By Darin April 1, 2009
Call it a case of Lost and found. As Dr. Juliet Burke on the ABC hit television series Lost, Elizabeth Mitchell is a bit of a tease, turning heads with her Others-next-door beauty, while at the same time keeping viewers guessing about her next cunning move. On the mysterious island things aren’t always black and white. Rest assured though that back home, in real life, Mitchell is charming, natural and even a little goofy. She’s the type of person who seems like she would be great to have as your neighbor. And if you live in Washington, she just might be. When not filming on location in Hawaii, Mitchell, originally from Texas, welcomely settles into home life with her husband Chris Soldevilla, an acting teacher and improv comedian, and son C.J. in the Puget Sound – it’s a bit ironic, actually; she works on an island, stars on a show about an island and makes her home on an island. It’s fair to say that Elizabeth Mitchell is Washington’s very own island girl.
What originally brought you to Washington?
I work a lot in Vancouver, BC doing different movies and TV shows and I love the Pacific Northwest. My husband Chris and I were trying to figure out where we wanted to live because we didn’t want to live in Los Angeles and didn’t want to go all the way to the East Coast. We were going to visit Chris’s father in Montana and we looked out of the plane window and saw Puget Sound and Seattle and Chris goes, “What is that!? This place is beautiful!” We fell in love with it from the air and about six months later we ended up buying a house here.
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