Anna Faris (born November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA) is an
American actress, best known for her roles in the Scary Movie films.
Anna Farisgrew up north of Seattle, Washington to Jack Faris (of
Scottish/Irish descent) and Karen (of German, English and French descent). Her
parents encouraged Anna to pursue her acting ambition when she was young and she
did her first professional acting performance at age 9 at the Seattle Repertory
Theater. After attending Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, WA, she studied
English literature at the University of Washington and lived in London for
Anna Faris's first significant film role was in the independent production Lovers Lane
(1999). Her "breakout" role was the horror film parody Scary Movie (2000).
Anna Faris stands 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) in height. She is a natural blonde
but had to dye her hair black for the filming of Scary Movie leading to the
misconception she is a brunette.
As of 2004, she is married to actor Ben Indra, whom she met while
working on Lovers Lane and had dated since 1999.