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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 June 1977Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameLiza Rebecca Weil
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Liza Weil's childhood was spent traveling around the world with her parents, who were members of The Mad House of London, a prestigious comedy troupe known throughout Europe. At the age of 7, Liza's family settled in a small town in Pennsylvania, and soon after, she began performing in local theater. Without any formal training, her parents helped guide her career, permitting Liza to travel several times a month to audition for roles in Manhattan. After a series of standout theatrical performances in such plays as "Our Town" and "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds," casting directors began to take notice of Liza. She has also appeared Off-Broadway in the Playwright's Horizon production of "Life By Asphyxiation" and has performed onstage in several regional productions, including "The Miracle Worker" and "Fifteen Minute Hamlet," among others. She made her feature film debut in Whatever (1998) which premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Paul Adelstein (November 2006 - present) (filed for divorce) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Initially auditioned for the role of Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls (2000).
Although born in New Jersey, U.S.A., she was considered transient during her childhood as her parents traveled around Europe.
The character of "Paris Geller", on Gilmore Girls (2000), was written for Liza, because she was wanted in the show.
Engaged to Paul Adelstein [May 2006]
She became an aunt in 2006, when her sister Samantha had a child after she moved to the Los Angeles area.
Weil had aspirations of becoming an archaeologist in her younger years, because of the Indiana Jones film trilogy and a childhood crush on Harrison Ford.
She and her Gilmore Girls (2000) co-star, Dakin Matthews ("Hanlin Charleston", headmaster of Chilton), both appeared in the same episode of the first season of the The West Wing (1999), The West Wing: Take Out the Trash Day (2000).
Attended Columbia University.
Is a natural brunette, but after she got the role of Paris Geller in Gilmore Girls (2000), she was required to dye her hair blonde to better serve as the foil to Rory Gilmore.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Josephine Elizabeth Weil-Adelstein on April 20, 2010. Child's father is her ex-husband, Paul Adelstein.
In both "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Gilmore Girls" Liza's character has a romantic relationship with a man named Asher.

Personal Quotes (1)

I had a mediocre academic career, so playing a good student is fun for me. It's like sweet revenge. I'm constantly learning stuff now that I didn't even know before.

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