Elizabeth Banks

Biography: Elizabeth Banks was born as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on February 10, 1974. Elizabeth says often that she has been seen as a goody two-shoes in her youth and infancy. After completing secondary education at Pittsfield High School in 1992, she left home to go to college where she attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna cum Laude in 1996. She then finished the Advanced Training Program at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1998.

Afterwards, she moved to New York acting in screen roles in theater, bit parts in movies, and some guest star appearances in a few TV series. Wanting to gain more experience and screen exposure, she moved to Los Angeles where she had to change her name from Elizabeth Mitchell to Elizabeth Banks since another actress had the same name. Soon thereafter, her talent and beauty was recognized as she portrayed Betty Brant in Spider-Man. Since then, Elizabeth Banks has garnered several roles in
Elizabeth Banks was born as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on February 10, 1974. Elizabeth says often that she has been seen as a goody two-shoes in her youth and infancy. After completing secondary education at Pittsfield High School in 1992, she left home to go to college where she attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna cum Laude in 1996. She then finished the Advanced Training Program at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1998.

Afterwards, she moved to New York acting in screen roles in theater, bit parts in movies, and some guest star appearances in a few TV series. Wanting to gain more experience and screen exposure, she moved to Los Angeles where she had to change her name from Elizabeth Mitchell to Elizabeth Banks since another actress had the same name. Soon thereafter, her talent and beauty was recognized as she portrayed Betty Brant in Spider-Man.

Since then, Elizabeth Banks has garnered several roles in movies and TV shows, most notable of which is her urologist character Dr. Kim Briggs on the medical-comedy, Scrubs. After her small roles in the 2002 films Swept Away and Catch Me If You Can, she later appeared, with more prominence, in the movies Seabiscuit (2003), the Spider-Man sequels (2004/2007), Slither (2006), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), and The Uninvited (2009) among others.
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Elizabeth Banks' Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 83 The LEGO Movie
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
39 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story May 6, 2011 Beth 8.3
83 The LEGO Movie Feb 7, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Lucy / Wyldstyle / Wyldstyle/Lucy 8.3
73 The 40 Year Old Virgin Aug 19, 2005 Beth 8.2
80 Love & Mercy Jun 5, 2015 Melinda Ledbetter / Melinda Ledbetter 8.2
76 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Effie Trinket 7.9
63 Invincible Aug 25, 2006 Janet Cantrell 7.8
66 Pitch Perfect Sep 28, 2012 Producer / Gail 7.4
68 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Effie Trinket 7.0
65 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Effie Trinket / Effie Trinkett / Effie Trinket 6.7
64 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 Effie Trinket / Effie Trinkett / Effie Trinket 6.3
63 Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Director / Producer / Gail 5.8
69 Slither Mar 31, 2006 Starla Grant 4.1