Elizabeth Banks (born February 10, 1974) is an American actress.
Banks was born Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. As a young child, she was a contestant on the Nickelodeon game show Finders Keepers. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992 and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1996). In 1998 she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater. In 2003, Banks married Max Handelman, who had been her boyfriend since college. She converted to Judaism upon marrying him.
Banks is known for her roles in Seabiscuit, Heights, the first three Spider-Man films (playing the part of Betty Brant), and the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, and quickly gaining widespread exposure through movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Slither. She also plays Mark Wahlberg's love interest in the Disney movie, Invincible.
In May of 2006, she appeared in the season five finale of the NBC sitcom Scrubs as Dr. Kim Briggs, Urologist, who is the...
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Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 superhero film written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. It is the third film in the Spider-Man film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, and Topher Grace.
The film begins with Peter Parker basking in his success as Spider-Man, while Mary Jane Watson begins her Broadway career. Harry Osborn still seeks vengeance for his father's death, and an escaped convict, Flint Marko, falls into a particle accelerator and is transformed into a shape-shifting sand manipulator. An alien symbiote crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, influencing his behavior for the worse. When the symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in Eddie Brock, Jr., a rival photographer, causing Peter to face his greatest challenge.
Spider-Man 3 was commercially released in multiple countries on May 1, 2007, and released in the United States in...,
Bill is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallick.
Bill (Aaron Eckhart) is fed up with his life, wife (Elizabeth Banks), and job. He finds himself the reluctant mentor of an unruly teenager (Logan Lerman). His life hits an all time low when he catches his wife having an affair with a local news anchor, but with the kid as his inspiration, he regains his lost sense of self.
The film was shot in St. Louis, Missouri from June 11 - July 20, 2006; the school scenes of the film were shot at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and additional scenes were filmed at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lindsay Lohan was originally cast as "Lucy", but she dropped out because of "creative differences". She was replaced by Jessica Alba.
Amanda Peet was also going to star in the film as well, but dropped out around the same time that Lohan did as well. Peet was instantly replaced by Elizabeth Banks.
Aaron Eckhart - Bill Jessica Alba - Lucy...
Slither is a 2006 horror-comedy film by Universal, written and directed by James Gunn, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, Tania Saulnier and Jenna Fischer, and was produced by Paul Brooks and Eric Newman. Slither was James Gunn's directorial debut, and borrows from classic alien invasion films such as The Blob and particularly Night of the Creeps.Grant Grant (Michael Rooker) is infected by an extraterrestrial creature that threatens to destroy the human race. Soon, unusual things begin to happen within the normally peaceful town of Wheelsy. Pets go missing, followed by livestock, and finally people, with all of it leading back to Grant. As Grant slowly transforms into a hideous creature, his wife Starla (Elizabeth Banks) begins to notice her husband's behavior and physical changes. Wheelsy's citizens are infected by the alien parasite plague, which is transforming them into zombies. The zombies are being controlled through a hive mind...,
Daltry Calhoun is a 2005 film, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and starring Johnny Knoxville as the lead character Daltry Calhoun and Sophie Traub as his estranged daughter. Famed director Quentin Tarantino is one of the film's executive producers.The plot involves small town Tennessee and the character Daltry Calhoun who is wrestling for control over his fading golf club and is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.The film was shot in Maury County, Tennessee....,
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American comedy film, written by Judd Apatow and co-written by Steve Carell, though it featured a great deal of improvised dialogue. It also stars Catherine Keener, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen (who was also the co-producer) and Paul Rudd, as well as featuring Leslie Mann (Apatow's wife) and Nancy Walls (Carell's wife) in small roles.
The film received its general U.S. theatrical release on 19 August, 2005 and was released on region 1 DVD on 13 December 2005. Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is the 40 year old virgin of the title. While a very pleasant and well-meaning guy with an attractive appearance and physique, he is something of a stereotypical nerd, as he lives alone, collects action figures, enjoys video games, framed a poster of eighties rock band Asia, and his social life seems to consist of watching Survivor with his elderly neighbors. And, of course, he has never had sex.
Andy works in the stockroom at an electronics store called SmartTech. His co...,
The Baxter is a 2005 film written and directed by Michael Showalter of Stella. A "Baxter", as defined by the film, is the nice, dull guy in a romantic comedy who is dumped at the end of the story for the protagonist. Much light is made of showing Showalter as a "Baxter" in several typical romantic comedy cliches; for instance, he is shown being left at the altar as a former love is claimed by her High School sweetheart, and being left in college at a pep rally for an underdog sports hero. The plot revolves around the life of Elliot Sherman during the two weeks before his wedding, as he doggedly fights off the curse of his former Baxter role in relationships.IFC Films produced and financed the film. They gave the film a very limited release; it had a U.S. box office gross of only $181,872.The name of Michael Ian Black's character references the sitcom Ed, on which he had a recurring character, and his wife's name Stella references the comedy group that consists of David Wain,...,
The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, Erika Christensen, Alessandro Nivola, Rip Torn, Eric McCormack, Steven Culp, Tony Goldwyn and Chris O'Donnell. The film was written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.
The Sisters is based on Anton Chekhov's play The Three Sisters and tells the story of three sisters and a brother, their family dysfunctions, and the siblings dealing with their ups and downs after the death of their father.
Though many critics panned the film, it became a favorite among viewers and won many international awards including the title of Official Selection at the Tribeca and Hollywood Film Festivals.
Heights is a 2004 Merchant Ivory Productions film that follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It stars Elizabeth Banks as Isabel, a photographer, James Marsden as Jonathan, a Jewish lawyer and Isabel's fiance, Glenn Close as Diana, Isabel's mother, Jesse Bradford as Alec, an actor, and John Light as Peter, a journalist.
Glenn Close - Diana Lee Elizabeth Banks - Isabel Lee James Marsden - Jonathan Kestler Jesse Bradford - Alec Lochka John Light - Peter Cole Rufus Wainwright - Jeremy Eric Bogosian - Henry George Segal - Rabbi Mendel Andrew Howard - Ian Isabella Rossellini - Liz Matthew Davis - Mark Michael Murphy - Jesse Chandler Williams - Juliard Macbeth Bess Wohl - Juilliard Lady Macbeth
Elizabeth Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Berkshire County