Born on March 27, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, Elizabeth Mitchell grew up in Dallas, Texas, where her parents have their own real estate and tax law firm. She is the oldest of three daughters and is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She went on to earn her BFA degree in Acting from Stephens College. She also studied at the British American Drama Academy, and spent 6 years at the Dallas Theatre Center and one year with the theater's Encore Company. Among her stage projects are As You Like It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Measure for Measure, Baby and Chicago.
Mitchell launched her off-stage acting career by appearing on such television shows as Loving and JAG. In 1998, she appeared on the big screen with a supporting role on the critically acclaimed film, Gia. The movie had Mitchell portraying the lover of deceased supermodel, Gia Marie Carangi, played by actress Angelina Jolie. Since then, she has gone on to appear in a myriad of films, such as Frequency, Nurse Betty, The Santa Clause 2 and 3 and Running Scared.
As for the small screen, her additional acting credits include ER , Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , CSI , The Lyon’s Den, Boston Legal , Man and Boy, Gramercy Park and House . But what rocketed her to fame was her portrayal of Dr. Juliet Burke on the ABC hit television series, Lost. The role earned her a 2007 Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Program.
In 2009, Elizabeth Mitchell was cast on ABC's V, the re-imagining of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson. On the series, she plays Erica Evans, an FBI counter-terrorism agent who stumbles upon the Visitors' true reptilian nature and ulterior motives.
In 2012, Mitchell joined the cast of the NBC series Revolution as Rachel Matheson, alongside actor Billy Burke.
Mitchell and her husband Chris Soldevilla, whom she married on June 13, 2004, have one son by the name of Christopher, born in September of 2005.
- After playing Linda McCartney in the 2000 movie The Linda McCartney Story, Elizabeth turned to vegetarianism in honour of the woman.
- She claims she enjoys obscurity; she isn't ready for a celebrity image quite yet, she prefers being anonymous.
- She has trained in stage combat techniques such as hand-to-hand combat, rapier, and dagger, all of which she is skillful at.
2012: Revolution - Rachel Matheson
2011: Answers to Nothing - Kate
2003-2011: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) - Andrea Brown/June Frye
2009-2011: V (TV series) - Erica Evans
2006-2010: Lost (TV series) - Juliet Burke
2007-2008: Lost: Missing Pieces (TV mini-series) - Juliet Burke
2006: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause - Mrs. Claus/Carol
2006: Running Scared - Edele
2006: Haskett's Chance (TV movie) - Ann Haskett
2004: House M.D. (TV series) - Sister Mary Augustine
2004: 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (TV movie) - Teresa Earnhardt
2004: Boston Legal (TV series) - Christine Pauley
2004: Everwood (TV series) - Sara Beck
2004: Gramercy Park (TV movie) - Taylor Elliot Quinn
2003: The Lyon's Den (TV series) - Ariel Saxon
2003: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Melissa Winters
2002: The Santa Clause 2 - Principal Carol Newman
2002: Man and Boy (TV movie) - Cyd Mason
2001: Spin City (TV series) - Nancy Wheeler
2001: Double Bang - Dr. Karen Winterman
2001: The Beast (TV series) - Alice Allenby
2000-2001: ER (TV series) - Dr. Kim Legaspi
2001: Hollywood Palms - Blair
1999-2000: Time of Your Life (TV series) - Ashley Holloway
2000: The Linda McCartney Story (TV movie) - Linda McCartney
2000: Nurse Betty - Chloe Jensen
2000: Frequency - Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
1999: Molly - Beverly Trehare
1998: Significant Others (TV series) - Jane Chasen
1998: Gia (TV movie) - Linda
1997: JAG (TV series) - Lt. Sandra Gilbert
1997: Comfort, Texas (TV movie) - Trudy
1996: The Sentinel (TV series) - Wendy Hawthorne
1996: L.A. Firefighters (TV series) - Laura Malloy
1994-1995: Loving (TV series) - Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2
1993: Dangerous Curves (TV series) - Bethanny Haines
"I know it's so 'in' to be blase, but that's not going to get you anywhere. People feel good about doing things with you if you're enthusiastic. You've gotta go for it, and go for it with gusto."