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Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.Her father, John Stewart, is a stage manager and television producer who has worked for FOX.

In 2007, Stewart appeared as teenager Lucy Hardwicke in In the Land of Women, a romantic drama starring Meg Ryan and The O. That same year, Stewart starred in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed adaptation film Into the Wild.

For her portrayal of Tracy — a teenage singer who has a crush on young adventurer Christopher Mc Candless — Stewart received generally positive reviews.

considered her work a "sturdy, sensitive performance", Her performance was not without detractors, however; Variety's critic Dennis Harvey wrote, "It's unclear whether Stewart means to be playing hippie-chick Tracy as vapid, or whether it just comes off that way." She also co-stars in The Cake Eaters and The Yellow Handkerchief, both independent films that have only been screened at film festivals.

On November 16, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Stewart would play Isabella "Bella" Swan in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire romance novel of the same name.

Stewart had a major role in the Hollywood film Panic Room, playing the sullen, diabetic daughter of a divorced mother.

The film received generally positive reviews, and Stewart garnered positive notices for her performance.

After Panic Room's success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid's and Sharon Stone's characters; the film generally failed at the box office.

Her first starring role followed, in the children's action-comedy Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu.

In 2005, Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura, playing the role of Lisa, the irresponsible older sister of two little boys, who turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space by playing a board game.

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