Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell; February 10, 1974) is an American actress. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy. She is best known for her roles in the films Definitely, Maybe, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, W., Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer, and The Uninvited. She co-starred as Effie Trinket in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel, The Hunger Games, released on March 23, 2012.
On television, Banks had a recurring role of Avery Jessup on the sitcom 30 Rock, which gained her a nomination for an Emmy Award. Previously, Banks had starred in the recurring role of Dr. Kim Briggs on Scrubs from 2006 to 2009.