Elizabeth Banks

BATD ON Apr 20, 2009 AT 3:00 pm

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

With three major films released within the past two months, Elizabeth Banks will soon be Hollywood’s next leading lady. With brains, beauty, and an incredible sense of humor, the warm blonde from Massachusetts has become someone to watch for!

Although comedy gurus out there might recognize ‘Banks’ (the nickname she likes to be called) from her recent roles in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ (2005) and the television series ‘Scrubs’, Banks has certainly established herself as more than just a comedic actress.

After attending the University of Pennsylvania and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, she began her acting career by playing Lindsay in ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ (2001). She then moved on to roles in ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002), ‘Seabiscuit’ (2003), and earned recognition as Betty Brant in all three Spider-Man movies.

This year, Banks has emerged into the spotlight. After the release of romantic comedy ‘Definitely, Maybe’ where she acted alongside Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher, she turned to a more serious role, playing President George W. Bush’s wife, Laura Bush, in Oliver Stone’s biopic ‘W.’ which debuted in mid-October.                                                                            

But, the most recent buzz surrounding Banks has been for the new Kevin Smith movie, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ which opened in U.S. on Halloween and has grossed over $22 million at the box office. Banks, who plays Miri, co-stars with Seth Rogen in this risqué comedy that almost received an NC-17 rating (No Children Under 17 Admitted), but was reassigned as an R-rated movie after some scenes were edited. Two weeks after its release, ‘Zack and Miri’ is well on its way to surpassing ‘Dogma’ as Kevin Smith’s most successful movie. And who gets the credit? Well, Banks of course! Her strong, but hilarious female lead role is a first in a Kevin Smith movie and adds a much needed depth to the film.

Elizabeth Banks in Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Elizabeth Banks in Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Only a week after the release of ‘Zack and Miri’, Banks was once again lighting up the silver screen in the new Judd Apatow comedy ‘Role Models’ where she plays the lawyer girlfriend of Paul Rudd. With so many new releases, Banks will be hard to avoid, but who would want to? This new comedy queen presents not only a fresh face, but a true comic ability that is so often missing from females in Hollywood today.

So what is next for the up-and-coming blonde beauty? She will once again be surprising us with her versatility in her role as the serious and terrifying step-mother in the new horror flick ‘The Uninvited’ (2009) from the producers of ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’.

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