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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Elizabeth Banks Was a Frustrated Actress. Now She’s a Determined Mogul.
NYTimes - 2 months
The “Pitch Perfect” star has become an industry force, with producing deals at many studios: “There just became a moment where I was like, I need more control.”
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That 'Game of Thrones' Stark family reunion had the internet   
Yahoo News - 7 months
Spoilers follow for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode four. So don't act like you haven't been warned, dummy.  Finally, (most of) the Starks are back together.  With winter falling all around Winterfell, it was only fitting that the Starks have a family reunion for almost everyone who's still alive.  This episode saw the triumphant return of Arya. Though two dullards tried to keep her out of her own home, there's no stopping a girl who is no one and it led to a very emotional reunion with Sansa over their father's grave. Things were only made more weepy when Bran joined them by the weirwood (even though he's v creepy now and wtf is he).  SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' has become so self-referential it causes me physical pain Jon Snow is still in Dragonstone, undertaking his new mining operation, trying to Make Westeros Great Again, so he unfortunately couldn't join his surviving 'siblings' in Winterfell. But all the same, it was extremely touching to see these disparate survivors who h...
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All you need to know about Elizabeth Banks, Steven Spielberg and 'The Color Purple'
LATimes - 8 months
When Elizabeth Banks called out Steven Spielberg for not directing any films with female leads, she forgot about 'The Color Purple.'
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Of Course Hillary Clinton Can't Wait To See 'Wonder Woman'
Huffington Post - 8 months
Hillary Clinton thinks Wonder Woman is a badass, just like the rest of us.  The former Secretary of State made a short video appearance in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night at the Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards. Clinton’s taped message was used to help present actress Elizabeth Banks with the Crystal Award. USA Today Entertainment Writer Carly Mallenbaum tweeted a video of part of Clinton’s taped message early Wednesday morning.  “No I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said, according to USA Today. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.” Watch the short clip Mallenbaum captured below:  .@HillaryClinton on #WonderWoman: A woman fighting to save from a massive international disaster sounds right up my alley @WomenInFilm pic.twitter.com/nAyEqmKsJf — Carly Mal...
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Elizabeth Banks is charting her own course in Hollywood
CNN - 8 months
When it comes to gender parity in Hollywood, Elizabeth Banks is wide awake.
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Elizabeth Banks on playing 'Power Rangers' villain
Reuters.com - 11 months
Elizabeth Banks talks about the 'surreal' experience of playing 'Power Rangers' villain Rita Repulsa. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Celebrities Lost Any Semblance Of Chill After Beyoncé's Grammy Performance
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Audi Uses Super Bowl Ad To Tackle The Gender Pay Gap
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 i...
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Bryan Cranston’s Character Revealed In New ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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'!=typ...
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First Photos Of 'Pitch Perfect 3' Are Here, And They're Aca-Awesome
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 sm...
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'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' And 'Zootopia' Make AFI's List Of 2016's Best Movies
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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” “Ve...
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These Stars Are Telling You You One Last Time 'Holy S**t, You've Got To Vote'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 fe...
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These Celebrities Killed It On Twitter During The Third Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - over 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Well, it’s over. We somehow made it through all three presidential debates.  The final debate, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Wednesday included Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman,” while also claiming “Nobody has more respect for women than I do. Nobody.” He also said he should’ve won an Emmy for “The Apprentice” and that he wouldn’t commit to accepting the outcome of the election were he to lose. So yeah, you better believ...
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'Pitch Perfect' Co-Stars Anna Camp And Skylar Astin Tie The Knot In California
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 Elizab...
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'Step Up All In's' Trish Sie to direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'
Yahoo News - over 1 year
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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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Banks
    FORTIES
  • 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.
    As of mid-February 2016, Banks became the commercial face of Old Navy.
    In February 2016, Banks was cast as Rita Repulsa in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film.
  • 2015
    Age 41
    Also in 2015, Banks became a spokeswoman for Realtor.com in their series of television commercials.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 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.
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In November 2012, Banks announced the birth of another son, Magnus Mitchell, also by surrogate.
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  • 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.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    In 2009, Banks appeared in the horror film The Uninvited, a remake of the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters.
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  • 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.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    In 2006, Banks appeared in the American football drama film Invincible, in which she played Mark Wahlberg's love interest.
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  • 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).
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    In August 2005, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Banks starred in William Inge's Bus Stop as Cherie, the sexy, blonde, aspiring nightclub singer.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    They were married in 2003.
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  • 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.
    In 1998, she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, where she earned an MFA.
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  • 1996
    Age 22
    She graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 18
    She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992, and is a member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 0
    Born on February 10, 1974.
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