Anna Faris Biography
Birth Name - Anna Kay Faris
Date of Birth - 29 November 1976
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height - 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Anna Kay Faris (born November 29, 1976) is an American actress. Her film career includes the lead role of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films and supporting roles in Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain
Her first significant film role was in the independent production Lovers Lane (1999). Her breakout role was the horror film parody Scary Movie (2000). The 5'4" Faris, a natural blonde, dyed her hair black for the filming of Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2 so that her character more closely resembled Neve Campbell, who played the corresponding character in Scream, one of the films that Scary Movie parodied.
Faris gained further popularity after becoming recurring character Erica in the final season of the popular American sitcom Friends. She also was in the critically acclaimed film Lost in Translation in which she plays an actress promoting the fictional action movie Midnight Velocity.
She never takes anything for granted and just feels so very fortunate to have been given a chance.( An example was her trying to thank all the journalists and photographers that came to the New York premiere.)
Spouse - Ben Indra (3 June 2004 - 19 February 2008) (divorced)
More information on Anna Faris
Is a natural blonde. She dyed her hair black during the production of Scary Movie (2000) and Scary Movie 2 (2001) so she could give her character, "Cindy Campbell", a "Neve Campbellish-look".
Her parents are Karen and Jack Faris. Has one brother named Robert.
Was rated #57 on the Maxim Hot 100 of 2004 list.
Graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature
Of Scottish, Irish, English, German, and French descent.
Spoofs Charlie's Angels (2000) in two films: first, in Scary Movie 2 (2001), as Cindy Campbell, (poking fun at Drew Barrymore's chair escape scene) and again in Lost in Translation (2003), as starlet Kelly (in the press conference for her action movie with "Keanu").
Grew up in Edmonds, Washington.
Had only done dramatic plays, before she get her role in Scary Movie (2000).
Personal quotes from Anna Faris
I try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted.
I don't really like to go out to clubs or anything. It's just not my style. I'd much rather go to a dive bar or a local place. I just don't love feeling awful, having to tell people, "Hi, yeah, I was in Scary Movie (2000). Do you mind if we come in?" I mean, it's so awkward.
I never imagined being able to make money from acting - and now I can.
They've [the Scary Movie series] given me a career but they've also sort of boxed me in. What really surprised me when I first moved here is that the industry thought of actors as either comedic or dramatic. And I'm still confused. I understand that maybe some people are better at one or the other, but I can't understand why it's so divided. I've been able to chip away at that a bit; I think it gets easier as my body of work expands.
Blythe Danner is somebody whose career I admire. She's a great actress and does good work, but also has a life of her own. I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband.
Anna Faris Filmography
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) (voice) .... Sam
Observe and Report (2009) .... Brandi
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Young Americans (2009) .... Wendy Franklin
The Spleenectomy (2008) .... Danielle/Dr. Fields
The House Bunny (2008) .... Shelley Darlingson
Mama's Boy (2007) .... Nora Flannigan
Smiley Face (2007) .... Jane F.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) .... Hannah Lewis
Scary Movie 4 (2006) .... Cindy
... aka Film de peur 4 (Canada: French title)
... aka Scary Movie 4 (Australia: cable TV title)
Just Friends (2005) .... Samantha James
... aka Just Friends - No Sex (Germany: DVD title)
... aka Simplement amis? (Canada: French title)
... aka Wild X-mas (Germany)
Guilty Hearts (2005) .... Jane Conelly
... aka Guilty Hearts (USA: TV title)
Brokeback Mountain (2005) .... Lashawn Malone
Waiting... (2005) .... Serena
... aka Waiting (UK: poster title)
Southern Belles (2005) .... Belle Scott
Blue Skies (2005) (TV) .... Sarah
"Friends" .... Erica (5 episodes, 2004)
- The Last One: Part 1 (2004) TV episode .... Erica
- The Last One: Part 2 (2004) TV episode (credit only) .... Erica
- The One with Rachel's Going Away Party (2004) TV episode .... Erica
- The One Where Joey Speaks French (2004) TV episode .... Erica
- The One with the Birth Mother (2004) TV episode .... Erica
"King of the Hill" .... Lisa / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
- Phish and Wildlife (2004) TV episode (voice) .... Stoned Hippie Chick/Teen Girl Hippie
- Fun with Jane and Jane (2002) TV episode (voice) .... Lisa
Spelling Bee (2004) .... Jane Connelly
Scary Movie 3 (2003) .... Cindy
... aka Film de peur 3 (Canada: French title)
... aka Scary Movie 3.5 (USA: DVD box title)
Lost in Translation (2003) .... Kelly
Winter Break (2003) .... Justine
... aka Snow Job (USA)
The Hot Chick (2002) .... April
May (2002) .... Polly
Scary Movie 2 (2001) .... Cindy Campbell
... aka Scarier Movie (UK)
Scary Movie (2000) .... Cindy Campbell
Skanks (1999) .... Dawn
Lovers Lane (1999) .... Jannelle Bay
... aka I'm Still Waiting for You (UK: DVD title)
Eden (1996) .... Dithy
Deception: A Mother's Secret (1991) (TV) .... Liz
... aka Tell Me No Lies