Difficult to recognize in her natural blonde state following her turn as a raven-haired Neve Campbell knockoff in Scary Movie and it's sequel, Anna made her professional acting debut at the tender age of nine at Washington's Seattle Repertory Theater. Refining her skills in improvisational theater, she later found roles in commercials and small local productions, though her future as an actress came into question as she pursued further education and a move overseas.
Raised in Seattle, Anna studied English Literature at the University of Washington after high school, later moving to London to begin working and writing. Longing to return to her childhood love of acting, Anna took a role in the run-of-the-mill teen slasher pic Lover's Lane. Making the move to Los Angeles in order to pursue an acting career full time, her previous improvisational experiences would soon come in handy as she landed her breakthrough role in the popular Scream-slanted spoof of teen slasher pics, Scary Movie.
Not only did she start getting interviewed, but she also was getting more fans. After Scary Movie she finished shooting the indie film Love's Unlimited Orchestra with Gretchen Mol and Denise Richards, in which she plays a junkie. Anna also has a pilot for NBC's Summer lineup, called Dog Days. The show is about Anna and her dog, and there are live characters as well as voice overs for the dogs.
Anna has also appeared in two Scary Movie sequels, The Hot Chick, her second movie with Rob Schnieder and Cult hit May with Angela Bettis.
Anna also starred in an indie short called "Saphron Burrows", soon after Scary Movie. Her mom said "she did the film for her friends because it was run on a very low budget."
Anna never takes anything for granted and definitely has her head on her shoulders. She takes all of her fans to heart and tries to thank all of the reporters. With her career boosting everyday, Anna has a lot to look forward to. Hopefully, she will stay the way she is. Real.
"I try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted."… Expand
Anna Faris' Scores
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|The LEGO Movie||Feb 7, 2014||Cast||8.2|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Sep 27, 2013||Sam Sparks / Sam Sparks||7.0|
|I Give It a Year||Aug 9, 2013||Chloe||5.8|
|Scary Movie 5||Apr 12, 2013||Cindy||2.5|
|Movie 43||Jan 25, 2013||Vanessa||3.1|
|The Dictator||May 16, 2012||Principal Cast||6.3|
|What's Your Number?||Sep 30, 2011||Executive Producer / Ally Darling||5.5|
|Take Me Home Tonight||Mar 4, 2011||Wendy Franklin||6.3|
|Yogi Bear||Dec 17, 2010||Rachel||4.2|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Dec 23, 2009||Jeanette||4.3|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Sep 18, 2009||Sam Sparks||7.6|
|Observe and Report||Apr 10, 2009||Brandi||5.9|
|The House Bunny||Aug 22, 2008||Executive Producer / Shelley Darlingson||6.0|
|Smiley Face||Nov 16, 2007||Jane F.||5.7|
|My Super Ex-Girlfriend||Jul 21, 2006||Hannah Lewis||6.7|
|Scary Movie 4||Apr 14, 2006||Cindy||5.8|
|Brokeback Mountain||Dec 9, 2005||Lashawn Malone||8.2|
|Just Friends||Nov 23, 2005||Samantha James||7.0|
|Waiting...||Oct 7, 2005||Serena||5.9|
|Scary Movie 3||Oct 24, 2003||Cindy||6.6|
|May||Feb 7, 2003||Polly||3.7|
|The Hot Chick||Dec 13, 2002||April||5.6|
|Scary Movie||Jul 7, 2000||Cindy Campbell||6.9|