Elizabeth Berkley
American actress
Elizabeth Berkley
Elizabeth Berkley is an American television, film, and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as brainy feminist Jessie Spano, and the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, as exotic dancer Nomi Malone.
Biography
Elizabeth Berkley's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
News
News abour Elizabeth Berkley from around the web
Heads up, preppies! A Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up diner is coming to Chicago
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Okay, time out everybody. A new  Saved By The Bell- themed diner and bar is coming to Chicago’s Wicker Park to help you relive your childhood ’90s nostalgia, reports the Chicagoist. The venue, called Saved By The Max, will be modeled after the Max Diner that the high school students from the cheesy ’90s show frequented for burgers, fries, shakes, and teenage shenanigans. It is reportedly not connected to NBC, which aired the program, nor the production company Rysher Entertainment. But it’s sure to dredge up some nostalgia, and maybe even attract a guest star or two. What is Lark Voorhies up to these days, anyway? Related: Check out this painstaking replica of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom Menu items will be named after all the most popular characters, including Zack Morris (Mark Paul Gosselaar), Kelli Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), and Screech Powers (Dustin Diamond). You can feast on fare like AC ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Tiffani Thiessen Confirms Reunion With Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ever since the "Saved by the Bell" cast got back together on "The Tonight Show," we've wanted more. Well, it's all right, 'cause now we're saved by another reunion. The news has been floating around, and while chatting with The Huffington Post, Tiffani Thiessen confirmed that, yes, Zack Morris himself, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, would join her for Season 2 of her show, "Dinner at Tiffani's."  "Yeah. We do we have Mark-Paul and his wife this season," said Thiessen. Gosselaar and his wife will join Thiessen and her husband for a highly anticipated episode. In addition to Gosselaar, Thiessen's other co-stars Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez have also made appearances on the show, but could there ever be an episode featuring just the "Saved by the Bell" cast? Thiessen set the record straight.  "Dinner at Tiffani’s" is like the greatest name for a cooking show. You’re my new best friend. [Laughs] Did you just come up with this name and were like, "Well, now I need ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - almost 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
Article Link:
Heeb article
'Dancing With The Stars': Did The Show Suffer This Season?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The words I have been hoping for since the third week of September were uttered by Tom Bergeron Tuesday night when he handed over the coveted Mirror Ball to Amber Riley and Derek Hough: our new champions of "Dancing With The Stars." Because, honestly, it could've gone either way. Twice a year, I look forward to another season of "Dancing With The Stars" and every time, I'm never disappointed. But for most of Season 17, I was not a happy viewer. Sure, there were some great pairs with touching stories (Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne), and some nice surprises (Nicole Polizzi is a much better dancer than her former "Jersey Shore" co-star, The Situation) but they were outnumbered by the ridiculous amount of upsets. And while I do not blame Bill Engvall whatsoever (he is pretty darn likeable), I did blame the people who voted for him. I really had no idea that rednecks would outnumber Guidos and Guidettes, "Saved By The Bell" fans and Scientology haters the way they did. The fact that ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Elizabeth Berkley Eliminated on Dancing WIth the Stars: "I Felt a Little Sucker-Punched"
US Magazine - over 3 years
Sad to say goodbye. Elizabeth Berkley and her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, were just as stunned as the audience when they were eliminated on week nine of Dancing With the Stars Monday, Nov. 11. After the show, the 41-year-old actress got emotional while sharing her disappointment with reporters about being sent home. "[I'm] sad! I'm not going to lie," she confessed to Us Weekly. "It's like that saying -- don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened," the Saved by the Bell alum added. "I'm going to live with that. I felt a little sucker-punch[ed] because I was excited about next week, and I just feel like we got cut short a little bit . . . Not that I felt entitled by any means, but I just felt excited and grateful." PHOTOS: Before they were on Dancing With the Stars Berkley started crying while telling Us what she will take away from the experience of competing on the ABC reality dance show. The Showgirls alum had consistently scored well with judges, and even e ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
News: Top Videos: Berkley on Dancing, Bear Plays Tetherball, Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
For one night only.Elizabeth Berkley gave Dancing with the Stars viewers a healthy dose of Saved by the Bell nostalgia, and a Boston police officer also got "so excited" during a Red Sox playoff game. Los Angeles celebrated 100 episodes by releasing a new music video, and Bill Nye's new web series about the NASA mission to Jupiter premiered. Spoils of Babylon, a comedy produced by Funny or Die that will premiere on IFC in January, is a parody of soapy miniseries like The Thorn Birds. Archer's "Danger Zone": Watch Sterling Archer channel his inner Top Gun in this promo for the upcoming fifth season of FX's Archer, which premieres in January. Horgan can be seen wildly cheering in the Boston dugout as Red Sox designated hitter David Ortizhit a grand slam to tie Game 2 of the American League Championship Series in the eighth inning - and Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter flips over the wall trying to make the catch. The music video for "Young" by The Paper Kites features about ...
Article Link:
Seattle Pi article
‘Dancing With the Stars’: Elizabeth Berkley finally channels Jessie Spano in an ‘I’m So Excited’ jive
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Have my 17 (SEVENTEEN!) seasons of watching Dancing With the Stars just been validated? Don’t you dare answer that realistically.
Article Link:
Entertainment Weekly article
Joanna Krupa Is Topless Again And Other News
The Superficial - over 3 years
- Benedict Cumberbatch will reduce himself to America’s morning talk shows now. [Lainey Gossip] - Tom Hiddleston doing Owen Wilson doing Loki. [Dlisted] - Hot Girls In The Middle of Nowhere [theCHIVE] - Joanna Krupa topless: NSFW versions. [The Superficial] - Who the fuck is dressing Christina Hendricks? [Fishwrapper] - Courtney Stodden‘s getting more plastic surgery. Of course. [tooFab] - Rebecca Romijn holding her naked breasts, anyone? [BuzzFeed] - Isla Fisher in tights, anyone? [Popoholic] - Even porn’s smart enough not to hire Lindsay Lohan. [IDLYITW] - Goddamn, Natalia Proza… [Hollywood Tuna] - Paz de la Huerta is still a trainwreck. [Celebslam] - Candice Swanepoel is technically topless. [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW] - Noticeably absent from these photos: Gwyneth Paltrow. Jigga what? [Amy Grindhouse] - Elizabeth Berkley is reviving Hot Sundae on Dancing With The Stars. [Uproxx] THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photos: INFphoto ...
Article Link:
The Superficial article
Elizabeth Berkley Will Dance To 'I'm So Excited' On 'Dancing With The Stars'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Elizabeth Berkley will dance to "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters. According to E! Online, the "Saved By The Bell" veteran will dance the jive to the song she infamously sang and danced to in an episode of the TV series. #imsoexcited. #imsoexcited #imso.... — Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) October 12, 2013 The now infamous scene from "Saved By the Bell": The official "Dancing With the Stars" Facebook shared the below video. "Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Elizabeth Berkley Is Still Really Close to Her <em>Saved by the Bell</em> Costars
People Magazine - over 3 years
"We always have each other's backs," the DWTS competitor tells PEOPLE
Article Link:
People Magazine article
Keyshawn Johnson Eliminated First on Dancing With the Stars
US Magazine - over 3 years
Keyshawn Johnson was the first contestant sent home on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars on Monday, Sept. 23, but he's leaving with a smile on his face. The 41-year-old former NFL player said he was proud of what he accomplished with dancing pro partner Sharna Burgess in the first two weeks of ABC's reality ballroom dance competition show. PHOTOS: Remember when these stars were on DWTS? "For a guy that's never even bobbed his head in a car, I think the fact that I could have the experience to dance and learn what dancing is all about, and Sharna teaching me is something amazing to me," Johnson said after his elimination. "I don't really care at this point about whether we win or lose. It's just the fact that I had the opportunity to learn from her. I think she's an amazing choreographer and her time will come. I wish I could have done more to help her out." The elimination was decided by combining scores of judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli from Monday's ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Berkley
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    On February 4, 2015, Berkley reunited with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dennis Haskins and Tiffani Thiessen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where they appeared in a Saved by the Bell sketch with Fallon.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Berkley set up a self-help program online for teen girls called Ask-Elizabeth. The website was created when husband Greg Lauren commented on the number of girls who came to her asking for advice and joked that she should have her own column. She regularly meets with young girls to discuss different issues and topics and to help them with any problems that they are going through and speaks of her own troubles in the past. Ask-Elizabeth was also the working title of a reality series focusing on the program's success and its continued efforts to help girls throughout the country. The show, produced by MTV, featured Berkley traveling around the United States looking at the issues and topics most important to teenage girls. Amy Bailey, vice president of development in MTV's News & Documentaries division, said Berkley approached MTV with the idea. "She does these workshops around the country with teen girls and gets them to really open up about self-esteem and body issues," said Bailey. "We had been looking for a program that tackled the same issues, so it seemed like a perfect match." The status of the show itself is unknown as it was originally expected to premiere in late 2008, but production has since been pushed back indefinitely.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    In 2014, the tv movie The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story aired, with actress Tiera Skovbye portraying Berkley.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In September 2013, Berkley was announced as one of the contestants on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details She partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. They were eliminated on the 9th week of competition and landed in 6th place despite receiving high judge scores. Several perfect scores were earned & awarded by expert panel judges. Ultimately however, the public vote eliminated her team based upon popularity metrics used by the show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 38
    In 2011, Berkley played the lead female role in the Hallmark Channel original movie Lucky Christmas, about a woman who wins the lottery only to have to recover the ticket from the glove compartment of her stolen car.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered on Hallmark Film Channel on November 12, 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    During Berkley's guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in June 2009, her Saved by the Bell co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar – as Zack Morris – expressed his desire to take part in Jimmy Fallon's "class reunion" of the show's original cast members and revealed that Berkley has also agreed to take part in the reunion.
    More Details Hide Details Dennis Haskins, Lark Voorhies, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar agreed to a reunion. Gosselaar reprised his role as Zack Morris on Late Night on June 8, 2009, while promoting his then current TNT drama, Raising the Bar. The spoof interview closed with a performance of "Friends Forever" originally by Zack Attack, where Zack played guitar and sang with backing from Fallon's house band, the Roots. Tiffani Thiessen posted a parody video to the online website Funny or Die, where she said she was just too busy to join in a reunion.
    She also appeared as Tracy in the 2009 comedy Women in Trouble.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 2009, Berkley starred in a multi-episode arc of the Showtime series The L Word, during its sixth and final season.
    More Details Hide Details She played Kelly Wentworth, a straight girl who got away from Jennifer Beals' character Bette Porter in college. Berkley and Beals are best friends in real life, having previously worked on the 2002 independent film Roger Dodger. Berkley continued with television work, reprising her role as Julia Winston in CSI: Miami, appearing in three more episodes, including the season seven finale. In the sequel to the cult hit Donnie Darko, S. Darko, she played Trudy, a former drug addict turned born again Christian who becomes infatuated with her pastor.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    Berkley starred alongside Thomas Jane in the David Arquette directed short film The Butler's in Love which premiered at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in June 2008.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 2008, Berkley signed on to star in a multi-episode arc of CSI: Miami, in which she plays Horatio Caine's (David Caruso) ex-lover, Julia Winston, who is also the mother of his recently discovered son.
    More Details Hide Details The episodes which Berkley appeared in were very highly rated and all of them featured in the top 10 Nielsen ratings chart. She has since appeared in the show's season six finale. Berkley hosted Bravo's reality series, Step It Up and Dance, a competition featuring the exploits of 10 wannabe dancers who compete against each other to win a cash prize of $100,000 as well as the opportunity to work with and perform for some of the country's top choreographers. The show premiered in April 2008 on Bravo and was cancelled after the first season. The show came out as the network's strongest ever in its time slot (10/11c) with 826,000 viewers. The show continued to perform well throughout its run, averaging 756,000 viewers each week – of whom 522,000 were aged 18 to 49 – and helped contribute to Bravo's highest-rated April ever. According to Berkley hosting the show is a very fulfilling job. She was quoted as saying that she gets "invested in the dancers" because she has befriended many of them offstage. The show was not renewed for a second season.
    The film Meet Market, which she starred in along with Julian McMahon, Krista Allen, and Aisha Tyler, was released straight to DVD in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2007
    Age 34
    This was followed by another made-for-television film in 2007, entitled Black Widow in which she played a woman suspected of killing her husbands for their money.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2006
    Age 33
    In 2006 stage she appeared at the sixth annual 24 Hour Plays alongside Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Perez, and Lili Taylor, in which six writers, six directors, 24 actors, and production crews have 24 hours to write, direct, and perform six 10-minute plays.
    More Details Hide Details Berkley has been seen in many dramatic television roles, guest starring on series such as CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Threshold, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She had a recurring role in the successful and critically acclaimed sitcom Titus, in which she played the title character's sister, Shannon. She also starred in the Lifetime television film Student Seduction, in which she played Christie Dawson, a high school teacher wrongfully accused of sexual harassment by one of her students who becomes obsessed with her.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    She replaced Catherine Keener as Bonnie in the 2005 Off Broadway production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, appearing alongside Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Bobby Cannavale.
    More Details Hide Details Berkley received much praise for her role in Hurlyburly, with Charles Isherwood of The New York Times even going as far as apologizing to her for his past criticisms of her ability, stating that the fact she held "her own among this skilled company of scene-stealers is a testament to how much her talent has grown".
  • 2004
    Age 31
    Berkley appeared on stage opposite Eddie Izzard for her role as Honey in the London stage version of Lenny. She went on to make her Broadway debut in the comedy Sly Fox, opposite Richard Dreyfuss in February 2004, three months after her marriage to artist Greg Lauren.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2003
    Age 30
    On November 1, 2003, Berkley married artist and occasional actor Greg Lauren at the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo San Lucas.
    More Details Hide Details Berkley formally changed her name to Elizabeth Berkley Lauren; however, she still uses her maiden name professionally. On March 5, 2012, Berkley announced she was expecting her first child in the summer. On July 20, 2012, son Sky Cole was born. Berkley gave birth 8 days before her 40th birthday.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 22
    After leaving Saved by the Bell to try to break into film, Berkley auditioned for (and won) the role of Nomi Malone, a character in the controversial 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls.
    More Details Hide Details The sex- and nudity-laden film was given a controversial NC-17 rating in the United States (the first big budget film that was deliberately intended to receive this rating), was a box office bomb, and was widely panned by critics. Over the years, however, Showgirls has achieved cult status among film fans and ranks 36 on Entertainment Weeklys list of the Top 50 Cult Movies. It is also one of top 20 highest-grossing films of all time for MGM. Berkley appeared in a small role in The First Wives Club, a comedy starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler, before accepting the title role in the straight to video anime Armitage III: Poly Matrix which also starred Kiefer Sutherland. She then played a Madonna body double named Tina in the independent film The Real Blonde. She has performed in supporting roles in independent films such as The Taxman, Tail Lights Fade, Roger Dodger, and Moving Malcolm. She also had a small role as a call girl hired by Al Pacino's character in Oliver Stone's sports drama Any Given Sunday, as well as a key supporting role in Woody Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 16
    In the end, they created for Berkley the character Jessie Spano, a role she played from 1989 to 1993, as well as in both of the show's television film installments.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 1989, at the age of seventeen, she auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell, but the producers of the show could not decide whether to cast her or Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1987
    Age 14
    Berkley was a teenage model for Elite before pursuing an acting career. She made her television film debut in 1987 with a role in the television film Frog and following this, made a number of guest appearances on several television shows.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 10
    She began to take part in several ballets, including Swan Lake and in 1983 she appeared in some musicals.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1982
    Age 9
    From a young age she danced, and she practiced in a room that her parents arranged for her in the basement of their house. In 1982 at age ten she auditioned for the lead role in the film Annie, but was turned down.
    More Details Hide Details As her love for dancing increased, she became more interested in pursuing it professionally, traveling to New York to train with other dancers and choreographers.
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on July 28, 1972.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)