Happy birthday, Elizabeth Banks! On Feb. 10, the actress, producer, and director turns 39. Not only does Elizabeth Banks juggle a variety of jobs in Hollywood, she also plays a variety of characters — both funny and serious, TV and film. In last year's People Like Us, she stepped into the shoes of a single mom and bartender who builds a relationship with a man she doesn't know is actually her brother. She also tackled complicated sibling relationships in 2011's Our Idiot Brother, in which she played one of three sisters having to deal with their troublesome brother and his effect on their love lives. Whether she's playing a sloppy kisser at a Summer camp in the '80s or a strong-willed, workaholic CNBC news anchor, Elizabeth's notable TV and film characters always know what they want and how to go after it. So from the lips of Elizabeth Banks's characters, here's how to be a confident woman in your familial and romantic relationships.
How to Be a Confident Woman According to Elizabeth Banks's Characters