Lizzy Caplan
American actress
Lizzy Caplan
Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan is an American actress. In film, she is best known for her roles as Janis Ian in Mean Girls (2004), Marlena Diamond in Cloverfield (2008) and April in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). On television, her most notable roles include Avery Bishop in Tru Calling (2005), Marjee Sorelli in Related (2005-2006), Kat Warbler in The Class (2006-2007), Amy Burley in True Blood (2008) and Casey Klein in Party Down (2009-2010).
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With 'Now You See Me 2' and 'Harry Potter,' magic is having its moment in pop culture
LATimes - 9 months
Prestidigitations are showing promise this year. And it’s not simply thanks to a group of sexy dudes (plus one Lizzy Caplan) transforming into a puddle in “Now You See Me 2” -- the sequel to “Now You See Me” that was oddly not called “Now You Don’t.”  True, the rogue magician troupe can take some...
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10 Lies Women Need To Stop Believing About Their Bodies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
1. Your body needs to look a certain way to be "bikini-ready." Do you have a body? Are you in possession of a bikini? Congratulations. You are bikini-ready. 2. Your body shouldn't produce discharge. The notion that a woman's lady bits should be 100-percent dry and pristine unless she is menstruating is 100-percent incorrect. It's perfectly normal and healthy for the vagina to produce fluids, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explains in its handy-dandy "Vaginal Discharge Fact Sheet." "Most women have discharge sometimes," it explains. "Some women have discharge every day. Other women only have discharge once in a while." If the fluid changes scent or color, or if it becomes noticeably heavier or uncomfortable, then of course talk to a doctor. Otherwise, embrace discharge for what it is: An effective tool for keeping the vagina healthy and infection-free. 3. Your body should always be hair-free, except when it comes to your long, glossy locks and ...
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10 Lies Women Need To Stop Believing About Their Bodies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
1. Your body needs to look a certain way to be "bikini-ready." Do you have a body? Are you in possession of a bikini? Congratulations. You are bikini-ready. 2. Your body shouldn't produce discharge. The notion that a woman's lady bits should be 100-percent dry and pristine unless she is menstruating is 100-percent incorrect. It's perfectly normal and healthy for the vagina to produce fluids, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explains in its handy-dandy "Vaginal Discharge Fact Sheet." "Most women have discharge sometimes," it explains. "Some women have discharge every day. Other women only have discharge once in a while." If the fluid changes scent or color, or if it becomes noticeably heavier or uncomfortable, then of course talk to a doctor. Otherwise, embrace discharge for what it is: An effective tool for keeping the vagina healthy and infection-free. 3. Your body should always be hair-free, except when it comes to your long, glossy locks and ...
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11 Famous Women Who Stand Up For Your Right To Orgasm
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When it comes to heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap is real and it is significant. Women are far less likely than men to say they orgasmed in their most recent sexual encounter, and the picture is especially bleak when it comes to casual hook-ups. The reasons behind the discrepancy are complex and wide-ranging, but there is no denying that living in a culture that has long associated women's sexual pleasure with shame and judgement bears a whole lot of the blame. Which is why, without getting too earnest about it, it is a big deal when well-known women publicly embrace their sexuality and insist on not settling for not getting-off -- no matter how long it takes, or how much instruction they have to provide. Here are 11 celebs who remind us all that a) orgasms are awesome, and b) women should feel way more empowered to get theirs. 1. Amy Schumer: "Don't be self-conscious," she told Glamour magazine. And "don't not have an orgasm."  2. Nicki Minaj: "I have a friend wh ...
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11 Famous Women Who Stand Up For Your Right To Orgasm
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When it comes to heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap is real and it is significant. Women are far less likely than men to say they orgasmed in their most recent sexual encounter, and the picture is especially bleak when it comes to casual hook-ups. The reasons behind the discrepancy are complex and wide-ranging, but there is no denying that living in a culture that has long associated women's sexual pleasure with shame and judgement bears a whole lot of the blame. Which is why, without getting too earnest about it, it is a big deal when well-known women publicly embrace their sexuality and insist on not settling for not getting-off -- no matter how long it takes, or how much instruction they have to provide. Here are 11 celebs who remind us all that a) orgasms are awesome, and b) women should feel way more empowered to get theirs. 1. Amy Schumer: "Don't be self-conscious," she told Glamour magazine. And "don't not have an orgasm."  2. Nicki Minaj: "I have a friend wh ...
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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 ...
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'The Mindy Project' vs. 'New Girl': Who Wins?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Have you been watching the third season of "New Girl"? I have. I've been a loyal fan since it debuted in 2011. There was just something so endearing about Zooey Deschanel and her portrayal of Jessica Day (though I get why some would be annoyed by how absolutely precious she can be). I, however, simply thought she was a clumsy breath of fresh air. Fast-forward to now and I have been sorely disappointed, almost from Episode 1 of Season 3. I'm not sure why. Is it because Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson) are a couple? Nope. I love them together and the "I love you"/finger guns exchange on Sunday's post-Super Bowl episode only added to that. Is it because Coach is around but Damon Wayans Jr. is only considered a "Special Guest Star" and not a regular cast member? Maybe. Is it because there has been more Winston (Lamorne Morris) and not enough Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Schmidt and Cece (Hannah Simone)? Kinda-sorta. I'm always cool with more Winston, but I do miss the Schmidt/Cece romance a ...
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The Sizzling Broadway <i>Betrayal</i> of Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"There's nothing like the love of a good man!" said Julia Roberts over her shoulder to me after I'd commented on how young and beautiful the actress looks these days. This -- after she'd come all the way across the Barrymore Theater auditorium to give me a great hug before Mike Nichols' opening night of the celebrated Harold Pinter's "Betrayal." (Julia did indeed look spiffy in a sleek black dress and we had a brief chat about life, husband, children and everything except whatever she is doing next. She is a real star and one of my favorites.) • The VIP crowd included the de la Rentas, the Diller-von Furstenbergs, the Graydon Carters, Elaine May and Stanley Donen, Nick Pileggi, Candice and Marshall Rose, to name just a few. But in its own way, the night was understated. No red carpet, no mercy for the paparazzi -- everybody calm, cool and collected. Mr. Nichols I didn't see, but his bride, Diane Sawyer, was there cheering him on. • You probably already know how hard it will b ...
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'Masters Of Sex' Renewed By Showtime For Season 2
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Showtime has renewed "Masters of Sex" for Season 2 and "Homeland" for Season 4. “'Homeland' continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “The critical and audience reaction to 'Masters of Sex' since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television." "Masters of Sex" stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virgina Johnson. The show averages 5.4 million weekly viewers, according to the network. Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicolas D'Agosto and Ted ...
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Lizzy Caplan considers the naked vulnerability of 'Masters of Sex'
LATimes - over 3 years
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Matthew Perry, Lizzy Caplan Quietly Split, "Haven't Been Together for a Long Time" (Allison Takeda/Us Weekly)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Allison Takeda / Us Weekly: Matthew Perry, Lizzy Caplan Quietly Split, “Haven't Been Together for a Long Time”  —  Matthew Perry does a good job of keeping his personal life under wraps.  He does such a good job, in fact, that he managed to end a long-term relationship with Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan without anyone finding out.
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Masters of Sex's Teddy Sears on Dr. Langham's Sex Scenes and Issues with Women
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
In last week's series premiere, the philandering orthopedist got the green light to cheat on his wife in the name of science as part of Masters and Johnson's human sexual response research. Check out TVGuide.com's editors' picks "[Dr. Langham] has a little bit of a penchant for extracurricular activities outside of his marriage, to put it very kindly," Sears tells TVGuide.com. In the experiment, two participants are introduced to each other, wired up and then proceed to have sex while Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his assistant Virgina Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) observe the activity and monitor their bodies' changes. Stripping down to his birthday suit wasn't a big deal for Sears, whose first nude scene was in Season 1 of FX's American Horror Story, playing the lover of Zachary Quinto's character. In fairness, most people's [clothes] are, but I didn't have any hesitation because it's Showtime, because the writing is so good, because it's a period thing, mid-'50s, and becau ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lizzy Caplan
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 32
    She began dating actor Tom Riley in 2015. They got engaged in May 2016.
    More Details Hide Details She is the godmother of the daughter of actress Busy Philipps and screenwriter Marc Silverstein.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    Caplan also attempted to spend some time with Johnson before she died in 2013, but Johnson was ambivalent about the development of the show.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first time she portrayed a real person and Caplan mentioned in an interview that she felt a "deep responsibility" to Johnson, but that she had some wiggle room because most people have no idea what Johnson looked or sounded like. Maier stated that the developers of the show have remained mostly accurate to his book and have included other events that are historically relevant to St. Louis, where the series takes place and where Masters and Johnson lived. Her portrayal of American sexologist Virginia Johnson was her first serious dramatic role, resulting in nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award and Critics’ Choice Television Award, all for Outstanding Lead Actress. Due to the large number of sex scenes in Masters of Sex, she has become well known for being portrayed in this way. In many interviews Caplan has stated that although the amount of nude scenes in the show were uncomfortable at first, she has gotten "as comfortable as possible" and actually enjoys shooting the scenes.
    In 2013, she began playing 1960s human sexuality pioneer Virginia Johnson on the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
    More Details Hide Details The first season aired to critical acclaim and strong ratings. Caplan also provided her own vocals for a cover version of the song "You Don't Know Me" in the Masters of Sex episode "Phallic Victories". Her performance on the show was well-reviewed, and on July 10, 2014, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Caplan was cast in her role as Virginia Johnson before they signed her co-star Michael Sheen as William H. Masters because he was busy working on another production. Producer Sarah Timberman said of Caplan, "the minute we met Lizzie we thought that she just embodied so much of the spirit of Virginia Johnson." Caplan also stated herself that as a single woman pursuing her career above a family, she identified with many of Johnson's characteristics. Once she met the producers, it took several months before Caplan was officially signed, and she turned down several other roles in the meantime.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    Also in 2012, she appeared as Julia in several episodes of the Fox sitcom New Girl.
    More Details Hide Details She played Agent Lacey in the 2014 film The Interview.
    In early 2012, Caplan premiered two films at the Sundance Film Festival: Save the Date and Bachelorette.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, she appeared in 127 Hours.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    She is the voice of Faith Pitt in the animated version of The Pitts, which premiered in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the critically acclaimed Starz ensemble comedy Party Down, playing a struggling comedian who is part of a catering crew.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008, Caplan played Marlena Diamond in the film Cloverfield and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared as Ami in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl. Later that year, she guest starred as Amy Burley on the HBO vampire show True Blood.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Caplan dated actor Matthew Perry from 2006 to 2012.
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    After Related ended, Caplan was cast in the CBS sitcom The Class, which premiered in September 2006 and lasted for one season.
    More Details Hide Details She played Kat Warbler, one of several elementary school friends that reunite after 20 years.
    In 2006, she starred as Sara Weller in the thriller film Love is the Drug and was named one of "10 Actors to Watch" by Variety.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, Caplan played troubled sister Marjee Sorelli in Related, a one-hour comedy-drama on The WB that was canceled after one season.
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  • 2004
    Age 21
    She gained wider notice for playing Janis Ian in the 2004 film Mean Girls.
    More Details Hide Details She played Avery Bishop in the second season of Tru Calling.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    In 2003, she starred in the television series The Pitts, playing Faith Pitt.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 18
    In 2001, she played Tina Greer in an episode of Smallville, and reprised her role on the show in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in two episodes of the ABC series Once and Again.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    In 2000 she appeared in her first film From Where I Sit which was released straight to television.
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  • 1999
    Age 16
    Caplan began her acting career in 1999, first playing a girl named Sara in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.
    More Details Hide Details Due to her performance, her character became the girlfriend of Jason Segel's character. She then had a series of guest appearances on numerous shows, and appeared in Jason Mraz's music video "You and I Both".
    After starting her career in the critically acclaimed television series Freaks and Geeks in 1999, Caplan started to get wider attention for her roles in films Mean Girls (2004) and Cloverfield (2008) for which she was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details Caplan also starred in television shows The Class, True Blood, and Party Down. She stars in Showtime series Masters of Sex, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award and Critics’ Choice Television Award, all for Outstanding Lead Actress. Her other film appearances include Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), 127 Hours (2010), Save the Date (2012), Bachelorette (2012), The Interview (2014), and Now You See Me 2 (2016). She also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe short film Item 47. Caplan was born and raised in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, California. Her family were Reform Jews. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a political aide. She was the youngest of three children with an older brother and sister. Her mother died of illness when she was 13 years old. Her uncle is publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan attended Alexander Hamilton High School, and was a student at the school's Academy of Music. She first focused on playing the piano, then later decided to pursue drama. She was also on her school's soccer team. She graduated in 2000, but did not attend college because it was time consuming and she wanted to focus on acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on June 30, 1982.
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