Full Name: Anna Kay Faris
Birth Date: November 29, 1976
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height: 5' 5"
Quote: "I always went as a rich lady for Halloween, eight years in a row."
Anna Faris Biography
Difficult to recognize in her natural blonde state following her turn as a raven-haired Neve Campbell knockoff in Scary Movie (2000), Anna Faris made her professional acting debut at the tender age of nine at Washington's Seattle Repertory Theater. Refining her skills in improvisational theater, Faris later found roles in commercials and small local productions, though her future as an actress came into question as she pursued further education and a move overseas.
Faris was raised in Seattle and studied English Literature at the University of Washington after high school, later moving to London to begin working and writing. Longing to return to her childhood love of acting, Faris took a role in the run-of-the-mill teen slasher pic Lover's Lane (1999). Making the move to Los Angeles in order to pursue an acting career full time, Faris' previous improvisational experiences would soon come in handy as she landed her breakthrough role in the popular Scream-slanted spoof of teen slasher pics, Scary Movie. Of course that role was only the beginning for young Faris, and after returning in Scary Movie 2 the following year she portrayed the co-worker and love interest of the titular character in director Lucky McKee's offbeat sleeper May. A supporting role in the Rob Schneider comedy The Hot Chick was followed by the little-seen Sheer Bliss in 2002, and the following year Faris once again scored a hit with her portrayal of a self absorbed starlet in Sofia Coppola's critically acclaimed Lost in Translation. Though it may have been something of a given that Faris would return to the screen for Scary Movie 3 in 2003, many longtime fans were surprised to see her sporting her original blonde locks - a move that effectively banished the previous installments' Neve Campbell connection and forced audiences to take Faris' finely honed comic abilities on their own terms.
In 2005 Anna will appear in Waiting starring Ryan Reynolds, Brokeback Mountain with Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and Just Friends.
Anna Faris Filmography
Scary Movie 5 (2008) .... Cindy Campbell
Smiley Face (2007)
Mama's Boy (2006)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) .... Hannah
Scary Movie 4 (2006) .... Cindy Campbell
Just Friends (2005) .... Samantha James
3 & 3 (2005) .... Jane Conelly
Brokeback Mountain (2005) .... Lashawn Malone
Waiting... (2005) .... Serena
Southern Belles (2005) .... Belle Scott
Blue Skies (2005) (TV) .... Sarah
- The Last One: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode .... Erica
- The One with Rachel's Going Away Party (2004) TV Episode .... Erica
- The One Where Joey Speaks French (2004) TV Episode .... Erica
- The One with the Birth Mother (2004) TV Episode .... Erica
"King of the Hill"
- Phish and Wildlife (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Stoned Hippie Chick/Teen Girl Hippie
- Fun with Jane and Jane (2002) TV Episode (voice) .... Lisa
Spelling Bee (2004) .... Jane Connelly
Scary Movie 3 (2003) .... Cindy Campbell
... aka Scary Movie 3.5 (USA: DVD box title)
Lost in Translation (2003) .... Kelly
Winter Break (2003) .... Justine
... aka Snow Job (USA)
The Hot Chick (2002) .... April
May (2002) .... Polly
Scary Movie 2 (2001) .... Cindy Campbell
... aka Scarier Movie (UK)
Scary Movie (2000) .... Cindy Campbell
Lovers Lane (1999) .... Jannelle Bay
... aka I'm Still Waiting for You (UK: DVD title)
Eden (1996) .... Dithy
Deception: A Mother's Secret (1991) (TV) .... Liz
... aka Tell Me No Lies