Elizabeth Banks is an American actress who portrayed Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. She stated that the worst part of playing the part of Effie was the long fingernails as she could not do anything, even go to the bathroom on her own while wearing them.
Banks has been in films such as Man On A Ledge, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Pitch Perfect , The Hunger Games and The Lego Movie. She is also known for her appearances in TV shows such as Scrubs and Modern Family.
Banks met her husband, sportswriter and producer Max Handelman, on her first day at college on September 6, 1992. They were married in 2003. She and her husband had their first child, Felix, who was born through a surrogate in March 2011. In November 2012, Banks announced the birth of another son, Magnus Mitchell, also by surrogate.
Banks went through parts of the process of conversion to Judaism, her husband's faith, and studied with rabbis. In 2013, speaking of her religion, she stated that she practices Judaism, though "I did not have my mikveh, so technically I'm not converted", but that she has "been essentially a Jew for like 15 years", adding "Frankly, because I'm already doing everything [practicing religious rituals], I feel like I'm as Jewish as I'm ever going to be".
|1998||Surrender Dorothy||Vicki||Credited as Elizabeth Casey|
|2000||Shaft||Trey's friend||Credited as Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Lindsay|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Lucy Forrest|
|2003||The Trade||Sioux Sever|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Betty Brant|
|2005||The Sisters||Nancy Pecket|
|2005||The Baxter||Caroline Swann|
|2005||The 40-Year-Old Virgin||Beth|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Betty Brant|
|2008||Definitely, Maybe||Emily Jones|
|2008||Meet Dave||Gina Morrison|
|2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Miriam "Miri" Linky|
|2008||Role Models||Beth Jones|
|2009||Big Breaks||Starlet||Short film|
|2009||The Uninvited||Rachel Summers|
|2010||The Next Three Days||Lara Brennan|
|2011||The Details||Nealy Lang|
|2011||Just a Little Heart Attack||Woman||Short film|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Miranda Rochlin|
|2012||Man on a Ledge||Lydia Mercer|
|2012||The Hunger Games||Effie Trinket|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Wendy Cooper|
|2012||People Like Us||Frankie Davis|
|2012||Pitch Perfect||Gail Abernathy-McKadden||Also producer|
|2013||Movie 43||Amy||Segment: "Beezel"|
Directed segment: "Middleschool Date"
|2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Effie Trinket|
|2014||Little Accidents||Diane Doyle|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Wyldstyle/Lucy||Voice role|
|2014||Walk of Shame||Meghan Miles|
|2014||Every Secret Thing||Detective Nancy Porter|
|2014||Love & Mercy||Melinda Ledbetter|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||Effie Trinket|
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Gail Abernathy-McKadden||Also director and producer|
|2015||Magic Mike XXL||Paris|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||Effie Trinket|
- ↑ Brian Gallagher (04-18-2011). The Hunger Games Gets Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket. Movieweb. Retrieved on 04-18-2011.