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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 June 1982Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameElizabeth Anne Caplan
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was educated at Alexander Hamilton High School, where she showed an interest in acting and was cast in school plays.

After graduating, Caplan made her onscreen debut in the TV movie From Where I Sit (2000). Other roles followed in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks (1999), Smallville (2001) and The Pitts (2003). Caplan made her big screen debut with a small role in Orange County (2002) and went on to play Janis Ian in the hit Mean Girls (2004). Further successes include Cloverfield (2008), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and 127 Hours (2010).

More recently, Caplan has played Virginia Johnson in the television series Masters of Sex (2013), for which she received an Emmy nomination. Her 2010s film work includes co-starring in The Interview (2014), opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Night Before (2015), and alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Daniel Radcliffe in Now You See Me 2 (2016).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (17)

She graduated from the prestigious Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, California, Class of 2000. Her classmates included actor Emile Hirsch.
Has an older sister named Julie.
Has an older brother named Ben.
Named one of Variety's Top 10 Actors to Watch 2006.
Grew up in a Reform Jewish family. Her ancestors were from Latvia, Austria, Lithuania, and Russia.
Lives in the Hollywood Hills.
Loves the show Saved by the Bell (1989).
Has a cat named Lisa Turtle.
Godmother of Busy Philipps's daughter Birdie Silverstein.
Played Ami in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl (2008). [October 2007]
Was in a relationship with Matthew Perry from 2006-2012.
In 2003 she named her (male) cat Colbert, after Stephen Colbert, who at that time was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996). As of May 2016, that cat was still alive.
She is the godmother of the daughter of actress Busy Philipps and screenwriter Marc Silverstein.
Her mother died of illness when she was 13 years old.
Her uncle is publicist Howard Bragman.
She was on her school's soccer team.
She began dating actor Tom Riley in 2015. They got engaged in May 2016.

Personal Quotes (3)

(About the role of Marjee Sorelli on WB's Related (2005)) She's just fun. I almost never get to play the one who has the good clothes and lots of boyfriends and is crazy and wild.
(About the different characters that she has played and how they are like her actual self) I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now (on the series The Class (2006)). The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks and Geeks (1999) Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl.
[when asked who she wants to work with] Hands down, the Streep, obviously.

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