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Also Known As: Anna Kay Faris Died:
Born: November 29, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: actor

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Seemingly coming out of nowhere, actress Anna Faris made a name for herself in broad comedies, starting with the horror spoof-within-a-spoof "Scary Movie" (2000) - itself a send-up of other horror parodies like "Scream" (1996) and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). Faris made an immediate impact, which led to several sequels atop other studio comedies like "The Hot Chick" (2003), though she wisely began to break away, following a surprisingly memorable turn in the acclaimed indie "Lost in Translation" (2003). Her small, but potently comedic performance as a ditzy actress opened the doors to other more varied projects, including the romantic comedy "Just Friends" (2005) and the Oscar-winning drama, "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). But broad comedy remained her bread and butter, though sometimes to her detriment, particularly with her fourth go-round in "Scary Movie 4" (2006). By the time she starred opposite Seth Rogen in the raunchy "Observe and Report" (2009), Faris had established herself as a go-to actress for Hollywood comedies.

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, actress Anna Faris made a name for herself in broad comedies, starting with the horror spoof-within-a-spoof "Scary Movie" (2000) - itself a send-up of other horror parodies like "Scream" (1996) and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997). Faris made an immediate impact, which led to several sequels atop other studio comedies like "The Hot Chick" (2003), though she wisely began to break away, following a surprisingly memorable turn in the acclaimed indie "Lost in Translation" (2003). Her small, but potently comedic performance as a ditzy actress opened the doors to other more varied projects, including the romantic comedy "Just Friends" (2005) and the Oscar-winning drama, "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). But broad comedy remained her bread and butter, though sometimes to her detriment, particularly with her fourth go-round in "Scary Movie 4" (2006). By the time she starred opposite Seth Rogen in the raunchy "Observe and Report" (2009), Faris had established herself as a go-to actress for Hollywood comedies.

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 Movie 43 (2013)
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 I Give it a Year (2013)
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 Dictator, The (2012)
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 Yogi Bear (2010)
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Raised in Seattle, WA
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Made her first professional performance at the age of nine
1999:
Cast as Jannelle in the independent horror feature "Lover's Lane"
2000:
Breakout role in the Wayan Brothers horror spoof "Scary Movie"
2001:
Re-teamed with the original cast for the sequel "Scary Movie 2"
2002:
Co-starred in the comedy feature "The Hot Chick," which starred Rob Schneider
2003:
Returned once again as Cindy Campbell in "Scary Movie 3"
2003:
Featured as a dizzy actress in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation"
2004:
Had a recurring role on the final season of "Friends" (NBC) as the birth mom Erica
2005:
Cast in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" as the motor mouthed LaShawn Malone
2005:
Had a supporting role as a pop-diva singer in director Roger Kumble's romantic comedy "Just Friends"
2006:
Reprised her role as the hapless Cindy Campbell in "Scary Movie 4"
2006:
Played Luke Wilson's love interest in the Ivan Reitman comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"
2007:
Guest starred as herself on the fourth season of HBO's "Entourage"
2007:
Starred in the comedy "Smiley Face" with Adam Brody and John Cho
2008:
Made producing debut with "The House Bunny"; also starred as a retired Playboy bunny
2009:
Co-starred with Seth Rogan in the mall cop comedy "Observe and Report"
2009:
Voiced Sam Sparks in the animated film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
2009:
Voiced the Chipette character Jeanette in the animated feature "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"
2010:
Starred in the live-action adaptation of "Yogi Bear," featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake
2011:
Starred in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number" opposite Chris Evans and real-life husband Chris Pratt
2011:
Reprised voiceover role of Jeanette in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked"
2012:
Co-starred opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in political satire "The Dictator"
2013:
Began starring role in the sitcom "Mom"
2013:
Returned for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
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Education

Edmonds Woodway High School: Edmonds , Washington -
University of Washington: Seattle , Washington -

Notes

"Anna has a natural comic instinct. She's subtle - more the Leslie Nielsen type. Without batting an eyelash, she gets the laughs."---"Scream 3" Director, David Zucker to Entertainment Weekly, October 31, 2003

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companion:
Ben Indra. Actor. Faris declines to comment on her relationship; engaged as of November 2003.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jack Faris.
mother:
Karen Faris.

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