Michael Cooke Kendrick; Some Unexplored Facts On Anna Kendrick’s Older Brother

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: January 21, 2024 | Updated on: January 21, 2024
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Michael Cooke Kendrick is the older brother of the American actress and author Anna Kendrick. Like his sister, he is also in the acting business but not as successful as his younger sibling. The fact is that he has just a couple of acting credits to his name.

His sister is one of the popular Hollywood faces widely known for her roles in the Pitch Perfect movie franchise, Up in the Air, A Simple Favor, and Twilight.

Key Takeaways

  • Michael Cooke is a former actor known for Looking for an Echo, Celebrity Ghost Stories, and Celebrity Close Calls.
  • The brother-sister duo who grew up in Portland together shares a strong bond.
  • He was previously married to his wife but his current marital status is unclear.
  • After quitting acting, he has been into business.
  • Michael currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Is Anna Kendrick’s Older Brother

Michael is 2 years older than his superstar sister Anna. He was born on March 2, 1983, in Portland, Maine, and is currently 41 years old.

His father William King Kendrick is a history teacher, and his mother Janice, is an accountant alongside his younger sister.

Michael is oldest born to his parents
Young Michael with his parents and sister. Source: Instagram

As for education, he attended Deering High School. Talking about his ethnic background, he is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. He is an American.

Michael and Anna Has A Beautiful Siblings Relationship

In Hollywood, one of the most notable sibling relationships has been the relationship between Michael Kendrick and his actress sister Anna. The two often occasionally bantered with each other through their respective social.

Michael is Anna Kendrick's brother
Michael with his little sister. Source: Instagram

Back on August 9, 2018, while wishing a happy birthday to his little sister, he wrote on his Instagram,

Happy birthday to my sister @annakendrick47, you’ve always been there for me and I’ll always be there for you.

And further making fun of his sister, he added,

Also, you are the lamest and you’re older than Moses. Love you dude.

Also back in 2016, the brother-sister duo had a love-and-hate kind of conversation about Anna’s memoir Scrappy Little Nobody which she posted on her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, “My brother giving me book tour love. Then I ruin it. Then he ruins it more.# Siblings.

There are several moments where they appeared poking each other however, they have been one another’s strong supporter since their childhood.

Kendrick’s Father Died At Age Of 75 In 2022

His father William is no longer alive in the world. He passed away naturally and peacefully in his mid-70s back on November 16, 2022, at his residence in Scarborough with his full family members at his bedside.

Michael's father is no longer alive
Michael with his late father. Source: Instagram

The late celebrity father, who graduated from Mepham High School and SUNY Potsdam, was an army veteran serving as a Veterans Administration Representative and a substitute teacher in the U.S. Navy. He also had a banking career and was a wrestler and footballer in his youthful days.

Had A Brief Showbiz Career

The Portland native has had a very short career span in the acting business. He made his acting debut in the year 2000 through an independent drama film Looking for an Echo in which he portrayed the role of Jason.

After that, it took another 10 years for him to play a character again. After a long interval of time, he again appeared as Gene in one episode of the 2011 TV series Celebrity Ghost Stories. His last acting role was as Officer Kavanagh in the series Celebrity Close Calls in 2011. All in all, he has only 3 acting credits to his name so far as per IMDb.

Is Married?

Well, as per his Instagram posts, Michael has been a married man. Back on December 27, 2012, he posted a lady’s picture, whose name is identified as Eliza Conly-Dwyer, captioning, “My Wife.”

Though their exact marital detail is not available, Kendrick frequently posts his spouse’s picture in the time interval between 2012 to 2015.

Michael was a married man
Michael with his wife. Source: Instagram

Over some years, he has stopped sharing pictures with his partner on his socials which has created a doubt if the two have separated or if  Michael is single now.

What Does Kendrick Do Now?

It looks like Michael is currently into business. On September 22, 2021, he posted a picture of himself working in a store with a caption,

I did an anti-vaping commercial with @truthorange and was not with the nonsense in my store 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🚭 s/o to my homie Aaron for the connect. Don’t smoke dummies!

Further, the former actor is also somewhere involved with politics and often appears advocating for fundraising programs. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

He Is Active On Social Media Handles

Michael is hugely active on Instagram with 3941 followers where he keeps posting his personal and professional life moments. He also has a Facebook account but sadly he hasn’t updated it since the year 2018.

Further, the celebrity brother is a user of online social media, Thread as well with 227 followers.

How Much Is Cooke’s Net Worth?

According to some media speculations, Michael has a net worth of around $2 million. On the other, her successful actress sister Anna is super rich with multi-million dollars in her bank account. She has an estimated net amount of $20 million in 2024.