10 Things You Didn’t Know About Anna Faris
Anna Farris got her big break in the horror-comedy parody Scary Movie back in 2000 and she’s managed to build a pretty impressive career in Hollywood thanks to her comedic talents. Despite the fact that she’s been famous for a good part of her adult life, there isn’t a whole lot that is known about the Mom star, which is why we have collected these 10 things to help you get to know her better:
10. Born to be a Comedic Performer
When she was young, she would perform a comedy routine with her retainer, who she nicknamed Alex. He was British and she would pretend to go on talk shows with him. “He was so much smarter than me. … I went on Phil Donahue and I would put Alex on my knee and I would sit in front of the mirror. … He would help me with everything,” she told Conan O’Brien. She would also stage murder mystery parties with her Barbie dolls. “One Barbie would die and the rest of the Barbies would have to figure out who the killer was. It was usually Peaches & Cream – she’s like a Southern belle Barbie,” she said.
9. Getting into Acting
The Hot Chick star’s parents encouraged her to act from a young age and enrolled her in a community drama class for kids. When she was nine, she landed her first professional acting performance in a three-month run of Arthur Miller’s play Danger: Memory! at the Seattle Repertory Theater. She was paid $250 for her work. While in high school, she performed onstage with a Seattle repertory company and in nationally broadcast radio plays, and she also began landing commercial work. She first appeared in a frozen yogurt TV commercial and then in a commercial for Red Robin. After high school, she attended the University of Washington and earned a degree in English Literature. Even though she really loved acting, she never really considered it as a full time job. She would act to earn extra money, but she was secretly hoping to one day publish a novel.