Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, voice artist, producer, podcaster and author. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the “Scary Movie” films. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Anna Faris.
1. Faris has had voice over roles in the film franchises “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” as well as “The Emoji Movie.”
2. Faris had a recurring role as the birth mother to Monica and Chandler’s twins in the tenth and final season of “Friends.”
3. She has played the co-lead role of Christy Plunkett on the CBS sitcom “Mom” since 2013.
4. The show has earned the actress further critical and popular acclaim and three People’s Choice Award nominations.
5. In 2015, she launched “Unqualified,” an advice podcast, and in 2017, her memoir of the same name was published.
6. Faris was born on November 29, 1976, in Baltimore, Maryland, the second child of Jack, sociology professor, and Karen Faris, a special education teacher.
7. Both her parents, natives of Seattle, Washington, were living in Baltimore at the time of Faris’ birth, as her father had accepted a professorship at Towson University.
8. When Faris was six years old, the family relocated from Baltimore to Edmonds, Washington.
9. Her father worked at the University of Washington as a vice president of internal communications, and later headed the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, while her mother taught at Seaview Elementary School in Edmonds.
10. Faris has an older brother, Robert, who is also a sociologist and professor at the University of California, Davis.
11. In interviews, Faris has described her parents as “ultra liberal” and said that she and her brother were raised in an irreligious but “very conservative,” traditional atmosphere.
12. At age six, her parents enrolled her in a community drama class for children as they usually encouraged her to act.
13. She enjoyed watching plays and eventually produced her own material in her bedroom with friends who lived in her neighborhood.
14. Faris has said in interviews that she often imagined her retainer talking to her, remarking that she would picture herself, “on talk shows to talk about [her] talking retainer.”
15. Faris attended Edmonds-Woodway High School, and while studying, she performed onstage with a Seattle repertory company and in nationally broadcast radio plays.
16. She once described herself as a drama-club “dork,” stating that she used to wear a Christmas-tree skirt in school and did not date until senior year.
17. She then attended the University of Washington and earned a degree in English literature in 1999.
18. Despite her love for acting, Faris admitted that she, “never really thought [she] wanted to become a movie star” and continued to act, “just to make some extra money,” hoping one day to publish a novel.
19. After graduating from college, Faris was going to travel to London, where she had a receptionist job lined up at an ad agency.
20. However, she ended up living in Los Angeles “at the last minute,” once she committed to the idea of pursuing mainstream acting, eventually getting the starring role in “Scary Movie.”
21. At 22, she lived on her own in a studio apartment located at the Ravenswood in Hancock Park.
22. Faris started dating actor Ben Indra shortly after they met on the set of the 1999 indie slasher film “Lovers Lane.” They married in June 2004.
23. Faris filed for divorce in April 2007 citing irreconcilable differences. As part of their divorce agreement, which was finalized in February 2008, she agreed to pay Indra $900,000 in addition to other property and acting royalties.
24. During her divorce and after filming “The House Bunny,” Faris got breast implants, which she first revealed in an interview with The New Yorker in April 2011.
25. She said that she felt “sexy” wearing a padded bra to play a Playboy bunny and that her decision, “wasn’t a career thing – it was a divorce thing.”
26. Faris met actor Chris Pratt in early 2007 at the table read in Los Angeles for the film “Take Me Home Tonight.”
27. They started dating shortly after, became engaged in late 2008, and married on July 9, 2009, in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, eloping on a whim after a friend’s wedding.
28. The couple have a son who was born in August 2012, nine weeks premature. He spent a month in the NICU before going home.
29. The family lived in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
30. On August 6, 2017, the couple announced their separation, and field for divorce on December 1, 2017. On October 16, 2018, it was announced that their divorce has been finalized.