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Anna Faris is known to audiences worldwide for her starring role as hapless heroine Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film series, directed initially by Keenen Ivory Wayans and, subsequently, by David Zucker. She will reprise the role in the fourth film in the blockbuster series, which is beginning production.
The Seattle native began acting in theater at a young age and embarked on her professional acting career there. She starred in commercials before being cast in Jon Steven Ward's independent feature Lovers Lane.
Ms. Faris' subsequent film credits include, also for Focus Features, Sofia Coppola's Academy Award-winning Lost in Translation; Tom Brady's The Hot Chick (starring opposite Rob Schneider); and Lucky McKee's May (which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival).
She has recently completed roles in several features, including Roger Kumble's Just Friends and Ryan McKittrick's Waiting (starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in both); and Paul Myers and Brennan Shroff's Southern Belles.
On television, Ms. Faris made guest appearances during the 10th season of NBC's top-rated Friends, including in the series finale.