Anna Faris

Actor, Writer, Executive producer

Born: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Kay Faris (ˈɑːnə_ˈfærᵻs; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, producer and comedian. She rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the first four Scary Movie films. Raised north of Seattle in Washington state, Faris was active in theater as a child, performing with the Seattle Repertory Theater at age nine. After graduating from college, Faris relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in the Wayans Brothers' Scary Movie (2000). She appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. She became a recurring character on the TV sitcom Friends during its last season in 2004. During the early to mid-2000s, she played supporting roles in dramatic pictures such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and appeared in various comedies, including The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting... (2005), Just Friends (2005), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). She received critical praise for her role in the indie black comedy Smiley Face (2007) and then starred in the Playboy-themed movie The House Bunny (2008), which was billed as her star vehicle and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance. In 2009, she co-appeared in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and Observe and Report, and also had voice-over roles in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as Sam Sparks and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as Jeanette (she has continued to lend her voice for both films' sequels). She starred and co-produced the feature What's Your Number? (2011), which was followed by roles in the political satire The Dictator (2012), and the romantic comedy I Give It a Year (2013). Faris has played Christy Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom since 2013. The show has earned the actress further critical and popular acclaim and two People's Choice Award nominations.

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