How Much Money Did Anna Faris Make for ‘Mom’?

Anna Faris starred in the hit series Mom for seven years. Here’s how much money she made for her appearance. 

Anna Faris’ rise to fame

Allison Janney as Bonnie and Anna Faris as Christy on 'Mom' | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images
Allison Janney as Bonnie and Anna Faris as Christy on ‘Mom’ | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Faris made her acting debut in a 1991 TV movie titled Deception: A Mother’s Secret. In 1996, she made her film debut in the movie Eden, in which she played the role of Dithy. Her next movie appearance was in the 1999 film Lovers Lane.

Faris gained attention after playing the character Cindy in Scary Movie. She also starred in Scary Movie parts 2 and 3. Faris landed a recurring role on the series Mom in 2013. She played the character Christy until the recent announcement that she would be leaving the show. Her other acting roles include appearances in The Hot Chick, Lost in Translation, Friends, and Brokeback Mountain.

Scary Movie was Faris’ first big audition. She told Today show’s Savannah Guthrie she was afraid she would be fired after she got the role because she felt like she didn’t know what she was doing. “I auditioned every day in front of Keenan [Ivory Wayans], every day for a week, and then when I got the job at the end of the week, I thought, ‘They’re going to fire me because I have no idea what I’m doing and I’m not funny.’ I’m still not very funny.”

Anna Faris’ work outside of acting

Faris’ entertainment experience goes beyond acting. She also has credits as a producer and writer. She made her debut as an executive producer with the 2008 movie The House Bunny. In 2011, she executive produced the film What’s Your Number? So far, Faris has one writer credit for the production Saffron Burrows.

Anna Faris’ highest-grossing films

So far, Faris’ highest-grossing film is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, which had more than $443 million in worldwide box office earnings. This includes $219.6 million at the domestic box office and $223.8 million at the international box office.

Her other high-grossing films include Scary Movie, with more than $349 million in worldwide box office earnings; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, with more than $274 million in worldwide box office earnings; and The Emoji Movie, with $216.5 million in worldwide box office earnings.

How much Anna Faris was paid for ‘Mom’

Faris was paid $200,000 per episode for her starring role in Mom, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As of this writing, she reportedly has a net worth of $30 million. She played the role of Christy from 2013 to 2020. Allison Janney, who plays Bonnie, will reportedly take over as the lead of the show.

What’s next for Anna Faris

Now that Faris won’t be returning to the Mom cast, what’s next for her? The actor hasn’t missed a beat. Next, she’s slated to appear in Summer Madness.

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