March 27, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Gary Bakewell (divorced), Chris Soldevilla (2004–2013, divorced)|
|Children||Christopher Joseph (C.J.) Soldevilla (born 2005)|
Elizabeth Mitchell (born March 27, 1970), is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Dr. Juliet Burke on ABC's TV series Lost and as FBI agent Erica Evans on V. She has starred in such films as The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, and Gia. Mitchell currently co-stars in Eric Kripke's television series Revolution, airing on NBC.
Mitchell was born in Los Angeles, California. Her stepfather, Joseph Day Mitchell, and mother, Josephine Marian Mitchell (née Jenkins), are lawyers based in Dallas. Mitchell and her mother moved to Dallas, Texas in 1970, where her mother married Joseph Mitchell in 1975. Mitchell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a public magnet school. She is the eldest of three sisters, the others being Kristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell (b. 1977), and Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell (b. 1981). In 1991, she graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting, and also studying at the British American Drama Academy. Mitchell worked for six years in Dallas Theater Center and a year at Encore Theater.
Mitchell had a recurring role as psychiatrist Dr. Kim Legaspi, the first lesbian lover of Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) during the 2000–01 season of TV series ER. She also played Angelina Jolie's hairdresser/lover in the movie Gia. She also had a patient one episode role in House M.D.
In March 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that Mitchell had been cast in new ABC pilot for V, its remake of the classic science fiction television miniseries. Although ABC and Warner Bros. officials told the magazine she was only cast as a guest star, the announcement led to speculation and concern that Mitchell's character would be killed off at the end of Lost's fifth season, which ended on a cliffhanger that left the fate of her character unknown. Mitchell was later named the lead actress on V in an ABC press release and various sources reported that she would guest-star in Lost's sixth and final season. Mitchell's character was killed off in the sixth season premiere, but returned for the two-part series finale for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The show V was picked up for a second season, which premiered on January 4, 2011 but was not picked up for a third season. Mitchell had a guest starring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 where she played June Frye. Mitchell starred in the film, Answers to Nothing in 2011, where she played Kate. On June 30, 2012, NBC announced that Elizabeth had joined the cast of the upcoming series Revolution as Rachel Matheson, replacing actress Andrea Roth whom Mitchell worked with for one episode on Lost. The series premiered on September 17, 2012.
Actress Elizabeth Banks who was born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell, changed her name to avoid confusion with Mitchell.
Mitchell married actor Chris Soldevilla in 2004 with whom she has a son named C.J., who was born in 2005. In 2013 Mitchell and Soldevilla divorced due to irreconcilable differences.
"I would finish school in Dallas where my mom was going to law school, and she would make sure I got right over to the Theater Center," says Mitchell. "It was magic. I loved every second of being there and wanted to sleep on stage. I knew then I wanted to be an actress."
|2000||Frequency||Julia 'Jules' Sullivan|
|2000||Nurse Betty||Chloe Jensen|
|2000||Linda McCartney Story, TheThe Linda McCartney Story||Linda McCartney||Television movie|
|2001||Double Bang||Dr. Karen Winterman|
|2002||Santa Clause 2, TheThe Santa Clause 2||Mrs. Claus / Carol Newman|
|2002||Man and Boy||Cyd Mason||Television movie|
|2004||3: The Dale Earnhardt Story||Teresa Earnhardt||Television movie|
|2006||Running Scared||Edele Hansel|
|2006||The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Mrs. Claus / Carol Newman-Calvin|
|2011||Answers to Nothing||Kate|
|2013||Last Chance Holiday||Post-production|
|1993||Dangerous Curves||Bethanny Haines||Episode: "Rainbow Serpent"|
|1994–1995||Loving||Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2||Unknown episodes|
|1996||L.A. Firefighters||Laura Malloy||6 episodes|
|1996||Sentinel, TheThe Sentinel||Wendy Hawthorne||Episode: "True Crime"|
|1997||JAG||Lt. Sandra Gilbert||Episode: "The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert"|
|1997||Comfort, Texas||Trudy||Unsold TV pilot|
|1998||Significant Others||Jane Chasen||6 episodes|
|1999–2000||Time of Your Life||Ashley Holloway||4 episodes|
|2000–2001||E.R.||Dr. Kim Legaspi||14 episodes|
|2001||Beast, TheThe Beast||Alice Allenby||Episode: "The Price"|
|2001||Spin City||Nancy Wheeler||Episode: "Fight Club"|
|2003||Lyon's Den, TheThe Lyon's Den||Ariel Saxon||7 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Andrea Brown||Episode: "Mercy"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Melissa Winters||Episode: "One Hit Wonder"|
|2004||Grammercy Park||Taylor Elliot Quinn||Unsold TV pilot|
|2004||Everwood||Sara Beck||Episode: "Staking Claim"|
|2004||Boston Legal||Christine Pauley||2 episodes|
|2004||House||Sister Mary Augustine||Episode: "Damned If You Do"|
|2006||Haskett's Chance||Ann Haskett||Unsold TV pilot|
|2006–2010||Lost||Dr. Juliet Burke||55 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2007, 2009–10)
|2007–2008||Lost: Missing Pieces||Dr. Juliet Burke||4 episodes|
|2009–2011||V||Erica Evans||22 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||June Frye||Episode: "Totem"|
|2012–present||Revolution||Rachel Matheson||38 episodes
Pending—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
|1994||Red Channels||Shelia Harcourt|
|1995||Three Tall Women||C|
|2008||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Helena|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Lost||Nominated|
|2007||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2008||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Won[A]|
|2009||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2010||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2011||Saturn Award||Best Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|2014||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Revolution||Pending|
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