to dialogue She sucks the energy right out of the film". At the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, Stewart and Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner presented a tribute in honor of the horror movie genre.
In , Stewart portrayed rock star Joan Jett in The Runaways , a biographical film of the titular band of the same name from writer-director Floria Sigismondi. Stewart is a genuine rock star here. Stewart, watchful and unassuming, gives the movie its spine and soul. She was named "Stonette of the Year" by High Times magazine in Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in November Though the film received mixed to negative reviews, Stewart's performance was praised.
Gabriel Chong called Stewart's performance "mesmerising" and said that she "makes [Bella's] every emotion keenly felt that runs the gamut from joy, trepidation, anxiety, distress and above all quiet and resolute determination. She concluded the role in the finale, The Twilight Saga: She ranked 7 on AskMen 's list of Top 99 Women for December 11, , Chanel announced that Stewart was its "new face" for a Western-inspired fashion collection. The campaign has been shot by Karl Lagerfeld and was released online in May David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter called it "her best screen work to date [playing the role of] an inexperienced military guard",  while Xan Brooks of The Guardian said, "It's a role that reminds us what a fine performer she was in the likes of Into the Wild and Adventureland.
The film had its premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter said that "Stewart's habitual low-keyed style, which can border on the monotone, functions as effectively underplayed contrast.
Valentine is probably her best role to date: Her performance received praise from critics. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called her "wonderfully vibrant and contentious" and said: And she appeared in Tim Blake Nelson 's Anesthesia , an indie drama about a group of New Yorkers,  which was released on January 8, Stewart co-starred along with Nicholas Hoult in Drake Doremus ' futuristic love story Equals which was released on July 15, Stewart wants to direct a film.
She told Vanity Fair , "I think that I'd be pretty good at getting people on the same plane and on the sort of train. She said that she receives very few such offers. The short will be part of their ShatterBox Anthology. The film will be directed by Justin Kelly with production set to start in the summer. Stewart is currently finishing the screenplay and will shoot the film this summer. She previously dated her Speak co-star Michael Angarano. It's not confusing at all. For me, it's quite the opposite.