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  • Elizabeth broke her nose while filming the movie “Frequency” in 2000.
  • Elizabeth graduated from Arts Magnet High School located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. The building has since been declared an historical building and been renamed Booker T. Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts.
  • The character, Kim Legaspi, who Elizabeth played in “ER” was only intended to be a one episode appearance. Elizabeth was offered the role and started filming on the same day – she clearly wowed the producers enough for Kim to be written into a long-term part.
  • In “ER” Elizabeth’s character, Dr. Legaspi, went out with two friends called ‘Christy’ and ‘Kate’, it is reported that the names were inspired by the names of Elizabeth’s sisters.
  • Elizabeth says she also enjoys the physical transformation that comes with new parts; her desire to morph into somebody else is not complete without changes to every aspect of herself.
  • Elizabeth claims she enjoys obscurity; she isn’t ready for a celebrity image quite yet, she prefers being anonymous.
  • Elizabeth was always aware that acting for most people involves no money – she chose to persue acting though, as she loved it, regardless of her salary.
  • Elizabeth was fired from TV soap “Loving” for her constant attempts to change the script.
  • One critic claimed that Elizabeth Mitchell has failed to see her ‘girl-next-door’ appeal as a limitation. Instead, she “has used it – if not exactly to play against type – to question whether the type really exists.”
  • The roles Elizabeth plays often end up influencing her outlook on life, proving she takes her work seriously, for instance The Beast made Elizabeth question her morals regarding the death penalty.
  • Elizabeth is hooked to the Scottish accent, and madly in love with the Irish one after her work on “The Linda McCartney Story”, Gary Bakewell.
  • For her role in “Gia” Elizabeth lived in a Hollywood hotel, purposefully experiencing the private and dark life.
  • Due to her morals, Elizabeth nearly lost a part in “Dangerous Curves”; the producers wanted to do a clothed American version and a nude European one. Whilst Elizabeth claims to have no problem with nudity within a story-line, she refuses gratuitous nudity. In the end a compromise was reached with limited clothing involved.
  • Elizabeth’s part in the “Cosby Mysteries” led her mother to write a letter to her sister, declaring that “I think that Liz playing a corpse is an important step forward in her career!”
  • Mitchell got her part in “Loving” because the director wanted somebody immediately loveable!
  • Her appearances on stage have been many, such as: Theatre for the New City “Red Channells” as Sheila Harcourt; Theatre Tree (Texas) “Amateures” as Jennifer; Okoboji Summer Theatre (Iowa) “Tribute ” as Maggie Okoboji Summer Theatre (Iowa) “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” as Philia; Warehouse Theatre (Missouri) “Approaching Lavender” as Jennifer; Warehouse Theatre “Gather The Wind” as Calley Rae; Warehouse Theatre (Missouri) “How’s It Hanging” as Guerline.
  • Elizabeth’s boyfriend advised her to put on weight after seeing her in “The Santa Clause 2” – he thought she was cuter that way.
  • In “The Santa Clause 2”, it was Elizabeth’s influence that allowed Mrs. Clause to be chubby like her husband; Elizabeth campaigned to have a chubby Mrs. Clause, though it meant wearing a fat suit and face prosthetics. She said that it was more important for the world’s women to not see a skinny wife, than for the worlds’ men to see one.
  • Elizabeth claims her favourite medium to work and act in is the theatre – it’s what she grew-up with and therefore what’s most natural to her.
  • Elizabeth has trained in stage combat techniques such as hand-to-hand combat, rapier, and dagger, all of which she is skillful at.
  • Elizabeth was in a “Hertz Rent-A-Car” commercial in 1994. The commercial was pulled off the air because of the O.J. Simpson getaway chase.
  • While she lived in Europe, she was in a theater productoin of As You Like It where she played the character of Rosalind.
  • On September 4, 2005, Elizabeth gave birth to her son named C.J. (Christopher Joseph).
  • Her nickname is Liz.
  • Elizabeth spent six years at the Dallas Theater Center and spent one year with its Encore Company.
  • To land a commercial for “Poland Spring Water”, Elizabeth admits lying to producers and telling them she could cross-country ski when her only experience was with downhill skiing; she managed to use a ‘how-to’ book to learn but claims the experience almost killed her; Elizabeth stayed in every night, nursing her aching body while the rest of the cast and crew went out barhopping. She thinks the money was worth the pain, though.
  • David Lee Smith was her partner from 1994 to 1999.
  • In 1991 Elizabeth graduated from Stephens College with a Fine Arts Degree.
  • Elizabeth is a fan of the TV shows “24” and “Battlestar Galactica” (she used to watch it with her husband), and occassionally watches “Grey’s Anatomy”.
  • Elizabeth’s acting debut was at the Dallas Theatre Center at the age of 7 in the role of Alice in a production of “Alice in Wonderland”.
  • When Elizabeth took her son C.J. to the set of “LOST” and the minute she started to work, he screamed!
  • Elizabeth’s son C.J. has a huge crush on her “LOST” co-star, Evangeline Lilly. Every time he sees her he wants to feed her, throwing stuff in her mouth, and as Elizabeth says, being the lovely woman that she is, Evangeline always eats it.
  • Elizabeth went to her audition for “LOST” with a broken foot and arm! She’d injured them redoing her house.

Comments
  • Calvin

    God I love her! She’s so nice!