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Elizabeth Banks is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 10 february 1974 at Pittsfield (USA)

Elizabeth Banks

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Birth name Elizabeth Irene Mitchell
Nationality USA
Birth 10 february 1974 (44 years) at Pittsfield (USA)

Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell; February 10, 1974) is an American actress, producer, and director.
Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known for her roles in such films as Wet Hot American Summer, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Pitch Perfect (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Hunger Games films (2012/15). In 2014, she portrayed Melinda Ledbetter, the girlfriend and later wife of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, in Bill Pohlad's film Love & Mercy. In 2015, she made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose May 15–17 $69M opening weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.
On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which gained her two Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on Scrubs and Modern Family. In 2015, she reprised her role as Lindsay for the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Biography

Banks met her husband, sportswriter and producer Max Handelman, on her first day at college on September 6, 1992. They were married in 2003. She and her husband had their first child, Felix, who was born through a surrogate in March 2011. In November 2012, Banks announced the birth of another son, Magnus Mitchell, also by surrogate.

Banks went through parts of the process of conversion to Judaism, her husband's faith, and studied with rabbis. In 2013, speaking of her religion, she stated that she practices Judaism, though "I did not have my mikveh, so technically I'm not converted", but that she has "been essentially a Jew for like 15 years", adding "Frankly, because I'm already doing everything [practicing religious rituals], I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be".

Best films

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
(Actress)
The Hunger Games (2012)
(Actress)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
(Actress)
The Lego Movie (2014)
(Actress)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
(Director)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
(Producer)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
(5 films)
Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Elizabeth Banks (52 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Power Rangers, 2h1
Directed by Dean Israelite
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Superhero films, Teen movie
Actors Naomi Scott, Bill Hader, Becky G, David Denman, Sarah Grey, Ronald Cyler II
Roles Rita Repulsa / The Green Ranger
Rating60% 3.0026553.0026553.0026553.0026553.002655
Un groupe de soldats préhistoriques de l’ère du mesozoïque, les Power Rangers, est chargé de protéger la vie sur Terre ainsi que le cristal Zeo. Mais ils sont trahis par le Ranger vert, Rita Repulsa. Zordon, le Ranger rouge, décide de cacher la source du pouvoir des Rangers et ordonne à son assistant robotique Alpha 5 de provoquer une explosion de météorite qui tue Zordon, les dinosaures et envoie Rita au plus profond de l'océan.
Pitch Perfect 3, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee
Roles Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger
Rating59% 2.9594252.9594252.9594252.9594252.959425
Après avoir remporté les championnats du monde, les Bellas se retrouvent séparées et réalisent qu’il n’existe pas de perspective de travail qui permette de faire de la musique avec sa bouche. Mais lorsqu’on leur offre la chance de se retrouver une nouvelle fois sur scène pour une tournée à l’étranger, ce groupe de nerds se réunit pour une dernière nouvelle aventure musicale, pour le USO tour. Stacie enceinte d'une fille de 8 mois.Pendant le USO le père de Amy la baleine kidnappe les bellas; Amy et Beca sont épargnées, et parviennent à délivrer les autres en provoquant un incendie sur le yacht où les Bellas sont retenues. Ce n'est pas le groupe entier des Bellas, mais seulement Beca qui est sélectionnée pour chanter avec DJ Khaled; elle réalise un premier solo, puis convie le groupe de filles sur scène pour chanter "Freedom 90".
Love & Mercy, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Kenny Wormald, Brett Davern
Roles Melinda Ledbetter
Rating73% 3.698593.698593.698593.698593.69859
In the 1960s, young songwriter and recording savant Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finds himself in the midst of extraordinary success after scoring numerous hit records with The Beach Boys. Following a panic attack, he resigns from concert touring and ventures into the studio intent on creating "the greatest album ever made", Pet Sounds. Meanwhile, his grip on reality slowly loosens as he attempts to cope with the overwhelming voices in his head. Later, in the 1980s, a middle-aged Wilson (John Cusack) is shown to be a broken, confused man under the pharmacological and legal thrall of his abusive therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). After meeting Wilson, Cadillac saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks) is determined to save him from Landy's manipulation.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, 2h17
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper
Roles Effie Trinket
Rating66% 3.3026853.3026853.3026853.3026853.302685
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels - including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)- now control most of Panem, the girl on fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow's "game" - to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.
Pitch Perfect 2, 1h54
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean
Roles Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger
Rating64% 3.2061453.2061453.2061453.2061453.206145
Three years after the events of Pitch Perfect, the Barden Bellas are now led by Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) and three-time super senior Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow). Over those three years, with their new modern sound, the Bellas have been ICCA champions for three years in a row. However, their performance at President Obama's birthday gala disastrously ends when Fat Amy's (Rebel Wilson) airlifting solo goes awry causes a nationwide scandal, being named Muffgate. Because of this, they are suspended from competing in the ICCAs and aren't allowed to hold auditions for new members. Beca makes a deal to allow the Bellas to be reinstated if they win the 2015 World Championship of A Capella in the spring of Copenhagen, in which a capella announcers John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy (Elizabeth Banks) mockingly accept because the American team at the Worlds have never won one.
Magic Mike XXL, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Striptease
Actors Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Andie MacDowell, Alex Pettyfer
Roles Paris
Rating56% 2.806292.806292.806292.806292.80629
Three years after abandoning his life as a stripper, Mike (Channing Tatum) is now running his own furniture business. He receives a call from Tarzan (Kevin Nash) who informs Mike that Dallas is "gone". Believing that his former boss has died, Mike drives to a hotel only to find that his friends, the remaining Kings of Tampa, are enjoying themselves at a pool party. After revealing that Dallas has bailed on them to start a new show in Macau, the Kings let Mike in on their plan: to end their careers on a high note by traveling to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. Later, while trying to work, Mike overhears a song he used to strip to and dances. Reinvigorated, Mike decides to join them on their trip.
Every Secret Thing, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Diane Lane, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, Colin Donnell
Roles Detective Nancy Porter
Rating60% 3.0475553.0475553.0475553.0475553.047555
Deux adolescentes sont suspectées d'avoir enlevé un enfant.
Little Accidents, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Josh Lucas, Jacob Lofland, Travis Tope
Roles Diane Doyle
Rating58% 2.9007552.9007552.9007552.9007552.900755
In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.
The Lego Movie, 1h40
Directed by Chris Miller, Chris Miller, Phil Lord
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Films about toys, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie
Roles Lucy "Wyldstyle" (voice)
Rating77% 3.897073.897073.897073.897073.89707
In the Lego universe, the wizard Vitruvius attempts to protect a superweapon called the "Kragle" from the evil Lord Business. He fails to do so, but prophesies that a person called "the Special" will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Roles Effie Trinket
Rating66% 3.349993.349993.349993.349993.34999
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.
Walk of Shame, 1h35
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Ethan Suplee, Sarah Wright, Oliver Hudson
Roles Meghan Miles
Rating59% 2.998432.998432.998432.998432.99843
Beginning with a montage of bloopers entailing reporters losing their professional demeanor with cursing, freudian slips of sexual innuendos and ending with local channel KZLA6 (a likely parody of KTLA) segment reporter Meghan Miles (Elizabeth Banks) who has the undesired paranormal ability of turning cats psychotic towards her, being swarmed at an animal shelter, also an integral plot device. Meghan is being considered for an anchor position with the cnb network and her interview with network executives has her answering her final question, claiming "I'm a good girl". Two weeks after the interview, her producer, Dan Karlin (Willie Garson) receives a call that out-of-town Wendy Chang is being chosen over her, a likely tokenism requirement. Upset over her steady boyfriend leaving her and taking his stuff, her two friends take her out clubbing and Megan drinks heavily. Being locked out of the club on a fire escape from a one way door, Gordon, a handsome and charismatic man woos her and takes her to his place where they indulge in frat house-style games ending with Megan waking up in his bed in just her underwear. Receiving a call that Chang has racy pictures of her circulating and Megan is hired, has her collecting her clothes from around the place, she comes across a cat, with its eyes turning shiny. Trapping it under a box is futile as it reappears unrevealed. She flees the place with just her car keys, leaving behind her phone. Outside, her car is towed past her with her purse inside and the call buttons to the buildings residents is just numbers. Why Megan doesn't wait around for Gordon is unexplained, either she can't remember him or the area is too dangerous, she walks down the street, coming across an off duty taxi, but strongly insisting that he drive her to the "tow-to place", referring to the impound lot. He reluctantly does, instead driving her to the Tattoo strip club, Megan refusing to give in to his demand of "dances" has her dashing away, starting her slew of a misinterpreted crime spree of a hooker by the police force.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Amy (segment "Beezel")
Rating43% 2.150852.150852.150852.150852.15085
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2h26
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Elizabeth Banks
Roles Effie Trinket
Rating74% 3.7491053.7491053.7491053.7491053.749105
After winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. President Snow visits Katniss at her home. The two make an agreement to not lie to one another, and Snow explains that her actions in the Games have inspired rebellions across the districts. He orders her to use the upcoming victory tour to convince him that her actions were out of genuine love for Peeta, not defiance against the Capitol.
Pitch Perfect, 1h52
Directed by Jason Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Baseball films, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Brock Kelly
Roles Gail Abernathy-McKadden
Rating72% 3.6006853.6006853.6006853.6006853.600685
At a national a cappella competition, Barden University's all-female acappella group, the Barden Bellas, perform well until Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp) vomits on stage during her solo. They are publicly humiliated, losing any chance of winning. Four months later, newly arrived Barden freshman Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) has no desire to attend college, but she is forced to do so by her father (John Benjamin Hickey), a professor at the university, with whom Beca has a strained relationship. Wishing she could instead pursue a career as a music producer, Beca spends her time making mash-up mixes of songs and takes up an internship at the school radio station, where she gets to know fellow freshman Jesse Swanson (Skylar Astin).
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1h50
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick
Roles Wendy Cooper
Rating57% 2.8515552.8515552.8515552.8515552.851555
Set in Atlanta, the film opens with fitness trainer Jules Baxter (Cameron Diaz) and her dance partner Evan Webber (Matthew Morrison) performing on the TV show Celebrity Dance Factor. They are crowned the winners of the show, but Jules vomits in their trophy, discovering that she is pregnant. Jules struggles when trying to balance her pregnancy with her normal active life. She has an ongoing argument with Evan over whether or not to have their son circumcised. During labor, she chooses not to have an epidural. She gives birth to a girl called Emerson, meaning their debate doesn't matter anymore. After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged.