TV Actress of the Day: LIZZY CAPLAN

Lizzy Caplan


TV Show: TRUE BLOOD which airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

Her Character: Amy Burley, Jason Stackhouse’s love interest.

Why we like her: We loved her as cynical but witty Kat Warbler in the short lived sitcom The Class. We love her even more as Amy Burley as the very intriguing psycho druggie girlfriend of Jason Stackhouse in True Blood.


Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, where she starred in such productions as Much Ado about Nothing and You Can’t Take It with You.

Caplan began her television acting career in 1999, when she played the minor role of Sara on the series Freaks and Geeks. She had a series of guest appearances on other shows, and has been a guest on Sharon Osbourne’s talk show. Lizzy also appeared in Jason Mraz’s music video for “You and I Both”. Another of her major television characters came on Smallville. She debuted on that show on November 6, 2001, playing “freak of the week” Tina Greer on the episode “X-Ray”. She reprised her role on the show on January 14, 2003, in the episode “Visage”. For two episodes she also appeared on the series, Once and Again, as a girl named Sarah, playing an ex-girlfriend of Katie Singer (Mischa Barton).

Although she was already an experienced actress, she gained much notice in the 2004 movie Mean Girls, where she played alternative styled girl Janis Ian, named for singer-songwriter Janis Ian. In 2003, she starred in the television series The Pitts, playing Faith Pitt. In the second season of Tru Calling, she played Avery Bishop, a friend of Tru Davies.

Caplan landed a starring role in 2005, playing Marjee Sorelli, the troubled sister in Related, a one-hour dramedy on The WB. The show was cancelled after one season. In 2006, Caplan played the starring role of Sara Weller in Wesley Strick’s thriller, Love is the Drug. After Related ended, Caplan was cast in the CBS sitcom The Class, which premiered on September 18, 2006 and lasted one season. The final episode aired March 5, 2007.

Caplan, along with Jason Ritter, presented a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Soundtrack From a Movie, in January 2007.

Lizzy, along with her The Class co-star Heather Goldenhersh, appeared on the talk show The View in early 2007.

Lizzy has recently appeared in the J.J. Abrams project, Cloverfield, where she plays Marlena Diamond. She appeared in the romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Girl where she plays Ami, the roommate of Kate Hudson’s character Alexis, which was released September 19, 2008. She is also lending her voice to the character of Faith Pitt, in the animated version of her canceled TV show, The Pitts in 2009. Caplan has recently been nominated for a Saturn award for her work in Cloverfield as “Best Supporting Actress”. Caplan has just finished a short film with Cloverfield co-star T.J. Miller entitled Successful Alcoholics, which will be released on the internet sometime in the summer. She recently made her debut as Amy Burley in the cast of the new, vampire-themed HBO show True Blood.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan