Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Lizzy Caplan wiki and pics


Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan is an American actress born June 30, 1982. In film, she is best known for her roles as Janis Ian in Mean Girls (2004), Marlena Diamond in Cloverfield (2008), April in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Gena in Bachelorette (2012). On television, her most notable roles include Avery Bishop in Tru Calling (2005), Marjee Sorelli in Related (2005-2006), Kat Warbler in The Class (2006-2007), Amy Burley in True Blood (2008) and Casey Klein in Party Down (2009-2010).


Personal life  

Caplan was born and raised in Los Angeles. She grew up in a Reform Jewish family.[1][2] Caplan attended Alexander Hamilton High School,[3] and was a student at the school's Academy of Music. At first, she focused on playing the piano but later decided to pursue drama.[4] She graduated in 2000.[3]
Caplan has been in a relationship with actor Matthew Perry since 2006. She is godmother to Birdie Leigh Silverstein, the daughter of actress Busy Philipps and screenwriter Marc Silverstein.

Career  

Caplan began her television acting career in 1999 playing the minor role of Sara, a girlfriend of Jason Segel's character, on the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.[9] Caplan had a series of guest appearances on numerous shows. She also appeared in Jason Mraz's music video "You and I Both". In 2001, she played Tina Greer in an episode of Smallville, and reprised her role on the show in 2003. She appeared in two episodes of the ABC series Once and Again as Sarah, the ex-girlfriend of Mischa Barton's character, Katie Singer.

She gained wider notice in the 2004 movie Mean Girls. She played the alternative-styled Janis Ian, named for the singer-songwriter. In 2003, she starred in the television series The Pitts, playing Faith Pitt. In the second season of Tru Calling, she played Avery Bishop, a friend of Tru Davies.
Caplan landed a starring role in 2005, playing Marjee Sorelli, the troubled sister in Related, a one-hour comedy-drama on The WB. The show was canceled after one season. In 2006, Caplan played the starring role of Sara Weller in Wesley Strick's thriller, Love is the Drug. She was named one of “10 Actors to Watch” that year by Variety.[10] After Related ended, Caplan was cast in the CBS sitcom The Class, which premiered on September 18, 2006, and lasted one season. She played Kat Warbler, one of several elementary-school friends that reunite after 20 years.[10]
In 2008, Caplan appeared in the film Cloverfield playing Marlena Diamond, and was nominated for a Saturn award as Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl playing Ami, the roommate of Kate Hudson's character Alexis. She is the voice of Faith Pitt in the animated version of The Pitts, released in 2009. In 2008, Caplan guest starred on the vampire-themed HBO show True Blood in a multiple-episode story arc as Amy Burley, the drug-addled girlfriend of Sookie Stackhouse's brother, Jason.
Caplan also appeared in the critically acclaimed Starz ensemble comedy Party Down, playing a struggling comedienne who is part of a catering crew. In 2010, she appeared in 127 Hours, a film directed by Danny Boyle. Based on a true story, Caplan played the sister of hiker Aron Ralston, played by James Franco, who was forced to amputate his own arm after being trapped by a boulder.[11]
In early 2012, Caplan premiered two films at the Sundance Film Festival: Save the Date and Bachelorette. Also in 2012, Caplan has appeared in several episodes of the Fox sitcom New Girl as Julia. In March 2012, she filmed a television pilot for Showtime's Masters of Sex. Caplan and Michael Sheen played 1960s human sexuality pioneers Masters and Johnson. The pilot was directed by John Madden.

Filmography  

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2000 From Where I Sit Lily TV movie
2001 Close to Home Leigh TV movie
2002 Orange County Party Girl
2002 Everybody's Doing It Angela TV movie
2003 Hardcore Action News Lizzy Lyons Short film
2004 Mean Girls Janis Ian
2006 Love Is the Drug Sara Weller
2007 Crashing Jacqueline
2008 Cloverfield Marlena Diamond
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Ami
2009 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Juliette Flowers
2009 Crossing Over Marla
2010 True Love Connie TV movie
2010 Successful Alcoholics Lindsay Short film
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine April
2010 127 Hours Sonja Ralston
2011 High Road Sheila
2011 Queens of Country Jolene Gillis
2011 Home for Actresses Lizzy Short film
2012 Save the Date Sarah
2012 Bachelorette Gena
2012 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom Lassie
2012 Item 47 Claire Short Film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Freaks and Geeks Sara Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Beers and Weirs"
Episode: "Tests and Breasts"
Episode: "Discos and Dragons"
2001 Undeclared Beautiful Girl Episode: "Prototype"
2001 Once and Again Sarah Episode: "Tough Love"
2001–2003 Smallville Tina Greer Episode: "X-Ray"
Episode:"Visage"
2003 The Pitts Faith Pitt 7 episodes
2005 Tru Calling Avery Bishop Episode: "Grace"
Episode: "In the Dark"
Episode: "Enough"
Episode: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas... Again"
2005–2006 Related Marjee Sorelli 19 episodes
2006–2007 The Class Kat Warbler 19 episodes
2006–2009 American Dad! Debbie (voice) Episode: "The American Dad After School Special"
Episode: "Iced, Iced Babies"
Episode: "Escape from Pearl Bailey"
Episode: "Jack's Back"
Episode: "Bar Mitzvah Hustle"
2008 The Life & Times of Tim (voice) Episode: "Insurmountable High Score/Tim vs. the Baby"
2008 True Blood Amy Burley Episode: "Burning House of Love"
Episode: "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
Episode: "Plaisir d'amour"
Episode: "I Don't Wanna Know"
Episode: "To Love Is to Bury"
Episode: "You'll Be the Death of Me"
2009–2010 Party Down Casey Klein 20 episodes
2010–2011 Childrens Hospital Harmony
Casey Klein Episode: "Show Me on Montana"
Episode: "Party Down"
2011 Wainy Days Arielle Episode: "Kelly and Arielle Part 2"
2011 The Cleveland Show Patty Episode: "The Essence of Cleveland"
2011 Mr. Sunshine Vivian Cornelli Episode: "Ben and Vivian"
2012 New Girl Julia 4 episodes
2013 Masters of Sex Virginia E. Johnson

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