“You have to create your own stuff. It's really exciting to create something, sell it, and feel like I'm not just a pawn waiting to be cast.”
“One of the things that comedy has given me over the years is a really good ability to laugh at myself and to not take things that don't matter too much too seriously. I feel that very little offends me anymore and I'm really grateful for that because I think I was a pretty uptight little kid.”
“My comedy does not come from a place of deep cynicism, and I tend to play characters who are naive in some way.”
Anna Faris (born Anna Kay Faris on November 2, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actress and producer. Anna’s family moved to Edmonds, Washington when she was six-years-old. Her parents enrolled her into community drama class for kids, which encouraged her to produce her own material in her bedroom with friends. After graduating Edmonds-Woodway High School, she enrolled at University of Washington, earning a degree in English literature in 1999. After graduation, she traveled to London to work for an Ad agency, but pulled out at the last minute to live in Los Angeles. Though she never intended to be an actor, Anna gave it a shot, and she had her breakout role in 2000’s Scary Movie. She would reprise her role for three sequels to the horror-parody. Anna started to gain critical praise for her dramatic performances in movies like May, Lost In Translation, Brokeback Mountain and Waiting…, with Ryan Reynolds. In the late 2000s, Anna continued her comedic work, appearing in My Super-Ex Girlfriend, Mama’s Boy and The House Bunny. Anna began voice work, lending her talents to animated features like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and the revival of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise. In 2013, Anna was cast in the main role of the CBS sitcom, Mom. It was both a ratings and critical success.
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Anna Faris is best known as an actress, appearing in four of the Scary Movie films and on the television series Mom.
Anna began dating actor Ben Indra in 1999, shortly after meeting on the indie slasher film, Lovers Lane. They were married in 2004, but Anna filed for divorce in 2007. That year, Anna met actor Chris Pratt at a table read for the film, Take Me Home Tonight. They were engaged in 2008, married in 2009 and welcomed their first son, Jack, in 2012.