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      Elizabeth Banks

      Elizabeth Banks

      Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

      Birthday: Feb 10, 1974

      Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

      A force of energy both in front of and behind the camera, Elizabeth Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1974. She spent her youth heavily involved in athletics, riding horses and playing Little League baseball until during one fateful game, she broke her leg while sliding into third base. The injury prevented Banks from playing any sports in the immediate aftermath, and so she auditioned for a school play instead, thus beginning what would become a lifelong interest in acting. She eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and went on to enroll in an MFA program at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Though she was offered a role on the soap opera "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1984-1993) during this time, Banks had already taken out student loans in order to pay for her education and opted to remain in school. After graduating in 1998, Banks made her on-screen debut in the drama "Surrender Dorothy" (1998). Minor TV appearances followed before she landed a prominent role in the cult-favorite comedy "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001). From there, Banks quickly moved on to play Betty Brant in the blockbuster hit "Spider-Man" (2002) -a role she would continue throughout the hit franchise. With her prominence steadily rising, Banks went on to appear in the comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2004) before co-starring as Dr. Kim Briggs on the fifth season of the comedy series "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-2010). Comedy remained a major spoke in Banks' wheelhouse as she starred in Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008), but she still branched out into other genres, playing Laura Bush in Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic "W." (2008) and opposite Russell Crowe in the thriller "The Next Three Days" (2010). After a celebrated run as recurring character Avery Jessup on the acclaimed sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013), Banks joined the massively popular "Hunger Games" franchise as Capitol-dwelling Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games" (2012), a role she eventually played in all four films in the series. The year 2012 also saw Banks play Gail in the acapella comedy "Pitch Perfect" (2012). She returned for the sequel as well, not only reprising the role of Gail but stepping behind the camera in her feature film directorial debut. It proved a huge success, far out-grossing the first film and cementing Banks' role as a director. She reunited with her "Wet Hot American Summer" castmates for the latter-day prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix, 2015) and for the sequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" (Netflix, 2017), much to fans' delight, before playing Gail once again in "Pitch Perfect 3" (2017). This time, Banks did not helm the movie herself, as she was already laying the groundwork for her next project as a director, the "Charlie's Angels" (2019) reboot, in which she also appeared as Bosley. With her credibility sky-high and rising, Banks next co-starred with award winning actor Cate Blanchett in the period series "Mrs. America" (FX, 2020-).

      Highest rated movies

      Spider-Man 2 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Love & Mercy Slither The 40-Year-Old Virgin The Hunger Games Call Jane Pitch Perfect


      Elizabeth Banks THE NEXT THREE DAYS, from left: Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe, 2010. photo: Phil Caruso/©Summit Entertainment The Late Late Show With James Corden, Elizabeth Banks, 03/23/2015, ©CBS ORDINARY SINNER, Elizabeth Banks, Kris Park, Brendan P. Hines, 2003 MAN ON A LEDGE, from left: Elizabeth Banks, Sam Worthington, 2012. ph: Myles Aronowitz/©Summit Entertainment Moonbeam City, from left: Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte, Rob Lowe, Kate Mara, 09/16/2015, ©CC The Muppets, Elizabeth Banks (L), Eric Jacobson (R), 'Pig Girls Don't Cry', Season 1, Ep. #1, 09/22/2015, ©ABC PITCH PERFECT 3, L-R: ELIZABETH BANKS, JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS, 2017. PH: QUANTRELL D. COLBERT/©UNIVERSAL PICTURES Elizabeth Banks stars in Charlie's Angels. The Muppets, Elizabeth Banks (L), David Rudman (R), 'Pig Girls Don't Cry', Season 1, Ep. #1, 09/22/2015, ©ABC HEIGHTS, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics HEIGHTS, George Segal, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics PITCH PERFECT 2, from left: Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, 2012. ph: Richard Cartwright/©Universal Pictures HEIGHTS, James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics INVINCIBLE, Mark Wahlberg, Elizabeth Banks, 2006. ©Walt Disney Co. THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, Steve Carell, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Universal 30 Rock, Elizabeth Banks (L), Brian Williams (R), 10/11/2006, ©NBC The Muppets, Elizabeth Banks (L), David Rudman (R), 'Pig Girls Don't Cry', Season 1, Ep. #1, 09/22/2015, ©ABC HEIGHTS, Matt Davis, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics HEIGHTS, Matt Davis, Elizabeth Banks, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Migration Pam (Voice) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Her the Money Self - 2023
      44% 59% Cat Person Executive Producer $55.5K 2023
      91% 89% Bottoms Producer $12.0M 2023
      48% 57% The Beanie Bubble Robbie (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 75% Cocaine Bear: The True Story Executive Producer - 2023
      66% 71% Cocaine Bear Director,
      $64.4M 2023
      82% 87% Call Jane Joy (Character) $512.8K 2022
      52% 78% Charlie's Angels Bosley "Boz" (Character),
      $17.8M 2019
      57% 67% Brightburn Tori Breyer (Character) $17.3M 2019
      84% 68% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Wyldstyle/Lucy (Voice) $105.8M 2019
      23% 40% The Happytime Murders Jenny (Character) $20.7M 2018
      28% 43% Pitch Perfect 3 Gail (Character),
      $104.9M 2017
      36% 40% The Most Hated Woman in America Producer - 2017
      51% 65% Saban's Power Rangers Rita Repulsa (Character) $85.3M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Resident Advisors Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2015
      No Score Yet 65% Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Unknown (Character) - 2015
      65% 55% Magic Mike XXL Paris (Character) $66.0M 2015
      65% 64% Pitch Perfect 2 Gail (Character),
      $183.7M 2015
      70% 66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Effie Trinket (Character) $281.7M 2015
      89% 85% Love & Mercy Melinda Ledbetter (Character) $12.5M 2014
      32% 32% Every Secret Thing Detective Nancy Porter (Character) $97.0K 2014
      54% 29% Little Accidents Diana (Character) $10.1K 2014
      15% 38% Walk of Shame Meghan (Character) $39.8K 2014
      70% 71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Effie Trinket (Character) - 2014
      96% 87% The LEGO Movie Wyldstyle/Lucy (Voice) $257.8M 2014
      90% 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Effie Trinket (Character) - 2013
      4% 24% Movie 43 Amy (Character),
      $8.8M 2013
      65% 58% Love, Marilyn Unknown (Character) - 2012
      82% 83% Pitch Perfect Gail (Character),
      $65.0M 2012
      53% 62% People Like Us Frankie (Character) $12.4M 2012
      23% 47% What to Expect When You're Expecting Wendy (Character) $41.1M 2012
      84% 81% The Hunger Games Effie Trinket (Character) $408.0M 2012
      31% 52% Man on a Ledge Lydia Spencer (Character) $18.6M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana in Bushwick Pilar (Character) - 2012
      46% 34% The Details Nealy Lang (Character) $63.6K 2011
      71% 51% Our Idiot Brother Miranda (Character) $24.8M 2011
      50% 66% The Next Three Days Lara Brennan (Character) $21.1M 2010
      37% 38% Surrogates Executive Producer $38.5M 2009
      32% 49% The Uninvited Rachel (Character) $28.6M 2009
      73% 75% Lovely, Still Alex (Character) $124.7K 2008
      77% 74% Role Models Beth (Character) $67.3M 2008
      65% 66% Zack and Miri Make a Porno Miri (Character) $31.5M 2008
      58% 42% W. Laura Bush (Character) $25.5M 2008
      20% 35% Meet Dave Gina Morrison (Character) $11.8M 2008
      71% 72% Definitely, Maybe Emily (Character) $32.0M 2008
      20% 44% Meet Bill Jess (Character) $59.1K 2007
      21% 45% Fred Claus Charlene (Character) $72.0M 2007
      63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Miss Brant (Character) $336.5M 2007
      72% 73% Invincible Janet Cantrell (Character) $57.8M 2006
      87% 63% Slither Starla Grant (Character) $7.8M 2006
      29% 52% The Sisters Nancy Pecket (Character) - 2005
      7% 39% Daltry Calhoun May (Character) $12.5K 2005
      32% 75% The Baxter Caroline Swann (Character) $181.9K 2005
      63% 74% Heights Isabel (Character) $1.2M 2005
      85% 84% The 40-Year-Old Virgin Beth (Character) $109.2M 2005
      No Score Yet 42% Sexual Life Sarah (Character) - 2004
      93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Miss Brant (Character) $373.4M 2004
      No Score Yet 60% The Trade Sioux Sever (Character) - 2003
      78% 76% Seabiscuit Marcela Howard (Character) $120.1M 2003
      17% 83% Ordinary Sinner Rachel (Character) - 2002
      5% 28% Swept Away Debi (Character) $598.6K 2002
      38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay (Character) $292.1K 2001
      60% 64% Surrender Dorothy Vicky (Character) - 1998


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Press Your Luck Executive Producer,
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      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 47% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017 2019 2023
      46% 73% Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Executive Producer 2022
      No Score Yet 34% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 38% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012-2015 2017 2019-2022
      No Score Yet 50% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
      88% 63% Shrill Executive Producer 2019-2021
      No Score Yet 62% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest 2020
      96% 70% Mrs. America Jill Ruckelshaus (Character) 2020
      85% 90% Modern Family Sal (Guest Star) 2009 2013-2015 2017 2020
      No Score Yet 20% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2016 2019
      92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 33% Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Lindsay (Character) 2017
      82% 69% The Gong Show Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
      29% 85% Moonbeam City Unknown (Voice) 2015
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Guest 2015
      64% 73% The Muppets Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      85% 69% Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2010 2012 2015
      No Score Yet 80% Resident Advisors Executive Producer 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2012 2015
      No Score Yet 91% Phineas and Ferb Grulinda (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012 2014
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Pam Fishman (Guest Voice) 2012
      78% 92% 30 Rock Avery Jessup (Guest Star) 2010-2012
      31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
      83% 86% Scrubs Dr. Kim Briggs (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2009
      No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Becky Arangino (Guest Voice) 2007-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comanche Moon Unknown (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Character) 2002
      78% 85% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jaina Jansen (Guest Star) 2001
      70% 80% Sex and the City Catherine (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Birds of a Feather Unknown (Character) 1991