Though born in Maryland in 1976, Anna Faris grew up in Washington near Seattle. She began acting while still in the single digits, participating in the Seattle Repertory Theater. As a college student, Anna majored in English Literature at the University of Washington.
Anna’s comic turn in the 2000 spoof “Scary Movie” established the normally reserved blonde as a rising comic performer. “Scary Movie 2,” “The Hot Chick,” “Winter Break,” her over the top turn as the movie star in “Lost in Translation,” and “Scary Movie 3” all showcased Anna’s ability for comedy. Still, Anna has also chaptered her career with more serious fare. “Brokeback Mountain” and a horror films like “May” and “Lovers Lane” suggest that Anna may not always be content with hamming it up.
The comedies continued to dominate Anna’s filmography in the second half of the 2000s, however, as she appeared in “Waiting,” “Just Friends” and “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Anna married her longtime boyfriend Ben Indra in 2004 and filed for divorce in 2007. That same year, Anna began production on “The House Bunny,” in which she plays the lead. At least for the next few years, Anna will be continuing to forge the comedic path that made her famous and got her to where she is today, but it’s only a matter of time before she embraces the challenge of donning riskier roles.
Anna Faris in GQ
Anna on the Web
Anna Faris at Maxim
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Ultimate web resource page for Anna’s career.
TV Guide: Anna Faris
Recent news, photos and TV listings of Anna.
Short bio of Anna with emphasis on her film career.
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Wanna Pet the House Bunny?
Video and outtakes from the actress' April 2009 photo shoot for GQ.
Lengthy interview with Anna at the time of the “Scary Movie 4” release.
Anna talks about why she likes doing “Scary Movie” films so much.
Anna Faris Videos
Collection of clips of Anna appearances in her various projects.
Anna on the Screen
She’s Cindy Campbell in the “Scary Movie” pictures beginning in 2000 (“Scary Movie 4” was released in 2006), Polly in “May,” April in “The Hot Chick,” Justine in “Winter Break,” Kelly in “Lost in Translation,” Belle Scott in the indie “Southern Belles,” Serena in “Waiting,” Samantha in “Just Friends,” and Hannah Lewis in “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” She has also appeared on “Entourage” playing herself.
Anna can currently be seen in the new rom-com, "What's Your Number?," and will appear in two more films – the comedy anthology "Movie 43" and Sacha Baron Cohen's latest, "The Dictator" – by the end of 2012. Also in the works is the lead role in a remake of "Private Benjamin," the dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins," and a possible role in the long-rumored "Ghostbusters III."
On her ideal life:
“I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband.”
On her passion projects:
“I do silly, fun projects like “Brokeback Mountain” so I can do heavier projects like “Scary Movie 4”.”