Elizabeth Marvel

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Elizabeth Marvel
Born(1969-11-27) November 27, 1969 (age 44)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Years active1992–present
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Elizabeth Marvel
Born(1969-11-27) November 27, 1969 (age 44)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Years active1992–present

Elizabeth Marvel (born November 27, 1969)[1] is an American actress.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Marvel was born in Orange County, California, but raised in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.[5] She attended Juilliard School and since early 1990s appeared in off-Broadway plays.[6]


Marvel appeared in many stage productions throughout her career. She has won Obie Awards for her work in Thérèse Raquin, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire and Misalliance[7] 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. She will be coming back to Broadway in the revivial of Picnic. In 2009, for her performance in Fifty Words, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.[8]

In film, Marvel has appeared in True Grit[9] as the adult Mattie Ross, and in Burn After Reading, directed by the Coen brothers. She also appears in the The Bourne Legacy, Lincoln and Hyde Park on Hudson.

On television Marvel is best known for her regular role as Nancy Parras in CBS series The District (2000–2004). She also played recurring roles in Lights Out, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie and Person of Interest, and will guest-starred on 30 Rock, The Good Wife and The Newsroom. In 2013 she was cast as lead role of CW's family drama pilot Blink opposite John Benjamin Hickey.[10]



2000Ten Hundred KingsCaroline Shepard
2005The Dying GaulKelli Cartonis
2008The GuitarMa Wilder
2008Pretty BirdTonya Honeycutt
2008Synecdoche, New YorkWarehouse Realtor
2008Burn After ReadingSandy Pfarrer
2009A Dog YearMargo
2009Love and Other Impossible PursuitsPia
2010Holy RollersElka Gold
2010Goldstar, OhioEdie DeyarminShort film
2010True Grit40-Year-Old Mattie RossNarrator
2011Somewhere TonightMartha
2012The Bourne LegacyDr. Connie Dowd
2012Hyde Park on HudsonMissy
2012Living in the Age of SurveillanceAlicia Corwin
2012LincolnMrs. Jolly
2014A Most Violent YearPost-production


1998Homicide: Life on the StreetAmy Marshall1 episode
1998A Will of Their OwnDianaTV mini-series
1999New York UndercoverEve Flemming1 episode
2000–2004The DistrictDet. Nancy Parras88 episodes
2001, 2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentJenny Hendry / Sylvia Moon2 episodes
2007KidnappedMadeleine2 episodes
200930 RockEmily1 episode
2008–2009Law & OrderAttorney Grubman2 episodes
2009The Good WifeLauren Chatham1 episode
2009American Masters: The Woman Behind "Little Women"Louisa May Alcott - adult1 episode
2009–2010Nurse JackieGinny Flynn3 episodes
2011Lights OutMargaret Leary9 episodes
2012Person of InterestAlicia Corwin5 episodes
2012The NewsroomSharon1 episode
2010–2012, 2014Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRita Calhoun4 episodes
2013BlinkHelen Trask
2013White CollarDr. Mara Summers1 episode
2014House of CardsHeather Dunbar2 episodes
2014Elementary (TV series)Cassandra Walker1 episode


  1. ^ Elizabeth Marvel profile at IMDb
  2. ^ Healy, Patrick (March 14, 2010). "Plunging Into Uncharted Depths of Character". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Marvel Has Balls, Daily Intel
  4. ^ Del, John (2010-02-26). "Elizabeth Marvel, Actor". Gothamist. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Place of birth per www.familytreelegends.com". Familytreelegends.com. 1969-11-27. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  6. ^ Cote, David (2008-09-24). "Elizabeth Marvel | Things to Do | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York". Newyork.timeout.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Profile at". Americantheatrewing.org. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  8. ^ Cozby, Paul. "'Billy Elliot' Nabs Drama Desk Best Musical". About.com theater. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ Elizabeth Marvel: True Grit Actress, Right Cinema
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 18, 2013). "Elizabeth Marvel To Star In CW’s ‘Blink’, Brooklyn Sudano Cast In ABC’s ‘Venice’". Retrieved March 26, 2013. 

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