Elizabeth Banks Net Worth
Elizabeth Banks has an estimated net worth of $50 Million. She is an Emmy Award-nominated actress and director known for her work in ’30 Rock,’ ‘W.,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ She earned the majority of her income from movies and TV shows.
Elizabeth Banks has had a prolific film career, appearing in films such as Spider-Man, Invincible, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, W., and the blockbuster The Hunger Games. She has also appeared on television, where she received Emmy nominations for her appearances on 30 Rock and Modern Family. Banks, a co-founder of Brownstone Productions, made her feature film directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 and later directed a remake of Charlie’s Angels.
To calculate the net worth of Elizabeth Banks, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as loans and personal debt, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$300 Thousand+|
|Annual Income:||$4 Million+|
|Source of Wealth:||Actress, Film director, Film Producer, Voice Actress|
Early Life and Career
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on February 10, 1974. She was active in sports and enjoyed being outside as a child. She broke her leg while sliding into third base during a softball game and then turned to theater, where she found camaraderie and teamwork. Mitchell went on to earn her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors, and her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Banks lived in New York for a time and appeared in Gotham-based TV shows such as Sex and the City and Third Watch. She made her film debut in the gender-bending drama Surrender Dorothy and later appeared in the John Singleton remake of Shaft in 2000 before changing her surname to Banks. (She didn’t want to be confused with another Elizabeth Mitchell, who later appeared in the TV shows Lost and V.)
Movies and TV Shows
‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can’
After relocating to Los Angeles from New York City, Banks would appear in dozens of films ranging from comedy to drama, horror to sci-fi/fantasy. After appearing in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), she played Daily Bugle newspaper secretary Betty Brant in Spider-Man (2002), followed by a role as a bank employee in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can later that year.
Many other notable roles followed, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Invincible (2006), Meet Bill (2008), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Definitely, Maybe (2008), and a reprise of her Brant role in Spider-2004 Man’s and 2007 sequels.
‘W.,’ ‘Scrubs,’ ’30 Rock’
Banks portrayed First Lady Laura Bush in the Oliver Stone-directed George W. Bush biopic W in 2008. The following year, she returned to her role as Dr. Kim Briggs on the medical comedy Scrubs, which she had played in 2006. Banks continued her film career with a recurring role on 30 Rock as conservative news commentator Avery Jessup, who becomes romantically involved with Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy. Banks received Emmy nominations for her work in 2011 and 2012.
‘The Hunger Games’
In 2012, Banks appeared in six films, including People Like Us, The Details, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Man on a Ledge. Her biggest project that year was the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series The Hunger Games. Banks played Effie Trinket, a capitol representative with a distinct accent who wears brightly colored wigs, face makeup, and extravagant attire in the film, which starred Jennifer Lawrence. Banks appeared in the sequels, Catching Fire (2013), Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), which grossed over $690 million worldwide (2015).
‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘The Lego Movie,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Modern Family’
Banks starred as Melinda Ledbetter in the acclaimed biopic Love & Mercy, about The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson’s life, in 2014, and also provided voice work for The Lego Movie. The following year, she starred in Magic Mike XXL and was nominated for another Emmy for her recurring role as Sal on the hit sitcom Modern Family. Banks also played Lindsay again in the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).
‘Power Rangers,’ ‘The Happytime Murders,’ ‘Brightburn’
Banks also appeared as the traitorous Rita Repulsa in the 2017 reboot of Power Rangers. She returned to voice work for 2019’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part after appearing in The Happytime Murders alongside Melissa McCarthy and a slew of puppets. She also appeared prominently in Brightburn that year, as the mother of an alien child with terrible powers.
‘Pitch Perfect’ Productions and Directing
Banks has also worked behind the scenes. She co-founded Brownstone Productions with her husband Max Handelman, and the two have produced Surrogates (2009) and the Pitch Perfect films (2012, 2015, and 2017), three comedic outings about an all-female a cappella group starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
Banks made her feature film directorial debut with the sequel to Pitch Perfect, which grossed around $285 million worldwide, more than doubling the previous film’s gross. She also directed and acted in the short film Just a Little Heart Attack, which was created as part of the Go Red for Women campaign to educate viewers about heart disease.
Banks agreed to co-write, direct, produce, and star in a 2019 remake of Charlie’s Angels, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the crime-fighting trio. Despite the film’s underwhelming box office debut, Banks insisted she was proud of the finished product.
Banks married Max Handelman, a film producer and sportswriter, in 2003, and they have two sons, Felix and Magnus, who were both born via surrogate.
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