NEW YORK, Dec 19, 2008 / FW/ — On the big screen, Elizabeth Banks can currently be seen ‘First Lady Laura Bush’ opposite Josh Brolin (as George W. Bush) in Oliver Stone’s biopic ‘W’. And, as the Bushes leave the White House, Ms. Banks begins a new starring role as a worldwide spokesperson for L’Oreal with the new print and TV advertising debuting Feb 2009.
Joining a distinguished group of women who proudly say the phrase ‘Because you’re worth it,’ Elizabeth Banks comments, “What impresses me most about L’Oreal is the company’s commitment to empowering women. L’Oreal wants women everywhere to not only take charge of their beauty, but to also take control of their health and well being.”
Better known for her work as an actress, Elizabeth Banks is already a role model even before she went to Hollywood. Originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, she studied at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating as a Magna Cum Laude in 1996. Graduating with honors in college is already an accomplishment, and for Elizabeth Banks, her college diploma also earned her the distinction of the first in her family to graduate from college.
Recognizing that quality in Ms. Banks, Karen T. Fondu, president of the L’Oreal Paris division of L’Oreal USA, Inc comments, “Elizabeth’s talent and beauty is matched by her intelligence and approachability. She has a natural charm and an incredible ability to captivate an audience.”
Currently one of Hollywood’s most sought after young actresses, Elizabeth Banks had four films in theatres “W,” “Zach and Miri Make a Porno,” “Role Models” and “Meet Dave.” Slated for early 2009, Banks will star in “Uninvited” and “Lovely Still.”
Banks’ additional feature credits include roles in “Seabiscuit,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Invincible,” “Fred Claus,” “Slither,” and all the “Spiderman” films. On the small screen Banks can be seen in a recurring role as “Dr. Kim Porter” on NBC’s hit television series “Scrubs.”
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