Elizabeth Banks Bio, wiki, age, Height, husband, Family, Networth, and Movies

Who is Elizabeth Banks?

Elizabeth Banks is an award-winning American actress and filmmaker. She is recognized for her portrayal of chaperone Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015) and an ICCA commentator in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017).

How old is Elizabeth Banks?

Banks is 50 years old as of 2024. She was born on February 10, 1974, in in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States, and commemorates her birthday annually on the 10th of February.

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Elizabeth Banks photo

How tall is Elizabeth Banks?

Banks stands approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Who is Elizabeth Banks Husband?

Banks is happily married to her husband Max Handelman who is a sportswriter and producer from Portland. They first met on her first day of college on September 7, 1992. Additionally, they tied the knot in 2003.

Elizabeth Banks Family

Banks was born and brought up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as the oldest among four siblings born to Ann her mother and Mark P. Mitchell. Her father, a Vietnam War veteran, held a job as a factory worker at General Electric, while her mother was employed at a bank. She characterized her family upbringing as “traditional Irish Catholic, focused on simple, hearty meals.”

Elizabeth Banks Net worth

Banks has an estimated net worth ranging from $5 million to $10 million, she has amassed her wealth through her acting career.

Elizabeth Banks Education

Banks went to Pittsfield High School where she graduated in 1992, afterward, she joined the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with honors in 1996 having earned a major in communications and a minor in theater arts. In addition, she finished her studies at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California, where she got an MFA degree.

Elizabeth Banks Career

Banks marked her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), achieving a record-breaking $69 million opening weekend gross for a first-time director. Additionally, she directed the action comedy Charlie’s Angels (2019) and the horror comedy Cocaine Bear (2023). In 2002, Banks co-founded the film and television production company Brownstone Productions with her husband, Max Handelman.

Her acting career commenced with the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), followed by appearances in numerous films such as Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Slither (2006), Invincible (2006), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Man on a Ledge (2012), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), Movie 43 (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), The Lego Movie 2 (2019), Love & Mercy (2014), Walk of Shame (2014), Magic Mike XXL (2015), Power Rangers (2017), Brightburn (2019), and Call Jane (2022).

In television, Banks portrayed Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2010–2012), earning her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles in the comedy series Scrubs (2006–2009) and Modern Family (2009–2020), the latter of which garnered her a third Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Banks starred in the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017). Since 2019, she has been the host of the ABC revival of the game show Press Your Luck.


Following her production and lead role in the film Pitch Perfect (2012), Banks ventured into directing with its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), marking her debut as a feature director. She also co-produced and starred in both Pitch Perfect 2 and its subsequent sequel, Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). In 2015, Banks portrayed Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, Brian Wilson’s wife, in the biopic Love & Mercy, chronicling the life of the musician and founding member of The Beach Boys, portrayed by John Cusack. Banks also became a spokeswoman for Realtor.com and appeared in advertisements for Old Navy in 2015. Her role as space alien Rita Repulsa in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film showcased her versatility.

Banks assumed the role of host for the summer 2019 revival of the game show Press Your Luck, which she also executive produces. In November 2019, she directed, produced, wrote, and starred as Bosley in the action comedy film Charlie’s Angels. Additionally, Banks starred as feminist Jill Ruckelshaus in the FX miniseries Mrs. America in 2020. Set to star in, direct, and produce a new adaptation of The Invisible Woman (1940), Banks announced her involvement in a live-action/animated hybrid of The Magic School Bus, where she will portray Ms. Frizzle and produce through her company Brownstone Productions.

In March 2021, Banks directed and produced the thriller film Cocaine Bear, and in May 2021, she was announced as the director and star of the upcoming television series Red Queen, based on the dystopian novel. Banks was cast in the film The Beanie Bubble in January 2022, and in March 2023, she was set to executive produce and voice Pebbles Flintstone in the Fox animated prime-time series Bedrock, a reboot of The Flintstones.

Movies and Television Shows

  • Surrogates
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Movie 43
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • The Most Hated Woman in America
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Cat Person
  • Cocaine Bear
  • Cocaine Bear: The True Story
  • Bottoms
Television Shows
  • Surrender Dorothy
  • Uninvited
  • Shaft
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • Ordinary Sinner
  • Spider-Man
  • Swept Away
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Trade
  • Seabiscuit
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Power Rangers
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • The Happytime Murders
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Brightburn
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Eat Wheaties!
  • Call Jane
  • The Beanie Bubble
  • Migration
  • Skincare


  • Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Golden Raspberry Awards
  • BTVA People’s Choice Awards
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • BTVA Awards
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals

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