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Banks in 2014
Elizabeth Irene Mitchell

(1974-02-10) February 10, 1974 (age 45)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education University of Pennsylvania (BA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
OccupationActress, director, producer
Years active1998–present
Max Handelman (m. 2003)
Website elizabethbanks.com

Elizabeth Irene Banks (née Mitchell; [1] [2] born February 10, 1974) [3] is an American actress, director, and producer. She is known for her starring role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015) and as Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017). She made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), whose $69 million opening-weekend gross set a record for a first-time director. [4] [5]

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The Hunger Games film series consists of four science fiction dystopian adventure films based on The Hunger Games trilogy of novels, by the American author Suzanne Collins. Distributed by Lionsgate and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, it stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, and Donald Sutherland as President Snow. Gary Ross directed the first film, while Francis Lawrence directed the next three films.

<i>Pitch Perfect</i> (film series) film series

Pitch Perfect is an American musical comedy film series created by Kay Cannon, loosely based on the non-fiction book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin. Jason Moore directed the first film, and Elizabeth Banks directed the second and Trish Sie directed the third. Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, and Banks produced the films. It features an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissie Fit, John Michael Higgins, and Banks. The series is distributed by Universal Pictures.

<i>Pitch Perfect 2</i> 2015 American film directed by Elizabeth Banks

Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 American musical comedy film directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect and the second installment in the Pitch Perfect film series. The film centers on the fictional Barden University Bellas, an all-female a cappella singing group, who try to beat out the German national team in a world singing championship. The film features an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, and Shelley Regner, as well as Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Adam DeVine, John Michael Higgins, and Banks all reprising their roles. It was released in the United States on May 15, 2015 by Universal Pictures.


Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998). She starred in the films Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Slither (2006), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Man on a Ledge (2012), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), Love & Mercy (2014), Magic Mike XXL (2015), and Power Rangers (2017).

<i>Surrender Dorothy</i> (film) 1998 film

Surrender Dorothy is an independent film by director Kevin DiNovis which won first place at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival. The film stars Peter Pryor, Kevin DiNovis, and is the first film role for Elizabeth Banks, who appears in the credits as "Elizabeth Casey."

<i>Wet Hot American Summer</i> 2001 film by David Wain

Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 American satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by Wain and Michael Showalter. The film features an ensemble cast, including Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, and A. D. Miles. The film takes place during the last full day at a fictional summer camp in 1981, and spoofs the sex comedies aimed at teen audiences of that era.

Sam Raimi American film director, producer, writer and actor

Samuel M. Raimi is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer who created the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directed the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), the 1990 superhero film Darkman, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.

On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock , which garnered her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family , the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Banks starred in the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).

A recurring character is a fictional character, usually in a prime time TV series, who often and frequently appears from time to time during the series' run. Recurring characters often play major roles in more than one episode, sometimes being the main focus.

NBC American television and radio network

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.

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As of July 2018, Box Office Mojo ranked Banks as the 30th-highest-grossing actor of all time, and the ninth-highest-grossing female actor. [6]

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Early life

Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and grew up on Brown Street, the eldest of four children of Ann (née Wallace) and Mark P. Mitchell. [7] Her father, a Vietnam veteran, was a factory worker for General Electric and her mother worked in a bank. [8] She has said that she grew up "Irish + WASP + Catholic." [9]

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Growing up, Banks played baseball and rode horses. She was in Little League when she broke her leg sliding into third base. She then tried out for the school play, which was her start in acting. [10] She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992, and is a member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League. [11] She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was elected to the Friars Senior Society. She graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts. [12] In 1998, she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, where she earned an MFA degree. [13] [14]

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Banks at the Spider-Man 3 premiere in 2007 Elizabeth Banks by David Shankbone.jpg
Banks at the Spider-Man 3 premiere in 2007

Banks changed her name to avoid confusion with actress Elizabeth Mitchell. [15] After auditioning in New York, she was offered a role on the soap opera Santa Barbara . Taking the role would have required her to quit her education at the American Conservatory Theatre, and Banks ultimately decided to forgo the offer due to having taken out student loans to complete her degree. [16] She made her acting debut in the 1998 independent film Surrender Dorothy , as Elizabeth Casey, and appeared in various films over the next seven years including Guy Ritchie's Swept Away [17] before gaining more prominent widespread exposure through the 2005 comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin . [18]

In August 2005, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Banks starred in William Inge's Bus Stop as Cherie, the sexy blonde aspiring nightclub singer. [19] Jeffrey Borak wrote that Banks' portrayal was acted "with poise, clarity and a shrewd feel for Cherie's complexities. Her performance is all of a piece and in harmony, stylistically, with the performances around her ..." [20] In 2005, she appeared on the series Stella , and in May 2006, she had a role in the season five finale of the NBC sitcom Scrubs as Dr. Kim Briggs, the love interest of J.D. (Zach Braff). The character appeared throughout seasons six, seven, and eight as a recurring guest star. [21]

In 2006, Banks appeared in the American football drama film Invincible , in which she played Mark Wahlberg's love interest. Later, she and co-star Wahlberg were nominated for the "Best Kiss" award at the MTV Movie Awards. [22] That same year, she landed the starring role in the comedy-horror film Slither . [23]

In 2007, Banks played the female lead in the comedy film Meet Bill , alongside Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba. [21] That same year, she had a small role in the Christmas comedy film Fred Claus , co-starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti as Santa's little helper, Charlyne. In 2008, she played the ex-wife and mother of the daughter of Ryan Reynolds lead in the comedy film Definitely, Maybe , alongside Isla Fisher and Ryan Reynolds, [24] starred with Seth Rogen as the eponymous female lead in the Kevin Smith comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno , [21] and played United States First Lady Laura Bush in W. , Oliver Stone's biopic of George W. Bush. [25]

In 2009, Banks appeared in the horror film The Uninvited , a remake of the South Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters . [26] The film was about an intrusive stepmother who makes life miserable for the teen daughters of her new husband. Banks based her character, Rachel, on Rebecca De Mornay's character in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle . [27] "It was very important to me that every line reading I gave could be interpreted two ways," says Banks of her role, "So that when you go back through the movie you can see that". [27]

Banks is a frequent co-star of actor Paul Rudd, the two having appeared in five films together to date ( Wet Hot American Summer , The Baxter , The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models , and Our Idiot Brother ). [28] She is also a frequent co-star of actor Tobey Maguire, the two having also appeared in five films together ( Spider-Man , Seabiscuit , Spider-Man 2 , Spider-Man 3 , and The Details ). [29]

Banks was cast as a love interest for Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom 30 Rock . [30] Intended to appear in four episodes in 2010, Banks went on to become a recurring character with 13 appearances by the end of the fifth season, including her marriage in the episode Mrs. Donaghy . Her performance in season five earned her a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. [31]

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Banks at the What to Expect When You're Expecting premiere in 2012

In 2012, Banks also starred in the film What to Expect When You're Expecting alongside Jennifer Lopez. Also that year, she appeared in Man on a Ledge , as police negotiator Lydia Mercer. She starred in the film The Hunger Games (2012), playing Effie Trinket, a woman from "The Capitol" who escorts the District 12 tributes to the annual Hunger Games. She reprised the role in the sequel films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015). [21] Banks co-starred in the 2014 movie Every Secret Thing , playing Detective Nancy Porter investigating the disappearance of a young child with similarities to a case she had previously been involved with. [32]

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Banks at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

In 2014, Banks was recognized by Elle Magazine during The Women in Hollywood Awards, honoring women for their outstanding achievements in film, spanning all aspects of the motion picture industry, including acting, directing, and producing. [33]

Banks portrayed Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, the wife of Brian Wilson, in the 2015 biopic Love & Mercy , which is based on the life of the legendary musician and founding member of The Beach Boys, as portrayed by John Cusack. [34] After producing and appearing, as Gail, in the first Pitch Perfect film, Banks directed its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), making her feature directorial debut. She also co-produced, and again played Gail in, both Pitch Perfect 2 and the next sequel Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). [35]

In 2015, she was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. The festival is chaired by Alfonso Cuarón. [36] Also in 2015, Banks became a spokeswoman for Realtor.com in their series of television commercials. [37] As of mid-February 2016, Banks became the commercial face of Old Navy. [38] She also played space alien Rita Repulsa in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film. [39]

In 2018, Banks co-starred as Jenny in the comedy film The Happytime Murders , alongside Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph. [40] In 2019, she will reprise her starring role as Lucy / Wyldstyle in the comedy film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part . Banks will also direct, produce, and star as Bosley in the reboot film Charlie's Angels .

Personal life

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Banks during a USO visit at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in 2015

Banks met her husband, Max Handelman, a sportswriter and producer from Portland, Oregon, [41] on her first day of college on September 6, 1992. They were married in 2003. The couple have two sons. [42] She and her husband had their first child born through a surrogate in March 2011. [43] In November 2012, Banks announced the birth of another son also by a surrogate. [44]

Banks went through parts of conversion to Judaism, her husband's faith, and studied with rabbis. In 2013, speaking of her religion, she stated that she practices Judaism, though "I did not have my mikveh , so technically I'm not converted," but that she has "been essentially a Jew for like 15 years," adding "Frankly, because I'm already doing everything [practicing religious rituals], I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be." [45] [46]

Banks was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign [47] and was involved in a rendition of Rachel Platten's single "Fight Song" with other celebrities at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. [48]



1998 Surrender Dorothy VickiCredited as Elizabeth Casey
2000 Shaft Trey's friendCredited as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay
Ordinary SinnerRachel
2002 Spider-Man Betty Brant
Swept Away Debi
Catch Me If You Can Lucy Forrest
2003The TradeSioux Sever
Seabiscuit Marcela Howard
2004 Spider-Man 2 Betty Brant
2005 Heights Isabel Lee
Sexual Life Sarah
The Sisters Nancy Pecket
The Baxter Caroline Swann
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Beth
Daltry Calhoun May
2006 Slither Starla Grant
Invincible Janet Cantrell
2007 Spider-Man 3 Betty Brant
Meet Bill Jess
Fred Claus Charlene
2008 Definitely, Maybe Emily Jones
Meet Dave Gina Morrison
Lovely, Still Alex
W. Laura Bush
Zack and Miri Make a Porno Miriam "Miri" Linky
Role Models Beth Jones
2009Big BreaksStarletShort film
The Uninvited Rachel Summers
Surrogates N/AExecutive producer
2010 The Next Three Days Lara Brennan
2011 The Details Nealy Lang
Just a Little Heart AttackWomanShort film
Also director
Our Idiot Brother Miranda Rochlin
2012 Man on a Ledge Lydia Mercer
The Hunger Games Effie Trinket
What to Expect When You're Expecting Wendy Cooper
People Like Us Frankie Davis
Pitch Perfect Gail Abernathy-McKaddenAlso producer
2013 Movie 43 AmySegment: "Beezel"
Directed segment: "Middleschool Date"
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Effie Trinket
2014 Little Accidents Diane Doyle
The Lego Movie Lucy / Wyldstyle Voice role
Walk of Shame Meghan Miles
Every Secret Thing Detective Nancy Porter
Love & Mercy Melinda Ledbetter
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Effie Trinket
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Gail Abernathy-McKadden-FeinbergerAlso director and producer
Magic Mike XXL Paris
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Effie Trinket
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America N/AProducer
Power Rangers Rita Repulsa
Pitch Perfect 3 Gail Abernathy-McKadden-FeinbergerAlso producer
2018 The Happytime Murders Jenny
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Lucy / WyldstyleVoice role
Brightburn Mrs. BreyerPost-production
Charlie's Angels Bosley [49] Post-production; also director, producer and co-writer
TBAQueen for a DayPre-production; also producer


1998Keep Going SafetyBen's MomVoice role
1999 All My Children Rosalie1 episode
Third Watch Elaine ElchisakEpisode: "Patterns"
Credited as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell
2000 Sex and the City CatherineEpisode: "Politically Erect"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jaina Tobias JansenEpisode: "Sacrifice"
2002 Without a Trace ClarissaEpisode: "Snatch Back"
2005 Stella TamaraEpisode: "Meeting Girls"
2006–2009 Scrubs Dr. Kim Briggs 17 episodes
2007–2008 Wainy Days Shelly3 episodes
American Dad! Becky Arangino / Lisa Silver (voices)3 episodes
2008 Comanche Moon Maggie Tilton3 episodes
Modern Family Sal6 episodes
2010–2012 30 Rock Avery Jessup 15 episodes
2012 Family Guy Pam Fishman (voice)Episode: "Into Fat Air"
Robot Chicken Mrs. Claus / Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara (voices)Episode: "Robot Chicken's ATM Christmas Special"
Comedy Bang! Bang! HerselfEpisode: "Elizabeth Banks Wears A Red Dress"
2013Timms ValleyBeth Billings-Timms (voice)Pilot
2014 Phineas and Ferb Grulinda (voice)Episode: "Imperfect Storm"
2015 Resident Advisors DoctorEpisode: "Motivational Speaker "; also producer
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Lindsay6 episodes
Moonbeam City Chief Pizzaz Miller (voice)10 episodes
The Muppets HerselfEpisode: "Pig Girls Don't Cry"
Saturday Night Live Herself (host)Episode: "Elizabeth Banks / Disclosure"
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Lindsay5 episodes
Curb Your Enthusiasm HerselfEpisode: "A Disturbance in the Kitchen"

Music videos

2018"Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions) Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B Herself [50] [51] [52]
"Crushin' It"The Slay TeamMogul Mama

Video games

2015 Lego Dimensions Lucy / Wyldstyle

Awards and nominations

2003Seabiscuit Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated [53]
2006Invincible MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Nominated [22]
Slither Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Relationship from HellNominated
2008W. Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting ActressNominated [54]
2009N/A Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Face of the Future Award Won [55]
The UninvitedFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
201130 Rock Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated [31]
Gold Derby Awards Best Comedy Guest actressNominated
2012The Hunger Games MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation Won [56]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer Nominated [57]
30 Rock Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated [31]
2013Movie 43 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Director Won [58]
N/A CinemaCon Excellence in ActingWon [59]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen TransformationNominated [60]
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [61]
Modern FamilyOnline Film & Television Association AwardsBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated [62]
Gold Derby Awards Best Comedy Guest ActressNominated
2014The Lego MovieBTVA AwardsBest Female Lead Vocal PerformanceNominated [63]
Best Vocal EnsembleNominated
BTVA People's Choice AwardsBest Female Lead Vocal PerformanceWon
Best Vocal EnsembleWon
Love & Mercy Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated [64]
Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting ActressNominated [65]
Indiana Film Journalists AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated [66]
Denver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressNominated [67]
Las Vegas Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressWon [68]
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting ActressNominated [69]
Georgia Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso AwardWon [70]
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated [71]
2015N/ACinemaConBreakthrough Filmmaker of the YearWon [72]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen TransformationWon [73]
Modern FamilyOnline Film & Television Association AwardsBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated [74]
Gold Derby Awards Best Comedy Guest ActressNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated [31]
Pitch Perfect 2 Golden Raspberry Awards The Razzie Redeemer Award Nominated [75]
2016Lego DimensionsBTVA AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameWon
BTVA People's Choice AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameWon
2017Power RangersTeen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Nominated

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Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was that of Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Thereafter, Steinfeld gained prominence for roles in Ender's Game (2013), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Begin Again (2013), and 3 Days to Kill (2014). She appeared as Emily Junk in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen (2016). In 2018, Steinfeld voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and starred in Bumblebee, contributing to the latter's soundtrack.


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