Elizabeth Banks Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Elizabeth Banks Net Worth 2020 – Elizabeth Banks who started her career as a television actress became popular through her Broadway appearances in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” “Invincible,” “Spiderman,” and “The Hunger Games.” She attracted male fans by her performance in “The Slither,” a comic horror film.
Elizabeth Irene Mitchell was born on February 10, 1974 in Pittsfield as the eldest of the four children of Mark Mitchell and Ann Mitchell. Her father Mark worked in General Electric and her mother was a bank employee.
She underwent training in drama at the American Conservatory Theater. She was acclaimed as a great stage performer in productions like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Hurly Burly” and earned MFA degree in 1998.
She met her life partner Max Handelman on the first day of her college at the University of Pennsylvania. Their acquaintance continued and they were married in 2003.
Her husband is a renowned sportswriter and producer who is also the partner of her production company, “Brownstone. The couple have produced films like “Surrogates” and “Pitch Perfect”.
She was educated at Pittsfield High School and during her school days, she participated in all kinds of sports. She switched her interest to acting when her leg was fractured in a softball game.
She started acting in the school plays and was excited with her new interest. After graduating from there in 1992, she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with magna cum laude.
She moved to New York in pursuit of her career and got minor roles in TV screens and films. In 1998, she made her debut appearance in “Surrender Dorothy,” a movie on drug addiction.
Her performance in “Surrender Dorothy” gave way to more chances in television. She acted in Gotham-based TV productions like “Third Watch” and “Sex and the City.”
She moved to Los Angeles in search of more opportunities on the big screen. As there was another actress by name Elizabeth Mitchell, she changed her name to “Banks” to avoid confusion.
In 2002, a turning point in her career came through her appearance in Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman.” Her role as Betty Brant, a secretary to a newspaper tycoon was specially customized to suit her skill.
Her career graph kept moving ahead with roles in “Swept Away” and “Catch Me If You Can.” Her role in “Catch Me If You Can” gained her popularity.
Her performance as the young wife of the owner of a racehorse in “Seabiscuit” (2003) got her nominated for Screen Actors Guild award.
In 2004, she continued her role as Betty Brent in “Spider-Man 2,” where she proved her comic ability. The next year, she was at her best in the comic buster, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”
In 2006, she got her first major role in “Slither,” a comic horror film. Here, she proved her comic zest through her role as the wife of a man possessed by an alien.
She became busy in 2008 with films like “Meet Bill”. She got her biggest role as the First Lady Laura Bush in “W,” Oliver Stone’s biopic of George W. Bush.
In 2010, she made appearance in season four of the television sitcom, “30 Rock.” Her role as Avery Jessup, the conservative television commentator, won her two times nominations in the next two years.
In 2012, her acting career gained ascendance with roles in “Man on a Ledge,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and “The Hunger Games.” Her supporting role in “The Huger Games” gained her popularity.
She earned worldwide popularity for her role as Effie Trinket In “The Hunger Games.” This resulted in the revival of her role in its sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” released in 2013.
She also co-owns a production company named “Brownstone” along with her husband Max Handelman, a sports writer and producer. The couple have produced films like “Surrogates” and “Pitch Perfect” through their company.
Net Worth 2020
Elizabeth Banks is an American actress and director who has a net worth of $30 million.