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Anna Faris

Anna Faris
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Anna Faris Biography

Born & raised in Seatle by her parents Karen and Jack, Anna studied English Literature at the University of Washington after high school. As a child, her parents always encouraged her to act. Anna even recieved a video camera as a gift to film herself. At the tender age of nine, she started her acting career with commercials and theatrical performances in her city. She also did performances at the Repertory Theater and got paid for it. After graduating from high school, she attended University of Washington where she graduated in English Literature. Fresh from university, she wanted to go to London to write but after filming Lover's Lane, and a short film, Skanks, she decided to head to Los Angeles. When she arrived in LA, she signed up with an agent, The Gersh Agency, then started getting scripts in her mailbox. As she heard of the new Wayan's flick, "Scary Movie," she took the initiative and sent in a videotape of herself. Soon, she was the one selected from thousands of girls. She was chosen ot play Cindy Campbell in Scary Movie. After her appearance in Scary Movie, her career began to skyrocket. She began doing dozens of interviews, graced the cover of Raygun magazine, and she was signed on to film more movies. Her upcoming flims include: Love's Unlimited Orchestra, May, and Saphron Burrows. Now that her contract with Dimension films is up, she can now make more movies with even more companies.

Anna Faris Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Take Me Home Tonight (2011). Nominated
2009 MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance The House Bunny (2008). Nominated
2007 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). Nominated
2006 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Chick You Don't Wanna Mess With Scary Movie 4 (2006). Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Brokeback Mountain (2005). Nominated

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Anna Faris Trivia

  • Anna 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.
  • She was rated #57 on the Maxim Hot 100 of 2004 list.
  • She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature
  • She is 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").
  • Anna grew up in Edmonds, Washington.
  • She had only done dramatic plays, before she get her role in Scary Movie (2000).
  • She engaged to Chris Pratt [January 29, 2009].
  • She was recommended for the role of Erica on "Friends" (1994) by Matthew Perry who was a fan of her work in Lost in Translation (2003).
  • She is a fan of Parker Posey.
  • She is two years older than Topher Grace who plays her twin brother in Young Americans (2009).
  • She got married to actor Chris Pratt on July 9, 2009 in a small ceremony in Bali.
     


Anna Faris Photos

  • Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

    "Zero Dark Thirty" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Anna Faris

    "The Dictator" World Premiere - Outside Arrivals

  • Dave Annable, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Zachary Quinto, Blythe Danner

    "What's Your Number?" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

    GQ 2011 "Men of the Year" Party - Arrivals

  • Anna Faris

    "Late Show with David Letterman" - September 27, 2011

  • Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

    63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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