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Elizabeth Banks (II)

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Magic Mike XXL
 2014 The Lego Movie
Wyldstyle / Lucy (voice)
 2013 Movie 43
Amy (segment "Beezel")
 2008 Role Models
 2008/I W.
Laura Bush
 2008 Lovely, Still
Alex Malone
 2007 Meet Bill
 2005 The Baxter
Caroline Swann
 2005 Sexual Life
 2005 Heights
 2003 The Trade
Sioux Sever
 2002 Swept Away
 2001 Ordinary Sinner
 2000 Shaft
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 1998 Surrender Dorothy
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Elizabeth Casey | Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell


5' 4½" (1.64 m)

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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. See more »


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. See more »

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