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Anna Faris (1976)

Anna Kay Faris

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Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, singer and comedienne. She is known for her starring role in the Scary Movie film series, as well as roles in The Hot Chick , Lost in Translation , Just Friends , My Super Ex-Girlfriend , Smiley Face , The House Bunny , Take Me Home Tonight and What's Your Number? . She provided voice acting in the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and was a special guest on the television hit series, Friends.


 early life
Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her mother, Karen (née Bathurst), is a former special education instructor, and her father, Jack Faris, is a sociologist who worked at the University of Washington and headed the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association. She has a brother, Robert, who is also a sociologist and teaches at the University of California, Davis. Faris grew up in Edmonds, Washington. Her parents encouraged her to pursue acting when she was young, and she gave her first professional acting performance at age nine, at the Seattle Repertory Theater.

 film career
Her first significant film role was in the independent production Lovers Lane (1999, as an ill-fated cheerleader). Her breakout role was in the horror film parody Scary Movie . 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, the main film that Scary Movie parodied.

Faris gained further popularity after she received the role of the recurring character Erica, the mother whose twin babies are adopted by Chandler and Monica Bing, in the final season of the American sitcom Friends. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film Lost in Translation, in which she plays an actress promoting an action movie.

Faris appeared in the film Waiting..., with Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long. In 2005, she appeared again with Reynolds in Just Friends, playing a supporting role as a pop-diva singer named Samantha James. Faris's role as LaShawn Malone in Brokeback Mountain brought her to the attention of a much wider audience. Faris starred with Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson in the feature film My Super Ex-Girlfriend . In 2007, she played in Mama's Boy, with Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels and Diane Keaton and in 2007's Smiley Face, with Adam Brody and John Cho. In 2008, she produced and starred in The House Bunny, a film with Happy Madison Productions about a retired Playboy bunny. In the summer 2007 season of HBO's Entourage, Faris guest-starred as herself. She also made an appearance as herself in a video on eatdrinkordie.com with Internet wine guru Gary Vaynerchuk.

Faris won the "Stoner of the Year" award at High Times magazine's Stony Awards, in Los Angeles, on October 13, 2007, for her role in Smiley Face.

Faris co-starred as the cosmetic counter employee on whom Seth Rogen has a crush in Jody Hill's 2009 comedy, Observe and Report. She received a MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance for her movie, The House Bunny. After that, she, alongside Bill Hader, provided voices for the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs where she played weather reporter Sam Sparks. In 2010, Faris starred in Yogi Bear, playing Rachel, a nature documentarian who follows the antics of a bear in fictional Jellystone Park.

In 2011, she appeared in the comedy Take Me Home Tonight, playing Topher Grace's character's twin sister. She starred in What's Your Number?, released in 2011. The film was a romantic comedy based on Karyn Bosnak’s book 20 Times a Lady.

 personal life
During filming of the 1999 independent horror film, Lovers Lane, Faris met her first husband, Ben Indra. They began dating in that year and were married in June 2004. She filed for divorce in April 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. As part of their divorce agreement, Faris agreed to pay Indra $900,000 in addition to other property and acting royalties. Her divorce was finalized in February 2008.

Faris met her second husband, actor Chris Pratt, on the set of Take Me Home Tonight. They became engaged in January, 2009, and married on July 9, 2009 in a small ceremony in Bali. In an interview, Faris said of Pratt, "He's awesome. He's a great, great guy. I feel really lucky."

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