Anna Faris High School:
|Edmonds Woodway High School, Edmonds, WA|
Anna Faris College:
|University of Washington|
Anna Faris, born November 29th, 1976, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were educators: her father worked for the University of Washington as V.P. Of Internal Communications, and her mother was a special education teacher at a local elementary school in Edmonds, Washington, to which her family moved when she was six years old. Faris was encouraged by her parents to pursue acting from a young age, and she first appeared in a professional venue at the age of nine, in a production of a little-known Arthur Miller play, Danger: Memory!, which ran for three months. She later played the lead role of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, Washington, and subsequently played lead roles in Heidi and Our Town. She attended Edmonds/Woodway High School, a public school, and while there appeared in a frozen-yogurt commercial. She graduated from high school in 1994 and attended the University of Washington, earning a degree in English Literature. While a college student, she booked a gig in a training video for Red Robin, “which is a burger chain out West. I play, like, the perfect hostess. And I think they still use it.”Her first film role was in Lovers Lane in 1999. Her career breakthrough came the following year in the parody film, Scary Movie. She was listed in Maxim's “Hot 100” women in three separate years, and in FHM's “100 Sexiest Women in the World” twice, among other glamour awards.