Anna Faris Biography

Anna Kay Faris is an American comic actress, who catapulted to fame for her role in ‘Scary Movie film series’. Read this biography to learn more about her childhood, life, works, achievements and timeline.

Anna Faris
Quick Facts

Birthday: November 29, 1976

Nationality: American

Famous: Child Prodigies Actresses

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Anna Kay Faris

Born in: Baltimore

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Chris Pratt (m. 2009), Ben Indra (m. 2004–2008)

father: Jack Faris

mother: Karen Faris

siblings: Robert Faris

children: Jack Pratt

City: Baltimore, Maryland

U.S. State: Maryland

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education: University of Washington, Edmonds Woodway High School

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One of the most promising and emerging Hollywood stars of the 21st century, Anna Faris is hailed by ‘The New Yorker’ as ‘Hollywood's most original comic actresses’. She had a passion for acting from the tender age of 9, and performed in the play titled ‘Danger: Memory!’ She gained fame and came into the spotlight with the horror-comedy-spoof film ‘Scary Movie’, which elevated her status as a comedy actress in Hollywood. Some of her most notable film performances include, ‘The Hot Chick’, ‘Lost in Translation’, The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and her voice role in the films ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’. This ‘Scary Movie’ franchise star is known for her trademark silly expressions and an innocent on screen persona. Her charming personality and energy, combined with her exquisite looks can surely brighten up any dull moment on screen. She has an estimated net worth of $14 million and is one of the most evolving comedy actresses in Hollywood.

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Anna Faris
Childhood & Early Life
  • Anna Kay Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Jack Faris, a sociologist and Karen Faris, a special education teacher. Her family re-located to Edmonds, Washington when she was six years old.
  • At the age of 9, she delivered her first major acting performance in ‘Danger: Memory’ - a one-act play that opened at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Washington.
  • In 1994, she graduated from the Edmonds-Woodway High School. While at school, she was seen in frozen-yogurt TV commercial. She later graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English literature.
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  • In 1999, she bagged her first film role as ‘Janelle Bay’, an ill-fated cheerleader girl, in the slasher film ‘Lovers Lane’, directed by Jon Steven Ward. The film was a moderate success.
  • In 2000, she earned great fame with her role of ‘Cindy Campbell’ in the horror-comedy-spoof film ‘Scary Movie’, directed by Keenen Ivory. The film was a parody of many popular horror movies, including the film, ‘Scream’.
  • In 2001, she reprised her role as ‘Cindy Campbell’ in the film ‘Scary Movie 2’, which was a sequel to the earlier film, ‘Scary Movie’. The film was a success at the box office but did not receive good reviews from the critics.
  • In 2002, she starred in the comedy film ‘The Hot Chick’, directed by Tom Brady. That year, she also appeared in the drama-horror film ‘May’, which received positive reviews from movie critics.
  • In 2003, she acted in the critically acclaimed Golden Globe and Academy Award winning film ‘Lost in Translation’. She played the role of ‘Kelly’ in the film. The same year she was also seen in ‘Scary Movie 3’.
  • In 2005, she played the role of ‘Lashawn Malone’ in the acclaimed Golden Globe winning film ‘Brokeback Mountain’. That year, she was also seen in the romantic comedy film ‘Just Friends’.
  • In 2006, she played the role of ‘Hannah Lewis’ in the romantic-comedy-superhero film ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’. That year, she was also seen in the film ‘Scary Movie 4’ and ‘Guilty Hearts’.
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  • In 2008, she starred in the romantic comedy film ‘The House Bunny’, which was directed by Fred Wolf. The film received immense praise from the film critics and also fared well at the box office.
  • In 2009, she gave the voice over for the character of ‘Jeanette Millar’ in the live-action comedy film ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’. The film received unfavourable reviews.
  • In 2010, she played the role of ‘Rachel Johnson’ in the live-action comedy film ‘Yogi Bear’, which was an adaptation of the cartoon series, ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.
  • In 2011, she reprised her voice role as ‘Jeanette Millar’ in the film ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’, a sequel to the earlier film ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’.
  • In February 2013, she starred in the British comedy film ‘I Give It a Year’, which was the directorial debut of Dan Mazer.
Major Works
  • She was seen in the acclaimed award winning film ‘Lost in Translation’, which was an immense financial success and earned $119.7 million at the worldwide box office. The film was awarded four IFP Independent Spirit Awards and was honoured by the Writers Guild of America with the best screenplay award.
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  • She was seen in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed film ‘Brokeback Mountain’, which was the recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It also won an award in the category, ‘Best Picture and Best Director’ from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 2003, she was the recipient of the ‘Chainsaw Award’ in the category, ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for the film ‘May’.
  • In 2009, she was ranked 60th on the list of ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ by the ‘For Him Magazine’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • In 2004, she married Ben Indra, whom she began dating that year. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in a divorce in 2007.
  • On July 9, 2009, she married actor, Chris Pratt and the couple have a son, Jack.
  • This American comic actress filmed for a movie when she was six months pregnant.

1. Lost in Translation (2003)


2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

  (Drama, Romance)

3. 22 Jump Street (2014)

  (Action, Comedy, Crime)

4. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

  (Comedy, Sci-Fi)

5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

  (Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Family, Animation, Comedy)

6. Waiting... (2005)


7. May (2002)

  (Horror, Drama)

8. The Dictator (2012)


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