She went on to star in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura (2005), and Into The Wild (2007), for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.She received widespread recognition in 2008 for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–12), which grossed over .3 billion worldwide.Stewart creates a convincing character full of pain and turmoil." Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura (2005), playing the role of Lisa, 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. Born in Los Angeles to parents working in show business, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films.
She is a script supervisor and has also directed a film, the 2012 prison drama K-11.
While considered her work a "sturdy, sensitive performance", and the Chicago Tribune noted that she did "vividly well with a sketch of a role", Variety Critic Bill Goodykoontz from The Arizona Republic said that Stewart "really shines....
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".
In 2015, she received critical acclaim for her role opposite Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she won a multitude of accolades, including the César Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first American actress to win a César Award.
She starred in Personal Shopper (2016), written for her by director Olivier Assayas, who had worked with her in the previous film.