Anna Faris' first big role was landing the part of Cindy in the Scary Movie franchise. The first horror movie parody follows a group of teenagers, including Cindy, who after accidentally hitting a man while driving decide to dispose of the body and are then stalked by a serial killer. Cindy must survive the many horror film situations she's seen happen before, but bloodshed is guaranteed.
Faris reprises her role as Cindy for the 2001 sequel of Scary Movie. This time around Cindy and her friends are tricked by a professor to spend a night in Hell House for what they think is a school project. Things go south fast and the teens must work together to escape the horrors found in this haunted residence.
The Maryland native plays April, BFF to Jessica (Rachel McAdams), a popular teen who wakes up as a man (Rob Schneider) after being cursed for her mean-girl ways. Together the two best friends must find a way to get Jessica back into her original body before the transformation becomes permanent.
In Scary Movie 3, Cindy is now a news reporter, who must try to prevent her own death after seeing a killer video that promises that after watching it you only have seven days left to live. As she deals with one life-threatening killer, she must also try and solve the case of the mysterious crop circles popping up in town. The movie also stars Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson and more stars.
In 2004, Faris had a recurring role as Erica, the birth mom to Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica's (Courteney Cox) twins on Friends and she was so stinking cute.
Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) leaves his hometown after high school and becomes a big music manager in Los Angeles, but finds himself back at home when his jet to Paris, which he was taking with his newest client Samantha James (Faris), catches fire and is forced to land. The good news is he can see his old best friend, and longtime crush, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). The bad news is that she still wants to be "just friends."
In 2006, Faris played Cindy one last time when the fourth installment of the Scary Movie franchise premiered. After finding herself unemployed Cindy takes a job house sitting a residence that is haunted by a little boy. She tries to find out who killed him and why, but she is a little distracted at times by the fact that aliens seems to be invading the world and only she can stop them!
When his slacker lifestyle is threatened by his mom's new romance, Jefferey Mannus (Jon Heder) enlists the help of an aspiring singer-songwriter named Nora (Faris) to help him fight the system. As the two grow closer, Jeffrey learns that maybe he can handle being an adult and successfully move out of his mom's house.
Playboy bunny Shelley (Faris) gets kicked out of the mansion and must find a job and somewhere to live. She ends up becoming the house mom of a sorority full of misfit girls and uses her confidence with men to help the ladies grow and become better people. Meanwhile, the girls teach her about education and in the process they form a life-long bond.
After graduating college and going to work at a video store, Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) decides to take his shot with his high school crush at his sister's (Faris) boyfriend's big Labor Day party, but the wild night doesn't exactly go as planned.
Unable to find true love, Ally (Faris) decides to look up her slew of ex-boyfriends to see if any of them are now suitable enough to be her man once again. She gets help from her womanizer neighbor Colin (Chris Evans) to track down all of the exes, some of which are played by Andy Samberg, Joel McHale and her then-husband Chris Pratt.
Beginning in 2013, Faris has been playing Christy on the CBS comedy Mom. Christy is a newly sober single mom trying to stay sober and get her life together while mending her relationship with her alcoholic mother Bonney (Allison Janney).
In 2018, Faris teamed up with Eugenio Derbez to do a reboot and role reversal of the 1987 film by the same name. In this film, Faris plays Kate Sullivan, a mistreated employee who takes out her revenge on Leonardo Montenegro (Derbez) after he falls off his yacht and doesn't remember who he is and where he comes from. She makes him the worker of her family, has him make lunches, do construction and more as she reaps the benefits of his amnesia.