Banks, Elizabeth 1974- (Elizabeth Casey, Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell)

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Banks, Elizabeth 1974- (Elizabeth Casey, Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell)


Original name, Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell; born February 10, 1974, in Pittsfield, MA; married Max Handelman, July 5, 2003. Education: University of Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude, 1996; American Conservatory Theater, graduated, 1998. Avocational Interests: Fantasy football.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress. Appeared in television commercials, including Wendy's restaurants,, Fact Plus pregnancy tests, and Arm & Hammer Toothpaste.

Awards, Honors:

Young Hollywood Award, exciting new face, Movieline, 2003; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, 2004, for Seabiscuit.


Film Appearances:

(As Elizabeth Casey) Vicki, Surrender Dorothy, TLA Releasing, 1998.

(As Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell) Trey's friend, Shaft (also known as Shaft—Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000.

Lindsay, Wet Hot American Summer, USA Films, 2001.

Rachel, Ordinary Sinner, Jour de Fete Films, 2001.

Miss Brant, Spider-Man, Sony, 2002.

Debi, Swept Away (also known as Travolti dal destino), Columbia TriStar, 2002.

Lucy, Catch Me If You Can, DreamWorks, 2002.

Woman at yoga class, Stella Shorts 1998-2002, 2002.

Sioux Sever, The Trade, Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2003.

Marcela Howard, Seabiscuit, Universal, 2003.

Miss Brant, Spider-Man 2, Sony, 2004.

Isabel, Heights, Sony, 2004.

Sarah, Sexual Life, Sexual Life, Inc., 2005.

Nancy Pecket, The Sisters, Arclight Films, 2005.

Caroline Swann, The Baxter, IFC Films, 2005.

Beth, The 40 Year Old Virgin (also known as The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Universal, 2005.

May, Daltry Calhoun, Miramax, 2005.

Starla Grant, Slither, Universal, 2006.

Janet Cantrell, Invincible, Buena Vista, 2006.

Betty Brant, Spider-Man 3, Sony, 2007.

Jess, Bill, 2007.

Emily, Definitely, Maybe, Universal, 2007.

Fred Claus, Warner Bros., 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Kim Briggs, Scrubs, NBC, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maggie, Comanche Moon, CBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Young Hollywood Awards, AMC, 2003.

Presenter, The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards, Starz, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell) Elaine Elchisak, "Patterns," Third Watch, NBC, 1999.

(As Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell) Catherine, "Politically Erect," Sex and the City, HBO, 2000.

Jaina Jansen, "Sacrifice," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Clarissa, "Snatch Back," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2002.

Tamara, "Meeting Girls," Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2006.

Also appeared on Finders Keepers, Nickelodeon.

Stage Appearances:

Cherie, Bus Stop, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2005.

Also appeared in Orestes, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; Hurly Burly, A Woman of No Importance, Uncle Vanya, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, all American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA; Summer and Smoke, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.



Elizabeth Banks Website,, May 7, 2007.

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