Birthday: 10-02-1974
Age: 45
Star sign: Pisces

Elizabeth Banks is an actress from Hollywood, and also a producer, and director, born on 10th February 1974, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and raised up on Brown Street. Her father, Mark P. Mitchell worked as a factory worker for General Electric and mother, Ann Banks worked in a bank. She has a brother named Geoff. Her ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch. Her actual name is Elizabeth Mitchell but changed her name to avoid confusion with another veteran actress named Elizabeth Mitchell. During her teenage days, Elizabeth used to ride horses and play baseball. She even took part in the Little League Baseball, and she broke her leg sliding into third. Later this veteran actress tried out for the school play, which became her first step towards acting. In 1992, she completed her education at Pittsfield High School and graduated with a major in communications and a minor in Theater Arts in 1996.

She worked at the American Conservatory Theater to improve her acting skills and earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Elizabeth met famous sportswriter and producer Max Handelman, on her first day at college on September 6, 1992. In the year 2003, they got married and gave birth to two sons named Felix and Magnus through surrogacy. Later she converted herself to her husband Max Handelman's faith- Judaism and studied with rabbis. Elizabeth starred in the American science fiction trilogy The Hunger Games (based on Suzanne Collins novel of the same name) in 2012. She played the role of Effie Trinket in it. It received positive reviews from critics, and so the director Gary Ross made its second and third series as well. She won the Best On-Screen Transformation Award two times at the MTV Movie Awards for her performance in its first series in 2012 as well in its third series The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 (2014) in 2015. Elizabeth also appeared in the American biographical drama Love and Mercy (2014), that focused on musician-songwriter Brian Wilson (co-founder of the Beach Boys band). She played the character of Brian’s second wife named Melinda Ledbetter.

It received critical acclaim. She won the Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actress at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards. Elizabeth even worked as a voice-over artist for the character of Lucy, a tech-savvy fighter in the animated drama The Lego Movie. Apart from acting, she worked as a producer and director for the movie Pitch Perfect 2 and its third series. It received positive reviews from critics and Pitch Perfect 2 earned a worldwide total of $ 281 millions, and thus, it achieved the title of the highest grossing musical comedy of all time.

Elisha Cuthbert English Actress

Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert is an actress from Canada and also a model, born on 30th November 1982 in Alberta, Canada. Her father, Kevin was an automotive design engineer and Patricia is her mother. She got raised up in Greenfield Park, Quebec. Her younger siblings are Jonathan Cuthbert and Lee-Ann Cuthbert. At the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles after completing her education at Centennial Regional High School in the year 2000. She is an avid hockey fan. She dated Sean Avery, National Hockey League (NHL) player for two years and they ended their relationship in 2007. On 6th July 2013, she got married to NHL player Dion Phaneuf, whom she dated since 2008. At a young age of 9, Elisha began modeling footwear and children’s clothing. As a child actor, she co-hosted the Canadian TV series 'Popular Mechanics for Kids' with young child actors- Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (also known as Jay Baruchel), Vanessa Brittany Lengies and Jonathan Tyler Kyte. It was based on the magazine - Popular Mechanics, and it taught viewers how things work. In 2003, this series won the Parents Choice Award. While Elisha hosted the show, famous American politician Hillary Clinton noticed her work, and she got so impressed with her reporting talent that she invited her for a visit to the White House. Did she make her TV debut as an extra in the horror series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ And later Elisha appeared regularly on the show. She starred in the Canadian drama film Lucky Girl (2001); wherein she played the role of Kaitlyn, a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads her life into troubles. In 2001, she won the Gemini Awards for Best Performance in a Leading Role. She rose to fame with her portrayal as Kim Bauer, daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer in the suspense thriller TV series 24. She appeared in the series first three seasons. In 2003, she got nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Star Female category. In 2004, she got her first major role in the film The Girl Next Door; wherein she played the role of Danielle, a former porn star. She got praised for her performance in the flick. She got nominated for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in the year 2005. Well-known Director Roger Ebert remarked her character as “quite the most unpleasant character I have seen in some time”. She appeared in the music video for Weezer’s “Perfect Situation” in 2006. She hosted the American Music Awards in 2012. Maxim magazine elected her as ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in American TV’.

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Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American actress, born on 28th July 1972 in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her mother, Jere was a gift basket business owner and father, Fred Berkley, a lawyer. She was born with heterochromia, the condition of differently colored irises; her left eye is all green and right eye is half green and half brown. She completed her education at North Farmington High School in 1990. She married to famous actor Greg Lauren in Cabo San Lucas in November 2003, and they gave birth to their son, Sky Cole on July 20, 2012. She met Greg at a dance class. She had a keen interest in dancing, since her childhood, and she used to practice dance in the basement of her house. She went to New York to learn dance from professional dancers and choreographers. She took part in various ballets. In 1983, she even appeared in few musicals. Before pursuing the acting career, Elizabeth worked as a young model for Elite Model Management company. She is recognized for her role of Jessie Spano in the American sitcom TV series Saved by the Bell, which aired from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. The show became so popular among the audiences that the producer Peter Engel produced its two spin-off series; Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993-2000). She set up a self-help program online for teen girls named Ask-Elizabeth. She often meets with young girls to discuss various issues and helps them with any problems that they are going through in their life. She even published a self-help book of the same name for teenage girls which drew from the workshops she conducted for the Ask-Elizabeth program. She is an activist for animal rights. She wore a $ 600 form-fitting gown made of collard greens for the PETA-sponsored ‘Lettuce Be Lean’ campaign, which encouraged people to embrace vegetarianism. Elizabeth hosted Bravo’s reality series, Step It Up and Dance, a competition featuring the struggles of 10 passionate dancers who compete against each other to win a cash prize of $100,000. She participated as a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars; wherein she partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. On the 9th week of competition, they got eliminated from the show.

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