Elizabeth Banks
American actress
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks is an American actress. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy. She is best known for her roles in the films Seabiscuit, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Invincible, Definitely, Maybe, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, W. , Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer, The Uninvited, The Hunger Games, People Like Us, and Pitch Perfect.
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Celebrities Lost Any Semblance Of Chill After Beyoncé's Grammy Performance
Huffington Post - 7 days
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Audi Uses Super Bowl Ad To Tackle The Gender Pay Gap
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
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Well, Inauguration Day is here ― the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. We’re all experiencing a lot of emotions right now, as are the celebrities who, as a whole, stayed very far away from Thursday’s festivities and Friday’s ceremony.  Here’s how Hollywood reacted to Trump’s inauguration:  what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 i was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women. see you at the women's march, DC — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV.  #AlreadyGreat — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017 My heart goes out to Mrs Clinton and her family #InaugurationDay — Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 20, 2017 The last 2 in ...
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Bryan Cranston’s Character Revealed In New ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer
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Walter White gets iridescent. Lionsgate dropped the new, official “Power Rangers” trailer Thursday and it gives fans their first peek at Bryan Cranston as Zordon. And man, does he look cool: Zordon is the Rangers’ mentor. The character has gotten quite the CGI upgrade since he originally appeared in the 1993 television show “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” on which the film is based: In the trailer, Zordon’s role as the Rangers’ leader is established right away. “The answer to what is happening to you is here. You five are the Power Rangers,” Zordon says in the film. The reboot also features Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Zordon’s nemesis; Bill Hader as Alpha 5, Zordon’s robot assistant; and Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G and Ludi Lin as the central five Rangers. The film, which is directed by Dean Israelite, is set for a March 24 release. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=type ...
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First Photos Of 'Pitch Perfect 3' Are Here, And They're Aca-Awesome
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Sisters before misters.  The ladies of “Pitch Perfect” are back and ready to start singing for the third installment of the box-office hit. Photos of their reunion surfaced on Instagram Thursday, showing Anna Kendrick (Beca), Anna Camp (Aubrey), Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), Chrissie Fit (Flo), Shelley Regner (Ashley), Ester Dean (Cynthia Rose), Hana Mae Lee (Lilly), Brittany Snow (Chloe) and Kelley Jakle (Jessica) together again. Team. A photo posted by Anna Kendrick (@annakendrick47) on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:43pm PST Even co-star and “Pitch Perfect 2” director Elizabeth Banks got in on the fun.  Taco time. #pitchperfect3 day one. ✌ ️ A photo posted by Anna Camp (@therealannacamp) on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:06pm PST “Pitch Perfect 3” will be directed by Trish Sie and is set to hit theaters Dec. 22, 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Pitch Perfect,” released in 2012, grossed $115 million globally, and was followed by the sma ...
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'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' And 'Zootopia' Make AFI's List Of 2016's Best Movies
Huffington Post - 2 months
The American Film Institute announced its picks for the 10 best movies and television shows of 2016 on Thursday. The former list includes the three ostensible Oscar front-runners: “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.”  AFI’s selections are a reliable indicator of which movies earn Best Picture nominations from the Oscars each January. Since the category expanded to as many as 10 slots in 2009, 76 percent of Best Picture nominees have also been recognized by AFI. Notable titles missing from the 2016’s list include “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Lion,” “Loving” and “Patriots Day.” AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “Arrival” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “La La Land” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” “Silence” “Sully” “Zootopia” AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “The Americans” “Atlanta” “Better Call Saul” “The Crown” “Game of Thrones” “The Night Of” “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” “Stranger Things” “This Is Us” “Vee ...
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These Stars Are Telling You You One Last Time 'Holy S**t, You've Got To Vote'
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With just four days until the election, some stars got together to tell American citizens to f**king vote.  Rachel Bloom, creator and star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” leads the call in “HOLY S**T (You’ve Got To Vote),” a music video for Funny or Die starring other celebs including Elizabeth Banks, Moby, Naya Rivera, Amber Rose, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Lynch.  Yes, there are expletives. Yes, they call Donald Trump an orange, talking STD. But they’re trying to get a point across.   If you're on the fence about voting, um, don't be? https://t.co/Ew7oZD7Uus — Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) November 4, 2016 A vulgar truly passionate obscene plea to please #Vote @racheldoesstuff @thelittleidiot @janemarielynch @mradamscott pic.twitter.com/rB0UBl533h — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 4, 2016 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=581b3ea7e4b08f9841ad8d5a,5812708de4b0390e69cf2cc4 -- This fee ...
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These Celebrities Killed It On Twitter During The Third Presidential Debate
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'Pitch Perfect' Co-Stars Anna Camp And Skylar Astin Tie The Knot In California
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Anna Camp and Skylar Astin have officially tied the knot, and the only thing we have to say about it is: aca-awesome!  The “Pitch Perfect” co-stars wed in an outdoor ceremony on the California coast in front of friends and family, according to People. Camp wore a gorgeous gown by Reem Acra, which featured a strapless neckline and full skirt, while Astin went for a classic tux. People also noted that the bridesmaids, including Camp’s fellow Bella, Brittany Snow, wore dresses by Theia.  Before the couple exchanged their vows, Camp appeared to share her excitement about the big day on Instagram with this quotable moment from “Waiting for Guffman”:  A photo posted by Anna Camp (@therealannacamp) on Sep 10, 2016 at 9:07am PDT Snow and Elizabeth Banks, who also starred in “Pitch Perfect,” were more than ready to watch the couple get hitched. Pretty excited to watch @therealannacamp and @skylarastin get A photo posted by Elizabe ...
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'Step Up All In's' Trish Sie to direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'
Yahoo News - 6 months
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Step Up All In" director Trish Sie is stepping up to direct "Pitch Perfect 3." Producer and "Pitch Perfect 2" director Elizabeth Banks tweeted the news Thursday.
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Gene Wilder With Touching Notes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 6 months
Following the news of Gene Wilder’s death, celebrities came together online Monday to remember the late star.  Harry Connick Jr., Mel Brooks and Tony Goldwyn, among many others, took to Twitter to share touching notes about the screen icon, best known for his role as Willy Wonka in 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and his work in Mel Brooks comedies like “Blazing Saddles.”  Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship. — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016 so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you ❤️ — Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016 Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder, you were my youth! RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zK0v4d70gh — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 29, 2016 Gene W ...
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Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis' Matching Olympics Outfits Are So Damn Cute, They Deserve A Medal
Huffington Post - 7 months
If celebrity couples could medal in compatibility, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would handily walk away with gold, leaving competitors in the dust. (We’re looking at you, Hiddleswift.) The former friends with benefits watched the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics with the rest of the world on Friday night, but decided to add some extra patriotic cheer with matching outfits.   Kutcher shared an Instagram image of the two sporting the same glowing Ralph Lauren blazer that swimmer Michael Phelps wore on Friday with USA emblazoned on the back.  “Arm chair Olympians. Go team USA!!! We got your back!’ Kutcher captioned the couple photo.  Arm chair Olympians. Go team USA!!! We got your back! Ty for the blazers @ralphlauren #liketolight A photo posted by Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) on Aug 5, 2016 at 7:55pm PDT Considering Kutcher and Kunis are regularly spotted courtside at Los Angeles Lakers games, it’s no surprise that these sports fans would go al ...
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Pharma Cos. And Celebrities Flood DNC Festivities
Huffington Post - 7 months
by Ashley Balcerzak and Emma Baccellieri Fergie performed after the DNC at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia for a VIP crowd. (Ashley Balcerzak/OpenSecrets) The klieg lights were on full-strength Wednesday at a star-studded lunch highlighting obesity treatment and, later, a Fergie concert, both put on by the Creative Coalition -- with help from pharma giants like Novo Nordisk -- on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think you couple the artistry with celebrity to create a commodity and currency that has tremendous value to raising awareness and advancing the agenda of whatever cause we are backing at that time," said actor William Baldwin, the former president of the Creative Coalition, an entertainment industry advocacy group that focuses on social issues as well as those affecting its members. And the celebrities certainly turned out in force for both events, including actress Ashley Judd, Reid Scott of Veep, Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New ...
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Elizabeth Banks leads a pack of celebrities in an a cappella version of 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton
LATimes - 7 months
In a celebrity endorsement move timed to coincide with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination, a bounty of famous actors and singers released a buoyant new music video of them singing a cappella to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song." Featuring Elizabeth Banks, Sia, Alan...
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Actress Elizabeth Banks' jokes fall flat at DNC
Chicago Times - 7 months
Tough room, Elizabeth Banks.You could've heard crickets in the Democratic convention hall when the "Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress attempted a joke or two in introducing a short video about Hillary Clinton.Delegates barely laughed or clapped. Nomination fatigue? Clinton had just received...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Banks
  • 2016
    Age 42
    Banks is a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, involved in a rendition of Rachel Platten's single "Fight Song" with a host of other celebrities at the Democratic National Convention.
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    As of mid-February 2016, Banks became the commercial face of Old Navy.
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    In February 2016, Banks was cast as Rita Repulsa in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    Also in 2015, Banks became a spokeswoman for Realtor.com in their series of television commercials.
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    In 2015, she was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
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    Banks portrayed Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, the wife of Brian Wilson, in the 2015 biopic Love and Mercy, which is based on the life of the legendary musician and founding member of The Beach Boys, as portrayed by John Cusack.
    More Details Hide Details 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 produced the film, and again played Gail.
  • 2014
    Age 40
    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.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 38
    In November 2012, Banks announced the birth of another son, Magnus Mitchell, also by surrogate.
    More Details Hide Details Banks went through parts of the process 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 religious rituals, I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be".
  • 2010
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Banks appeared in the movie The Hunger Games (2012), playing Effie Trinket, a woman from "The Capitol" who escorts the District 12 tributes to the Hunger Games. She reprised the role in the films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015).
  • 2009
    Age 35
    In 2009, Banks appeared in the horror film The Uninvited, a remake of the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters.
    More Details Hide Details 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. "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". 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). 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). Banks was cast as a love interest for Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom 30 Rock.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    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, starred with Seth Rogen as the eponymous female lead in the Kevin Smith comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and played United States First Lady Laura Bush in W.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    In 2007, Banks played the female lead in the comedy film Meet Bill, alongside Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    In 2006, Banks appeared in the American football drama film Invincible, in which she played Mark Wahlberg's love interest.
    More Details Hide Details Later, she and co-star Wahlberg were nominated for the "Best Kiss" award at the MTV Movie Awards. That same year, she landed the starring role in the comedy-horror film Slither.
  • 2005
    Age 31
    Her performance is all of a piece and in harmony, stylistically, with the performances around her " 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).
    More Details Hide Details The character appeared throughout seasons six, seven, and eight as a recurring guest star.
    In August 2005, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Banks starred in William Inge's Bus Stop as Cherie, the sexy, blonde, aspiring nightclub singer.
    More Details Hide Details Jeffrey Borak wrote that Banks' portrayal was acted "with poise, clarity and a shrewd feel for Cherie's complexities.
  • 2003
    Age 29
    They were married in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She and her husband had their first child, Felix, who was born through a surrogate in March 2011.
  • 1998
    Age 24
    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 before gaining more prominent widespread exposure through the 2005 comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
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    In 1998, she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, where she earned an MFA.
    More Details Hide Details Banks changed her name to avoid confusion with actress Elizabeth Mitchell. 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.
  • 1996
    Age 22
    She graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts.
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  • 1992
    Age 18
    She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992, and is a member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League.
    More Details Hide Details She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born on February 10, 1974.
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