Lizzy Caplan

Actress
A talented actress with a knack for witty, barbed humor, Lizzy Caplan impressed in a wide array of film and television roles. Early work included a recurring character on the Judd Apatow-produced cult series "Freaks and ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Allied 2016 (Movie)

Bridget (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Masters of Sex 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Now You See Me 2 2016 (Movie)

Lula (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Night Before 2015 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Kroll Show 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queens of Country 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Interview 2014 (Movie)

Agent Lacey (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Lassie (Actor)

Bachelorette 2012 (Movie)

Gena (Actor)

New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Save The Date 2012 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Sunshine 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

Sonja Ralston (Actor)

American Dad 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

High Road 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 (Movie)

April (Actor)

Party Down 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride 2010 (Movie)

Juliette Flowers (Actor)

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

Marla (Actor)

Successful Alcoholics 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cloverfield 2008 (Movie)

Marlena Diamond (Actor)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

Ami (Actor)

True Blood 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Class 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted To Her Love 2006 (Movie)

Sara Weller (Actor)

Crashing 2006 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

Related 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Calling 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Janis Ian (Actor)

Smallville 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pitts 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

Party Girl (Actor)

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody's Doing It (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Successful Alcoholics 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A talented actress with a knack for witty, barbed humor, Lizzy Caplan impressed in a wide array of film and television roles. Early work included a recurring character on the Judd Apatow-produced cult series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), followed by a starring turn on the comedic drama "Everybody's Doing It" (MTV, 2002). She garnered substantial attention as the sharp-tongued misfit in the Tina Fey-scripted comedy feature "Mean Girls" (2004). Although attempts at regular series work in projects like the short-lived sitcom "The Class" (CBS, 2006-07) failed to bear fruit, appearances in mainstream films like "Cloverfield" (2008) kept her in demand. Continuing to shine in comedy, Caplan lent her razor-sharp wit to characters in a variety of well-received projects, including the cable series "Party Down" (Starz, 2009-2010), the raucous sci-fi comedy, "Hot Tub Time Machine" (2010) and the girls-gone-bad comedy "Bachelorette" (2012). Attractive and funny, but also highly adept with darker material, Caplan continued to expand her range and repertoire in ensemble pieces both large and small.

Relationships

Ben Caplan Actor

Brother

Julie Caplan

Sister

Matthew Perry Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2006 Acted together on ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" (2011)

EDUCATION

Alexander Hamilton High School

Los Angeles , California 2000
Was a student at the school's prestigious Academy of Music, a performing arts program

Milestones

2015

Appeared in "The Night Before"

2013

Landed the role of pioneering sex researcher Virginia Johnson on Showtime's "Masters of Sex"

2012

Starred alongside Alison Brie in comedy "Save the Date"

2012

Guest starred on Fox's "New Girl" as a love interest for series regular Jake M. Johnson

2012

Co-starred with Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson in "Bachelorette"

2010

Appeared in the sci-fi comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine"

2010

Appeared in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"

2009

Co-starred on the Starz comedy seriers "Party Down"

2008

Landed multiple-episode arc on HBO's "True Blood," playing Amy Burley, the drug-addled girlfriend of Sookie Stackhouse's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten)

2008

Played Kate Hudson's roommate in the romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Girl"

2008

Cast in the Matt Reeves' monster movie "Cloverfield," produced by J. J. Abrams

2006

Played the starring role of Sara Weller in Wesley Strick's thriller "Love is the Drug"

2006

Co-starred on the CBS comedy "The Class"

2005

Cast as Marjee Sorelli, the troubled sister on The WB's "Related"

2005

Landed recurring role on Fox's "Tru Calling"

2004

Cast as social outcast Janis Ian opposite Lindsay Lohan in the comedy "Mean Girls"

2003

Cast as Faith Pitt on the short-lived comedy "The Pitts" (Fox)

2002

Starred in the MTV movie "Everybody's Doing It"

1999

Made TV debut, playing the role of Sarah on the short-lived cult hit "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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While growing up in the 90s, Caplan was a huge fan of the teen comedy series "Saved by the Bell."

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"Early in my career I definitely had moments of wishing I fit more into the straight-up ingénue type — face, body, attitude, whatever. But the truth is that the majority of girls aren’t like that, and most young girls are doing their own thing, trying to figure out who they are. I’m in my early 30s and maybe just starting to have a handle on who I am. So I’m not interested in playing the girls who get the boy and then everything’s great. I want to play people who are struggling with their identity and who don’t fit into the world around them. A lot of girls feel that way, so they get excited when they see that portrayed on-screen." - from The Advocate, July 7, 2015

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Prior to becoming an actress, Caplan studied the piano and dreamed of becoming a professional musician.

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