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".Stewart creates a convincing character full of pain and turmoil." Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), 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. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a César Award, making her the first American to win the award.
She starred alongside Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, her vampire boyfriend.
In 2010, she was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Stewart went on to gain wide recognition for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–12), which collectively grossed over .3 billion worldwide.
Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played a high school freshman, Melinda Sordino, who after being raped nearly stops speaking.
Her performance was widely praised, with The New York Times stating "Ms.She featured in the dramas Camp X-Ray and Still Alice (both 2014), and the science fiction romance Equals (2015).