Anna Faris

Anna Kay Faris (born November 29, 1976 height 5' 4" (1,63 m)) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her comedic roles in the Scary Movie film series, Lost in Translation, The House Bunny, Brokeback Mountain, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Yogi Bear, What's Your Number?, The Dictator, and I Give It a Year. Early Life: Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her family moved to Edmonds, Washington when she was six years old Her father, Jack, was a sociologist who worked at the University of Washington as a vice president of internal communicationsand later headed the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, and her mother, Karen, was a special education teacher at Seaview Elementary School in Edmonds. Faris has an older brother, Robert, who is also a sociologist and a professor at the University of California, Davis. Her parents encouraged her to pursue acting when she was young, and she gave her first professional acting performance at the age of 9 in a three-month run of Arthur Miller's one-act play Danger: Memory! at the Seattle Repertory Theater. She went on to play Scout in a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Issaquah, Washington, Village Theatre, and played the title character in Heidi and Rebecca in Our Town. While attending Edmonds-Woodway High School, Faris appeared in a frozen-yogurt TV commercial. After graduating from high school in 1994, Faris attended the University of Washington and earned a ...

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Scary Movie (2000)

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Dave Sheridan  •  Anna Faris  •  Jon Abrahams

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Carmen Electra  •  Dave Sheridan  •  Anna Faris  •  Jon Abrahams

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Regina Hall  •  Craig Bierko  •  Bill Pullman

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Regina Hall  •  Craig Bierko  •  Bill Pullman

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Pamela Anderson  •  Jenny McCarthy  •  Marny Eng  •  Charlie Sheen

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Pamela Anderson  •  Jenny McCarthy  •  Marny Eng  •  Charlie Sheen

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Just Friends (2005)

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Amy Smart  •  Anna Faris  •  Chris Klein

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Amy Smart  •  Anna Faris  •  Chris Klein

Lost in Translation (2003)

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Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Anna Faris  •  Giovanni Ribisi

May (2002)

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Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucky McKee
CAST:  Angela Bettis  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Anna Faris  •  James Duval

Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucky McKee
CAST:  Angela Bettis  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Anna Faris  •  James Duval

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

Smiley Face (2007)

Jane, a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats her roommate's pot-laced cupcakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Adam Brody  •  Danny Masterson

Jane, a struggling but perpetually stoned actress, has a busy day ahead. She has several important tasks on her list, including buying more marijuana. Even though she already has a good start on the day's planned drug use, she eats her roommate's pot-laced cupcakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Adam Brody  •  Danny Masterson

Southern Belles (2005)

Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul S. Myers  •  Brennan Shroff
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Laura Breckenridge

Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul S. Myers  •  Brennan Shroff
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Laura Breckenridge

The Hot Chick (2002)

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Brady
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Anna Faris  •  Matthew Lawrence

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Brady
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Anna Faris  •  Matthew Lawrence

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Marlon Wayans  •  James DeBello  •  Shawn Wayans

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Marlon Wayans  •  James DeBello  •  Shawn Wayans

Waiting... (2005)

Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order and enthusiastic managers who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob McKittrick
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Anna Faris  •  Justin Long  •  David Koechner

Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order and enthusiastic managers who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob McKittrick
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Anna Faris  •  Justin Long  •  David Koechner

The Dictator (2012)

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The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Sayed Badreya  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Rocky Citron

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Sayed Badreya  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Rocky Citron

22 Jump Street (2014)

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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Channing Tatum  •  Ice Cube  •  Dave Franco

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Channing Tatum  •  Ice Cube  •  Dave Franco

I Give It a Year (2013)

After a quick courtship, two lovers hastily decide to tie the knot. As their first year of marriage unfolds, temptation and incompatibility put their relationship in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mazer
CAST:  Rafe Spall  •  Rose Byrne  •  Anna Faris  •  Jason Flemyng

After a quick courtship, two lovers hastily decide to tie the knot. As their first year of marriage unfolds, temptation and incompatibility put their relationship in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mazer
CAST:  Rafe Spall  •  Rose Byrne  •  Anna Faris  •  Jason Flemyng

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

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After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cody Cameron  •  Kris Pearn
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Anna Faris  •  Terry Crews  •  James Caan

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cody Cameron  •  Kris Pearn
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Anna Faris  •  Terry Crews  •  James Caan

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Jenny Slate  •  David Cross  •  Andy Buckley

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Jenny Slate  •  David Cross  •  Andy Buckley

The Spleenectomy (2008)

After passionately auditioning for a role in a local community theater production, Judy is cast aside by a pretentious theater director. Lucky for her, she gets another unbelievable chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Smith
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Larry Miller  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Ron Livingston

After passionately auditioning for a role in a local community theater production, Judy is cast aside by a pretentious theater director. Lucky for her, she gets another unbelievable chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Smith
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Larry Miller  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Ron Livingston

Movie 43 (2013)

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton
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