Elizabeth Berridge (actress)

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Elizabeth Berridge
Born (1962-05-02) May 2, 1962 (age 55)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Kevin Corrigan (m. 2001)
Children 1: Sadie Rose Corrigan

Elizabeth Berridge (born May 2, 1962) is an American film and theatre actress. She is known for playing Constanze Mozart in the Academy Award-winning 1984 film Amadeus, for the role of Officer Eve Eggers on The John Larroquette Show (1993-1996), and for her performances in the theater.

Life and career[edit]

Berridge was born in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of George Berridge, a lawyer, and Mary L. Berridge (née Robinson), a social worker.[1] 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.[2]

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 a landlady's daughter).[3] Berridge (and the other cast members) remained in Prague for six months to complete the onsite filming.[4]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Natural Enemies Sheila Steward
1981 Funhouse, TheThe Funhouse Amy Harper
1984 Amadeus Constanze Mozart
1985 Smooth Talk June
1987 Five Corners Melanie
1993 When the Party's Over Frankie
2000 Broke Even Leslie
2004 Hidalgo Annie Oakley
2010 Please Give Elyse
2015 Results Christine

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Guiding Light Morgan Richards "Surprise Witness"
1981–82 Texas Allison Linden TV series
1984 Silence of the Heart Penny TV film
1987 Leg Work Peaches "Peaches"
1989 Home Fires Burning Francine Tibbetts TV film
1989 Miami Vice Julia Scianti "The Lost Madonna"
1989 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Susan Wilhite "Endgame"
1990 Montana Lavetta TV film
1992–93 Powers That Be, TheThe Powers That Be Charlotte Main role
1993–96 John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette Show Officer Eve Eggers Main role
1998 Touched by an Angel Holly "The Trigger"
2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Rosie Casals TV film
2001–05 Grounded for Life Amy "Love Child", "Pictures of Willy", "Crazy"
2003 Still Standing Sandy Hartwick "Still Changing"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Berridge Biography (1962-)
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ as told by Berridge in Bonus Features - The Making of Amadeus, disc 2 Amadeus DVD, Director's Cut edition
  4. ^ The Making of Amadeus, disc 2 of Amadeus DVD, Director's Cut edition

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