Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

American actress and filmmaker (born 1974)
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Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell; February 10, 1974) is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known for her roles in such films as Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Pitch Perfect (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). In 2014, she portrayed Melinda Ledbetter, the girlfriend and later wife of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, in Bill Pohlad's film Love & Mercy and made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69M opening weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.

On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which garnered her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family, the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 2015, she reprised her role as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer for the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

As of November 2016, Box Office Mojo ranked Banks as the 32nd-highest grossing actor of all time, and the sixth-highest grossing female actor.

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Elizabeth Banks was born on Sunday, 10 February 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. Her full name at birth was Elizabeth Irene Mitchell. She is best known as an actress. Banks' country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Elizabeth attended high school at Pittsfield (Massachusetts) High School in 1992. For university, she studied at American Conservatory Theater's Advanced Training Program in 1998. Her religion is listed as Jewish. She is 5' 4½" (164 cm) tall and weighs 121 lbs (55 kg) with a slim build. She has blue eyes and blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $30,000,000 US dollars. Elizabeth Banks is 50 years old and her zodiac star sign is Aquarius.

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Full name at birth
Elizabeth Irene Mitchell
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Claim to fame
The 40 Year Old Virgin, Definitely, Maybe, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The Hunger Games
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Date of birth
10 February 1974
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Place of birth
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Actress, director, writer, producer
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Height
5' 4½" (164 cm)
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Weight
121 lbs (55 kg)
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Residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Net worth
$30,000,000 USD
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High school
Pittsfield (Massachusetts) High School in 1992
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University
  • American Conservatory Theater's Advanced Training Program in 1998
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
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Untitled Entertainment
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Every once in a while I play a true idiot, and they're really fun to play.
  • Is a major fan of David Letterman.
  • Bad Santa (2003) is her favorite holiday movie.
  • Has a weakness for cupcakes.
  • Converted to Judaism after marrying her husband in 2003.
  • Wife of Max Handelman. She and her husband work as a production team. They met at the University of Pennsylvania.

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