Elizabeth Irene Banks is an American actress, director, model and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy, and is known for her roles in the films 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), the Pitch Perfect trilogy (2012-2017), Power Rangers (2017), 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 the biographical drama Love & Mercy and made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69 million opening-weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.
- Born: 10 February 1974 (age 44 years), Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
- Height: 1.65 m
- Spouse: Max Handelman (m. 2003)
- TV shows: Modern Family, 30 Rock, More….
- Upcoming movies: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Happytime Murders