Anna Faris
American actress, singer
Anna Faris
Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is known for her starring role in the Scary Movie film series, as well as roles in Lost in Translation, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Dictator, Yogi Bear, and The House Bunny.
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Anna Faris Says You Shouldn't Date Men In These 5 Professions
Huffington Post - about 1 month
When Anna Faris has dating advice, you listen. After all, the woman found a gem of a man in husband Chris Pratt.  On Tuesday’s episode of “Conan,” the 40-year-old actress gave a preview of the love advice you’ll find in her upcoming memoir Unqualified. Faris had some very specific thoughts on dating men in certain professions: Avoid athletes, chefs, comedians and magicians at all costs.  “I enjoy a good magician every now and then but in [your] daily life do you want someone who’s like, ‘I’m not telling you my secrets!’” she explained. “It’s like, ‘Can you knock it off and at least tell me your secrets?’”  There’s one problem with Faris’ no-date list, though: Actors are also on it. And her hubby is not only an actor but a budding magician:  Hey, we don’t blame her for making an exception. Watch the video above to hear all of Faris’ advice.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Stories + articlesList=5853e979e4b08debb7887010,57dc0 ...
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Hollywood Told Chris Pratt He Was 'Too Fat' To Play This Role
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Chris Pratt, i.e., man among boys, worst co-passenger in the galaxy and merciless photo-cropper, was not always the well-muscled action star we’ve come to know and drool over.  No, just a few short years ago he was known as Andy, the lovable goof from “Parks and Recreation” who could be found eating turkey chili off a frisbee. Audiences found Pratt’s teddy bear physique appealing, but apparently Hollywood wasn’t too keen on his extra pounds.  The “Passenger” star came face-to-face with the industry’s narrow standards of beauty when he auditioned for the 2011 baseball drama “Moneyball.”  “That was the first time I heard someone say, ‘We’re not gonna cast you — you’re too fat,” he told Vanity Fair in the magazine’s February cover story. “So I decided to drop the weight, like in wrestling. I couldn’t afford a trainer, so it was all running and crash-dieting and cutting alcohol.” It wasn’t until Pratt bulked up to play a SEAL Team Six soldier in “Zero Dark Thirty” that his dr ...
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Chris Pratt Surprises Anna Faris With A Wedding Ring Upgrade For Christmas
Huffington Post - 2 months
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Anna Faris 'So Hurt' by Tabloid Cheating Rumors
ABC News - 3 months
The actress opened up during her podcast, "Anna Faris Is Unqualified."
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Anna Faris Admits Chris Pratt Cheating Rumors Rattled Her Relationship
Huffington Post - 3 months
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have been married for since 2009 and share a young son together, but even that doesn’t leave them to immune to cheating rumors in Hollywood. Faris opened up about the difficulty of being occasional tabloid fodder in a new episode of her podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” along with actress Isla Fisher. While Fisher said she prefers not to mention her husband ― actor Sacha Baron Cohen ― or their two children in press interviews, Faris has been open about her marriage. But that comes with a downside. “We were in the public a little bit, there were some tabloid rumors about strain in our relationship,” the 40-year-old said, explaining how she couldn’t help but take the words personally. “I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that bothered me, because I didn’t want to think of myself as somebody who could be affected by tabloid shit.” The actress said the rumors and false public perception made her feel “incredibly insecure” and confessed that th ...
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Chris Pratt Said Filming This Movie ‘Ripped Open Some Wounds’ About His Father’s Death
Huffington Post - 3 months
Most people go to superhero movies to escape reality, but for Chris Pratt, working on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” actually helped him deal with the loss of his father.  Dan Pratt, the actor’s late father, died in 2014, while Pratt was filming “Jurassic World,” after years of living with multiple sclerosis. But Pratt wasn’t truly able to process his passing until he started shooting the sequel to the hugely popular Marvel space epic.  “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment,” he said in a new interview with British GQ. “There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with ... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” follows Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Pratt), and his merry b ...
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Anna Faris Faces $5,000 Fine After Her Adopted Dog Was Found Homeless, Malnourished
Huffington Post - 3 months
Anna Faris is in trouble with a Los Angeles –based animal shelter after a dog she allegedly adopted was found homeless and malnourished on the street, TMZ reported Monday. Kinder4Rescue founder Laurel Kinder told the outlet that a dog Faris adopted a few years back named Pete was found Friday. After a vet scanned the dog’s microchip, they realized Faris was the owner. Anna Faris -- $5k Fine After Adopted Pooch Found On the Streets (PHOTOS) https://t.co/4YnTdVmeLK — TMZ (@TMZ) November 21, 2016 According to a contract Faris signed when she adopted the dog, she could now face a $5,000 fine if she gave him to a new owner without alerting Kinder’s organization. TMZ says the actress and her husband, actor Chris Pratt, have reportedly found out about the situation and are going to “make arrangements” to bring the dog home. It’s unclear if the two gave the dog to a new owner, though TMZ was told the couple found “a nice family home” for the pup. A representati ...
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Soundcast Reviews: <i>Anna Faris Is Unqualified</i> & <i>This Is That</i>
Huffington Post - 4 months
Anna Faris Is Unqualified Episodes 67 &amp; 68: Allison Janney, Pts 1 &amp; 2 I'm not sure what led actress Anna Faris (Mom, The House Bunny) to want to start her Anna Faris Is Unqualified soundcast where she talks to people about their relationship issues, and where she talks to guests about... whatever... but I'm glad she did. Clear from the get-go is that she doesn't take herself very seriously, often making herself the butt of the joke. And the use of freely flung foul language definitely helps to define this offering as independent media, not likely to be infringed upon by neither studio nor television execs anything soon. I listened to Episodes 67 and 68 back-to-back because they are parts one and two of her visit with Allison Janney (West Wing, The Girl On The Train), who plays Faris' character's mother on the CBS sticom Mom. Out of the gate, the two launch into an extended insanely scripted bit about an audition, with Janney playing herself and Faris as a casting direc ...
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Chris Pratt Misses The Days When He Was 'Fat' And So Does Anna Faris
Huffington Post - 5 months
Somewhere beneath Chris Pratt’s rock-hard “Guardians of the Galaxy” six-pack lies Andy Dwyer, his lovable and slightly chunkier “Parks and Recreation” alter-ego who was content to eat massive amounts turkey chili off a frisbee. Oh, how we miss him.  Apparently, we’re in good company, because when the “Magnificent Seven” actor visited “The Late Show” on Wednesday, host Stephen Colbert admitted that he, too, feels pangs of nostalgia thinking about the man he affectionately calls “Fat Pratt.” “I know you’re a big action star now and you’ve talked about getting in shape, but I kind of miss Fat Pratt,” the late-night host admitted.  Pratt famously lost 60 pounds in six months before appearing as Star-Lord in “Guardians,” and only upped the hunk quotient in his subsequent leading-man role in “Jurassic World.” “I do [miss him],” Pratt admitted. “My wife does, too. She likes to cook and I don’t get to eat as much of her cooking as I used to ...
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Chris Pratt Braids Anna Faris' Hair On The Regular, And Other Ways You're Inadequate
Huffington Post - 6 months
Someday in the future, alien scientists will study what made Chris Pratt the perfect Hollywood heartthrob for the 21st century. Was it his brawn? Humble beginnings? Affable personality? No, they’ll say. It was the way he braided Anna Faris’ hair. If you’ve ever felt not up-to-snuff relationship-wise, pull up a seat and turn your attention toward Pratt’s recent profile with InStyle magazine. You know, the one he’s been poking fun at on social media.  “My sister taught me how to braid when we were younger,” he told InStyle. “Then, I would braid Anna’s hair at night ... it was a nice little ritual. But her hair started breaking off at the top of the braid because she was sleeping on it. So Anna’s mom thought a French braid might distribute the pressure. She taught me when we were in Hawaii shooting ‘Jurassic World.’” Take notes, everybody. He does regular and French braids. Get you a man who can do both.  Pratt debuted his hairstyling skills on social media in 2014 with dual ...
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Chris Evans’ Adorable Dog Interrupts His 22-Pushup Challenge Video
Huffington Post - 6 months
Chris Evans took the 22-Pushup Challenge on Monday, and his video might be the cutest yet. Bonus points since it’s for a good cause! Evans was nominated by fellow actor John Krasinski to take part in the social media challenge, which aims to raise awareness of the high suicide rate among veterans. According to the #22Kill movement, an average of 22 veterans die by suicide every day.  Evans starts by thanking “all the men and women who serve this country,” then gets down on his yoga mat to do his pushups. As he does the challenge, Evans’ dog Dodger refuses to let his owner ignore him. And even when the actor tries to push the pup out of the way, he just keeps on licking Evans’ face. It really is adorable. And if this doesn’t put a smile on your face today, we’re not sure what will. Thank you to all the men and women who serve this country #22PushupChallenge @Renner4Real @AnthonyMackie pic.twitter.com/BbA5j67uaM — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2016 Evan ...
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'Mom' actors must balance comic moments with serious issues
LATimes - 9 months
The only show with a larger female ensemble than CBS' poignant and hilarious "Mom" is Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black." And once "Mom" stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris realized that, an idea was born: A crossover episode! Or perhaps a multiple crossover episode. Imagine the actresses' mother/daughter...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Faris
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 39
    In the 2016 action-comedy Keanu, Faris has a brief appearance as an exaggerated version of herself.
    More Details Hide Details During her career, Faris has become notable for her prevalent comedic work, and has been called one of the "most talented comic actresses" of her generation by several publications. Cosmopolitan magazine named her "the Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Female of the Year" in 2010, and Tad Friend described her in The New Yorker as "Hollywood's most original comic actress". A Vulture article called Faris "her generation's Goldie Hawn" and she has been often compared to comedian Lucille Ball. The Wrap likening her to Ball, asserted the actress "has impeccable timing and isn't afraid to cast dignity aside in pursuit of a hardy laugh". Although various of her movies have fared badly with film critics and audiences, Faris remains often acclaimed for her portrayals in most of them; The A.V. Club once stated it was a "pleasure to watch" Faris on screen and described her as "a gifted, likeable comedian who tends to be the best element of many terrible movies". Slant magazine's Dana Stevens wrote in her review for Faris' vehicle What's Your Number?: "More than any contemporary comedienne I can think of Faris demonstrates this fearless anything-for-a-laugh quality. It would be wonderful to see her in a movie that tested the limits of that audacity, rather than forcing her to tamp it down". Most critics agree that her 2007 indie comedy Smiley Face remains one of her best films; Los Angeles Times remarked that this film was "an opportunity for the actress to show that she can carry a movie composed of often hilarious nonstop misadventures.
  • 2015
    Age 38
    She launched Anna Faris is Unqualified, an advice podcast, in November 2015; she is the host of the show, which features human interest stories and interviews with celebrities as they offer relationship advices to callers.
    More Details Hide Details She reprised the voiceover role of Jeanette in the The Road Chip, the fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series. The movie was released on December 18, 2015, by 20th Century Fox.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    Faris reprised her voice role as weather intern Sam Sparks in the animated science-fiction comedy sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, released on September 27, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she had an uncredited cameo in the closing-credits sequence of the action-comedy 22 Jump Street, appearing in a segment called 30 Jump Street: Flight Academy.
    In January 2013, she was cast in the main role of the CBS sitcom series Mom, which debuted later that year on September 23.
    More Details Hide Details Her character is Christy, a newly sober single mother who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. As she landed the part, the show gave Faris, who had guest-starred in various television programs until then, her first full-time television role. Besides being a ratings success, the sitcom and Faris received generally favorable reviews. For her work on the show, Faris has been nominated for one Prism Award and two People's Choice Awards.
  • 2011
    Age 34
    This marked Faris' third collaboration with her husband Chris Pratt, following the 2011 comedies Take Me Home Tonight and What's Your Number?
    More Details Hide Details In the British romantic-comedy I Give It a Year, Faris had the supporting role of Chloe, an old flame of Rafe Spall's character, who just hastily tied the knot with Nat (Rose Byrne).
    She followed this movie with voiceover work in the sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, released in December 2011, in which she reprised the role of Jeanette.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she played Zoey in the political satire The Dictator, co-starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Faris was eager to work with Baron Cohen as she had been a fan of his "for years". She found the experience of acting with him "really hard, but also really exciting" as it was "90 percent" improvised. Faris won the Star of the Year Award at the National Association of Theatre Owners. Her first 2013 release was Movie 43, an independent black-comedy portmanteau featuring 14 segments, each with a different director. Faris' segment, titled The Proposition, was directed by Steve Carr and revolves around a man who attempts to propose to his girlfriend, but she reveals to him that she is a coprophiliac.
    Faris' following movie, the retro comedy Take Me Home Tonight, received a wide theatrical release on March 4, 2011, four years after it was made.
    More Details Hide Details She then obtained a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Later that year, she had the starring part and served as executive producer of What's Your Number?, where she appeared alongside Chris Evans. She played a woman who looks back at the past 19 men with whom she's had relationships and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.
  • 2010
    Age 33
    She appeared in the computer-animated and live-action film Yogi Bear, released by Warner Bros. on December 17, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    She next lent her voice to the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the live-action and animation hybrid Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, which were released in 2009.
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    Faris' first movie of 2009 was the British science fiction-comedy Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, which follows two social outcasts and their cynical friend as they attempt to navigate a time travel conundrum in the middle of a British pub.
    More Details Hide Details Faris played Cassie, a girl from the future who sets the adventure in motion. The Guardian described her appearance as a "bewildered cameo". The picture only received a theatrical release in the UK, and later had several television premiere airings across Europe. In the black comedy Observe and Report (2009), Faris co-starred opposite Seth Rogen, portraying a bitchy cosmetics-counter employee on whom Rogen has a crush. Faris said she was drawn to the opportunity to play an "awful character" rather than the usual "roles where you have to win the audience over or win the guy over, and be charming". Controversy arose regarding a scene where Rogen is having sex with Faris' intoxicated character, with advocacy groups commenting that this depicted date rape.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    As part of their divorce agreement, which was finalized in February 2008, she agreed to pay Indra $900,000 in addition to other property and acting royalties. Faris met actor Chris Pratt in early 2007 at the table read in Los Angeles for the film Take Me Home Tonight; in the film, their characters were love interests. They started dating shortly after, became engaged in late 2008, and married on July 9, 2009, in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son, Jack, who was born in 2012; he was nine weeks premature and spent a month in the NICU before going home. The family lives in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
    In 2008, she had the starring role in Fred Wolf's comedy The House Bunny.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as Shelley, a former Playboy bunny who signs up to be the "house mother" of an unpopular university sorority after finding out she must leave the Playboy Mansion. She was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for her role.
  • 2007
    Age 30
    Faris filed for divorce in April 2007 citing irreconcilable differences.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    Later in 2006, she appeared opposite Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson in Ivan Reitman's superhero romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend, playing Hannah, the co-worker of Wilson's character, who is secretly in love with him.
    More Details Hide Details She and Thurman both got an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Fight. Faris headlined Gregg Araki's indie black comedy Smiley Face, where she played Jane F, a young woman who has a series of misadventures after eating a large number of cupcakes laced with cannabis. Danny Masterson, John Krasinski and Adam Brody co-starred in the picture, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival before it was given a small theatrical release in Los Angeles. She subsequently was cast opposite Diane Keaton and Jon Heder in the indie comedy Mama's Boy, portraying Nora, an aspiring singer-songwriter and Heder's love interest. The movie came out in a limited release on November 30, 2007.
    She played Cindy Campbell for the fourth and final time in Scary Movie 4, which opened on April 14, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details It was initially intended to be the final chapter in the Scary Movie franchise but a fifth feature was released by The Weinstein Company on April 12, 2013. She did not return to appear in the film.
  • 2005
    Age 28
    In 2005, she also appeared in the comedies Waiting and Just Friends, both alongside Ryan Reynolds.
    More Details Hide Details Waiting was a low-budget indie about several restaurant employees who collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics. In the Christmas romantic feature Just Friends, Faris portrayed Samantha James, an emerging, self-obsessed pop singer. The film follows a formerly overweight nerd (played by co-star Reynolds) who reconnects with his lifelong romantic crush after arriving home in New Jersey with Faris' character in his company. The role earned her nominations for one MTV Movie Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
  • 2004
    Age 27
    She filmed a small part in Ang Lee's drama Brokeback Mountain in the summer of 2004.
    More Details Hide Details As her character had just "one scene in the movie", she only spent two days on set in Calgary. For the film, Faris, along with her co-stars, received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • 2003
    Age 26
    In 2003, she was "cast last-minute" opposite Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola's drama Lost in Translation, where she played an actress promoting an action movie.
    More Details Hide Details Faris felt the film gave her the chance to get people know her body of work a "little more", and called it "the best experience of her life". The same year, she portrayed Cindy Campbell for third time in Scary Movie 3. Afterwards, Faris debuted on the last season of the sitcom Friends in the recurring role of Erica, the mother whose twin babies are adopted by Chandler and Monica.
  • 2002
    Age 25
    Later in 2002, she starred alongside Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams in the comedy The Hot Chick, about a teenage girl whose mind is magically swapped with that of a 30-year-old criminal.
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  • 2001
    Age 24
    Faris subsequently reprised her role in Scary Movie 2, released on July 4, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Her next film appearance was as a supporting role in the indie horror May, playing Polly, the lesbian colleague of a lonely and traumatized young woman who desperately attempts to connect with people. The movie first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 13, 2002 and was then given a limited theatrical release to nine theaters in the U.S. May rated favorably with critics, who also praised Faris for her portrayal; The Digital Fix found the production to be "one of the finest examples of independent American genre filmmaking" and asserted that Faris played her role "with an infectious level of enthusiasm, frequently skirting the border between a believable performance and one that is completely over the top, but always managing to come down on the right side".
    For her performance, she received nominations for the Breakthrough Female Performance and Best Kiss Awards at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.
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  • 2000
    Age 23
    Faris' break-out role came in 2000, when she starred in the horror-comedy parody film Scary Movie, portraying Cindy Campbell, a play on the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) in the slasher thriller Scream.
    More Details Hide Details It marked her first starring credit, as she had only appeared in small and supporting parts in theater plays and low-budgeted features until then. Faris saw the experience of working on the movie as a "great bootcamp" for her, as she told UK's The Guardian in 2009, explaining that she "hadn't done much before that. With those movies you have to be so exact with your props and the physical comedy and everything, so it was a great training ground". The movie was a major commercial success, ranking atop the box office charts with a US$42 million opening weekend gross. It went on to earn US$278,019,771 worldwide.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    She started dating actor Ben Indra shortly after they met on the set of the 1999 indie slasher Lovers Lane. They married in June 2004.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 19
    Faris had a small role in the made-for-TV movie Deception: A Mother's Secret, where she played a character named Liz, and later was cast in a supporting role in the indie drama Eden, which was screened at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Faris' first major film role came shortly after college with her indie slasher film, Lovers Lane (1999), in which she played an ill-fated cheerleader. A B movie, it was released directly to video, going largely unnoticed commercially. Critical reception towards the feature was mostly negative, but for her part, Faris got her early acting reviews by writers; website efilmcritic.coms Greg Muskewitz found her to be "the one center of interest" of the movie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1976.
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