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Elizabeth Banks dishes on 'Hunger Games,' 'Pitch Perfect' sequel

Elizabeth Banks dishes on 'Hunger Games,' 'Pitch Perfect' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Elizabeth Banks was sad to wrap production on the last "Hunger Games" film, but she opened up about her upcoming projects in a new interview with ABC News.
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Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence join Elizabeth Banks in new selfie

Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence join Elizabeth Banks in new selfie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Elizabeth Banks cozied up to her "cuties" and "Hunger Games" co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence in a Twitter photo she shared this week.
Veronica Linares
Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 23 (UPI) --A 'Wet Hot American Summer' television series may be in the works at Netflix.
Annie Martin
'Ninjago' movie is in the works

'Ninjago' movie is in the works

BURBANK, Calif., May 23 (UPI) --"Ninjago," an animated, 3D action-adventure film based on a line of LEGO toys, is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures said.
Karen Butler
Katey Sagal to appear in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Katey Sagal to appear in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) --Katey Sagal has landed a role in {i:Pitch Perfect 2}, the music-themed film's director, Elizabeth Banks, confirmed on her blog.
Karen Butler
Hailee Steinfeld joins 'Pitch Perfect 2' cast

Hailee Steinfeld joins 'Pitch Perfect 2' cast

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- "True Grit" and "Ender's Game" actress Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast of "Pitch Perfect 2."
Annie Martin
'Walk of Shame' debuts second trailer online

'Walk of Shame' debuts second trailer online

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- The second trailer for the upcoming comedy {i:Walk of Shame} debuted online on Tuesday.
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'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The critically panned, box-office duds "Movie 43" and "After Earth" each earned three Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night.
'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "The Lego Movie" has passed the $200 million milestone at the worldwide box office, less than two weeks after its release, Hollywood's Warner Bros. said.
Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he loved playing an animated version of Batman in "The Lego Movie" because it gave him the chance to satirize the iconic superhero.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
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Anna Kendrick signs on to 'Pitch Perfect 2' without script

Anna Kendrick signs on to 'Pitch Perfect 2' without script

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick didn't need to read a script to confirm her role in the upcoming "Pitch Perfect 2" film.
Veronica Linares
Elizabeth Banks 'in shock' over Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Elizabeth Banks 'in shock' over Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks addressed the death of her "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, while visiting the "Today Show" Wednesday.
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Elizabeth Banks to direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Elizabeth Banks to direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks is to make her directorial debut with the sequel to the hit 2012 musical comedy, "Pitch Perfect," Universal Pictures announced.
Elizabeth Banks will direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Elizabeth Banks will direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks will direct Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson in "Pitch Perfect 2."
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Actress Elizabeth Banks attends the premiere of the film "I Love You Man" in Los Angeles on March 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell (born February 10, 1974), known professionally as Elizabeth Banks, is an American actress. Banks had her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy. Since then, she has been well-known for her roles in Definitely, Maybe, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, W., Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer, The Uninvited and the Spider-Man franchise. Banks has also portrayed roles as guest star in television shows through her career, including the role of Dr. Kim Briggs, Zach Braff's love interest in the television sitcom Scrubs, and her role as Avery Jessup, Jack Donaghy's wife in 30 Rock.

Banks was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the eldest of four children of Ann and Mark Mitchell. Her father was a factory worker for General Electric and her mother worked in a bank. As a young child, she was a contestant on the Nickelodeon game show Finders Keepers. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992 and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1998, she completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater and earned an MFA.

Banks changed her name to avoid confusion with actress Elizabeth Mitchell. She debuted in the independent film Surrender Dorothy, as Elizabeth Casey, and quickly gained widespread exposure through the comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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