Elizabeth Mitchell

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Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornElizabeth Joanna Robertson
(1970-03-27) March 27, 1970 (age 42)
Los Angeles, U.S.
OccupationActress, and model
Years active1993-present
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)Chris Soldevilla (2004-Present)
(1 child)
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Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornElizabeth Joanna Robertson
(1970-03-27) March 27, 1970 (age 42)
Los Angeles, U.S.
OccupationActress, and model
Years active1993-present
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)Chris Soldevilla (2004-Present)
(1 child)

Elizabeth Mitchell (born on March 27, 1970), is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Dr. Juliet Burke on ABC's TV series Lost[1] and as FBI agent Erica Evans on V. She has starred in such films as The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, and Gia. Mitchell currently co-stars in Eric Kripke's television series Revolution, airing on NBC.


Early life

Mitchell was born Elizabeth Joanna Robertson in Los Angeles, California.[2] Her stepfather, Joseph Day Mitchell, and mother, Josephine Marian Mitchell (née Jenkins), are lawyers based in Dallas.[3] Mitchell and her mother moved to Dallas, Texas in 1970, where her mother married Joseph Mitchell in 1975.[4] Mitchell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a public magnet school. She is the oldest of three sisters, the others being Kristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell (b. 1977), and Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell (b. 1981). In 1991, she graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting, and also studying at the British American Drama Academy.[5] Mitchell worked for six years in Dallas Theater Center and a year at Encore Theater.


Mitchell had a recurring role as psychiatrist Dr. Kim Legaspi, the first lesbian lover of Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) during the 2000–01 season of TV series ER. She also played Angelina Jolie's hairdresser/lover in the movie Gia.

In March 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that Mitchell had been cast in new ABC pilot for V, its remake of the classic science fiction television miniseries. Although ABC and Warner Bros officials told the magazine she was only cast as a guest star, the announcement led to speculation and concern that Mitchell's character would be killed off at the end of Lost's fifth season,[6] which ended on a cliffhanger that left the fate of her character unknown. Mitchell was later named the lead actress on V in an ABC press release and various sources reported that she would guest-star in Lost's sixth, final season.[7][8] Mitchell's character was killed off in the sixth season premiere, but returned for the two-part series finale for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

The show V was picked up for a second season, which premiered on January 4, 2011 but was not picked up for a third season. Mitchell had a guest starring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 where she played June Frye. [9] Mitchell starred in the film, Answers to Nothing in 2011, where she played Kate. On June 30, 2012, NBC announced that Elizabeth had joined the cast of the upcoming series Revolution as Rachel Matheson, replacing actress Andrea Roth whom Mitchell worked with for one episode on Lost. The series premiered on September 17, 2012. [10]

Actress Elizabeth Banks changed her name to avoid confusion with Mitchell.

Personal life

Mitchell married actor Chris Soldevilla in 2004 with whom she has a son named C.J., who was born in 2005.[11]

In an interview with Aventura magazine, Mitchell claimed she was just "a dorky kid" when she left Los Angeles for Dallas.

"I would finish school in Dallas where my mom was going to law school, and she would make sure I got right over to the Theater Center," says Mitchell. "It was magic. I loved every second of being there and wanted to sleep on stage. I knew then I wanted to be an actress."

Though various websites & Aventura magazine mention that prior to her marriage to Soldevilla she was "married" to actor Gary Bakewell,[12] Mitchell herself told Southern Beauty magazine in their Holiday 2009 issue that such information is a rumour:

For the most part, [Mitchell] manages to stay below the industry's gossip radar. "I'm pretty lucky", she says, "There's not a lot that's written about me that is completely incorrect." Then, however, she jokes about her supposed first husband and second child – both untruths – mentioned on various websites."[13]

Aventura magazine erroneously referenced such a website, as they did not conduct a direct interview.


1998GiaLindaTV movie
1999MollyBeverly Trehare
2000FrequencyJulia 'Jules' Sullivan
2000Nurse BettyChloe Jensen
2000Linda McCartney Story, TheThe Linda McCartney StoryLinda McCartneyTV movie
2001Hollywood PalmsBlair
2001Double BangDr. Karen Winterman
2002Santa Clause 2, TheThe Santa Clause 2Carol Newman
2002Man and BoyCyd MasonTV movie
20043: The Dale Earnhardt StoryTeresa EarnhardtTV movie
2006Running ScaredEdele Hansel
2006The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseMrs. Claus / Carol Newman-Calvin
2011Answers to NothingKate[14]
1994 – 1995LovingDinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2Soap opera
1996L.A. FirefightersLaura MalloyRecurring
1997Comfort, TexasTrudyPilot
1998Significant OthersJane Chasen
1999 – 2000Time of Your LifeAshley HollowayRecurring
2000 – 2001E.R.Dr. Kim LegaspiRecurring
2001Beast, TheThe BeastAlice Allenby
2003Lyon's Den, TheThe Lyon's DenAriel Saxon
2004Grammercy ParkTaylor Elliot QuinnPilot
2006Haskett's ChanceAnn HaskettPilot
2006 – 2010LostDr. Juliet BurkeMain cast
2007 – 2008Lost: Missing PiecesDr. Juliet BurkeWebisodes
2009 – 2011VErica EvansLead role
2012RevolutionRachel MathesonMain cast
Guest appearances
YearShow nameRoleNotes
1993Dangerous CurvesBethanny Haines
1994Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby MysteriesMissing Woman
1996Sentinel, TheThe SentinelWendy Hawthorne
1997JAGLt. Sandra Gilbert
2001Spin CityNancy Wheeler
2003Law & Order: Special Victims UnitAndrea BrownEpisode: "Mercy"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMelissa Winters
2004EverwoodSara Beck
2004Boston LegalChristine PauleyEpisode: "Catch and Release"
2004HouseSister Mary AugustineEpisode: 1.5 "Damned If You Do"
2011Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJune FryeEpisode: "Totem"
YearShow nameRoleNotes
1994Red ChannelsShelia Harcourt
1995Three Tall WomenC
1999AbsolutionGordon's Wife
2008A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryTV show/MovieResult
2006Saturn AwardBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLostNominated
2007Saturn AwardBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLostNominated
Hollywood Life AwardsBreakthrough of the YearLost / Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseWon
2008Saturn AwardBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLostWon (tied with Summer Glau)
2009Saturn AwardBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLostNominated
2010Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLostNominated
2011Saturn AwardBest Actress on Television [15]VNominated


  1. ^ 'Lost' scoop: Juliet mystery (sort of) solved | Inside TV | EW.com
  2. ^ State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Mitchell Biography (1970–)
  4. ^ Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Marriage Index, 1966–2002. Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas.
  5. ^ "Southern Beauty Magazine " Elizabeth Mitchell". www.sobeautymag.com. http://www.sobeautymag.com/southern-beauties/elizabeth-mitchell/. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2009-03-20). "Exclusive: Elizabeth Mitchell trading "Lost" for "V"?". Entertainment Weekly. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/exclusive-eliza.html. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ McPherson, Stephen (May 19, 2009). "ABC Unveils 2009–2010 Primetime Schedule". ABC Medianet. http://abcmedianet.com/DNR/2009/abc_20092010_schedule.pdf. Retrieved May 19, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 18, 2009). "Lost scoop: Juliet mystery (sort of) solved". Entertainment Weekly. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/lost-scoop-juli.html. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ Keck, William (March 7, 2011). "Keck's Exclusives: Elizabeth Mitchell Turns Evil on SVU". TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Exclusives-Elizabeth-1030402.aspx. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 30, 2012). "'Revolution's' 'Lost' Reunion: Elizabeth Mitchell Joins J.J. Abrams Drama as Series Regular". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/revolution-nbc-elizabeth-mitchell-lost-jj-abrams-343674.html. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ Monica Rizzo (2008-02-18). "Lost's Mystery Woman Elizabeth Mitchell". People. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20179836,00.html. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  12. ^ Linda Marx (2011-02-01). "Lost No More: Elizabeth Mitchell’s star shines again in the new hit series, V". Aventura. http://www.aventuramagazine.com/pagedetails.php?idpage=535. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  13. ^ Mary Beth Heaton (2009-12-10). "LOST's Lethal But Lovely Lady". Southern Beauty. http://www.sobeautymag.com/southern-beauties/elizabeth-mitchell/. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  14. ^ Movies – News – 'V' star joins cast of 'Answers' – Digital Spy
  15. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (February 24, 2011). "'Inception,' 'Walking Dead' Top Saturn Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inception-walking-dead-top-saturn-160979?page=3. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 

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