Who is Michael Barrett? Anna Faris secretly wed cinematographer 4 years post Chris Pratt split
Actress Anna Faris has confirmed her marriage to cinematographer Michael Barrett, with whom she has been together since 2017. The 'Scary Movie' actress spilled the beansduring her podcast "Anna Faris is Unqualified," sharing, "I'm looking around... my fiancé's right — he's now my husband. Yes, we eloped. I just blurted that out. I can't say fiancé anymore! It was awesome, yeah, it was great." She further added that they had got married at a Washington State Courthouse. On a restaurant outing this week, Daily Mail spotted Faris sporting her cushion-cut yellow diamond engagement ring while Barrett was seen with a wedding band.
The duo had been dating ever since they met on the set of the movie 'Overboard' in 2017. At that time, Faris has just split from her ex-husband Chris Pratt, with whom she shares an eight-year-old son Jack. In June 2019, Pratt got married to Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine. Faris and Barrett got engaged in February 2020.
"Yes, we eloped... I'm sorry. I didn't know. I'm sorry, honey. I just blurted that out, but it just feels (like) I can't say fiancé anymore," she said, to her other guest April Beyer. "Thank you, it was awesome. It was great. It was at a local courthouse up in Washington state. It was great." Meanwhile, Barrett and Faris got engaged and the news was first disclosed by Allison Janney, who worked as her costar on 'Mom'. "They've been engaged for a long time. I've kept it very quiet, I'll have you know! So, I celebrated with them a long time ago. I think she was waiting for everyone to notice," Janney revealed in January 2021.
Who is Michael Barrett?
Born on May 38, 1970 in Riverside, California, Barrett is a famed cinematographer and director known for 'Ted' (2012), 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' (2005), and 'Bobby' (2006). After earning a Bachelor's degree in Art from the University of California, Barrett attended Columbia University to pursue a Master's in Fine Arts in film.
His passion for films developed at the age of 22 when he met cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa and discussed the 1952 film 'La Perla'. In 2001, Barrett's career started with the TV series 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', for which he won the ASC Award for 'Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography'.
He was also chosen for the main competition at Camerimage Festival in 2006 for his work on 'Bobby'. Two years later, Barrett was appointed as a member of the jury at the Camerimage Polish Films Competition. He is currently an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2015 and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2016.
Before Faris, Barrett was married to Natasha Sabrina Sizlo and shares two children with her. For Faris, this is her third marriage after Ben Indra and Chris Pratt.