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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 February 1971Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Birth NameLisa Donovan
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elisa's film career began when she played the role of Amber in the Paramount Pictures feature-film -Clueless (1995). She went on to play Amber for three seasons in the follow-up television series. She then went on to three seasons of the ABC and then WB TV-series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996), playing Morgan Cavanaugh. She's also had recurring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Judging Amy (1995-2005) , and Jack & Jill (1999-2001). Among many film roles, she was most notably featured alongside Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan in the comedy feature-film A Night at the Roxbury (1998) . And last year co-starred in the film A Golden Christmas (2009), with Andrea Roth, Nicholas Brendon, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills. Elisa stars in the indie film Your Love Never Fails (2011), a romantic comedy set to be released in February of 2011. She stars opposite Emmy winner Tom Skerritt, John Schneider and Brad Rowe. Elisa also co-stars in the Warner Bros/CW web series The Lake (2009), which reunites her with 90210 pal Jason Priestley, who directs the series. Elisa begins shooting the second season in Fall 2010. Last Christmas, Elisa starred in the ABC Family movie The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) (cable's number one program in its time slot, & was the seasons most watched cable movie in total viewers), opposite Dean Cain, Gary Valentine and Mindy Sterling. Elisa also co-stars in the sequel The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010), which will air Christmas, 2010. Elisa is the star of the NBC Universal Digital Studio hit web series In Gayle We Trust (2009), created by Brent Forrester. Also a writer, Elisa premiered her one-woman show, "Sweet Dreams" - which she is now developing into a book - in 2008 at The Geffen Playhouse, LA. Elisa's piece Already Perfect was published in Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul II, and she regularly works as a mentor with young women who have eating disorders. Originally from Northport, Long Island, Elisa grew up studying acting, dance and photography, as well as riding horses competitively. She graduated from The New School University in NYC, where she studied dramatic literature, acting and writing. She lives in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: publicist

Spouse (1)

Charles Bigelow (13 October 2012 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Attended The New School For Social Research in New York City.
Admitted to being a "hard-core anorexic" during 1993 to 1995 period. During 1994 her weight dropped to 90 pounds. [November 1996]
Has a story in a Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul book about how she fought anorexia.
Was offered the role of Rayven in the script "Momentum", but production was cancelled.

First choice of the role was offered to Gina Gershon.
Has a story published in book "Feeding The Fame", 2006, detailing her anorexia and recovery.
Is on the steering committee for The Young Literati - a philanthropic and social organization that raises funds to support The Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
Based her character in Clueless on girls she went to High School with.
Is the Associate Members chair of Sherry Lansing's charity The Future Fund.
Speaks Castilian Spanish fluently.
Went to High School with Chris Messina, Joe Roseto and Robert Bagnell.
Premiered her one woman show "Sweet Dreams" at the Audrey Skirball Theatre at The Geffen Playhouse in May of 2008.
An accomplished salsa dancer and equestrian.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 41, a daughter Scarlett Avery Bigelow on May 8, 2012. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Charlie Bigelow.
(October 13, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 3 years and father of her 5-month-old daughter Scarlett Charlie Bigelow.

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