Eliza Scanlen

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Eliza Scanlen
Born
Eliza Jane Scanlen

(1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 20)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present

Eliza Jane Scanlen (born 6 January 1999) is an Australian actress, whose roles include Tabitha Ford on Home and Away, and Amma Crellin in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, for which she received critical acclaim for her performance.

Early life[edit]

Scanlen was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has a twin sister Annabel. The two are not identical.[1] She learned the piano when she was about 7 years old, but stopped when she was 13 years old. In preparation for her role as Beth March in the upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, she started practising the piano again.[2]

Career[edit]

While in high school, Scanlen was cast in the recurring role of Tabitha Ford on television soap opera Home and Away.[3] Scanlen starred as the titular character in the 2018 short film Grace.[3]

Scanlen's breakthrough role was as Amma Crellin in the HBO psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects, alongside Amy Adams.[3]

Scanlen will make her feature film debut in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women, and will be co-starring with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep and Laura Dern.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Little Women Beth March Post-production
TBA Babyteeth Milla Finlay Post-production
2020 The Devil All the Time Lenora Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 A Class Act Eliza Guest role; 1 episode
2016 Home and Away Tabitha Ford Recurring role; 15 episodes
2018 Sharp Objects Amma Crellin Miniseries; 8 episodes

Short film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Lacuna Zoe
2018 Grace Grace
2018 Love and Other Places Claude

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Krista (August 2018). "Sharp Objects Star Eliza Scanlen Holds Her Own Opposite Her Childhood Idol". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ Robinson, Joanna (26 August 2018). "Sharp Objects Star Eliza Scanlen on Working with Greta Gerwig for Little Women". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Clayton, Cy (4 July 2018). "From Home and Away to Hollywood, Eliza Scanlen sharpens her talent". The West Australian. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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