Elizabeth Banks



  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell
  • Birth Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/10/1974, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Elizabeth Banks Fast Facts:
  • Was athletic as a child; pursued acting after breaking her leg playing softball.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Made her film debut in the 1998 indie Surrender Dorothy.
  • Founded a production company named Brownstone with husband Max Handelman (her college sweetheart).
  • Converted to Judaism after marrying in 2003.
  • Has costarred in a number of films with Paul Rudd, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Role Models (2008) and Our Idiot Brother (2011).
  • Volunteers with LA's BEST, an after-school program that benefits Los Angeles youth; honored with the Children's Champion Award for her support in 2011.
  • Sons Felix and Magnus were born via gestational surrogate.
  • Elizabeth Banks Relationships:
  • Max Handelman - Husband
  • Magnus Mitchell Handelman - Son
  • Felix Handelman - Son
  • Mark P. Mitchell - Father
  • Ann Mitchell - Mother
  • Elizabeth Banks Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1996); The American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, United States (1998)

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