Who is Eliza Coupe?
American actress, comedienne and model Eliza Kate Coupe was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire USA, on 6 April 1981, making Aries her zodiac sign. She has 54 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for starring as Jane Kerkovich-Williams in all 58 episodes of the popular romantic comedy series “Happy Endings”, co-starring Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton, and created by David Caspe. It follows the lives of six young adults, the series aired from 2011 through 2020, and won one of its 38 award nominations.
Eliza’s currently shooting for three upcoming movies: “Civil”, “No Right Way” and “Days When the Rains Came”.
Education and early life
Eliza was raised in Plymouth alongside her brothers Thom and Sam, by their mother Kathryn and father Ernest Coupe; not many other details about her family are known, because Eliza respects their privacy.
She studied at Plymouth Regional High School, and was mostly into appearing in school plays during her time there, although she also enjoyed dancing and playing sports, excelling in volleyball. Eliza matriculated in 1999 and then worked various jobs for the following three years, prior to enrolling at California Institute of the Arts in 2002, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006.
Roles in movies
Eliza’s debut film role was playing Allison in the 2006 short drama “The Day the World Saved Shane Sawyer”, and the following year saw her play Lisa in the popular romantic comedy “I Think I Love My Wife”, which starred Chris Rock, who also wrote and directed it. It follows a married man who’s daydreaming about cheating on his wife, and the film was nominated for a BET Award for Best Actress (Kerry Washington).
Some of Eliza’s following roles were in the 2009 fantasy comedy “No Heroics”, the 2010 romantic comedy “Somewhere” and the 2011 romantic comedy “What’s Your Number”. In 2012, she played Amanda in the romantic comedy “Shanghai Calling”, which starred Le Geng and Daniel Henney, and was written and directed by Daniel Hsia. It follows a lawyer from New York City who’s been sent to work in Shanghai, and the film won seven of its eight award nominations. Eliza could then have been seen appearing in the 2012 short historical comedy “Manhattan Mixup”, the 2013 comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and the 2014 comedy “The Last Time You Had Fun”.
In 2016, she played Stacy in the comedy “The 4th”, which starred Andre Hyland, who also wrote and directed it; it follows a young adult who’s trying to host a holiday barbecue, and the film was nominated for four awards.
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Eliza’s also known for portraying Vicky in the 2017 romantic fantasy comedy “Naked”, which starred Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall, and was directed by Michael Tiddes. It follows a man who’s about to marry, and is being forced to practice the ceremony rules until he gets them right.
Some of Eliza’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 comedy “Making Babies”, the 2020 thriller comedy “The Estate”, and the 2022 crime comedy “Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery”.
Roles in TV series
Eliza’s debut TV series role was playing Lisa in the 2007 episode “Girlfriends” of the musical comedy “Flight of the Conchords”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode or two of the comedy “Unhitched”, the romantic mystery comedy “Samantha Who?” and the comedy “12 Miles of Bad Road”.
In 2009, she was Denise Mahoney in six episodes of the comedy “Scrubs: Interns”, which starred Jae Hitch and Sonal Shah, and follows Sunny as she’s making a documentary series about her colleagues at the hospital Sacred Heart.
In 2009 and 2010, Eliza portrayed Dr. Denise Mahoney in 24 episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy “Scrubs”, which starred Donald Faison and Zach Braff, and was created by Bill Lawrence. It follows intern John ‘J. D.’ Dorian who’s begun working at the hospital Sacred Heart, the series aired from 2001 through 2010, and won 33 of the 138 awards for which it was nominated. The following a couple of years saw Eliza make a guest appearance in an episode of the comedies “Community”, “Happy Endings: Happy Rides” and “The Millers”.
In 2014, she starred as Nina Whitley in the comedy “Benched”, co-starring Jay Harrington and Carter McIntyre, and created by Damon Jones and Michael Watkins. It follows a corporate lawyer who’s lost her job, and has now begun working at the Public Defender’s office; the series won a 2015 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor, for Albert Tsai.
Some of Eliza’s most recent TV series roles have been in three episodes of the 2022 comedy “Reboot”, two episodes of the 2022 musical comedy “Sherman’s Showcase” and two episodes of the 2023 crime comedy “So Help Me Todd”.
Eliza wrote the 2012 comedy mini-series “Why Won’t You Talk to Me?”, and produced the 2015 romantic comedy movie “It’s Us”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Entertainment Tonight”, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Dish Nation”.
Awards and nominations
Eliza’s been nominated for two awards: a 2013 Gold Derby TV Award for Comedy Supporting Actress and a 2013 International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, both for her performance in “Happy Endings”.
Love life and relationships
Eliza’s married thrice. Her first husband was American puppeteer, film director and acting coach Randall Whittinghill; they exchanged vows on 31 December 2007, but divorced in June 2013. Randall’s probably known best for writing and directing the 2017 short movie “Zero-Zero”, which won four of its eight award nominations.
Eliza second husband was American author, podcast host and entrepreneur Darin Olien, from 2 December 2014, until divorcing in April 2018.
Just recently, in 2023, Eliza married her third husband, American professional skateboarder Billy Marks; they exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony, attended by only their closest friends and family members.
There are no other men whom Eliza’s dated, that we know about; she’s married to her third husband Billy Marks as of July 2023, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Eliza was diagnosed with both ADHD and dyslexia while growing up.
Close to 60,000 people are following Eliza on Instagram today, and she’s posted nearly 100 pictures onto the network, with most of these showing her spending time with her friends and husband.
She’s physically highly active, as she works out at the gym on a daily basis, goes for a run every morning and occasionally swims at a local pool.
Eliza’s a lover of animals and occasionally volunteers at an animal shelter; her favorites are turtles and horses, and she has two pet dogs which can be seen featured in her Instagram content.
She loves to party.
Anne Hathaway is one of Eliza’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “Les Miserables”, “One Day” and “Notting Hill”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Eliza’s age is 42. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.69m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
Eliza’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of July 2023.