Anna Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film series.
41 Facts About Anna Faris
Anna Faris has had voice-over roles in the film series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Alvin and the Chipmunks, as well as The Emoji Movie.
On television, Faris had a recurring role as Erica in the final season of the NBC sitcom Friends and starred as Christy Plunkett in the CBS sitcom Mom.
In 2015, Anna Faris launched Unqualified, an advice podcast, and in 2017, her memoir of the same name was published, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
Anna Faris was born on November 29,1976, in Baltimore, Maryland, the second child of Jack, a sociology professor, and Karen Anna Faris, a special education teacher.
Anna Faris's father worked at the University of Washington as a vice president of internal communications, and later headed the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, while her mother taught at Seaview Elementary School in Edmonds.
Anna Faris has an older brother, Robert, who is a sociologist and professor at the University of California, Davis.
Anna Faris enjoyed watching plays and eventually produced her own material in her bedroom with neighborhood friends.
Anna Faris has said in interviews she often imagined her orthodontal retainer talking to her, and that she pictured herself "on talk shows to talk about [her] talking retainer".
Anna Faris attended Edmonds-Woodway High School, and while studying, performed onstage with a Seattle repertory company and in nationally broadcast radio plays.
Anna Faris once described herself as "a drama-club dork," and said she used to wear a Christmas-tree skirt in school.
Anna Faris then attended the University of Washington, where she earned a degree in English literature in 1999.
Anna Faris made US$250 for the role, which was "huge" for her at the time.
Anna Faris went on to play Scout in a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, Washington, the title character in Heidi, and Rebecca in Our Town.
Anna Faris played brief roles in the made-for-TV film Deception: A Mother's Secret and the independent drama Eden, the latter of which screened at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
Critical reception was mixed, but for her part, Anna Faris garnered her first acting reviews by writers; efilmcritic.
Anna Faris subsequently reprised her role in Scary Movie 2, released on July 4,2001.
Anna Faris felt the film gave her the chance to get people to know her body of work a "little more," and called it "the best experience of [her] life" at the time.
Anna Faris portrayed Cindy Campbell for the third time in 2003's Scary Movie 3.
In 2004, Anna 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; and in the summer that year, she filmed a small part in Ang Lee's drama Brokeback Mountain.
Anna Faris played Cindy Campbell for the fourth and final time in Scary Movie 4, which premiered on April 14,2006.
In Gregg Araki's independent stoner comedy Smiley Face, Faris starred as Jane F, a young woman who has a series of misadventures after eating a large number of cupcakes laced with cannabis.
Anna Faris followed it with a starring part in a mainstream feature, Fred Wolf's comedy The House Bunny, where she appeared as Shelley, a former Playboy bunny who signs up to be the "house mother" of an unpopular university sorority after being expelled from the Playboy Mansion.
Anna Faris played Cassie, a girl from the future who sets the adventure in motion.
Anna Faris starred in the computer-animated live-action film Yogi Bear as a nature documentary filmmaker befriending the titular character.
Anna Faris reprised her voice-over role in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, released on December 16,2011.
Anna Faris, who was eager to work with Baron Cohen as she had been his fan "for years," stated that "90 percent" of the acting in the film was improvised.
Anna Faris obtained the main role of the CBS sitcom series Mom, which debuted on September 23,2013.
Anna Faris's character is Christy, a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley.
Anna Faris reprised her voice-role in the animated science-fiction comedy sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, released in theaters four days after Mom premiered on television.
Anna Faris reprised her voice-over role in The Road Chip, the fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series.
In 2017, Anna Faris voiced one of the lead characters, Jailbreak, in the CG animated comedy The Emoji Movie, which was universally panned by critics.
Anna Faris's first leading film role since 2011's What's Your Number, Overboard was a commercial success, grossing over US$91.2 million worldwide.
Anna Faris has appeared on the covers and photo sessions of several magazines throughout her career; she graced the September 2000 cover of Raygun, and in subsequent years the list has included Playboy, Self, Cosmopolitan, among others.
Anna Faris started dating actor Ben Indra shortly after they met on the set of the 1999 indie slasher film Lovers Lane.
Anna Faris filed for divorce in April 2007 citing irreconcilable differences.
Anna Faris met actor Chris Pratt in early 2007 at the table read in Los Angeles for the film Take Me Home Tonight where their characters were love interests.
In September 2017, Anna Faris reportedly began dating cinematographer Michael Barrett, whom she met while working on the film Overboard.