Anna Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, November 29th, 1976, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist.Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.Anna started acting very young but not professionally.
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She loved watching theatrical plays and eventually produced one of her own with all the neighborhood children, in her immediate environment.
She was always encouraged with the emphasis that she wasn't just "pretending" but rather being an unpaid producer, director, writer and an actress.
Her first paid job was at the Seattle Repertory Theatre at age nine.
She loved it and did other local plays and readings.After graduating from the University of Washington in English Literature, she decided to leave for London to work and write, but after filming (the less than wonderful) Lovers Lane (2000) and a short for the Seattle Film Festival, she decided to give Los Angeles a try.She never takes anything for granted and just feels so very fortunate to have been given a chance. They've [the Scary Movie series] given me a career but they've also sort of boxed me in.(An example was her trying to thank all the journalists and photographers that came to the New York premiere.)Anna is married to actor Chris Pratt. Son Jack was born 9 weeks premature weighing only three pounds. What really surprised me when I first moved here is that the industry thought of actors as either comedic or dramatic. I understand that maybe some people are better at one or the other, but I can't understand why it's so divided.Faris and husband Chris Pratt were told by doctors that they should be prepared for maybe raising a special-needs child. I've been able to chip away at that a bit; I think it gets easier as my body of work expands. She's a great actress and does good work, but also has a life of her own.However, Jack is not facing any limitation except for needing to undergo cosmetic surgery to correct his eyes and wearing glasses. I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband.