Elizabeth Berridge (actress)
May 2, 1962 |
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Kevin Corrigan (m. 2001)|
Elizabeth Berridge (born May 2, 1962) is an American film and theatre actress. She is best known for playing Constanze Mozart in the Academy Award-winning 1984 film Amadeus.
Life and career
Berridge was born in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of George Berridge, a lawyer, and Mary L. Berridge (née Robinson), a social worker. The Berridge family settled in Larchmont, New York, where she attended Chatsworth Elementary School, there she began to perform and sing. Due to her acting commitments, she earned her diploma through an independent-study program at Mamaroneck High School.
Berridge was called in to audition for the part of Constanze Mozart after filming had already commenced in Prague on Amadeus. The actress who had begun the role, Meg Tilly, injured her leg in a neighborhood soccer game and had to quit the project. Two actresses were flown to Prague, and after a week's auditions Berridge was given the part (supposedly because the other actress, Diane Franklin, was "too pretty" to play the part of an innkeeper's daughter). Berridge (and the other cast members) remained in Prague for six months to complete the onsite filming.
In 2001, she married actor Kevin Corrigan, whom she met on the set of an independent film, Broke Even. They have a daughter, Sadie Rose Corrigan.
- Natural Enemies (1979) .... Sheila Steward
- The Funhouse (1981) .... Amy Harper
- Texas (1980–1982) TV Series .... Allison Linden
- Amadeus (1984) .... Constanze Mozart
- Silence of the Heart (1984) (TV) .... Penny Jacobs
- Smooth Talk (1985) .... June
- Five Corners (1987) .... Melanie
- Leg Work - Peaches (1987) TV Episode .... Peaches
- Home Fires Burning (1989) (TV) .... Francine Tibbetts
- Miami Vice - The Lost Madonna (1989) TV Episode .... Julia Scianti
- The Equalizer - Endgame (1989) TV Episode .... Susan Wilhite
- Montana (1990) (TV) .... Lavetta
- When the Party's Over (1992) .... Frankie
- The Powers That Be Charlotte (1992) TV Series .... Charlotte
- The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996) TV Series .... Officer Eve Eggers
- Touched by an Angel - The Trigger (1998) TV Episode .... Holly
- Payback (1999) (uncredited) .... Hooker in Bar
- Broke Even (2000) .... Leslie
- When Billie Beat Bobby (2001) (TV) .... Rosie Casals
- Still Standing - Still Changing (2003) TV Episode .... Sandy Hartwick
- Hidalgo (2004) .... Annie Oakley
- Yes, Dear - Shirley Cooks with Love (2004) TV Episode .... Wedding guest on videotape
- Grounded for Life - Crazy (2005), Pictures of Willy (2004), and Love Child (2001) TV Episodes .... Amy
- Break a Leg (2005) .... NY Girl
- Please Give .... Elyse