Anna Faris has always been one of our favorite starlets because even through the fame, she’s maintained her hilarious and grounded nature that she entered the industry with. Born in Baltimore, Faris eventually moved to LA, where she garnered attention for her adorable sense of humor and relatability to us normals. See how far Faris has come over the years in her humble and inspiring life story.
She grew up with a healthy childhood
Anna Faris’s upbringing is quite normal and humbling. Her mom was a special education teacher, while her father was a college administrator. Her brother grew up to be a UC Davis sociology professor. At age 6, Faris started taking drama classes. Still, she admits to being an “awkward” child who wore headgear, which is where her down-to-earth vibe comes from.
A tomboy with a love for snakes and bugs
Some girls might freak out at the sight of an insect or reptile, but Anna Faris grew to love mother nature, especially since she was raised in the naturally breathtaking Washington State and frequently hiked in the mountains. She even collects bugs as a hobby nowadays!
She dropped acting in college
Imagine if the world wasn’t blessed with this blond and lovable funny-girl. It almost happened when she went to university. Though she cites her parents as being supportive, she considered quitting when she attended the University of Washington. The reason? She thought she would never make it, and that a more realistic bet would be to work at an ad agency as a receptionist. Well, Anna, you were sorely mistaken!
Scary Movie was her big break
The “Scary Movie” franchise was her claim to fame. In a way that’s perfectly fitting for this actress, she got her start in horror like many, but this one had a spoof twist that was perfect for Anna’s unique brand of comedy. After the first film’s resounding success, she became an in-demand actress with roles in films like “Just Friends” and “Brokeback Mountain.”
She got plastic surgery after her first divorce
Many people don’t know this about the actress, but Anna Faris got married before Chris Pratt to a man called Ben Indra. Post-divorce four years later, she got a breast augmentation, admitting she “wanted to fill out a bikini”. We don’t think this makes her any less of a feminist, and in fact commend her openness about getting cosmetic surgery.