Born on February 10, 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Banks is an American actress well known around the world for her important professional career in the world of acting. Among other titles, she has participated in relevant films such as 'Spiderman', 'Catch Me If You Can' by Steven Spielberg and in the comedy 'Virgin at 40'. Despite this, many of us have noticed that her appearance on the big screen is no longer as common as it has been until then.
Banks' long career as an actress has left us with a lot of information regarding her professional life, but it is very likely that you don't know the reasons why we have stopped seeing her so much. Because of this reason, from The Look we have prepared this article that will clear all the doubts about this new stage of the American and why her disappearance from television.
This is how Elizabeth Banks' career as an actress began
Elizabeth is the eldest of four siblings and, from a very young age, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in acting. So she began her studies at the University of Pennsylvania and, after graduating, decided to enroll at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
There she began training as an actress and graduated in 1998. After this, she moved to New York and began working on theatrical projects. Gradually, she managed to participate in some television series.
She made her debut on the big screen with the drama 'Surrender Dorothy' and, after this, she participated in other films like 'Spiderman' or 'Catch Me If You Can'. These were followed by some others like 'Invincible', 'Trapped In A Pirate' or 'Power Rangers'.
Why don't we see Elizabeth Banks on television so much anymore?
Knowing the great career she has achieved as an actress, it is difficult to imagine that there is a reason that has led her to distance herself from the big screen. However, there is a reason behind that will clear all doubts.
The reality is that Elizabeth has not stopped being an actress, even though we can hardly see her work as such anymore. This is because, nowadays, she has focused more on her work as a director, producer and screenwriter.
One of the reasons that has led her to take this step in her career is that, as she has explained, she wants to bet on works in which women are not treated as puppets or sexualized objects, nor as mere companions of the main protagonist.
Elizabeth Banks' work as a director
One of those projects in which women are empowered is the film 'Charlie's Angels'. This was released in 2019 and, for her part, Banks directed and acted in it.
After that, she decided to start preparing for the TV series 'Mrs. America' and, subsequently, she did the same for the movie 'Cocaine Bear', of which the trailer has been released recently.
Now that we know the reasons, we can commend why Elizabeth has decided to reduce her on-screen appearances in order to fight for a cause that is of great concern to the world today.