Anna Faris: biography
Hollywood actress Anna Kay Faris, known as Anna Faris, became famous all over the world for the series of horror parody comedy films Scary Movie.
Anna was born in November 1976 in Baltimore. The parents of the future star were not actors or artists. Her father is a sociology professor at the University of Washington, and her mother is a teacher at Baltimore High School. Faris has mixed ancestry. The actress’s mother is German. She is also of French, English, Scottish and Irish descent.
When the daughter was six years old, the family moved to Edmonds. Here Anna and her younger brother Robert went to school. At Elementary School, she showed good acting skills and was encouraged by her parents. They enrolled their daughter in a drama class. At the age of 9, Anna Faris’s acting career began to develop rapidly. The young actress performed onstage with a Seattle repertory company, playing the leading role.
In adolescence, the girl filmed in yogurt advertising. During this period, she already boasted several roles in productions.
However, after graduation, Anna Faris decided to earn a university degree. She entered the University of Washington and chose the Humanities Division. For several years the student studied English literature.
The art world continued to attract the girl. In the early 1990s, viewers saw the first films with Anna Faris. Initially, she got bit parts, but mastered her skills, and attracted directors’ attention.
The actress made a breakthrough in her career in 2000. Keenen Ivory Wayans’s black comedy Scary Movie had a huge success. It premiered in July and Faris immediately became a Hollywood star. This parody project grossed more than $270 million with a budget of $19 million. Anna played the title role of a reporter in the comedy. The girl was a natural blonde, but she had to change her hair color and become a brunette for the film. Since the actress gained popularity and recognition in this project, Anna is falsely considered to be a brunette.
The stunning success of the project made the director return to the film and shoot two sequels. They were released in 2001 and 2003. The movie received a warm welcome, and they were also box office success.
During these years, Anna Faris appeared in the films The Hot Chick, Winter Break and Sofia Coppola's drama Lost in Translation. Perhaps, this is the only dramatic role in her filmography. Despite the excellent acting, the directors rarely "saw" the actress as a tragic hero, so Anna is mainly offered comedic roles. In fairness, it is worth mentioning that the woman appeared in the drama once again, though she played a bit part. It is the famous film Brokeback Mountain about the tragic love of two cowboys.
The actress’s vocation is to make people laugh, and she brilliantly coped with the task in subsequent projects. In the famous sitcom Friends, she played the attractive naive blonde, Erica, who carried a child for Chandler and Monica. After the release of the series with her participation, there was a new wave of the actress’s popularity.
In 2005, the excellent comedy Waiting… was released, where the actress with Ryan Reynolds amused spectators, enjoying eating cupcakes with hashish. The same year, she appeared in the film Just friends with the future Deadpool again.
In 2007, the charming blonde amused viewers in the romantic film The House Bunny, where she wore a sexy pink bunny costume. In the hilarious comedy What's Your Number?, the beautiful lady counts her lovers, and in Take Me Home Tonight (2011), amuses viewers with Topher Grace, proving once again her skills as a comic actress.
The Hollywood star often voices animated characters. People can hear Anna’s unique tone color in the movie Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. The actress voiced the chipmunk Janet in the famous cartoons Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Directors, viewers, and publishers of fashion magazines noticed the charming actress. The beautiful woman has appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Ray Gun and, of course, Playboy.
Cosmopolitan magazine named the actress "the Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Female of the Year" in 2010. One more authoritative tabloid New Yorker agreed with the magazine. Writer Tad Friend described her as "Hollywood's most original comic actress."
In 2013, the sitcom Mom premiered, where Anna Faris and Allison Janney performed the leading roles. The project lasted until the fifth season, the last episodes aired in May 2018.
Anna met her first great lover on the set of the film Lovers Lane in 1999. Actor Ben Indra also starred in this film. In the summer of 2004, the couple celebrated a marriage. But the family was not happy for a long time. In 2007 the actress stated that she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in 2008.
However, as part of their divorce agreement, she had to pay Ben a considerable amount of money, which was estimated at almost one million dollars.
Anna Faris improved her personal life quickly. She met her future husband in 2007 when she announced the separation with Indra. The star found a new lover on the set of a film again. Actor Chris Pratt starred with Anna in the melodrama Take Me Home Tonight.
In early 2009, the couple became engaged. In the summer of the same year, they celebrated a marriage. Their child, Jack, was born in the summer of 2012. The boy was nine weeks premature and spent a month in the NICU before going home.
After filming in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, the man became more popular than his wife. Despite this, Chris idolized Anna and in every interview, he did not stop admiring his beloved woman as a wife, mother, and actress.
However, in August 2017, Faris and Pratt said that they decided to divorce after eight years of marriage. Fans were shocked at this news. The husband and wife posted photos on their pages, which were an appeal to fans on Instagram. They wrote that the couple still loved each other, but they cannot maintain the marriage. On December 1 of the same year, Pratt filed for divorce.
Immediately after the statement of the former lovers, people began to speculate about the reason for separation of the couple that considered to be exemplary in Hollywood. They did not ignore the possible love affair of Chris with the partner in the film Passengers, Jennifer Lawrence. There were rumors that the artists spent a lot of time together to promote the film, and it was not in vain.
According to another version, Anna also had high ambitions to move ahead in her career. While her husband was traveling and shooting, the actress had to sit at home with her child. After the birth of the baby, she left work for some time. As a result, the couple began to grow apart.
For a long time, there was a rumor that Faris wanted to have a big family and many children, and Chris Pratt only thought about a career. But, when he was married, the actor shared with journalists that the birth of the baby was a happy event in his life. However, Anna’s pregnancy was difficult, so the couple would hardly have decided to have the second child.
After the divorce, Faris said that she should think over the institution of marriage. The woman has stopped seeing the importance in the official registration of relations, because both her marriages ended unsuccessfully.
At the end of 2017, it became known that the actress began dating cameraman Michael Barrett. The couple met while shooting the movie Overboard.
Anna Faris now
On October 24, 2017, Anna Faris published a book titled "Unqualified," which the actress dedicated to her former husband, Chris Pratt. The husband zealously supported the beloved woman’s idea to write memoirs. The woman liked to spend evenings discussing ideas with Chris.
In the book, the actress first commented on the rumors about the actor's love affair with Jennifer Lawrence. Anna shared that she was Jen’s friend, and the latter apologized for the gossip, although she was not guilty of anything. Faris admitted that it was hard to hear about her husband's betrayal, even though it was not true.
Anna honestly told in Unqualified that after the release of the comedy The House Bunny she had lip augmentation and increased the size of her breasts.
In August 2017, the actress appeared at the premiere of the animated film The Emoji Movie, where she voiced Jailbreak. The actress was with son Jack.
In May 2018, the remake of the film Overboard was released. In the new version of the classic comedy, the title characters will switch places. Actor Eugenio Derbez will play a spoiled wealthy playboy who will fall overboard a yacht. Anna Faris will portray a single mother and convince the man that he is a husband and father.
- 2000 – Scary Movie
- 2001 – Scary Movie 2
- 2002 – The Hot Chick
- 2003 – Scary Movie 3
- 2004 – Friends
- 2005 – Just Friends
- 2006 – Scary Movie 4
- 2008 – The House Bunny
- 2011 – Take Me Home Tonight
- 2011 – What's Your Number?
- 2013 – I Give It a Year
- 2013—2017 – Mom
- 2018 – Overboard