Lizzy Caplan is known as Janis Ian from the popular movie “Mean Girls”. Her slim body and sweet oval face helped her to start the career of a model. The woman took part in several fashion commercials, but she couldn’t become the professional model because of her height. How tall is Lizzy Caplan? She is just 163 cm tall. When she understood, she can’t do modeling in spite of her beautiful appearance, Lizzy Caplan concentrated on her acting career.
Elizabeth Anne Caplan was born in 1982 on the 30th of June. The daughter of a successful lawyer and a political aide, Lizzy visited Alexander Hamilton High School in order to get great education. Being a pupil, she liked to act on the school stage. Although her parents wanted their daughter to become a well-educated person and have some serious profession, she dreamed to take acting classes. Lizzy lived in LA together with her parents and two siblings.
According to Lizzy Caplan interview, when she was a teenager, her mother got ill and died. After that Lizzy was frustrated. She made up her mind to become successful for her late mother to be proud of her. After graduating from school, Lizzy entered Academy of Music. She began modeling in her teens. Sat the age of 15 she got her first acting job.
After several small projects, Lizzy Caplan got the role that made her recognizable. She acted in “Freaks and Geeks” – TV series that appeared to be quite short. But they gave the road to stardom to many actors like James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel. Lizzy Caplan, who acted as Sara, also got her winning ticket. After the series “Freaks and Geeks” she became recognizable. But she became really popular in 2004, when she participated in the movie “Mean Girls”.
Lizzy Caplan Movies and TV Shows
Lizzy Caplan actress can boast with more than 55 credits in her resume. Lizzy Caplan filmography is extremely variable. She took part in dramas, comedies and thrillers. The actress can look changeable in each movie. She shows deep understanding of her heroines, tries to show all their emotions on the screen. How old is Lizzy Caplan? She is just 33. But she is quite mature and adult as an actress. Here are some of her most successful movies.
1. Mean Girls
The movie got three MTV movie awards. The film of Mark Waters was a big break not just for Lizzy Caplan, but also for her co-stars Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan, who got MTV award for the best female role.
2. Love Is the Drug
The film director Elliott Lester invited a new born star Lizzy Caplan for the title female role. She acted opposite John Patrick Amedori and Jenny Wade. The movie got average reviews from critics and the audience. But it was good for Lizzy to add the title role to her resume.
3. Wainy Days
Lizzy Caplan makes her career not just as an actress, but also as a television actress. She took part in numerous TV series and “Wainy Days” is just one of them. She took part in just one episode. But one more time she proved that she can make interesting and vivid performance.
4. My Best Friend’s Girl
Lizzie Caplan plays various roles, but she looks the best in comedies. “My Best Friend’s Girl” is one more comedy in her filmography. The film of Howard Deutch was successful due to the talented play of the movie cast – Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs and Lizzy Caplan.
5. 127 Hours
The film got 6 Oscar nominations. It tells about the rock climber, who appeared in danger during one of his expeditions. He had to spend 127 hours without food and water and had the only one task – to survive. The movie is the sample of great acting work – the stars, which were casted in the movie, made phenomenal efforts to make the film touching and sincere. Lizzy Caplan was one of them. She acted opposite James Franco and Kate Mara.
6. Masters of Sex
The TV series, where Lizzy Caplan has the recurring role, is probably, one of the most successful series in her filmography. Her heroine, Virginia Johnson, is the proof that the actress got the necessary experience and now works quite professionally.
7. The Interview
Lizzy Caplan got one more opportunity to co-act legendary James Franco. The co-director of the movie was also her Freaks and Geeks colleague Seth Rogen. Although the film got contradictory reviews, Lizzy was proud to act there.
8. The Night Before
It is the latest movie of the star, where she acted as Diana. Lizziy Caplan has a busy movie schedule. Soon we will admire her in the film of Jon Chu “Now You See Me 2”.
Lizzie Caplan Personal Life
The personal life of an actor is usually as interesting to his fans as his new films. Is Lizzy Caplan married? Who is Lizzy Caplan dating? These questions the actress is usually asked.
In fact, a beautiful woman used to date Friends star Matthew Perry. They were together within a year but then split.
Now she is in relationship with an actor Tom Riley. You could see him in the thriller “Kill Your Friends”.
Lizzy Caplan is a beautiful young star, who has numerous successful movies in her film list. She is keeping developing her acting skills and is on the way to her big stardom.