Portland native, Anna Kendrick
Kendrick, a Portland native, was born on Aug. 9, 1985.
Her rendition of "Cups" took on a life outside the movie, eventually earning Kendrick a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart.
If you only knew her from her supporting role in "Twilight," her voice might have surprised you. But it was no secret to theater fans since she was already a Broadway star before she made the leap into movies.