That same year, she had a small role in the Christmas comedy film Fred Claus, co-starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti as Santa's little helper, Charlyne.
In 2008, she played the ex-wife and mother of the daughter of Ryan Reynolds lead in the comedy film Definitely, Maybe, alongside Isla Fisher and Ryan Reynolds, The film was about an intrusive stepmother who makes life miserable for the teen daughters of her new husband.
film, which earned around 5 million worldwide, more than doubling the gross of its predecessor.
In autumn 2015, it was announced that Banks would helm the third film in the franchise.
And we work together every day, and we have a lot of respect for each other on every level. “Once you get offered a studio job, as a woman, its really hard to say no because they don t let women do this very often, the multitalented star told .
So I knew I needed to embrace it and I couldn t mess it up.
In an interview for her June cover of , which hits newsstands May 26, Banks recounted how she met her husband at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” she says in the interview. I’ll f— him, because I’m 18 and in college.” Banks and her husband now own Brownstone Productions together, the company responsible for and its anxiously awaited sequel.
She graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts.
She broke her leg while sliding into third base during a softball match and afterwards turned to theater, enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork to be found in performance.
Mitchell went on to earn her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude, and then earned her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater from San Francisco.
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