Elisa Donovan

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Elisa Donovan
Elisa Donovan.jpg
Donovan at the "Remember to Give" Holiday Party on December 13, 2007
BornLisa Adaline Donovan
(1971-02-03) February 3, 1971 (age 42)
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, writer, producer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Charlie Bigelow (m. 2012)
ChildrenScarlett Bigelow
Website
www.elisadonovan.net
 
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Elisa Donovan
Elisa Donovan.jpg
Donovan at the "Remember to Give" Holiday Party on December 13, 2007
BornLisa Adaline Donovan
(1971-02-03) February 3, 1971 (age 42)
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, writer, producer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Charlie Bigelow (m. 2012)
ChildrenScarlett Bigelow
Website
www.elisadonovan.net

Elisa Donovan (born Lisa Adaline Donovan; February 3, 1971) is an American actress, writer, and producer.

Early life[edit]

Elisa was born Lisa Adaline Donovan in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of Charlotte and Jack Donovan, who was a business executive.[1] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Donovan's major breakthrough role was in the 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.[2] 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.[3]

Donovan also had a role in the film A Golden Christmas, where she played Anna, the funny, younger sister of the main character.

In 2006 she played a guest role in the NCIS episode "Dead and Unburied".[4]

She was also featured in 'N Sync's 1999 music video for "Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)" as the love interest for Joey Fatone.

Personal life[edit]

Donovan and her husband Charlie Bigelow have a daughter Scarlett Avery Bigelow (born May 8, 2012). They were married on October 20, 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Café BabelLover (she)Short film
1995CluelessAmber Mariens
1996Encino WomanIvanaTelevision film
1997Justice League of AmericaCherylTelevision film
1998Night at the Roxbury, AA Night at the RoxburyCambi
1999PopNora
199915 MinutesE.DShort film
1999Loving JezebelSalli
2000Best ActressLori SeeferTelevision film
2001Rebound GuyAlexandraShort film
2001Liars ClubMae
2002Wolves of Wall StreetAnnabella Morris
2004BandwagonElisa Donovan
2004Eve's ChristmasEveTelevision film
2006National Lampoon's TV: The MovieSusie
2006Bliss, TheThe BlissMartina
2006Kiss Me AgainMalika
2007Framed for MurderJune BaldwinTelevision film
2007BetrayalsCarson O'ConnerTelevision film
200815 Minutes of FameRed
2008Shark SwarmBrendaTelevision film
2009Dog Who Saved Christmas, TheThe Dog Who Saved ChristmasBelinda BannisterTelevision film
2009Golden Christmas, AA Golden ChristmasAnnaTelevision film
2010ComplacentJennifer Pulchek
2010Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation, TheThe Dog Who Saved Christmas VacationBelinda BannisterTelevision film
2011Chasing HappinessJen
2011Valentine's Date, AA Valentine's DateLaura ConnersTelevision film
2011Dog Who Saved Halloween, TheThe Dog Who Saved HalloweenBelinda BannisterTelevision film
2011Spooky BuddiesJaniceDirect-to-DVD
201112 Wishes of ChristmasLaura LindseyTelevision film
2012Dog Who Saved the Holidays, TheThe Dog Who Saved the HolidaysBelinda BannisterTelevision film
2012MoniKaAndrea
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994BlossomTanya2 episodes
1995–1996Beverly Hills, 90210Ginger LaMonica4 episodes
1995RenegadeTina DouglasEpisode: "The Ballad of D.B. Cooper"
1995SimonHollyEpisode: "Simon Gets Carl a Job"
1996–1999CluelessAmber MariensMain cast
1999Oh BabyJenniferEpisode: "Sitting on Babies"
1999Just Shoot Me!AmberEpisode: "Jack Gets Tough"
2000Jack & JillAnnie2 episodes
2000–2003Sabrina, the Teenage WitchMorgan CavanaughMain cast (seasons 5–7); 54 episodes
2001Spyder GamesGail SandersEpisode #1.43
2004Judging AmyShelby Crawford2 episodes
2006NCISRebecca KempEpisode: "Dead and Unburied"
2009Sonny with a ChanceSharonaEpisode: "Poll'd Apart"
Web series
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Turbo DatesN/AEpisode: "3:10 to Puma"
2009Lake, TheThe LakeLeslieMain cast
2009–2011In Gayle We TrustGayle EvansMain cast; also producer
2012Whole Day DownNadineMain cast; 4 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elisa Donovan Biography (1971-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ "The WB can only be viewed in the United States". Thewb.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  3. ^ "NBC Official Site". In Gayle We Trust. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  4. ^ "NCIS: Dead and Unburied Cast List". Tv.com. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 

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