We have all gone crazy over a celebrity at least once in our life when we knew or wanted to know everything the celebrity possesses, how rich the celebrity is, what is his/her actual nature, his/her career, personal life, and so on. Celebrities post their lifestyles on their various social media handles, getting us hooked on them and their lives, wanting us to know more about them and the people they associate with.
One such celebrity is American actress Anna Kay Faris who was born on November 29 in the year 1976, in Baltimore in the state of Maryland, and became well-known because of her excellent execution of comic roles and her lead role as Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film series. Along with this, she has acted in a number of films. She has also worked on television, with her most famous role being the recurring character of Erica in the sitcom Friends.
Anna Faris has also voiced characters in movies like Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Emoji Movie, and Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs film series. Anna Faris also launched an active podcast in the year 2015 titled “Unqualified.” Two years later, in 2017, her memoir was also released by the name ” Unqualified,” which became a New York Times Bestseller.
Family and Education of Anna Kay Faris
Anna Faris’ father, Jack Faris, is a sociology professor, while Anna’s mother, Karen Faris, is a special education teacher, both being natives of Seattle, Washington. Anna is the second child of the couple and already has a male child. Hence Anna has an older brother, Robert, who is also a sociologist, along with being a professor at the University of Davis in California.
Anna Faris lived in Baltimore until she was six years old, after which the family moved to Edmonds in Washington due to her father’s job. Anna Faris attended Edmonds-Woodway and graduated in the year 1994. She was encouraged to act since childhood by her parents and did attend drama classes when she was young.
During high school, she kept performing onstage with a Seattle repertory company along with nationally broadcasted radio plays. Anna Faris attended the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in English Literature in the year 1999.
Anna Faris gave her first professional performance when she was nine years old in Arthur Miller’s Play “Danger: Memory!” for three months Seattle Repertory Theatre. She followed this by playing Scout in a production of ” To kill a Mockingbird” in the ” Village Theatre.” She also played the main character in Heidi and played Rebecca in Our Town. In high school, she appeared in a frozen curd television commercial.
The career of Anna Faris
Anna Faris’ started with a small role in the movie “Deception: A Mother’s Secret.” She followed with a small-scale drama Eden. Her first significant movie role came with the movie “Lovers Lane,” where she played the character of an unlucky cheerleader, for which Anna Faris received great critic reviews and appreciation.
Anna Faris’ first big break came with her role as Cindy Campbell in the scary comedy movie Scary Movie in the year 2000, which she later termed as a ” great boot camp” for her. The movie had a great run at the theaters worldwide and was a great commercial success. Anna went on to take up her role as Cindy in the movie’s sequel.
Next, Anna acted in the psychological thriller “May,” where she fulfilled the role of a lesbian colleague of a young and traumatized woman. The movie was even shown at Sundance Film Festival, and Anna was appreciated for her exceptional acting in the movie.
Later in the year, she starred in the movie ” The Hot Chick,” where a teenage girl’s mind gets magically swapped with a 30-year-old criminal and also starred Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams. The film was a huge success worldwide.
Anna Faris, in the year 2003, starred in Sofia Coppola’s drama “Lost in Translation” alongside Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. In the year 2005, she starred in two comedies, “Waiting…” and “Just Friends,” both alongside Ryan Reynolds. She also played Cindy Campbell in Scary Movie 4 for the last time, which was released in the year 2006.
The same year, Anna also starred in the romcom My Super Ex-Girlfriend alongside Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. Next, in 2007, she appeared in Gregg Araki’s Smiley Face. The film received great reviews for Gregg’s direction and Anna’s execution of the character. She went on to appear in the small-scale comedy Mama’s Boy, which premiered on November 30, 2007.
She also appeared in Fred Wolf’s “The House Bunny,” where she again received a great response for her acting. In the year 2009, Faris starred in the British science fiction comedy movie, “Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel.” The same year, Faris also appeared in the movie Observe and Report alongside Seth Rogan, which concluded her ” Early Career” in the film industry.
Faris, now well-established in her career and a common pick for casting directors, went on to star in a lot of films after 2009 and starred alongside great names in the industry. She worked in movies such as Yogi Bear, Movie 43, and the British romcom I Give It a Year, in addition to a long film, with most of them being commercial successes and Anna getting praised for her role.
As mentioned earlier, Anna also worked in television sitcoms such as Mom and Friends. Throughout her works, Anna continued to mostly play comedy roles. Anna also voiced characters for famous animated movie series.
Personal Life of Anna Faris
Anna Faris dated actor Ben Indra in 1999, whom she met on the sets of the slasher film Lovers Lane. The couple married in the year 2004. However, in 2007, Anna moved for divorce with Ben Indra stating differences that are non-negotiable. However, as part of the divorce agreement, Anna paid Ben 900,000 dollars, property, and acting royalties.
In a later interview, Anna Faris confirmed that she got breast implants while filming The House Bunny because of the divorce and its effects on her. Next, Anna Faris started dating co-star Chris Pratt whom she met in early 2007 at the table read for the movie Take Me Home Tonight. The couple got engaged in late 2008. They married soon after the engagement in July 2009 with a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia.
The couple had a kid on August 25, 2012, whom they named Jack, and all three together lived in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. Anna and Chris, however, announced their separation on August 6 in the year 2017 and followed by filing for divorce on December 1, 2017, which was finalized in October in the year 2018.
While working on the film OverBoard, Anna Faris reportedly met cinematographer Michael Barrett, and they started dating in September 2017. On The Late Late Show With James Corden in the year 2020, Faris confirmed their engagement rumors, and in 2021 confirmed that she married Michael in a courthouse ceremony in Washington.
Nominations and Awards won by Anna Faris.
Anna Faris was first nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Breakthrough performance in 2001 for her role in Scary Movie. She also was nominated in MTV Movie Awards 2001 for Best Kiss for the same movie. In 2004, she was nominated in Gold Derby Awards for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the sitcom Friends.
She won her first award from Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best Supporting Actress in the same year for the movie May. Since 2004, Anna Faris has been nominated numerous times for awards, including Choice Movie Actress in the Comedy genre for the movie Take Me Home Tonight on Teen Choice Awards in 2011. Anna Faris has won two more awards since 2004.
She won the Stonette of the Year Award from Stony Awards in 2007 for the movie Smiley Face. She also won the Star of the Year award from the National Association of Theatre Owners in 2012 for her movie The Dictator.
Net Worth of Anna Faris
The net worth of Anna Kay Faris is reported to be between 30 to 35 million dollars in 2022. She has been working as an actress for a long time, along with advertisements and brand endorsements. Hence she has a fair amount of assets that make up a huge chunk of her net worth. Anna Faris owns plenty of real estate.
She had a house in Hollywood Hills in California, which she brought along with Chris Pratt, which was put up for sale in 2018 for 4.995 million dollars. However, a buyer was finally found in 2020 for 4.75 million dollars. Anna Faris owns a house in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles which she reportedly bought in 2019.
As per reports, for each episode of television shows she has done recently, she is paid around 200,000 dollars. Also, reportedly, the actress was earning 125,000 dollars for Mom’s every episode. However, in the later seasons, her figure went up to 350,000 dollars. Anna Faris also has a good collection of cars which include machines such as Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, and Chevrolet Camaro, along with others.