February 10, 1974
47 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
34-26-35 in | 86-66-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
7 US | 37.5 EU
Elizabeth Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States, on February 10, 1974 is an American actress.
Young Elizabeth Banks first started acting during her high school years in school plays.
She made her big screen debut in psychological drama movie Surrender Dorothy (1998) in role as Vicki.
She landed her television debut in ABC soap opera All My Children (1999) in role as Rosalie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Betty Brant in superhero movie Spider-Man (2002) directed by Sam Raimi. She played same character in sequels: Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
She got her directorial debut with musical comedy film Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).
Signal Hill (2021) drama in role as Mary Neiswender, with Jamie Foxx and Anthony Mackie
Charlie's Angels (2019) action comedy in role as Susan Bosley, opposite Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska
She voiced Lucy / Wyldstyle in computer-animated adventure musical comedy film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).
Brightburn (2019) superhero horror in role as Tori Breyer, with David Denman and Jackson A. Dunn
She played Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games movie series (2012-2015):
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
She portrayed Gail Abernathy-McKadden in Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017):
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
Role Models (2008) comedy with Paul Rudd
Love and Mercy (2014) biographical drama opposite John Cusack and Paul Dano
Definitely Maybe (2008) romantic comedy opposite Ryan Reynolds
Seabiscuit (2003) drama sport with Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges
Invincible (2006) sports drama opposite Mark Wahlberg
Magic Mike XXL (2015) comedy drama opposite Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello
Power Rangers (2017) science fiction action in role as Rita Repulsa
Slither (2006) science fiction comedy horror in role as Starla Grant
The Next Three Days (2010) thriller drama opposite Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson
Our Idiot Brother (2011) comedy drama opposite Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel
The Happytime Murders (2018) black comedy crime opposite Melissa McCarthy
She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Avery Jessup in NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2010–2012).
She played Dr. Kim Briggs in medical comedy drama series Scrubs (2006–2009).
She portrayed Lindsay in Netflix series: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her recurring role as Sal in television mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family (2009, 2013–2015, 2017).
She hosted revival of the game show Press Your Luck (2019).
Mrs. America (2020) Hulu drama miniseries in role as Jill Ruckelshaus
Graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992.
Studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
She is eldest of four children.
Has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
She directed film Charlie's Angels (2019).
Fan of David Letterman.
She voiced Lucy / Wyldstyle in computer-animated adventure musical comedy film The Lego Movie (2014).
Featured in music video for Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B "Girls Like You" (2018).
Her favorite hobby is fantasy football.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
She married a sportswriter and producer Max Handelman in 2003, they have two sons.