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Lizzy Caplan is an American actress best known for her role in the television series ‘Masters of Sex’

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BirthdayJune 30, 1982
NationalityAmerican
FamousJewish Actresses, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateCalifornia
SiblingsBen Caplan, Julie Caplan
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, United States
Height163cm
GenderFemale
FatherRichard Caplan
MotherBarbara Bragman
Sun SignCancer
Born inLos Angeles, California, United States
Famous asActress

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Who is Lizzy Caplan?

Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan is an American actress, best known for her roles in films like ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Cloverfield’ and television series ‘Masters of Sex’. She was born in Los Angeles and spent her childhood in the Miracle Mile district. She was inclined towards drama as a child, and upon graduation went on to pursue a career in acting. Lizzy Caplan started working at the age of seventeen and began her work with roles in television series like ‘Freak and Geeks’, ‘Smallville’, ‘The Pitts’ and ‘Tru Calling. She made her movie debut with ‘Mean Girls’, a role that gained attention, both commercially and critically. Her work has earned her several nominations for prestigious awards like the Primetime Emmy Awards and Satellite Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Award. Apart from being an actress, Lizzy Caplan is also a voice actress.

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Childhood & Early Life

Elizabeth Anne Caplan was born on 30 June 1982 in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest child of Richard Caplan was a lawyer and Barbara Bragman. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a political aide. She has an elder brother, Benjamin, and an elder sister, Julie. Lizzy’s mother died when she was 13 years old.

She grew up in Miracle Mile district, Los Angeles. She attended Alexander Hamilton High School and was part of the school’s Academy of Music. Though initially her focus of study was the piano, she later shifted to studying drama. She was also part of the soccer team at the school.

She graduated from school in 2000 and went on to pursue a career in acting.

Career

In 1999, Lizzy Caplan began her acting career with teen comedy drama series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. Her initial performance led to her being part of the recurring cast of the series. Eighteen episodes of the series were shot, however, only twelve were aired.

Lizzy Caplan went on to do guest appearances in several shows and music videos including Jason Mraz‘s music video titled ‘You and I Both’. In 2000, she made her film debut ‘From Where I Sit’. The movie was premiered on television.

In 2001, she appeared in an episode of television series ‘Smallville’, and appeared once again in the series in 2003. In 2001 she also appeared in the episode ‘Tough Love’ of television series ‘Once and Again’.

In 2003, she was part of the main cast of American sitcom ‘The Pitts’. The following year she acted in teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls’.

In 2005, she was part of the cast of the second season of the supernatural drama series ‘Tru Calling’. Between 2005 and 2006, she acted in comedy drama television series ‘Related’, where she essayed the role of Marjee Sorelli. One season of the series was aired that included eighteen episodes.

In 2006, Lizzy Caplan acted in drama film ‘Love Is the Drug’. Her performance in the movie was highly acclaimed. The same year she was part of the cast of CBS sitcom, ‘The Class’, which was aired for a season. During this time, she made several appearances in television series like ‘Family Guy’ and did voice acting in ‘American Dad’.

In 2008, she acted in monster horror film ‘Cloverfield’, a performance that was well accepted and critically acclaimed as well. The same year she acted in film ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’. She also made a guest appearance for six episodes on the horror television series ‘True Blood’.

In 2009, she was part of the comedy television series ‘Party Down’. The series aired for two seasons between 2009 and 2010. In 2010, she also acted in the survival drama feature film ‘127 Hours’.

Other films in which she has made appearances include: ‘High Road’ (2011), ‘Save the Date’ (2012), and ‘Bachelorette’ (2012).

In 2013, she acted alongside Michael Sheen in drama series ‘Masters of Sex’. The series was loosely based on the Thomas Maier's biography with the same title. She was also a producer of the show. It fictionally depicted the story of gynecologist Dr. William Masters and wife Virginia Johnson, who was a sexologist. It was aired for four seasons until 2016, and went on to receive critical and commercial acclaim.

Between 2013 and 2014, she made appearances in television series like ‘The League’ (2013-2014), “Kroll Show’ (2014) and ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’( 2014).

In 2014, she also played the role of Agent Lacey in the spy comedy film ‘The Interview’.

In 2015, she acted in ‘The Night Before’ and in 2016, she acted in the movies ‘Now You See Me 2’ and ‘Allied’.

Major Works

Lizzy Caplan is best known for her portrayal of Virginia Johnson in the drama series ‘Masters of Sex’. Other works that garnered attention include ‘Mean Girls’, ‘True Blood’ and ‘Cloverfield’.

Awards & Achievements

Lizzy Caplan has been nominated for several awards but hasn’t won an award yet.

She was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie ‘Cloverfield’ in 2007.

In 2010, she was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for 'Hot Tub Time Machine'.

In 2014, Lizzy Caplan was nominated for Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award for the television series 'Masters of Sex'.

In 2015, she was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actress for 'Masters of Sex'.

In 2016, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female for the movie 'Now You See Me 2'.

Personal Life & Legacy

Lizzy Caplan was in a relationship with actor Matthew Perry from 2006 to 2012.

In 2015, she began dating actor Tom Riley. The couple got engaged the following year.

Lizzy Caplan is the godmother of Birdie Leigh (born in 2008), who is the daughter of screenwriter Marc Silverstein and actress Busy Philipps.

Trivia

Lizzy Caplan discontinued her studies after high school and did not attend college as she thought it was time consuming and she wanted to concentrate on building a career in acting.

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Lizzy Caplan biography timelines

  • // 30th Jun 1982
    Elizabeth Anne Caplan was born on 30 June 1982 in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest child of Richard Caplan was a lawyer and Barbara Bragman. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a political aide. She has an elder brother, Benjamin, and an elder sister, Julie. Lizzy’s mother died when she was 13 years old.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, Lizzy Caplan began her acting career with teen comedy drama series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. Her initial performance led to her being part of the recurring cast of the series. Eighteen episodes of the series were shot, however, only twelve were aired.
  • // 2000
    She graduated from school in 2000 and went on to pursue a career in acting.
  • // 2000
    Lizzy Caplan went on to do guest appearances in several shows and music videos including Jason Mraz‘s music video titled ‘You and I Both’. In 2000, she made her film debut ‘From Where I Sit’. The movie was premiered on television.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she was part of the main cast of American sitcom ‘The Pitts’. The following year she acted in teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, Lizzy Caplan acted in drama film ‘Love Is the Drug’. Her performance in the movie was highly acclaimed. The same year she was part of the cast of CBS sitcom, ‘The Class’, which was aired for a season. During this time, she made several appearances in television series like ‘Family Guy’ and did voice acting in ‘American Dad’.
  • // 2006 To 2012
    Lizzy Caplan was in a relationship with actor Matthew Perry from 2006 to 2012.
  • // 2007
    She was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie ‘Cloverfield’ in 2007.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she acted in monster horror film ‘Cloverfield’, a performance that was well accepted and critically acclaimed as well. The same year she acted in film ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’. She also made a guest appearance for six episodes on the horror television series ‘True Blood’.
  • // 2008
    Lizzy Caplan is the godmother of Birdie Leigh (born in 2008), who is the daughter of screenwriter Marc Silverstein and actress Busy Philipps.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for 'Hot Tub Time Machine'.
  • // 2013 To 2016
    In 2013, she acted alongside Michael Sheen in drama series ‘Masters of Sex’. The series was loosely based on the Thomas Maier's biography with the same title. She was also a producer of the show. It fictionally depicted the story of gynecologist Dr. William Masters and wife Virginia Johnson, who was a sexologist. It was aired for four seasons until 2016, and went on to receive critical and commercial acclaim.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she also played the role of Agent Lacey in the spy comedy film ‘The Interview’.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Lizzy Caplan was nominated for Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award for the television series 'Masters of Sex'.
  • // 2015 To 2016
    In 2015, she acted in ‘The Night Before’ and in 2016, she acted in the movies ‘Now You See Me 2’ and ‘Allied’.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actress for 'Masters of Sex'.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she began dating actor Tom Riley. The couple got engaged the following year.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female for the movie 'Now You See Me 2'.

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Lizzy Caplan's FAQ

  • What is Lizzy Caplan birthday?

    Lizzy Caplan was born at 1982-06-30

  • Where is Lizzy Caplan's birth place?

    Lizzy Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, United States

  • What is Lizzy Caplan nationalities?

    Lizzy Caplan's nationalities is American

  • Who is Lizzy Caplan siblings?

    Lizzy Caplan's siblings is Ben Caplan, Julie Caplan

  • How tall is Lizzy Caplan?

    Lizzy Caplan's height is 163

  • Who is Lizzy Caplan's father?

    Lizzy Caplan's father is Richard Caplan

  • Who is Lizzy Caplan's mother?

    Lizzy Caplan's mother is Barbara Bragman

  • What is Lizzy Caplan's sun sign?

    Lizzy Caplan is Cancer

  • How famous is Lizzy Caplan?

    Lizzy Caplan is famouse as Actress