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Vocalist/guitarists Cooper Seay and Chris McGuire formed the punk-pop music group Ellen James Culture in the late ’80s within the Athens/Atlanta region with bassist Bryan Lilje as well as the first of a variety of drummers that stabilized in 1992 with Stephen Hines. The group performed backup music group and support take action towards the Indigo Ladies with an American tour, showing up on Nomads*Indians*Saints and Back again within the Bus Y’All. Indigo Woman Amy Ray after that signed Ellen Wayne Culture to her Daemon label and co-produced the group’s 1990 debut recording, Reluctantly We. The music group released The Survivors Parade in March 1992, however the recording demonstrated their last. McGuire after that formed Mary Lot of money Express, while Seay shifted to try out with Viva La Diva.

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Music Songs Last Word Is Boy, Who You Might Be, Fodder For The Song, Atlas At Rest, Weapon In Your Bed, I, Intrepid, God In Heaven, The Wakeing, Tiger, Proper Rocker, Squinting at the Sun, On Your Heels, Favorite Son, Walk Alone, Falling, Bring Me, Motive, Resistance, 80/90, I Am, Say Goodbye, Hold On
Albums The Survivors Parade, Reluctantly We


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#Fact
1 Dated her husband for 11 years before marrying.
2 One of only three women to have won the Razzie Award for Worst Director. (The other two being Elaine May for Ishtar (1987) and Jennifer Chambers Lynch for Boxing Helena (1993).) Banks was actually one of several directors cited for Movie 43 (2013).
3 Appeared in a commercial for L'Oreal Paris "Preference". [2009]
4 Her ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and more distant Dutch.
5 Became a mother for the 2nd time at age 38, when her son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman, was born--via surrogate--in November 2012, via surrogate. Child's father is her husband, Max Handelman.
6 Became a mother for the 1st time at age 37, when her son, Felix Handelman, was born in March 2011 via surrogate. Child's father is her husband, Max Handelman.
7 In 2012, she threw her support behind President Barack Obama in a highly personal video testimonial on the importance of federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
8 Returned to work 2 months after the birth of her son Felix in order to begin filming The Hunger Games (2012).
9 In a 2012 interview with Slate, she said that she considered her role in the 1998 independent movie Surrender Dorothy (1998) to be one of the worst mistakes in her career, so far. She also said that it was instrumental in her decision to attend drama school, so that she could receive training that would enable her never to have to be in this type of movie again.
10 Ranked #39 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World.".
11 Has a weakness for cupcakes.
12 Has a brother named Geoff.
13 Ranked #83 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World.".
14 Bad Santa (2003) is her favorite holiday movie.
15 Got the role in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) after Rosario Dawson turned it down.
16 Turned down a role in The Crazies (2010) because the role was too similar to her character in Slither (2006), and she didn't want to repeat herself.
17 Is a major fan of David Letterman.
18 Poltergeist (1982) was the scariest movie she has ever seen. She saw it, with her sister, when she was eleven.
19 Graduated from Pittsfield (Massachusetts) High School in 1992.
20 Former Brownie and Girl Scout.
21 Her father, Mark Mitchell, was a factory worker for General Electric and her mother, Ann Mitchell, worked, until recently, in a bank.
22 Taking a course on flying the trapeze with a girlfriend (2008).
23 Met President George W. Bush when Seabiscuit (2003) was screened at the White House. In Oliver Stone's W. (2008), she plays the role of Laura Bush, the president's wife.
24 She went through parts of the process of conversion to Judaism when marrying her husband.
25 Oldest of four children in a divided house. (Her mom was for the Boston Red Sox and her dad was for the New York Yankees.).
26 College friends with Todd Lieberman.
27 Wife of Max Handelman. She and her husband work as a production team (Brownstone Productions). They met at the University of Pennsylvania.
28 Was considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four (2005), as was Fernanda Romero.
29 Enjoys fantasy football as a hobby.
30 Graduated from American Conservatory Theater's Advanced Training Program in 1998.
31 Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Was the first in her family to graduate from college.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 announced Gail
Power Rangers 2017 post-production Rita Repulsa
Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later 2017 TV Series filming Lindsay
Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade pre-production
The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure 2016 Short Wyldstyle (voice)
Moonbeam City 2015 TV Series Pizzaz Miller
Uber for Jen 2015 Short Jen
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Effie Trinket
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Wyldstyle (voice)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 2015 TV Series Lindsay
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series Elizabeth Banks
Magic Mike XXL 2015 Paris
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 Gail
Resident Advisors 2015 TV Series Doctor
Modern Family 2009-2015 TV Series Sal
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Effie Trinket
Love & Mercy 2014 Melinda Ledbetter
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series Grulinda
Walk of Shame 2014 Meghan
Every Secret Thing 2014 Detective Nancy Porter
The Lego Movie 2014 Wyldstyle Lucy (voice)
Little Accidents 2014 Diana Doyle
Face in the Crowd 2013 Short Face
Timms Valley 2013 TV Movie Beth Billings-Timms
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 Effie Trinket
Movie 43 2013 Amy (segment "Beezel")
Family Guy 2012 TV Series Pam Fishman
Pitch Perfect 2012 Gail
People Like Us 2012 Frankie
30 Rock 2010-2012 TV Series Avery Jessup
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 Wendy
The Hunger Games 2012 Effie Trinket
Man on a Ledge 2012 Lydia Mercer
Just a Little Heart Attack 2011 Short Woman
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Miranda
The Details 2011 Nealy Lang
The Next Three Days 2010 Lara Brennan
Big Breaks 2009 Short Starlet
Scrubs 2006-2009 TV Series Dr. Kim Briggs
The Uninvited 2009 Rachel
American Dad! 2007-2008 TV Series Lisa Silver / Becky Arangino
Role Models 2008 Beth
W. 2008/I Laura Bush
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 Miri
Lovely, Still 2008 Alex Malone
Wainy Days 2007-2008 TV Series Shelly
Meet Dave 2008 Gina Morrison
Definitely, Maybe 2008 Emily
Comanche Moon 2008 TV Mini-Series Maggie
Fred Claus 2007 Charlene
Meet Bill 2007 Jess
Spider-Man 3 2007 Miss Brant
Invincible 2006 Janet Cantrell
Slither 2006 Starla Grant
Daltry Calhoun 2005 May
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 Beth
Stella 2005 TV Series Tamara
The Baxter 2005 Caroline Swann
The Sisters 2005 Nancy Pecket
Sexual Life 2005 Sarah
Heights 2005 Isabel
Spider-Man 2 2004 Miss Brant
Seabiscuit 2003 Marcela Howard
The Trade 2003 Sioux Sever
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video Woman at Yoga Class
Catch Me If You Can 2002 Lucy
Without a Trace 2002 TV Series Clarissa
Swept Away 2002 Debi
Spider-Man 2002 Betty Brant
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 TV Series Jaina Jansen
Ordinary Sinner 2001 Rachel
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 Lindsay
Shaft 2000 Trey's Friend (as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell)
Sex and the City 2000 TV Series Catherine
All My Children 1999 TV Series Waitress
Third Watch 1999 TV Series Elaine Elchisak
Surrender Dorothy 1998 Vicki (as Elizabeth Casey)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 producer announced
The Most Hated Woman in America 2017 producer post-production
Charlie's Angels producer announced
Paige One TV Series executive producer announced
The Greater Good TV Movie executive producer announced
White Girl Problems producer pre-production
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 producer
Resident Advisors 2015 TV Series executive producer
Pitch Perfect 2012 producer
Surrogates 2009 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie's Angels announced
The Greater Good TV Movie announced
Pitch Perfect 2 2015
Movie 43 2013 segment "Middleschool Date"
Just a Little Heart Attack 2011 Short
AIDS: We Did It! 2010 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 performer: "Universal Fanfare" - uncredited
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 performer: "The Hormone Song" - uncredited
Scrubs 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Amazing 2004 Video documentary special thanks
The Making of 'Seabiscuit' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk 2015 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Herself
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2011-2015 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Hunger Games / Herself - Guest
Today 2008-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Effie Trinket (uncredited)
Utilitarian Chic: Makeup and Costumes 2015 Video short Herself
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2015 Video documentary Herself
Conan 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
American Music Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Bystander Revolution 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2012-2014 TV Series Herself
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
Extra 2013 TV Series Herself
CollegeHumor Originals 2012 TV Series Herself
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Herself
What to Expect When You're Expecting: What to Expect and the Pregnancy Bible 2012 Video short Herself
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games 2012 Video documentary Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2012 TV Series Herself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 TV Series Herself
Reggie Makes Music 2012 TV Series Herself
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2012 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Hunger Games: Cast Interviews 2012 Video documentary short Herself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Sidewalks Entertainment 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Making the Next Three Days 2011 Video short Herself
The Men of The Next Three Days 2011 Video short Herself
Film Fiend 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Herself
Mr. Celebrity with Elizabeth Banks 2010 Video short Herself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Scientific Awards
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Herself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Money Shots 2009 Video Herself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' 2009 Video documentary Herself - Actress
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter
A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave 2008 TV Special Herself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Herself
Reel Comedy 2008 TV Series Herself
Becoming Invincible: The True Story of Vince Papale 2006 Video documentary short Vermeil - Janet
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Herself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Making of 'The Baxter' 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Interwoven: the Women of Spider-Man 2004 Video documentary short Herself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Young Hollywood Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
American Graduate Day 2016 TV Movie Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
Ask a Badass with Elizabeth Banks 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Hunger Games / Herself - Guest
Celebrity Style Story 2016 TV Series Herself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg 2016 TV Series short Herself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2015 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2012-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly 2015 TV Special Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2015 TV Series Herself - Host / Infinity + 5 / Various
The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Herself
IMDb Asks 2015 TV Series Herself
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series Herself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
72nd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony 2015 TV Movie Herself - Jury Member
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot 2015 Documentary Herself
The Muppets: First Look Presentation 2015 Short Herself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The LEGO Movie Videogame 2014 Video Game Wyldstyle
The Frame 2013 TV Series Effie Trinket
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Beth

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Lego Dimensions (2015) · Troy Baker
· Tom Kane
· Gary Oldman
· Joel McHale
· Travis Willingham
· Laura Bailey
· Michael J. Fox
· Christopher Lloyd
· Peter Capaldi
· Ellen McLain
· Stephen Merchant
· Chris Pratt
· Scott Menville
· Frank Welker
2016 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Lego Dimensions (2015) · Troy Baker
· Tom Kane
· Gary Oldman
· Joel McHale
· Travis Willingham
· Laura Bailey
· Michael J. Fox
· Christopher Lloyd
· Peter Capaldi
· Ellen McLain
· Stephen Merchant
· Chris Pratt
· Scott Menville
· Frank Welker
2016 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014)
2015 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Will Ferrell
· Morgan Freeman
· Will Arnett
· Liam Neeson
· Alison Brie
· Nick Offerman
· Charlie Day
2015 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year
2015 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Movie 43 (2013) · Steven Brill
· Steve Carr
· Rusty Cundieff
· James Duffy
· Griffin Dunne
· Peter Farrelly
· Patrik Forsberg
· Will Graham
· James Gunn
2013 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Excellence In Acting
2012 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation The Hunger Games (2012)
2009 Face of the Future Women in Film Crystal Awards
2003 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Exciting New Face

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2016 Redeemer Award Razzie Awards From RAZZIE "Winner" for MOVIE 47 to Multiple Hit Movies This Year.
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Lego Movie (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Will Ferrell
· Morgan Freeman
· Will Arnett
· Liam Neeson
· Alison Brie
· Nick Offerman
· Charlie Day
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Modern Family (2009)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2015 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Love & Mercy (2014)
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)
2014 Leonardo's Horse Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Best Actress Little Accidents (2014)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Transformation The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Modern Family (2009)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 30 Rock (2006)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Female Scene Stealer The Hunger Games (2012)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 30 Rock (2006)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress 30 Rock (2006)
2009 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actress The Uninvited (2009)
2008 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Supporting Actress W. (2008)
2008 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best T&A of the Year Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
2007 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Invincible (2006) · Mark Wahlberg
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Relationship from Hell Slither (2006) · Michael Rooker
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Seabiscuit (2003) · Jeff Bridges
· Chris Cooper
· William H. Macy
· Tobey Maguire
· Gary Stevens

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Love & Mercy (2014)


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1 [in 2013, on going through the process of converting to her husband's religion, Judaism] I did not have my mikveh, so technically I'm not converted . . . I've been essentially a Jew for like 15 years . . . I haven't had a Christmas tree in 15 years . . . My kids go to Jewish pre-school, we only celebrate Jewish holidays, I love seder . . . Frankly, because I'm already doing everything, I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be.
2 Every once in a while I play a true idiot, and they're really fun to play.
3 I love physical comedy. I love Oscar Wilde, I love [William Shakespeare] comedies, I love improv. I knew I had a knack for it at a certain level, but I came into this business as a classically trained drama student and that was my reputation. When you live in a leading lady's body, which I do, you have to constantly prove that you are funny.
4 I'm pleased that Hollywood hasn't figured out how to pigeonhole me yet..."
5 I really think that we do a disservice to young people in America by not being more open about sex. Abstinence programs do not work. It's a natural, physical thing having sex.


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