Marvel during SAG Awards Red Carpet in 2016
November 27, 1969|
Orange County, California, U.S.
Bill Camp (m. 2004)
|Awards||Obie Awards in 1998, 2000 and 2005|
Elizabeth Marvel (born November 27, 1969) is an American actress. Her most prominent roles include Det. Nancy Parras on The District and Solicitor General Heather Dunbar on House of Cards.
Life and career
Marvel appeared in many stage productions throughout her career. Her first professional role was as Isabella in Measure for Measure at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1992. She has won Obie Awards for her work in Thérèse Raquin and Misalliance (1998), A Streetcar Named Desire (2000) and Hedda Gabler (2005). She returned to the role she originated Off-Broadway of Brooke Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, which was played by Rachel Griffiths in its Broadway premiere. In 2009, for her performance in Fifty Words, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.
Marvel first gained widespread attention on television, with her four seasons playing the regular role of Nancy Parras in the CBS series The District (2000–04). She played a variety of guest and recurring roles on Lights Out, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nurse Jackie, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and The Newsroom.
In film, Marvel has appeared in Burn After Reading (2008), directed by the Coen brothers, and in True Grit (2010), as the adult Mattie Ross. She appeared in The Bourne Legacy (2012), Lincoln (2012), and Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).
In 2013, she was cast as lead in the CW family drama pilot Blink, opposite John Benjamin Hickey. She most recently was noted for portraying Heather Dunbar in Netflix's political drama House of Cards. In 2016, she was cast as President-elect Elizabeth Keane for the sixth and seventh seasons of Showtime drama series Homeland.
|2000||Ten Hundred Kings||Caroline Shepard|
|2005||The Dying Gaul||Kelli Cartonis|
|2008||The Guitar||Ma Wilder|
|2008||Pretty Bird||Tonya Honeycutt|
|2008||Synecdoche, New York||Warehouse Realtor|
|2008||Burn After Reading||Sandy Pfarrer|
|2009||A Dog Year||Margo|
|2009||The Other Woman||Pia|
|2010||Holy Rollers||Elka Gold|
|2010||Goldstar, Ohio||Edie Deyarmin||Short film|
|2010||True Grit||40-year-old Mattie Ross||Narrator|
|2012||The Bourne Legacy||Dr. Connie Dowd|
|2012||Hyde Park on Hudson||Missy|
|2012||Living in the Age of Surveillance||Alicia Corwin|
|2014||A Most Violent Year||Mrs. Rose|
|2015||Peacock Killer||Sheriff||Short film|
|2016||The Congressman||Rae Blanchard|
|2016||The Phenom||June Epland|
|2017||The Meyerowitz Stories||Jean|
|2018||The Land of Steady Habits||Post-production|
|1998||Homicide: Life on the Street||Amy Marshall||Episode: "Abduction"|
|1998||A Will of Their Own||Diana||Episode: "#1.1"|
|1999||New York Undercover||Eve Flemming||Episode: "Catharsis"|
|2000–2004||The District||Det. Nancy Parras||88 episodes|
|2001||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sylvia Moon||Episode: "Art"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jenny Herne||Episode: "Prisoner"|
|2009||30 Rock||Emily||Episode: "Jackie Jormp-Jomp"|
|2008–2009||Law & Order||Attorney Grubman||2 episodes|
|2009||The Good Wife||Lauren Chatham||Episode: "Home"|
|2009||American Masters||Louisa May Alcott||Episode: "The Woman Behind 'Little Women'"|
|2009–2010||Nurse Jackie||Ginny Flynn||3 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Frantz||Episode: "Savior"|
|2011||Lights Out||Margaret Leary||9 episodes|
|2012||The Newsroom||Sharon||Episode: "We Just Decided To"|
|2012–2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rita Calhoun||13 episodes|
|2012–2015||Person of Interest||Alicia Corwin||6 episodes|
|2013||Betrayal||Janet||Episode: "...Nice Photos"|
|2013||Blink||Helen Trask||Unsold TV pilot|
|2013||White Collar||Dr. Mara Summers||Episode: "Controlling Interest"|
|2013||Elementary||Cassandra Walker||Episode: "Tremors"|
|2014–2016||House of Cards||Heather Dunbar||23 episodes|
|2015||Fargo||Constance Heck||5 episodes|
|2017–present||Homeland||President Elizabeth Keane||24 episodes|
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- Andreeva, Nellie. "'Homeland': Elizabeth Marvel Cast As U.S. President-Elect In Season 6". Retrieved July 27, 2016.
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