Elizabeth Banks is an American actress. Elizabeth Banks is well known for her roles in Definitely, Maybe, Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer, The Uninvited and the Spider-Man franchise. Banks is also well known for her role as Dr. Kim Briggs, Zach Braff`s love interest in the television sitcom, Scrubs. She was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the eldest of four children of Ann and Mark Mitchell.
Her father was a factory worker for General Electric and her mother worked in a bank. As a young child Elizabeth Banks was a contestant on the Nickelodeon game show Finders Keepers. Elizabeth Banks graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1992 and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1998 Elizabeth Banks completed schooling at the American Conservatory Theater. On July 5, 2003, Banks married sportswriter and producer Max Handelman, who had been her boyfriend since she met him on her first day at college, September 6, 1992. Elizabeth converted to Judaism upon marrying him.