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Overview (4)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameAnna Kay Faris
Nickname Baltimore's-Best-Beautiful-Blonde
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.

Anna started acting very young but not professionally. She loved watching theatrical plays and eventually produced one of her own with all the neighborhood children, in her immediate environment. She was always encouraged with the emphasis that she wasn't just "pretending" but rather being an unpaid producer, director, writer and an actress.

Her first paid job was at the Seattle Repertory Theatre at age nine. She loved it and did other local plays and readings. After graduating from the University of Washington in English Literature, she decided to leave for London to work and write, but after filming (the less than wonderful) Lovers Lane (1999) and a short for the Seattle Film Festival, she decided to give Los Angeles a try. She signed up with a wonderful management agency and before she could catch her breath, Keenen Ivory Wayans cast her in heavy, hard, and comedic movie (To some people, it is almost too horrific.), Scary Movie (2000) and its sequels.

She never takes anything for granted and just feels so very fortunate to have been given a chance. (An example was her trying to thank all the journalists and photographers that came to the New York premiere.)

Anna was married to actor Chris Pratt in 2009. They have a son. They separated in 2017 and were divorced in November, 2018.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Karen Faris (Mother), Todd C. & Miles of T.U.A.F.E.

Spouse (2)

Chris Pratt (9 July 2009 - 16 October 2018) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Ben Indra (3 June 2004 - 19 February 2008) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Blonde hair and blue eyes
Frequently appears in comedies

Trivia (25)

Her parents are Karen Faris and Jack Faris. Has one brother named Robert Faris. All are sociologists.
Ranked #57 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2004 list.
Graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature.
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").
Grew up in Edmonds, Washington.
Had only done dramatic plays and films before she got her role in Scary Movie (2000).
Was recommended for the role of Erica on Friends (1994) by Matthew Perry who was a huge fan of her work in Lost in Translation (2003).
Is a huge fan of Parker Posey.
Is two years older than Topher Grace who plays her twin brother in Take Me Home Tonight (2011).
Not related to Sean Faris.
Grew up in the same neighborhood as her The House Bunny (2008) co-star, Katharine McPhee, but never met until filming began.
Ranked #44 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
She is also a singer.
She has Dutch, English, French, German, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.
Her mother is a former special education instructor and her father is a sociologist.
Anna and her ex-husband, Chris Pratt, each had a dead bug collection before they met and they have since combined their collections.
Mother, with ex-husband Chris Pratt, of son Jack Pratt (b. August 25, 2012).
Returned to work 1 month after giving birth to her son Jack to begin filming Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).
Was 6 months pregnant with her son Jack when she completed filming on I Give It a Year (2013).
Attended the premiere of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003). [September 2009]
Son Jack was born 9 weeks premature weighing only three pounds. Faris and her ex-husband Chris Pratt were told by doctors that they should be prepared for maybe raising a special-needs child. However, Jack is not facing any limitation except for needing to undergo cosmetic surgery to correct his eyes and wearing glasses.
Has appeared with Justin Long in four films: Waiting... (2005), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) and Movie 43 (2013).
(December 1, 2017) Her husband of 8 years Chris Pratt filed for divorce from her following nearly a 5-month-long separation.
Born on the same date as Chadwick Boseman.
She has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Personal Quotes (9)

I try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted.
I don't really like to go out to clubs or anything. It's just not my style. I'd much rather go to a dive bar or a local place. I just don't love feeling awful, having to tell people, "Hi, yeah, I was in Scary Movie (2000). Do you mind if we come in?". I mean, it's so awkward.
I never imagined being able to make money from acting - and now I can.
They've [the Scary Movie series] given me a career but they've also sort of boxed me in. What really surprised me when I first moved here is that the industry thought of actors as either comedic or dramatic. And I'm still confused. I understand that maybe some people are better at one or the other, but I can't understand why it's so divided. I've been able to chip away at that a bit; I think it gets easier as my body of work expands.
Blythe Danner is somebody whose career I admire. She's a great actress and does good work, but also has a life of her own. 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 doing another Scary Movie (2000) sequel] After Scary Movie 3 (2003), I was like "No I'm done," but then I had so much fun making [Scary Movie 4 (2006)] that I think that I would. I would definitely be open to doing it.
I was never the class clown or anything like that. When I was growing up and doing theatre in Seattle, I was always doing very dramatic work. Now I can't get a dramatic role to save my life!
[on losing herself in her relationships]I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like 'I'm checking my relationship off the list and if that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, that would be know your worth, know your independence.
Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn't fully right or somebody doesn't have your back, or somebody doesn't fully value you. Don't be afraid to feel your independence if things aren't right.

Salary (2)

What's Your Number? (2011) $1,750,000
Mom (2013) $125,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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