Elizabeth Chambers (television personality)
Chambers in 2013, at The Lone Ranger premiere at Disneyland
August 18, 1982 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Occupation||Model, television host, news reporter, actress|
|Spouse(s)||Armie Hammer (m. 2010)|
Elizabeth Chambers is an American model, television host/news reporter and actress. She is most known for her television work.[clarification needed] Chambers is married to American actor Armie Hammer.
Chambers was born in San Antonio, Texas. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Chambers moved from Texas at an early age and spent her formative years in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. She attended Notre Dame Elementary and Saint Matthew's Day School in the San Francisco Bay Area before returning to Half Moon Bay for middle school. After middle school, Chambers and her family moved to a suburb of Denver, Colorado, where she attended Cherry Creek High School. She is the oldest of four children and has two brothers, Joseph and John, and a sister, Catherine. Chambers graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism.
Chambers began her modeling career at an early age, but "stopped when I was young, because I wanted to be in school with my friends." By age 16, she had appeared in runway shows for Fendi and was featured in Seventeen Magazine, as well as annual campaigns for the fashion brand, Karman. At 17 Chambers lived and worked in Tokyo for four months, where she appeared in a series of campaigns for Japanese food products and a Japanese clothing line. She starred in a series of Japanese commercials for Ito En green tea.
Chambers has been featured on the covers of Brilliant, Tribeza and Town & Country, and has appeared in magazines, such as C Magazine, Lifetime, Shape, Glamour and Esquire (Latin). She has starred in American commercials for Mercedes Benz, TMobile and advertising for Cover Girl and Olay. Chambers is represented by Q Models in Los Angeles and New York.
While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Elizabeth was cast by writer/director, Thomas Hayden Church, in his independent film, "Rolling Kansas." Submitted by her modeling agency, Church selected Chambers among a selection of accomplished actresses for what he calls her "incredible innate talent for comedic timing." While studying at the University of Texas from 2000-2003, Chambers was cast in small parts in films, such as "The New Guy," "The Rookie" and television series, "Going to California." She also appeared in Bob Schneider's music video, "Deep Blue Sea", as the singer's love interest. Throughout college Chambers kept an apartment in Los Angeles and traveled back and forth from Austin for modeling and acting jobs.
In December 2003 Chambers graduated magna cum laude a semester early with a degree in journalism and made Los Angeles her permanent home in early 2004. She immediately went to work at Current TV, where she was an anchor and on-air reporter for the start-up network. With her "most influential producer to date," Mitchell Koss, she discovered that her true passion was out of the studio, reporting from the field. Her first assignment for Current, was covering the staging grounds in Mexico, which popped up as a result of the wall along the Mexican border. She crossed the border with illegal immigrants, interviewed coyotes and did a two-day ride along with Border Patrol agents for the story. She has been quoted as saying, "it certainly wasn't my best work, but it taught me exactly what I want to do...what I have to do. That kind of coverage and that kind of work is my ideal." Chambers continued to cover everything from the oil crises to presidential approval ratings. She left Current for a short period of time in 2006, to host a pilot for the E! Entertainment channel, called "The Style List," but returned to Current after the show was canceled.
Chambers appeared in CBS's "Moonlight," portraying Mick's Victoria's Secret model girlfriend and she also appeared opposite of James Woods in CBS's "Shark."
In 2008 Chambers was named a spokesperson for Direct TV, and she has appeared as herself in a cameo on CBS's "Criminal Minds."
Chambers reported on the American LeMans series as host of the Speed Channel's "Speedshift."
She has hosted several segments for NBC's "Your LA." Chambers is a contributor to Fox's "The Strategy Room" and can be seen reporting on E! Entertainment's "E! News Now" and for the E! News Bureau.
- Lee, Youyoung (14 November 2011). "Armie Hammer's New Gig: Bakery Owner?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- Pearson, Jennifer (26 June 2013). "The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers share love story as they pose for romantic portraits". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 January 2014.