Date of Birth: April 9th 1990
American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the films Panic Room, Catch That Kid, Speak, Zathura and The Messengers.
Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, John Stewart (not to be confused with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart), is a TV producer who works for FOX television. Her mother is a screenwriter. She has an older brother, Cameron. Stewart is an avid surfer and currently lives with her family in Los Angeles.
Stewart had a minor role in the 1999 made-for-television film The Thirteenth Year, and subsequently appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects where she played the tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother (Patricia Clarkson). Stewart had a role in the major Hollywood film Panic Room, playing the sullen, diabetic daughter of a divorced mother (Jodie Foster). While the film received mixed reviews, Stewart garnered positive notices for the role.
After Panic Room's success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid 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. To date, Stewart’s most critically acclaimed role may be in the television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, thirteen at the time of filming, played a high school freshman who is raped and has to deal with emotional turmoil. Stewart has received great praise for playing the character, who had only a few speaking lines.