Television is going through a renaissance, a period where the quality of its productions is competing with big screen productions. No longer are television shows what audience watch while they wait for the next good movie showing in the theatre. Now, good movies are what people watch when they wait for the next episode of their favorite shows. The switch is down to many factors, one of which is the influx of good actors and actresses on television playing characters for a long period of time for the audience to connect with and cherish. One of these actresses influencing this change in the entertainment landscape is Liza Weil.
The actress has featured in some of the top shows in the past decade including Gilmore Girls and How to Get Away with Murder. Born into an acting family she followed the footsteps of those before her and started acting professionally at the age of 16. She has appeared in a lot of productions and is currently one of the leading actresses on television.
Liza Weil’s Biography
The major proof of how much influence film and television has on us is how they shape our interests and thinking. Although she was born into a family of actors, Liza Weil harbored dreams of becoming an archeologist as a young child because of her love for the Indiana Jones films and her crush on Hollywood icon, Harrison Ford who plays the eponymous character in the films, but they were just meant to be dreams.
As a child who was born into an acting family on the 5th of June, 1977 in Passaic, New Jersey, following the path laid down by parents’ nurture was the natural career path for Liza Weil. As a baby, she often traveled around Europe along with her parents Lisa and Marc Weil while they toured with their comedy troupe, The Madhouse Comedy of London. After years of traveling around America and Europe, the family settled at Lansdale, Pennsylvania when she was seven. But as a child who had grown up around performers and actors, she fell in love with the life and though her parents had settled, she worked in pursuit of a life as an actress.
According to Liza herself, her pursuit and nurture of her budding acting career impacted her academic life as a high school student, causing her to be an average student while she was in school. This is due to the fact that she was notorious for frequently traveling to New York for auditions in theatre. She finally graduated from high school in 1995, two years after she started her professional career.
Her first set of professional acting roles were in theatre; a medium she still regularly engages in till date. She had her first onscreen performance in 1994 in a television show titled The Adventures of Pete & Pete as Margie Corsell. Since her onscreen debut, Liza Weil has starred in shows like ER, The West Wing, and Law & Order: SVU. Some of her more notable television shows include Gilmore Girls where she played Parris Geller and starred in 96 episodes of the show. She reprised the role in the Netflix reunion season of the show in 2016, starring in 3 episodes. She also stars in How to Get Away with Murder as Bonnie Winterbottom a main role on the show. She has starred in thirteen films including Mars, Neal Cassady, and Smiley.
Over the course of her career, Liza Weil has worked with a few producers multiple times, notably with Amy Sherman-Palladino in Bunheads and Gilmore Girls, Noah Buschel in films like The Situation is liquid and Neal Cassady, and Shonda Rhimes in Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. Liza Weil is practicing member of Reform Judaism.
Liza Weil may not have starred in any blockbuster nor enjoy mainstream Hollywood, but a steady appearance on hit television shows like Gilmore Girls and How to Get Away with Murder as helped her to build a solid net worth of $3 million.
Liza Weil’s Ex-Husband, Kids & Siblings
Liza Weil married Paul Adelstein, an actor in November 2006, this was after the couple had grown to become a part of each other’s lives through their theatrical projects together. The couple shares a daughter, Josephine Adelstein whom they welcomed to the world on April 20, 2010. Six years after their daughter’s birth, however, Liza filed for a divorce which was finalized in November 2017.
Liza Weil has a sister, Samantha Weil, who is the second daughter born to her parents, and as mentioned earlier, Liza is a member of an acting family which includes her sister Samantha. She acted alongside her sister in Gilmore Girls, her niece, daughter of Samantha is also an actress, who stars on Lucifer as Beatrice Espinoza.
Height & Weight
Liza Weil has a petite body. She stands at just 5 feet and 4 inches and weighs 54 kg. She has dark brown eyes with blonde hair and body measurements of 34-25-33 inches.