Lizzy Caplan is an American actress primarily known for her role in the film Mean Girls and TV series Masters of Sex. It is no secret that this American actress has been working hard nailing role after role all with the aim to build up an impressive Hollywood résumé and so far, we can say she has succeeded. She sure chooses the roles she takes on carefully because her movies are characteristically fun to watch. Here’s everything to know about the star.
Lizzy Caplan: Biography
Elizabeth Anne Caplan was born on the 30th of June, 1982 and was raised in a reformed Jewish household in Los Angeles, California. Her father – Richard Caplan is a lawyer while her mother – Barbara Caplan was a political aide but had died of an undisclosed illness when Lizzy was only 13 years old. The star is the youngest child of the family with an older brother, Benjamin and an older sister, Julie.
The actress attended Alexander Hamilton High School and signed up for the school’s Academy of Music. Her intention was to play piano but she later signed in for acting classes. She was cast in many school plays and played soccer for the school’s team. After graduation, in 2000, a young Lizzy Caplan decided she would forego college and pursue acting full time
Career – Movies & TV Shows
She had begun acting before graduation with a minor role in the TV series Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). She also starred in more TV shows such as Smallville (2001), The Pitts (2003) as Faith Pitts and the ABC series Once and Again. Her first on-screen movie was From Where I Sit (2000) after which she landed the role of Janis lan in the 2004 hit film Mean Girls. The movie was a success and it earned her great recognition and drove her career to new heights.
In 2006, Lizzy Caplan was named by Variety Magazine as one of the top 10 actors to watch as a result of her role in the thriller film Love is the Drug. The Mean girl star then got a cast in the CBS sitcom The Class (2006) but the sitcom lasted for just one season before being canceled.
She later landed the role of Marlena Diamond in the 2008 film Cloverfield which earned her a nomination at the Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She also boosted her filmography by appearing in My Best Friend’s Girl (2008), HBO’s True Blood, 127 Hours (2010), Save the Date (2012), Bachelorette (2012) and the Fox sitcom New Girl.
In 2013, Lizzy Caplan was cast on the Showtime series Masters of Sex where she played a 1960’s human sexuality pioneer named Virginia Johnson. She starred opposite Michael Sheen who played William H. Masters.
To Lizzy, this was her first time portraying a real-life person on screen and this made her feel a deep responsibility to the real Virginia Johnson. Being her first serious dramatic role, she received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Award, and Critics’ Choice Television Award. The series ran from 2013 till 2016.
Other films she has worked on include The Interview, The Night Before and Now You See Me 2.
Lizzy was previously in a long-term relationship with the well-known actor, Matthew Perry from 2006-2012.
In 2015, she began dating British actor Tom Riley who she had met while working on a movie in London. In February 2016 they made their relationship ‘red carpet official’ by attending the Prague Opera Ball together and in May 2016, the pair got engaged.
Their engagement lasted for 16 months before they finally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Revello, Italy over Labor Day weekend in September 2017.
Lizzy Caplan’s Weight Loss Journey & Height
It is easy to assume that Lizzy Caplan has undergone some type of weight loss journey over the years thanks to the change in her appearance; however, the only changes to her body are the natural changes that occur as one grows older. The fact that the actress now wears more flattering clothes that favor her body add to this perception of having lost some weight.
The Masters of Sex star hates exercise and for some of her roles, she barely completes a fitness routine due to her tight schedule. She focuses on a healthy diet instead. In her effort to give up on meat, she eats more of fish. She takes vitamin supplements daily, as well.
Lizzy Caplan’s height is recorded to be 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63m) and she weighs 120 lbs (54.5kg).
Though she doesn’t enjoy exercising, she still has to work out to maintain her figure. Her preferred workout routine is to exercise twice a week doing squats, lunges, deadlift, hamstrings for back legs, pectorals and wall sit.