Biggest Splurge: BMW convertible for her 16th birthday. "My parents are nervous because it’s a really fast car — they wanted me to get a truck."
Up Next: "Freaky Friday" remake opposite Jamie Lee Curtis; "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen."
Channeling: Christina Ricci
Big Break: Gave herself one year to make it in L.A. and booked "Scary Movie" on her first-ever audition.
Fashion?: Fred Segal fan. Mad for minis, kids’ T-shirts, funky glasses and baseball hats. "I don’t like being too feminine."
Write Stuff: Pursued creative writing while at the University of Washington,
"but I didn’t want such an uncertain life." And acting’s so stable?
Cobain Connection: The Seattle native, 26, claims she was too nerdy to like Pearl Jam in high school. "But I was very influenced by Kurt Cobain, who killed himself my senior year. I went to school with a lot of really depressed people, actually."
Arm Candy: Engaged to WB actor Ben Indra. Promises wedding will be "a great party where I can get drunk and have a good time."
Up Next: Plays a self-absorbed starlet in Sofia Coppola’s "Lost in Translation," due in September, and as "a super hot movie star, who’s a little Britney Spears-ish, who’s not like me at all" in the third installment of the "Scary Movie" slasher franchise, due in October.
Channeling: Gwyneth Paltrow
Big Break: Her cameo as a giddy bank teller in "Catch Me if You Can" nearly stole the show.
Fashion?: Totally. Prada junkie but her cazh uniform is Adidas Superstar pants. No boho chick here — "You will never see me in low-slung bell-bottoms and frilly tops."
Arm Candy: Sorry guys, Banks met her fiancé, investment banker MBA candidate Max Handelman, on their first day of class at the University of Pennsylvania more than 10 years ago. She graduated magna cum laude.