Who Is Janice Kendrick? Details on Anna Kendrick’s Mother

October 23, 2023   | October 23, 2023  | 

    Since Anna Kendrick has revealed that it was her mom, Janice Kendrick who actually prepared her for her role in the 2016 film The Accountant, people have become quite curious to know about her. However, Janice doesn’t seem to be interested in interacting with the media or making any public appearances.

    Despite her low-key life, today we have done our best to explore some internal details about the celebrity mom. To know, be in touch with us.

    Key Takeaways

    • Janice Kendrick is the mother of the American actress Anna Kendrick.
    • She is an accountant.
    • Janice was married to her husband William King Kendrick but the two separated when their younger child Anna was 15.
    • She currently resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

    Janice Kendrick’s Early Life And Parents

    Janice was born to her parents Ronald Allison Cooke and her mother Ruth Edna Cooke on June 15, 1949, in the United States of America. She is currently 74 years of age.

    Janice is in her 70s now
    Janice’s latest picture. Source: Facebook

    Both his parents are no longer alive in the world. Her father Ronald who was a Medford native passed away at the age of 90 on May 24, 2006. Likewise, her mother Ruth, a Cambridge native, also died in her 90s on October 31, 2011.

    What Does Janice Do For A Living?

    Well, to your knowledge, Janice is a CPA directory-verified CPA, a licensed accountant from Maine.

    Apart from her designation, authentic information on her workplace and others is yet a matter of investigation though some online sources mentioned her to be an accountant for the insurance company, Unum. If that’s true then the celebrity mom has been a Sr. Financial Risk Consultant at Unum based in Portland, Maine. She earned her degree in accountancy from Maine University.

    Janice Kendrick Was In Unhappy Marriage With William King Kendrick 

    Janice carried out her marriage with her now late ex-husband William possibly for about two decades. To be honest, the information on their marital details is not known but the then-couple who welcomed two children together tried every possibility for their marriage to work out.

    But sadly, they couldn’t and finally decided to separate when their oldest child was 17 and the youngest one was 15 years old. In the year 2000, they got divorced but as per their actress daughter, both of them remained “civil and respectful throughout the process.”

    Janice with her ex-husband William and her children
    Janice with her ex-husband William and her children. Source: Instagram

    14 years later, while having an exclusive talk with Elle, the Up in the Air star opened up on her parent’s divorce and said,

    “I hate when people think you’re broken because your parents are divorced,” And I really reject the idea of staying together for the kids. If they’re growing up in a house that’s not healthy, it’s better to know that’s not the model of what marriage should be.”

    The statement clears that Janice and her former hubby were really in an unhappy marital relationship. So they broke those ties and ” Stayed on good terms” until Williams’ death.

    Janice’s Ex-Husband, William Passed Away In 2022

    On November 16, 2022, her former spouse William passed away peacefully at the age of 75. He was a former US Navy who also has a work history in teaching and banking. He was battling heart disease for a decade, however, it has been mentioned in his obituary that he died naturally.

    The most interesting thing is that Janice was by the side of her former partner during his last days.

    Kendrick’s Love Life Post Her Divorce; Did She Remarry?

    As far as the media is informed, Janice never got married again. Even after she legally separated from her then-husband William, she never cut off his surname from her name becoming ” Janice Cooke Kendrick.”

    But, in contrast, her former spouse William moved on with his second wife Judith Girard Kendrick.

    Janice Kendrick Has Two Children And Both Of Them Are Actors

    From her marriage with William, Janice gave birth to two children, a son Michael Cooke Kendrick, and a daughter Anna Kendrick.

    Janice is a mother of two: her son and daughter together
    Janice’s son and daughter together. Source: Instagram

    Michael is her first child who was born on March 2, 1983. He is a former actor who has a brief career in the showbiz industry. He is mostly recognized for his appearances in Looking for an Echo (2000), Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008), and Celebrity Close Calls (2010).

    Further, Janice’s younger child Anna who was born on August 9, 1985, went on to have a successful showbiz career with 66 acting credits to her name. The Oscar-nominated actress has given several hit series and movies including Pitch Perfect (2012), Up in the Air (2009), and Twilight series.

    Janice Assists Her Daughter Anna For Her Role In The Movie The Accountant

    When Anna was signed for the role of accountant in the 2016 film The Accountant, the first thing she did was to send the script to her mom Janice. No wonder why after all Janice has been a real-life accountant.

    Talking to Good Morning America, the actress revealed how she sought the help of her matriarch to understand the role of accountant. In the talk show, she said,

    “My mom is an accountant and I sent her the script because I was like, ‘You have to explain all of this to me.

    The Voices actress further stated,

    She’s a math whiz and she’s been working as an accountant for her whole life. So she was explaining all the financial aspects of it because it’s kind of a puzzle.

    She also said that after her mom assists her, every puzzle and difficulty is just gone. During the premiere of the movie, it was her mom who was very excited to watch the movie on screen, and as per her daughter, she was like, ” This is a sexy accountant movie. There’s intrigue and fights, and it’s very exciting.”

    Where Is She Today? Her Social Media Presence

    According to her Facebook information, Janice currently resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She sometimes visits her son in New York and her daughter in Los Angeles.

    As for Social Media, the celebrity mom is a user of only one social media platform, Facebook in which she mostly advocates for a fundraising program.

    How Rich Is Janice Kendrick?

    Since Janice all her life has been an accountant, she must have earned a decent amount of money. As per speculation, she may have a net worth of around $800k at present. Meanwhile, her actress daughter is super rich with an estimated net amount of $20 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Janice Cooke Kendrick
    Popular Name Janice Kendrick
    Birth Place United States
    Birthday June 15, 1949
    Age 74 years
    Zodiac Gemini.
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Caucasian
    Father Ronald Allison Cooke
    Mother Ruth Edna Cooke
    Profession Accountant
    Net Worth $800k
    Height 5 feet and 3 inches (reportedly)
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color White and black
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Divorced
    Spouse William King Kendrick
    Children Michael and Anna