Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Mitchell Maresal, February 10, 1974) is an American actress. Banks is well known for his roles in Definitely, Maybe, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, W., The Uninvited and Spider-Man franchise. It is also well known for her role as Dr. Kim Briggs, the love interest of Zach Braff in the television series, Scrubs
Banks changed his name to avoid confusion with actress Elizabeth Mitchell. He debuted in the independent film as Surrender Dorothy "Elizabeth Casey."
She quickly gained widespread exposure through movies like Virgin at 40 years old and Slither. She also played the love interest of Mark Wahlberg in the movie Invincible.
In August 2005 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Banks starred in Bus Stop by William Inge, that Cherie, the sexy, blond singer, an aspiring nightclub. representing banks acted "with serenity, clarity and a sharp sense of the complexity of Cherie. His performance is one piece and in harmony, stylistically, with performances around ...."
In May 2006, she appeared on the fifth season finale of NBC's comedy Scrubs as Dr. Kim Briggs, the love interest of JD (Zach Braff). The character has appeared throughout season six, seven and eight as a recurring guest star.
In 2005, she appeared in the program Stella. In 2007, Banks played the female lead in the comedy of knowing Bill, alongside Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba. Banks also has a small role in the Christmas comedy Fred Claus 2007, co-starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, and had a love interest in the 2008 comedy Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher.
Banks starred with Seth Rogen as the female protagonist of the same name in the Kevin Smith comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which was released on Halloween 2008. She was also seen playing the United States First Lady Laura Bush in W, Oliver Stone's biopic of George W. Bush.