Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Highest Rated: 96% 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
52% Charlie's Angels Screenwriter Director Producer Boz 2019
57% Brightburn Tori Breyer 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Wyldstyle/Lucy 2019
23% The Happytime Murders Jenny 2018
29% Pitch Perfect 3 Gail Producer $104.9M 2017
36% 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
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Effie Trinket $254.7M 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL Paris 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 Screenwriter Director Producer Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberg $165.8M 2015
No Score Yet Ny Film Critics Series: Every Secret Thing Actor 2015
32% Every Secret Thing Detective Nancy Porter $97.5K 2015
54% 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
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Effie Trinket $295.5M 2014
12% Walk Of Shame Meghan Miles $40.3K 2014
96% The LEGO Movie Wyldstyle/Lucy $244.9M 2014
90% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Effie Trinket $336.7M 2013
4% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
46% The Details Nealy Lang $64.1K 2012
80% Pitch Perfect Producer Gail $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
70% Our Idiot Brother Miranda $24.7M 2011
50% The Next Three Days Lara Brennan $21.2M 2010
73% Lovely, Still Alex $0.2M 2010
37% 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
20% Meet Bill Jess 2008
70% Definitely, Maybe Emily $32.1M 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Maggie Tilton 2008
21% 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
78% Seabiscuit Marcela Howard $120.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Trade Sioux 2003
17% Ordinary Sinner Rachel 2002
96% Catch Me If You Can Lucy $164.5M 2002
5% Swept Away Debi $0.6M 2002
90% Spider-Man Miss Brant $403.8M 2002
38% Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay 2001
67% Shaft Trey's Friend $70.4M 2000
60% Surrender Dorothy Vicki 1998

TV

Credit
96% Mrs. America
2020
2020
No Score Yet Press Your Luck
2019
Host 2020
2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2020
2019
2017
2015
2014
2013
2012
87% Shrill
2019
Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2017
2015
2014
85% Modern Family
2009
Sal 2019
2017
2015
2014
2013
2010
2009
82% The Gong Show
2017-2018
Judge 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017-2019
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 Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2016
2015
2013
2012
29% 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
78% 30 Rock
2006
Avery Jessup Avery 2012
2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2011
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2009
2008
2007
2006
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Kim Briggs Kim Kim Briggs 2009
2007
2006
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
Maggie Tilton 2008
67% Stella
2005
Guest 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Clarissa 2002
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Jaina Jansen 2001
No Score Yet Resident Advisors
2015
Executive Producer Producer

QUOTES FROM Elizabeth Banks CHARACTERS

John says: Well, this is what happens when you send girls to college.

Gail says: ...is it?

George H.W. Bush says: So what do you do, Laura?

Laura Bush says: I read. I smoke.

George H.W. Bush says: So what do you do, Laura?

Laura Bush says: I read. I smoke.

Emmet says: Introducing the double-decker couch! So everyone can watch TV together and be buddies!

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: That is literally the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

Vitruvius says: Please, Wyldstyle, let me handle this. That idea is just. The worst.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Come with me if you want to not die.

Effie Trinket says: Everyone's either gonna want to kiss you, kill you, or be you.

Haymitch Abernathy says: I like you better without all that make up...

Effie Trinket says: Well, I like you better when you're sober.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Today shall now be known as Freedom Friday... But on a Tuesday

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Come with me if you want to not die.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Found your pants, series is over!

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: And by the way, I have a boyfriend.

Emmet says: I don't entirely know why you brought that up.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: We rather have him die!

Emmet says: I rather have him not die.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Found your pants! Series is over!

Emmet says: Introducing the double decker couch! So everybody can watch TV together and be buddies!

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: That is literally the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Vitruvius says: Let me handle this Wyldstyle. That idea is just the worst.

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Here are your pants, series is over!

Wyldstyle/Lucy says: Come with me if you want to not die.

Emily says: I slept with Charlie.

Will Hayes says: I thought we had a plan.

Emily says: You had a plan.

Will Hayes says: [after a while] You're killing me.

Will Hayes says: You're killing me.

Emily says: No, I'm not. I'm letting you go.

Effie Trinket says: Oooh! Curtains!

Effie Trinket says: Here's the library! Everything's Mahogany, of course.

Effie Trinket says: And the library. Ooh, mahogany.

Effie Trinket says: This is the library. All mahogany.

Effie Trinket says: Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I'm talking to you Katniss.

Peeta Mellark says: It's cozy.

Effie Trinket says: Attitude!!!

Effie Trinket says: Attitude!

Effie Trinket says: Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I'm talking to you Katniss

Effie Trinket says: Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I'm talking to you Katniss.

Gail says: The Barton Bella's went deep into the archive for that song, John. I remember singing it with my own a Capella group.

John says: And what group was that, Gail?

Gail says: The Minstral Cycles John.

John says: Well, that's an unfortunate name.

Amy says: Beezel pissed all over me!

Effie Trinket says: Chins up! Smiles on!

Gail says: Oh! Sexy man splits!

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson says: The police say that Spider-Man was there.

J. Jonah Jameson says: (To Peter) Where were you, photographing squirrels? You're fired!

J. Jonah Jameson says: Where were you, photographing squirrels? You're fired!

Miss Brant says: Jonah, the Planetary Ball.

J. Jonah Jameson says: Oh, right. Parker, you're unfired!

Frankie says: He is survived by his wife and son. So it's official: I don't exist.

Miranda says: No, he's nobody. That's my brother, Ned.

Frankie says: The last thing I remember about my dad is the tail-lights as he drove away and I never thought what's wrong with him, I thought 'what's wrong with me that he would leave and never come back.' (paraphrased from memory)

Frankie says: The last thing I remember about my dad is the tail-lights as he drove away and I never thought what's wrong with him, I thought 'what's wrong with me that he would leave and never come back.' [paraphrased from memory]

Frankie says: You lied about being in recovery. that is sacred

Frankie says: You lied about being in recovery. That is sacred.

Miss Brant says: Your shots are so good.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I'd love to shoot you sometime.

Andy Stitzer says: hope you got a big trunk, cause I'm putting my bike in it.

Andy Stitzer says: Hope you got a big trunk, cause I'm putting my bike in it.

Beth says: whooo...yeaaahhh!!!

Beth says: Whooo...yeaaahhh!

Frankie says: My son blew up a pool at school today.

Wendy says: im calling bs pregnancy sucks

Wendy says: Well, I'm calling it... pregnancy sucks.

Lydia Mercer says: I suppose that's a family heirloom

Lydia Mercer says: I suppose that's a family heirloom?

Joey Cassidy says: It is now

Joey Cassidy says: It is now.

Wendy says: Get me the juice!

Effie Trinket says: I just love that!

Effie Trinket says: I don't even think they can have dessert. And you can!

Effie Trinket says: That is mahogany!

Haymitch Abernathy says: Congratulations you just killed your first place mat.

Haymitch Abernathy says: Congratulations you just killed your first place mat

Lydia Mercer says: Watch him.

Jack Dougherty says: You're getting a little too comfortable barking orders.

Effie Trinket says: I hope you noticed we have a serious situation! (Looks at Katniss)

Effie Trinket says: I hope you noticed we have a serious situation! [looks at Katniss]

Haymitch Abernathy says: (Creepy thumbs up) Nice shooting, sweetheart.

Haymitch Abernathy says: [creepy thumbs up] Nice shooting, sweetheart.

Effie Trinket says: Manners!

Effie Trinket says: That is mahogany!

Katniss Everdeen says: I told her that i would try to win for her

Clove says: Where's loverboy?

Cato says: please...

Cato says: Please...

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favor

Effie Trinket says: I just love that!

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, alot of hope is dangerous. This fact is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

Effie Trinket says: So, contain it.

Effie Trinket says: I don't even think they can have dessert, and you can!

Effie Trinket says: Welcome, welcome. The time has come to select one courageous, young man and woman for the honor of representing District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games.

Effie Trinket says: MANNERS!

Effie Trinket says: Happy Hunger Games!

Effie Trinket says: That. Is. MAHOGANY.

Effie Trinket says: That's Mahogany!

Effie Trinket says: They can't have dessert, but you can!

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favor!

Effie Trinket says: Primrose Everdeen!

Katniss Everdeen says: Prim! I volunteer as Tribute!

Effie Trinket says: Well, that is lovely from you, young lady. But we had not had any Tributes from District 12 in years! Oh but what the hey! That's the spirit of the games!

President Snow says: Welcome, and Happy Hunger Games.

Effie Trinket says: I just love that. Ladies first, Primrose Everdeen.

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favor.

Effie Trinket says: Katniss Everdeen: The more likable he is, the more deadly he is.

Katniss Everdeen says: The more likable he is, the more deadly he is.

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favour.

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favour

Effie Trinket says: May the odds be ever in your favor.

Miri Linky says: The Dutch Rudder?

Lara Brennan says: I don't think I can last another twenty years...