Elizabeth Banks

Highest Rated: 95% The LEGO Movie (2014)
Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)
Birthday: Feb 10, 1974
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Possessing the kind of elegant screen beauty that often draws comparisons to a Breakfast at Tiffany's-era Audrey Hepburn, actress Elizabeth Banks' onscreen career has been steadily rising since the up-and-coming actress won the Young Hollywood Award for "Exciting New Face" back in 2003. With roles in such notable Hollywood hits as the Spider-Man films and Seabiscuit, Banks has not only had the pleasure of sharing the screen with hot-property actor Tobey Maguire multiple times, but has also been nominated -- alongside Maguire, Jeff Bridges, William H. Macy, and Gary Stevens -- for an "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" award by the Screen Actors Guild for her performance in the latter. The Pittsfield, MA, native got her first taste of fame when nominated Harvest Queen in her hometown's annual fall celebration, and in the years that followed, Banks would receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and go on to pursue her graduate degree at the American Conservatory Theater. In 1998, Banks made her feature debut in the controversial addiction drama Surrender Dorothy, with subsequent small-screen roles in Third Watch and Sex and the City only serving to contribute to her rapidly growing profile in film and television. Of course, a move from New York to Los Angeles also may have had something to due with her landing more film roles, and though she would appear under her real name, Elizabeth Mitchell, in the 2000 action thriller Shaft, she soon had to change her name to avoid conflict with another actress who had already established a career under that surname. Undaunted, Banks forged on with roles in the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer and the romantic drama Ordinary Sinner in 2001, with a supporting performance as Betty Brant in the 2002 box-office smash Spider-Man providing her most substantial onscreen performance to date. With roles opposite Madonna in Swept Away and Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, it was obvious that Banks' career was on the rise, but it was her winning performance in Seabiscuit that truly put her on the map. Though the Screen Actors Guild award that the she and the cast were nominated for would ultimately go to the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, it was obvious to all who had been following her career that Banks was only at the beginning of her Hollywood ascent. In 2003, Banks appeared in the drama The Trade before reprising her role as Betty Brant for Spider-Man 2, and with increasingly prominent roles in Heights, The Sisters, and The Baxter scheduled through 2005, audiences could rest assured that they would be seeing plenty more of Banks in the years to come.By the time Banks turned in a standout supporting role as a bookstore employee who may hold the means of solving The 40 Year Old Virgin's titular dilemma in the 2005 Steve Carell hit, it seemed that she was an actress capable of brightening most any screen. A substantial role as a small-town trophy wife in director James Gunn's comic-frightener Slither found Banks having noticable fun in front of the cameras, with a pair of appearances on the popular television medical comedy Scrubs preceding a more serious-minded turn in the inspirational 2006 sports drama Invincible.2008 was a very busy year for Banks in which she continued to build her career as a comedic presence in films as varied as Role Models, Meet Dave, and Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and was also allowed to stretch her dramatic wings as Laura Bush in Oliver Stone's biopic W. In 2009 she first played the role of a conservative television commentator who becomes a romantic partner for Alec Baldwin's character on the award-winning sitcom 30 Rock, a role she would return to intermittently for the next few years. In 2011 she co-starred in the comedy Our Idiot Brother, and in 2012 she had a supporting part in the phenomenally successful adaptation of The Hunger Games.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Director Producer 2019
No Score Yet Brightburn Actor 2019
86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Wyldstyle/Lucy 2019
No Score Yet Legofilmen 2 Actor 2019
23% The Happytime Murders Jenny 2018
31% Pitch Perfect 3 Gail Producer $104.9M 2017
40% The Most Hated Woman In America Producer 2017
49% Saban's Power Rangers Rita Repulsa $85.3M 2017
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection Effie Trinket 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Effie Trinket $254.7M 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL Paris 2015
90% Love & Mercy Melinda $8.8M 2015
No Score Yet Ny Film Critics Series: Every Secret Thing Actor 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 Director Producer Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberg $165.8M 2015
32% Every Secret Thing Detective Nancy Porter $97.5K 2015
55% Little Accidents Diana $5.5M 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis Actor 2015
No Score Yet Hurricane Of Fun: The Making Of Wet Hot Actor 2015
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Effie Trinket $295.5M 2014
12% Walk Of Shame Meghan Miles $40.3K 2014
95% The LEGO Movie Wyldstyle/Lucy $244.9M 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Effie Trinket $336.7M 2013
4% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
64% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
46% The Details Nealy Lang $64.1K 2012
80% Pitch Perfect Gail Producer $61.2M 2012
53% People Like Us Frankie $12.5M 2012
23% What to Expect When You're Expecting Wendy $41.2M 2012
84% The Hunger Games Effie Trinket $408M 2012
32% Man on a Ledge Lydia Mercer $18.5M 2012
69% Our Idiot Brother Miranda $24.7M 2011
51% The Next Three Days Lara Brennan $21.2M 2010
71% Lovely, Still Alex $0.2M 2010
38% Surrogates Executive Producer $38.6M 2009
No Score Yet Popcorn Porn Actor 2009
31% The Uninvited Rachael $28.6M 2009
77% Role Models Beth $67.4M 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno Miri $31.4M 2008
58% W. Laura Bush $25.6M 2008
20% Meet Dave Gina $11.7M 2008
21% Meet Bill Jess 2008
71% Definitely, Maybe Emily $32.1M 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Maggie Tilton 2008
20% Fred Claus Charlene $72M 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 Betty Brant $336.6M 2007
72% Invincible Janet Cantrell $57.8M 2006
30% The Sisters Nancy Pecket 2006
86% Slither Starla Grant $7.8M 2006
7% Daltry Calhoun May 2005
32% The Baxter Caroline Swann 2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin Beth $109.3M 2005
64% Heights Isabel $1.1M 2005
No Score Yet Sexual Life Sarah 2005
93% Spider-Man 2 Miss Brant $373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
77% Seabiscuit Marcela Howard $120.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Trade Sioux 2003
17% Ordinary Sinner Rachel 2002
95% Catch Me If You Can Lucy $164.5M 2002
5% Swept Away Debi $0.6M 2002
90% Spider-Man Miss Brant $403.8M 2002
34% Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay 2001
68% Shaft Trey's Friend $70.4M 2000
60% Surrender Dorothy Vicki 1998

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Shrill
2019
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
90% The Gong Show
2017
Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
Lindsay
  • 2017
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
Lindsay
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
87% Modern Family
2009
Sal
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
31% Moonbeam City
2015
Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2015
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
Herself
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Avery Jessup Avery
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Kim Briggs Kim Kim Briggs
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Maggie Tilton
  • 2008
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Clarissa
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Jaina Jansen
  • 2001
No Score Yet Resident Advisors
2015
Executive Producer Producer

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