Elizabeth Banks is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise, and as a competition judge in Pitch Perfect and its sequel. Elizabeth made her feature length directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2, which has taken £200m in worldwide box office takings to date. It was the biggest opening ever for a musical comedy. On television, Elizabeth had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on Tina Fey's 30 Rock - gaining her two Emmy nominations - along with roles on Scrubs and Modern Family.