Anna Kay Faris ( born November 29, 1976)is an American actress and producer. She has been mainly recognized as a comedic performer for her appearances in numerous comedy films throughout her career.
Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in Scary Movie (2000), which spawned a film franchise. She appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. She became a recurring character on the TV sitcom Friends during its last season in 2004. During the early to mid-2000s, she played supporting roles in dramatic pictures such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and appeared in various comedies, including The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting… (2005), Just Friends (2005), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). She received critical praise for her role in the indie black comedy Smiley Face (2007) and then starred in the Playboy-themed movie The House Bunny (2008) which was billed as her star vehicle and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland Her family moved to Edmonds, Washington, when she was six years old. Her father, Jack, was a sociologist who worked at the University of Washington as a vice president of internal communications, and later headed the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association. Her mother, Karen, was a special education teacher at Seaview Elementary School in Edmonds
She started dating actor Ben Indra shortly after they met on the set of the 1999 indie slasher Lovers Lane.They married in June 2004. Faris filed for divorce in April 2007 citing irreconcilable differences.As part of their divorce agreement, which was finalized in February 2008, she agreed to pay Indra $900,000 in addition to other property and acting royalties.