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Anna Kay Faris is an American comic actress born November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland. She might be best known for playing the lead in the Scary Movie films. A natural blonde, she had to dye her hair black for the role to give her a more Neve Campbell look.

Mostly a face actress in comedies like The House Bunny, Just Friends and The Dictator, she has recently done a couple of voice acting gigs — Sam Sparks in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Jeanette in Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Chipwrecked.

Won the "Stoner of the Year" award at High Times magazine's Stony Awards, in Los Angeles, on October 13, 2007, for her role in Smiley Face.

She currently stars in the CBS sitcom Mom and hosts a podcast called Anna Faris Is Unqualified.

She was married to Chris Pratt before they mutually decided to file for separation, and later divorced. The two have a son, Jack Pratt. Also her first name is actually pronounced "Ah-na".


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  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: She's told the story of being stuck in headgear for most of her adolescence, which motivated her to be funny since traditional popularity wasn't an option.
  • Dumb Blonde:
    • Though certainly not an airhead in real life, easily two-thirds of her roles have her playing one of these.
    • She plays a sort of parody of her characters in Lost in Translation.
    • Subverted in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, where her character Sam actually is very smart but pretends to be airheaded because peers would tease her.
  • Dyeing for Your Art
    • In Scary Movie, Anna dyed her naturally blonde hair black so that she would more closely resemble Neve Campbell.
    • In The Dictator, she dyed her hair brunette and cut it short to give her character a more tough appearance. Plus, the armpit hair her character sports in the movie is real.
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  • Ms. Fanservice: In some of her roles, but especially The House Bunny, where she plays a Playboy Bunny and even has a nude scene from behind, and Scary Movie, where she gets stripped down to only her bra during her character's sex scene.
  • Playing Against Type: As Polly in May, a rare horror role.
  • Romance on the Set: She was married to Ben Indra, who she met on the set of Lovers Lane. Later she met her second husband Chris Pratt doing a table read on Take Me Home Tonight.
  • Typecasting: She plays a lot of dumb women. It is largely voluntary though, and she has played a few smart characters like the aforementioned Sam Sparks.


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