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Elizabeth Banks is a contemporary American actress, director, and producer

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1974
NationalityAmerican
FamousDirectors, Producer, Hunger Games Cast, Jewish Actresses, Millionaires, University Of Pennsylvania, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Directors
City/StateMassachusetts
SpousesMax Handelman
SiblingsGeoff Mitchell
Known asElizabeth Irene Banks
Childrens Felix Handelman, Magnus Mitchell Handelman
Universities
  • University Of Pennsylvania
  • 1998 - American Conservatory Theater
  • 1996 - University of Pennsylvania
  • 1992 - Pittsfield High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Pennsylvania
Birth PlacePittsfield
ReligionJudaism
Height165cm
GenderFemale
FatherMark Mitchell
MotherAnn Mitchell
Net Worth$16.5 million as of Dec 30,2016
Sun SignAquarius
Born inPittsfield
Famous asActress, Producer and Director

// Famous Directors

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Who is Elizabeth Banks?

Elizabeth Banks who started her career as a television actress became popular through her Broadway appearances in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" “Invincible,” “Spiderman,” and “The Hunger Games.” She attracted male fans by her performance in “The Slither,” a comic horror film. Even from her childhood, she was tomboyish who loved riding horses and playing baseball. Her primary aim was to become an athlete but when she fractured her leg in a softball match, she concentrated on becoming an actress and worked towards achieving her goal. She is a versatile actress who has proved her excellence in all genres - drama, comedy, horror, and science fictions. Her prolific acting has won her Emmy Awards and other recognitions. Along with her husband Max Handelman, a sportswriter, she runs a production company named “Brownstone.” As a social worker, she is actively involved in the Go Red for Women campaign and in one of its awareness campaigns on heart disease she acted in the documentary, “Just a Little Heart Attack.” She is in favor of Planned Parenthood and she extended her support for President Barrack Obama who insisted on federal funding for the same.

// Famous Producer

Childhood & Early Life

Elizabeth Irene Mitchell was born on February 10, 1974 in Pittsfield as the eldest of the four children of Mark Mitchell and Ann Mitchell. Her father Mark worked in General Electric and her mother was a bank employee.

She was educated at Pittsfield High School and during her school days, she participated in all kinds of sports. She switched her interest to acting when her leg was fractured in a softball game.

She started acting in the school plays and was excited with her new interest. After graduating from there in 1992, she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with magna cum laude.

She underwent training in drama at the American Conservatory Theater. She was acclaimed as a great stage performer in productions like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Hurly Burly" and earned MFA degree in 1998.

Career

She moved to New York in pursuit of her career and got minor roles in TV screens and films. In 1998, she made her debut appearance in “Surrender Dorothy,” a movie on drug addiction.

Her performance in “Surrender Dorothy” gave way to more chances in television. She acted in Gotham-based TV productions like “Third Watch” and “Sex and the City.”

She moved to Los Angeles in search of more opportunities on the big screen. As there was another actress by name Elizabeth Mitchell, she changed her name to “Banks” to avoid confusion.

In 2002, a turning point in her career came through her appearance in Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman.” Her role as Betty Brant, a secretary to a newspaper tycoon was specially customized to suit her skill.

Her career graph kept moving ahead with roles in “Swept Away" and “Catch Me If You Can.” Her role in “Catch Me If You Can” gained her popularity.

Her performance as the young wife of the owner of a racehorse in “Seabiscuit” (2003) got her nominated for Screen Actors Guild award.

In 2004, she continued her role as Betty Brent in "Spider-Man 2," where she proved her comic ability. The next year, she was at her best in the comic buster, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

In 2006, she got her first major role in “Slither,” a comic horror film. Here, she proved her comic zest through her role as the wife of a man possessed by an alien.

She became busy in 2008 with films like “Meet Bill”. She got her biggest role as the First Lady Laura Bush in “W,” Oliver Stone’s biopic of George W. Bush.

In 2010, she made appearance in season four of the television sitcom, “30 Rock.” Her role as Avery Jessup, the conservative television commentator, won her two times nominations in the next two years.

In 2012, her acting career gained ascendance with roles in “Man on a Ledge,” “What to Expect When You're Expecting,” and “The Hunger Games.” Her supporting role in “The Huger Games” gained her popularity.

She earned worldwide popularity for her role as Effie Trinket In “The Hunger Games.” This resulted in the revival of her role in its sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” released in 2013.

She also co-owns a production company named “Brownstone” along with her husband Max Handelman, a sports writer and producer. The couple have produced films like “Surrogates” and “Pitch Perfect” through their company..

Major Works

Her classic comic performance in “Seasbiscuits” earned her Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance. The film was rated as a box office hit and won 8 nominations in 76th Academy Awards.

Her supporting role in “The Huger Games” made the film a box office hit. The film earned more than $690 million worldwide and Banks was invited to cast in its 2013 sequel, “Catching Fire.”

Awards & Achievements

She became prominent with her Hollywood performances in “Spider-Man,” “Swept Away,” and “Seabiscuit.” In recognition of her stupendous performances she won the “Exciting New Face Award” from the Young Hollywood Awards Team in 2003.

She acted in the fourth episode of the television sitcom named “30 Rock.” Her remarkable performance extended her term and won her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Personal Life & Legacy

She met her life partner Max Handelman on the first day of her college at the University of Pennsylvania. Their acquaintance continued and they were married in 2003.

Her husband is a renowned sportswriter and producer who is also the partner of her production company, “Brownstone. The couple have produced films like “Surrogates” and “Pitch Perfect”.

The couple have two sons Felix and Magnus Mitchell, both born through surrogates. Though she was raised in the Catholic and Protestant faith, she converted to Judaism when she married Max Handelman.

Trivia

This American actress was a member of Delta Delta Delta, known as Tri Delta, an international sorority while she studied at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the first college graduate in her family.

This American actress nominated for Emmy Award for her role in “30 Rock” was careful in choosing characters. She declined to act in “The Crazies” as she felt the role resembled that of “Slither.”

// Famous Hunger Games Cast

Elizabeth Banks awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2015Best On-Screen TransformationThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
2012Best On-Screen TransformationThe Hunger Games (2012)

Elizabeth Banks biography timelines

  • // 10th Feb 1974
    Elizabeth Irene Mitchell was born on February 10, 1974 in Pittsfield as the eldest of the four children of Mark Mitchell and Ann Mitchell. Her father Mark worked in General Electric and her mother was a bank employee.
  • // 1992
    She started acting in the school plays and was excited with her new interest. After graduating from there in 1992, she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with magna cum laude.
  • // 1998
    She underwent training in drama at the American Conservatory Theater. She was acclaimed as a great stage performer in productions like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Hurly Burly" and earned MFA degree in 1998.
  • // 1998
    She moved to New York in pursuit of her career and got minor roles in TV screens and films. In 1998, she made her debut appearance in “Surrender Dorothy,” a movie on drug addiction.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, a turning point in her career came through her appearance in Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman.” Her role as Betty Brant, a secretary to a newspaper tycoon was specially customized to suit her skill.
  • // 2003
    Her performance as the young wife of the owner of a racehorse in “Seabiscuit” (2003) got her nominated for Screen Actors Guild award.
  • // 2003
    She became prominent with her Hollywood performances in “Spider-Man,” “Swept Away,” and “Seabiscuit.” In recognition of her stupendous performances she won the “Exciting New Face Award” from the Young Hollywood Awards Team in 2003.
  • // 2003
    She met her life partner Max Handelman on the first day of her college at the University of Pennsylvania. Their acquaintance continued and they were married in 2003.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she continued her role as Betty Brent in "Spider-Man 2," where she proved her comic ability. The next year, she was at her best in the comic buster, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she got her first major role in “Slither,” a comic horror film. Here, she proved her comic zest through her role as the wife of a man possessed by an alien.
  • // 2008
    She became busy in 2008 with films like “Meet Bill”. She got her biggest role as the First Lady Laura Bush in “W,” Oliver Stone’s biopic of George W. Bush.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she made appearance in season four of the television sitcom, “30 Rock.” Her role as Avery Jessup, the conservative television commentator, won her two times nominations in the next two years.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, her acting career gained ascendance with roles in “Man on a Ledge,” “What to Expect When You're Expecting,” and “The Hunger Games.” Her supporting role in “The Huger Games” gained her popularity.
  • // 2013
    She earned worldwide popularity for her role as Effie Trinket In “The Hunger Games.” This resulted in the revival of her role in its sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” released in 2013.
  • // 2013
    Her supporting role in “The Huger Games” made the film a box office hit. The film earned more than $690 million worldwide and Banks was invited to cast in its 2013 sequel, “Catching Fire.”

// Famous Alumni of University Of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Banks's FAQ

  • What is Elizabeth Banks birthday?

    Elizabeth Banks was born at 1974-02-10

  • Where is Elizabeth Banks's birth place?

    Elizabeth Banks was born in Pittsfield

  • What is Elizabeth Banks nationalities?

    Elizabeth Banks's nationalities is American

  • Who is Elizabeth Banks spouses?

    Elizabeth Banks's spouses is Max Handelman

  • Who is Elizabeth Banks siblings?

    Elizabeth Banks's siblings is Geoff Mitchell

  • Who is Elizabeth Banks childrens?

    Elizabeth Banks's childrens is Felix Handelman, Magnus Mitchell Handelman

  • What was Elizabeth Banks universities?

    Elizabeth Banks studied at University Of Pennsylvania, 1998 - American Conservatory Theater, 1996 - University of Pennsylvania, 1992 - Pittsfield High School

  • What was Elizabeth Banks notable alumnis?

    Elizabeth Banks's notable alumnis is University Of Pennsylvania

  • What is Elizabeth Banks's religion?

    Elizabeth Banks's religion is Judaism

  • How tall is Elizabeth Banks?

    Elizabeth Banks's height is 165

  • Who is Elizabeth Banks's father?

    Elizabeth Banks's father is Mark Mitchell

  • Who is Elizabeth Banks's mother?

    Elizabeth Banks's mother is Ann Mitchell

  • What is Elizabeth Banks's sun sign?

    Elizabeth Banks is Aquarius

  • How famous is Elizabeth Banks?

    Elizabeth Banks is famouse as Actress, Producer and Director