Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Movie Actress

Elizabeth Banks is an American actress and filmmaker. She is known for playing Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the Pitch Perfect film series.

Full Name
Feb 10, 1974
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Elizabeth Banks was born on February 10, 1974, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is an American actress, producer and director of film and television. Her star sign is Aquarius and her ethnicity is Caucasian. Elizabeth attended Pittsfield High School before enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. After graduating from college she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Elizabeth made her big screen debut with the 1998 independent film Surrender Dorothy and had small roles in films such as Wet Hot American Summer and Spider-Man before achieving mainstream recognition for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise. She also starred in films such as Pitch Perfect 2 and 3, The Lego Movie franchise and Brightburn. In addition to her film career, Elizabeth has also had a successful career in television appearing in series such as 30 Rock and Modern Family.

In 2008 Elizabeth made her directorial debut with the short film Surrogate Valentine followed by her feature debut with Pitch Perfect 2 which earned $287 million worldwide at the box office. She has since directed episodes of Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black, Love Life and Shrill. Elizabeth has earned multiple award nominations throughout her career including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for producing the TV movie Temple Grandin (2010).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elizabeth Banks is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 10, 1974, Elizabeth Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth makes her film debut in the comedy Surrender Dorothy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Spiderman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth stars as Betty Brant in the blockbuster movie Spiderman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins MTV Movie Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth wins Best On-Screen Team for her role in The 40 Year Old Virgin at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Produces and Stars in Pitch Perfect </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth produces and stars in the blockbuster movie Pitch Perfect, which becomes a major box office success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directs Pitch Perfect 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth directs the sequel to Pitch Perfect, which again becomes a major box office success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directs Charlie's Angels</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elizabeth directs the reboot of Charlie's Angels, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Amazing Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Banks is an amazing actress. She is known for her roles in films such as The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect, and Charlie's Angels. She is also a talented director and producer, having directed films such as Pitch Perfect 2 and produced films such as The Lego Movie.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Banks is an inspiration to many people, especially young women. She has worked hard to rise to the top of her profession and has proven that success can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and determination. </p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Banks is a philanthropist who has been involved in numerous charitable causes throughout her life. She has donated to organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, UNICEF, Oprah’s Angel Network, and the American Red Cross. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Appeared in over 40 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Banks has appeared in over 40 films, from comedies to dramas to superhero blockbusters - including The Hunger Games series and Pitch Perfect movies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Banks graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and theater arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Co-founder of WhoHaha</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Banks is the co-founder of WhoHaha, an online platform for women creators to showcase and develop their comedic content.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Woman to Direct a Marvel Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Banks was the first woman to direct a Marvel movie, with her helming the 2019 film Charlie's Angels.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Grew Up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Banks grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where she attended Pittsfield High School - the same school as actor John Malkovich.</p></div>


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