Anna Faris, April 2009
|Born||Anna Kay Faris
November 29, 1976
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ben Indra (2004–2007)
Chris Pratt (2009–present)
Anna Kay Faris (born November 29, 1976) is an American actress and singer known for her comic roles. Faris has appeared in the Scary Movie series of films, The Hot Chick (2002), Lost in Translation (2003), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). In 2008, she had a starring role in The House Bunny, for which she earned an MTV Movie Awards nomination.
Her recent and upcoming films include Young Americans, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, Yogi Bear, and Observe and Report. She also provided voice acting in the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Karen, an elementary school teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She has a brother, Robert who is also a sociologist and teaches at the University of California. Faris grew up in Edmonds, Washington. Her parents encouraged her to pursue acting when she was young, and she gave her first professional acting performance at age 9, at the Seattle Repertory Theater. After attending Edmonds Woodway High School, she studied English literature at the University of Washington.
Her first significant film role was in the independent production Lovers Lane (1999). Her breakout role was in the horror film parody Scary Movie (2000). The 5'5" Faris, a natural blonde, dyed her hair black for the filming of Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2, so that her character more closely resembled Neve Campbell, who played the corresponding character in Scream, one of the films that Scary Movie parodied.
Faris gained further popularity after she received the role of the recurring character Erica, the surrogate mother for Chandler and Monica Bing, in the final season of the American sitcom Friends. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film Lost in Translation, in which she plays an actress promoting an action movie.
Faris appeared in the film Waiting..., with Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long. In 2005, she appeared again with Reynolds in Just Friends, playing a supporting role as a pop-diva singer named Samantha James. Faris's role as LaShawn Malone in Brokeback Mountain (2005) brought her to the attention of a much wider audience. Faris starred with Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson in the feature film My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). In 2008, she appeared in the comedy Young Americans, playing Topher Grace's twin sister, in addition to, Mama's Boy, with Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels and Diane Keaton and in Smiley Face, with Adam Brody and John Cho. In 2007, she produced and starred in The House Bunny, a film with Happy Madison Productions about a retired Playboy bunny. In the summer 2007 season of HBO's Entourage, Faris guest-starred as herself. She also made an appearance as herself in a video on eatdrinkordie.com with Internet wine guru Gary Vaynerchuk.
In 2009, she was nominated in MTV's Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance for her movie The House Bunny.
In 2004, Faris married actor Ben Indra, whom she met while working on Lovers Lane and whom she had dated since 1999. She filed for divorce on April 3, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. Faris married actor Chris Pratt, on July 9, 2009, in Bali.
|1991||Deception: A Mother's Secret||Liz|
|2000||Scary Movie||Cindy Campbell|
|2001||Scary Movie 2||Cindy Campbell|
|The Hot Chick||April|
|Lost in Translation||Kelly|
|Scary Movie 3||Cindy Campbell|
|2004||Spelling Bee||Jane Connelly|
|2005||Blue Skies||Sarah||TV movie|
|Guilty Hearts||Jane Conelly|
|Just Friends||Samantha James|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||Cindy Campbell|
|My Super Ex-Girlfriend||Hannah Lewis|
|2007||Smiley Face||Jane F|
|Mama's Boy||Nora Flanagan|
|2008||The House Bunny||Shelley Darlington||Also producer|
|The Spleenectomy||Danielle / Dr. Fields|
|2009||Observe and Report||Brandi|
|Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel||Cassie|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Sam Sparks (voice)|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Jeanette (voice)|
|2010||Young Americans||Wendy Franklin|
|2004||King of the Hill||Various||2 episodes, voice|
|2005||"Forgiveness"||Just Friends soundtrack|
|"Love From Afar"||Just Friends soundtrack|
|"Just A Guy"||Just Friends DVD|