Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Biography & Wiki

Elizabeth Irene Banks is an American actress, director, and producer. 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 (2001), Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), 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 film series  (2012–2015). 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 and made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69M opening weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.

Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and grew up on Brown Street, the eldest of four children of Ann and Mark P. Mitchell.  Her father, a Vietnam War veteran, was a factory worker for General Electric and her mother worked in a bank. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was elected to the Friars Senior Society. She graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts.[In 1998, she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, where she earned an MFA degree.

On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which garnered her two Prime time Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family, the latter of which earned her a Prime time Emmy Award nomination. In 2015, she reprised her role as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer for the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

As of November 2016, Box Office Mojo ranked Banks as the 32nd-highest grossing actor of all time, and the sixth-highest grossing female actor. Banks was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign.

Is Elizabeth Banks single or married? Who is Elizabeth Banks dating?

Elizabeth Banks with husband
Elizabeth Banks with husband Max Handelman

Banks met her husband, Max Handelman, a sportswriter and producer from Portland, Oregon. They were married in 2003. The couple have two sons, born via surrogate.

Quick Facts:

Elizabeth Banks weight

123.5 lbs (56 kg)

Elizabeth Banks height

5′ 5″ (165 cm)

Elizabeth Banks body measurement

34-25-35 in

Elizabeth Banks bra size / breast size

34B

Elizabeth Banks hair color

Blonde

Elizabeth Banks eye color

Blue

Elizabeth Banks shoe size / feet size

8 US

Elizabeth Banks dress size

8

Elizabeth Banks body type / build

Average

Elizabeth Banks waist size

25 in

Elizabeth Banks hip size

35 in

Does Elizabeth Banks have breast implants?

No

Elizabeth Banks net worth 2020

$18 Million

Elizabeth Banks full name

Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell

Elizabeth Banks middle name

Maresal

Elizabeth Banks birthplace

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Banks date of birth

February 10, 1974

Elizabeth Banks age in 2020

46

Elizabeth Banks zodiac

Aquarius

Elizabeth Banks ethnicity / ethnic background

  • English,
  • Irish,
  • Scottish,
  • more Dutch

Elizabeth Banks nationality

American

Elizabeth Banks religion

Jewish

Is Elizabeth Banks gay?

No

Elizabeth Banks high school

Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, MA

Elizabeth Banks college

American Conservatory Theater.
University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Banks spouse/husband

Max Handelman (m. 2003)

Elizabeth Banks boyfriend/affairs/dating

Max Handelman

Elizabeth Banks children/kids

Felix, Magnus Mitchell

Elizabeth Banks mother

Ann Wallace

Elizabeth Banks father

Mark P. Mitchell

Elizabeth Banks brother

N/A

Elizabeth Banks sister

N/A

Elizabeth Banks job

  • Actress
  • director
  • produce

Elizabeth Banks website

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