Anna Kay Faris (born on November 29, 1976) is an American
actress and singer known for her broadly comic roles.
Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Karen, an elementary
school teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She has a brother, Robert, and
grew up in Edmonds, Washington. Her parents encouraged her to pursue
acting when she was young, and she gave her first professional acting
performance at age 9, at the Seattle Repertory Theater. After attending
Edmonds Woodway High School, she studied English literature at the
University of Washington.