Elizabeth Banks has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after and versatile actresses. She has appeared in the international hit The Hunger Games and will next be seen in the highly-anticipated sequel, Catching Fire where she will reprise her role as Effie Trinket. The film is set to release on November 22, 2013. She will also be seen in Walk of Shame, a comedy about a news anchor whose attempt at a dream-job promotion is jeopardized by a drunken night out. She has also lent her voice in The Lego Movie releasing on February 7, 2014.
She was recently seen in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect, which released on September 28, 2012. Banks produced the film with her husband, Max Handelman, through their company, Brownstone Productions.
In 2008, Banks received critical acclaim for her role as First Lady Laura Bush opposite Josh Brolin in Oliver Stone’s W.
Banks’ additional feature credits include her breakthrough roles in the award Academy Award winning films Seabiscuit and in Steve Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. She has also appeared in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Man on a Ledge, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, People Like Us, Our Idiot Brother, The Details, The Next Three Days, Role Models, Meet Dave, Invincible, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, John Singleton’s Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson and cult hit Wet Hot American Summer. She also appeared as journalist Betty Brant, a role that director Sam Raimi created for her, in Columbia Pictures’ three blockbuster Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire as the title character.
On the small screen, Bank earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Avery Jessup on 30 Rock. She has also appeared on ABC’s Modern Family and had a recurring role as Dr. Kim Porter on NBC’s Scrubs. In 2007 she appeared in the CBS mini series Comanche Moon.
In addition to producing Pitch Perfect, Banks also produced Disney’s 2009 sci-fi thriller The Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis, through Brownstone Productions. Upcoming projects for Brownstone include Tink, a Disney live-action romantic comedy in which Banks will star as the title character of Tinkerbell; Forever 21 and Too Far From Home.
Her extensive theater credits include Guthrie Theater’s production of Summer & Smoke and William Inge’s Bus Stop.
Originally from Massachusetts, Banks received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Graduate Degree at the American Conservatory Theater. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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