Anna Faris

Actor
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, actress Anna Faris made a name for herself in broad comedies, starting with the horror spoof-within-a-spoof "Scary Movie" (2000) - itself a send-up of other horror parodies like "Scream" ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Conan 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mom 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 (Movie)

Sam Sparks (Voice)

I Give it a Year 2013 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

Zoey (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

Jeanette (Voice)

Saturday Night Live 2008, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

Wendy Franklin (Actor)

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

Ally Darling (Actor)

Yogi Bear 2010 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Jeanette (Voice)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Sam Sparks (Actor)

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

Brandi (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Observe and Report 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

Shelley Darlington (Actor)

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mama's Boy 2007 (Movie)

Nora Flannigan (Actor)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Jane F. (Actor)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 (Movie)

Hannah Lewis (Actor)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Cindy Campbell (Actor)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

Lashawn Malone (Actor)

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

Samantha James (Actor)

Waiting... 2005 (Movie)

Serena (Actor)

Friends 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Southern Belles 2004 (Movie)

Bell (Actor)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

May 2003 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Cindy Campbell (Actor)

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

April (Actor)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Cindy Campbell (Actor)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Deceptions: A Mother's Secret 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Teach (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Mama's Boy 2007 (Movie)

("Old-Fashioned Girl") (Song Performer)

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

("Forgiveness") (Song Performer)
Producer (2)

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, actress Anna Faris made a name for herself in broad comedies, starting with the horror spoof-within-a-spoof "Scary Movie" (2000) - itself a send-up of other horror parodies like "Scream" (1996) and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). Faris made an immediate impact, which led to several sequels atop other studio comedies like "The Hot Chick" (2003), though she wisely began to break away, following a surprisingly memorable turn in the acclaimed indie "Lost in Translation" (2003). Her small, but potently comedic performance as a ditzy actress opened the doors to other more varied projects, including the romantic comedy "Just Friends" (2005) and the Oscar-winning drama, "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). But broad comedy remained her bread and butter, though sometimes to her detriment, particularly with her fourth go-round in "Scary Movie 4" (2006). By the time she starred opposite Seth Rogen in the raunchy "Observe and Report" (2009), Faris had established herself as a go-to actress for Hollywood comedies.

Relationships

Jack

Son
Born August 2012; father, Chris Pratt

Jack Faris

Father

Karen Faris

Mother

Robert Faris

Brother

Ben Indra Actor

Husband
Met while working in "Lovers Lane" (2000) Married June 3, 2004 Divorced Feb. 19, 2008

Chris Pratt Actor

Husband
Announced engagement in January 2009 Married July 9, 2009 in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia

EDUCATION

Edmonds Woodway High School

Edmonds , Washington

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

Milestones

2013

Returned for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"

2013

Began starring role in the sitcom "Mom"

2012

Co-starred opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in political satire "The Dictator"

2011

Starred in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number" opposite Chris Evans and real-life husband Chris Pratt

2011

Reprised voiceover role of Jeanette in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked"

2010

Starred in the live-action adaptation of "Yogi Bear," featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake

2009

Voiced Sam Sparks in the animated film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"

2009

Co-starred with Seth Rogan in the mall cop comedy "Observe and Report"

2009

Voiced the Chipette character Jeanette in the animated feature "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"

2008

Made producing debut with "The House Bunny"; also starred as a retired Playboy bunny

2007

Starred in the comedy "Smiley Face" with Adam Brody and John Cho

2007

Guest starred as herself on the fourth season of HBO's "Entourage"

2006

Reprised her role as the hapless Cindy Campbell in "Scary Movie 4"

2006

Played Luke Wilson's love interest in the Ivan Reitman comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"

2005

Had a supporting role as a pop-diva singer in director Roger Kumble's romantic comedy "Just Friends"

2005

Cast in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" as the motor mouthed LaShawn Malone

2004

Had a recurring role on the final season of "Friends" (NBC) as the birth mom Erica

2003

Featured as a dizzy actress in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation"

2003

Returned once again as Cindy Campbell in "Scary Movie 3"

2002

Co-starred in the comedy feature "The Hot Chick," which starred Rob Schneider

2001

Re-teamed with the original cast for the sequel "Scary Movie 2"

2000

Breakout role in the Wayan Brothers horror spoof "Scary Movie"

1999

Cast as Jannelle in the independent horror feature "Lover's Lane"

Raised in Seattle, WA

Made her first professional performance at the age of nine

Bonus Trivia

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"Anna has a natural comic instinct. She's subtle, more the Leslie Nielsen type. Without batting an eyelash, she gets the laughs." – director David Zucker to Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 31, 2003

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"I was maybe a little eccentric in high school. I felt unattractive, short and self-conscious about my body, and I would purposely emphasize that by doing odd things. I wore glasses, braces, odd hair-dos and dumpy clothes. I was clumsy and awkward." – Faris to Playboy magazine, September 2008

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