Elizabeth Mitchell

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Quotes (12)

  • Elizabeth: I normally eat everything under the sun, but once a year, for a whole month, I eat nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean fish, and I feel great!

  • Elizabeth: (on the possibility that her role as Juliet on Lost will catapult her to high fame) Oh, God, I can't even imagine in any way, shape, or form that I'd ever break through. I'm such a chameleon; I don't think there's enough people can latch onto. I think of myself as an oddity.

  • Elizabeth: I think if you have a love for this business, you can't ever do anything you feel is not fun or not good or not something that means something to you. Otherwise you turn into something that you're not.

  • Elizabeth: Having a baby helped me. It’s about getting to a place where I am unafraid as an actress.

  • Elizabeth: Acting is so exciting to me. It's a thrill; otherwise I wouldn't do it. Not to be hokey, but I think life is definitely worth living, whether you're working or not. For an actor, the character is the thing...it doesn't matter what medium you're in. as long as you have something to do.

  • Elizabeth: Believe it or not, women seem to love the character [Juliet]. Men, however...I’ve gotten a few stares. “Oh no.” That sort of thing. I always have C.J. on my hip and I’m walking around. I’m not ever quite as still as Juliet. I’m fairly goofy and nerdy. But I have had more men look at me a little terrified. I think men are intrigued and they want to engage in some sort of smackdown.

  • Elizabeth: The nature of being an actress is to be fallible, to be vulnerable. We're all the nerds of our world, aren't we? I was a complete, total nerd. ...I loved the idea that the underdog wins more often than not. And I don't know if that happens in life. But I want it to.

  • Elizabeth: My family doesn't care [what roles I take]. They think it's wonderful. They care about the work and they also care about the fact that when I was a child, I learned through television not to be prejudiced -- I learned through television not to be racist and that's what we should do. I think that's part of our educational process.

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Trivia (36)

  • Elizabeth is featured in Kim Carnes' video "Bette Davis Eyes".

  • Elizabeth's mom and dad are both lawyers practicing in Dallas, Texas.

  • Nominations: - Won the Saturn Award in 2008 for "Best Supporting Actress on Television" for Lost. She tied winning this award along with Summer Glau for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. - Nominated for a Saturn Award in 2007 for "Best Supporting Actress in a Television Program" for Lost

  • 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.

  • Lost is Mitchell's first role as a series regular since The Lyon's Den, which had a brief run on NBC in 2003. Her other small-screen credits include a recurring part on ER and guest roles on Everwood and Boston Legal.

  • After playing Linda McCartney in the 2000 movie The Linda McCartney Story, Elizabeth turned to vegetarianism in honour of the woman.

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