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Elizabeth Banks is an Emmy Award-nominated film and television actress known for her work in Spider-Man, 30 Rock, W., Pitch Perfect and The Hunger Games.
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The film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, featured Banks as Effie Trinket, a capitol representative with a particularized accent who sports brightly-hued wigs, face makeup and extravagant attire. Games grossed more than $690 million worldwide, and Banks was cast in its 2013 sequel, Catching Fire.
Banks has also worked behind the scenes. She started the production company Brownstone with her husband Max Handelman and the two have produced Surrogates (2009) and Pitch Perfect (2012), a film on a cappella competitions. She has also directed and acted in the short Just a Little Heart Attack as part of the Go Red for Women campaign, which educates viewers on heart disease.
Banks and her husband, who were wed in 2003, have two children.
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