Following her starring role in Seabiscuit opposite Jeff Bridges and Tobey
Maguire, ELIZABETH BANKS (Starla Grant) quickly rose to Hollywood "it girlâ€ť
status. She was cast in such diverse films as the Sony Pictures Classics/Merchant Ivory
drama Heights with Glenn Close and James Marsden and Universal's comedy The-40-
Year-Old Virgin. She also starred in IFC Films' The Baxter with Michael Showalter,
Justin Theroux, Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage and Paul Rudd. Banks' other film
credits include Spider-Man 2, Catch Me If You Can, Shaft, Wet Hot American Summer
and Daltry Calhoun.
Banks' upcoming projects include Walt Disney Pictures' Invincible opposite
Mark Wahlberg, in addition to Spider-Man 3, in which she reprises her role as Betty
Brant. She is also appearing in The Sisters, an independent film based on Anton
Chekov's Three Sisters, which stars Maria Bello and Eric McCormack.
Her extensive theater credits include roles in American Conservatory Theater's
productions of Hurlyburly, Bethlehem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Woman of No
Importance and Uncle Vanya, as well as the Guthrie Theater's production of Summer &
Originally from Massachusetts, Banks received her Bachelor's degree from the
University of Pennsylvania and her graduate degree at the American Conservatory
Theater. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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