42 Facts About Elizabeth Banks

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Elizabeth Banks's is known for playing Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the Pitch Perfect film series .

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Elizabeth Banks made her directorial film debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69 million opening-weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.

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Elizabeth Banks's directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the action comedy film Charlie's Angels .

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Elizabeth Banks founded the film and television production company Brownstone Productions in October 2002, with her husband Max Handelman.

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Elizabeth Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy .

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On television, Elizabeth Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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Elizabeth Banks's had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family, the latter of which earned her a third Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

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Elizabeth Banks starred in the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later .

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Elizabeth Banks's was in Little League when she broke her leg sliding into third base.

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Elizabeth Banks's then tried out for the school play, which was her start in acting.

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Elizabeth Banks's graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992, and is a member of the Massachusetts Junior Classical League.

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Elizabeth Banks's attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was elected to the Friars Senior Society.

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Banks changed her name upon joining the Screen Actors Guild, as actress Elizabeth Mitchell was already registered in the union under that name.

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Elizabeth Banks's 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 Wet Hot American Summer, Swept Away, and Seabiscuit .

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In 2002, Elizabeth Banks set up her own production company called Brownstone Productions with her future husband, Max Handelman.

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Elizabeth Banks gained more prominent widespread exposure with her role in the 2005 comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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Elizabeth Banks appeared throughout seasons six, seven, and eight as a recurring guest star.

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In 2006, Elizabeth Banks appeared in the American football drama film Invincible, in which she played Mark Wahlberg's love interest.

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In 2007, Elizabeth Banks played the female lead in the comedy film Meet Bill, alongside Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba.

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In 2009, Elizabeth Banks appeared in the horror film The Uninvited, a remake of the South Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters.

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21.

Elizabeth Banks based her character, Rachel, on Rebecca De Mornay's character in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

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Elizabeth Banks is a frequent co-star of actor Paul Rudd, the two having appeared in five films together to date .

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Elizabeth Banks's is a frequent co-star of actor Tobey Maguire, the two having appeared in five films together .

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24.

Elizabeth Banks was cast as a love interest for Jack Donaghy in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom 30 Rock.

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In 2012, Elizabeth Banks starred in the romantic comedy film What to Expect When You're Expecting and the action film Man on a Ledge.

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Elizabeth Banks's starred as Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, which became a critical and commercial success.

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Elizabeth Banks starred in the science fiction adventure film The Hunger Games, playing Effie Trinket, a woman from "The Capitol" who escorts the District 12 tributes to the annual Hunger Games.

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Elizabeth Banks's went on to reprise the role in the sequel films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 .

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Elizabeth 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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In 2014, Elizabeth 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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Elizabeth Banks's co-produced and starred in both Pitch Perfect 2 and the next sequel, Pitch Perfect 3 .

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Elizabeth Banks's played space alien Rita Repulsa in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film.

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In 2018, Elizabeth Banks co-starred as Jenny in the comedy film The Happytime Murders, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph.

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Elizabeth Banks's then starred as Tori Breyer in the superhero horror film Brightburn.

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Elizabeth Banks directed, produced, wrote, and starred as Bosley in the action comedy film Charlie's Angels, which was released in November 2019.

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36.

In November 2019, it was announced that Elizabeth Banks was set to star in, direct, and produce a new adaptation of The Invisible Woman, based on her own original story pitch.

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In February 2020, Elizabeth Banks was allowed to choose a project by Universal Pictures from the roster of Universal Monsters, ultimately choosing The Invisible Woman.

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In January 2022, Elizabeth Banks was cast in the upcoming film The Beanie Bubble, co-directed by Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash.

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39.

Elizabeth Banks went through parts of conversion to Judaism, her husband's faith, and studied with rabbis.

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40.

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

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In September 2020, Elizabeth Banks urged her Instagram followers to contact VoteRiders to get information and assistance with voter ID.

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Elizabeth Banks has more than 250 credits to her name within film, television, and video games.

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