A visit from the very funny Anna Faris

Actress Anna Faris, '99, is the host of a popular podcast and the author of a new memoir. She came back to campus in late October.

After starring in dozens of comedy films and a network TV series, actress Anna Faris, ’99, has made room for a new role. She ventured into the world of podcasting with a relationship advice show, “Anna Faris is Unqualified,” which invites listeners to gripe about their heartache on-air. The show has a 4.5-star rating on iTunes, with nearly 100 episodes that feature famous guests from comedy, film and music.

In a recent episode, Faris and musician Jack Johnson help a college student navigate the murky waters of trying to date your best friend. In another, Eva Longoria coaches a caller on the ethics of hooking up with your ex-boyfriend’s roommate.

The podcast has opened the door for another project: In her new memoir, “Unqualified,” Faris reflects on an awkward childhood, a career in comedy, and an eight-year Hollywood marriage with actor Chris Pratt (the two separated this year).

Faris, an English major at the UW, stopped by campus on Oct. 26 for a University Book Store event. We photographed her for a whirlwind five minutes at the University Temple United Methodist Church.

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