Elisa Donovan (born Lisa Adaline Donovan; February 3, 1971) is an American actress. She played the role of Amber in the 1995 teen comedy film Clueless, and reprised her role in the TV series of the same name (1996-1999). Donovan went on to play the role of Morgan Cavanaugh in the sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2000–2003).
Elisa's book, Wake Me When You Leave, will be released in June 2021 by Llewellyn. 
Lisa Adaline Donovan
February 3, 1971
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Elisa was born Lisa Adaline Donovan in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of Charlotte and Jack Donovan, who was a business executive. She later changed her first name to "Elisa" when she had to join the stage union, Actor's Equity, because there was already an actress in that union named Lisa Donovan. She grew up on Long Island where she was an accomplished gymnast, dancer and equestrian. She began studying acting at age 12. She attended The New School, in New York City, where she studied writing, literature and acting. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and got her first sitcom role as Tanya on Blossom.
Donovan's breakthrough role was in the 1995 film Clueless as Amber, Cher's nemesis. Donovan also reprised her role in the television series of the same name. Other notable roles included the film A Night at the Roxbury, Beverly Hills, 90210 as Ginger LaMonica and playing Morgan Cavanaugh on the television sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. She also played Sharona on Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance, and has appeared in the films Complacent, The Dog Who Saved Christmas, and its sequel The Dog Who Saved the Holidays. Donovan starred in the web series, The Lake on TheWB.com. Additionally, Donovan played Gayle, an insurance agent in the small town of Maple Grove, in the web series In Gayle We Trust on NBC.com.
Donovan had a role in the film A Golden Christmas, where she played Anna, the sister of the main character and she played the lead role in "The 12 Wishes of Christmas."
|1995||Café Babel||Lover (she)||Short film|
|1998||A Night at the Roxbury||Cambi|
|1999||15 Minutes||E.D.||Short film|
|1999||10 Things I Hate About You||Jennifer|
|2001||Rebound Guy||Alexandra||Short film|
|2002||Wolves of Wall Street||Annabella Morris|
|2004||A Girl's Guide to Depravity||Short film|
|2006||National Lampoon's TV: The Movie||Suzy Gottlieb|
|2006||Kiss Me Again||Malika|
|2008||15 Minutes of Fame||Red|
|2009||A Golden Christmas||Anna|
|2011||Your Love Never Fails||Laura Connors||Video|
|2014||The Dog Who Saved Easter||Belinda Bannister|
|2015||The Dog Who Saved Summer||Belinda Bannister|
|1995||Renegade||Tina Douglas||Episode: "The Ballad of D.B. Cooper"|
|1995||Simon||Holly||Episode: "Simon Gets Carl a Job"|
|1995–1996||Beverly Hills, 90210||Ginger LaMonica||4 episodes|
|1996||Encino Woman||Ivana||Television film|
|1996–1999||Clueless||Amber Mariens||Main role|
|1997||Justice League of America||Cheryl||Television film|
|1999||Oh Baby||Jennifer Xavier||Episode: "Sitting on Babies"|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Amber||Episode: "Jack Gets Tough"|
|2000||Jack & Jill||Annie||2 episodes|
|2000||Best Actress||Lori Seefer||Television film|
|2000–2003||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Morgan Cavanaugh||Main role (seasons 5–7)|
|2001||Spyder Games||Gail Sanders||Episode: "1.43"|
|2004||Judging Amy||Shelby Crawford||2 episodes|
|2004||Eve's Christmas||Eve Simon||Television film|
|2006||NCIS||Rebecca Kemps||Episode: "Dead and Unburied"|
|2007||Framed for Murder||June Baldwin||Television film|
|2007||It Was One of Us||Carson O'Connor||Television film|
|2008||Shark Swarm||Brenda||Television film|
|2008||Turbo Dates||Episode: "3:10 to Puma"|
|2009||Sonny with a Chance||Sharona||Episode: "Poll'd Apart"|
|2009||The Lake||Leslie||Main role|
|2009||The Dog Who Saved Christmas||Belinda Bannister||Television film|
|2009–2011||In Gayle We Trust||Gayle Evans||Lead role|
|2010||The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation||Belinda Bannister||Television film|
|2011||The Dog Who Saved Halloween||Belinda Bannister||Television film|
|2011||12 Wishes of Christmas||Laura Lindsey||Television film|
|2012||Whole Day Down||Nadine||4 episodes|
|2012||The Dog Who Saved the Holidays||Belinda Bannister||Television film|
|2014||Melissa & Joey||Darcey||Episode: "Catch & Release"|
|2014||HOARS (Home Owner Association Regency Supreme)||Julia Roberts||Episode: "No Mold, Parasites and Cocaine 244(b-1)"|
- "Elisa Donovan Biography (1971-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- Worldwide, Llewellyn (March 15, 2021). "Wake Me When You Leave". Llewellyn Worldwide.
- "Elisa Donovan Biography (1971-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "The WB can only be viewed in the United States". Thewb.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "NBC Official Site". In Gayle We Trust. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "NCIS: Dead and Unburied Cast List". Tv.com. October 17, 2006. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "Elisa Donovan Weds Charlie Bigelow". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- "Elisa Donovan: Motherhood Has 'Stretched Me in Ways I Never Imagined'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
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