The fabulous life and career of 'Mom' star and Chris Pratt's wife Anna Faris
Jul 26, 2021, 12:44 IST
Anna Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 29, 1976. Her parents, sociologist Jack Faris and special education teacher Karen Faris, moved Anna and her brother to Edmonds, Washington circa 1982. Anna's parents enrolled her in a drama program and encouraged her to act.
After doing loads of community theater, Anna starred in her first TV commercial. It was for yogurt. She said that she also played the perfect hostess on a Red Robin training video that is apparently still used.
After appearing in a few unsuccessful independent movies, Anna got her big break on horror film parody "Scary Movie" in 2000. She played lead character Cindy Campbell in the franchise's four installments through 2006. Her movie career took off with roles in 2002's "The Hot Chick" and 2003's "Lost in Translation."
In 2004, Anna appears on five episodes of NBC's hit comedy "Friends" as Erica, the birth mother to Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica's (Courteney Cox) adopted baby.
In 2004, Anna married actor Ben Indra ("Raising Dad"). But they divorced three years later. The actress would later reveal that her booming career, such as her roles in "Scary Movie" and "The House Bunny," took a toll on their marriage.
In 2007, Anna played herself in a three-episode arc on HBO's "Entourage." She traded numbers with "E" (Kevin Connolly), but hers was fake.
Anna's fame increased with the starring role in "The House Bunny" (2008) which earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris married in July of 2009, thus marking the beginning of a young power couple. They met in 2007 during a table read for the comedy "Take Me Home Tonight."
Anna would then experience a slump in her career as movie after movie would tank at the box office. She would cap off this period with 2012's "The Dictator" with Sacha Baron Cohen.
Anna and Chris Pratt's son, Jack, was born on August 25, 2012. He was nine weeks premature and spent a month in the neonatal intensive-care unit.
In 2013, she accepted the role in CBS comedy "Mom," opposit Allison Janney. This would be Anna's first full time TV role. Alongside good reviews for her performance on the show, she was nominated for a Prism Award for Performance in a Comedy Series, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New Television Series.