Elizabeth Anne Caplan, born June 30, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, and more commonly known as Lizzy, is an American actress who plays the role of Amy Burley on the HBO original series True Blood. Making her debut on the episode "Burning House of Love" in the series' first season, Lizzy plays the role of a fangbanger. Meeting Jason Stackhouse at Fangtasia, the vampire bar in Shreveport, Louisiana while Jason was looking for "V" (Vampire Blood), she eventually became his girlfriend, and more or less, his first love. Lizzy plays a recurring role through the series' first season, met an untimely demise in the Season 1 episode "To Love Is to Bury", is seen as a corpse in the series' subsequent episode, "You'll Be the Death of Me", at the end of the series' first season, and appears throughout flashbacks in the series' second season. Amy was last seen in a flashback on the episode "I Smell a Rat", in the series' third season.
She is best known for her roles in the CBS show The Class, in the 2004 film Mean Girls, and the 2008 films, My Best Friend's Girl and Cloverfield. She has also guest starred on the critically acclaimed HBO TV series True Blood in 2008 and currently stars as "Casey" in the Starz network comedy Party Down.
Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in a Reform Jewish family.She attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, where she starred in such productions as Much Ado about Nothing and You Can't Take It with You.
Caplan lives in the Hollywood Hills with roommates. She has a cat named Lisa Turtle, which she named after her favorite character on Saved By The Bell. She became a godmother to her friend Busy Phillips's daughter Birdie in August 2008.
Caplan began her television acting career in 1999 playing the minor role of Sarah on the series Freaks and Geeks. She had a series of guest appearances on numerous shows, and was a guest on The Sharon Osbourne Show. Caplan also appeared in Jason Mraz's music video "You and I Both". In 2001, she played "freak of the week" Tina Greer in an episode of Smallville, and reprised her role on the show in 2003. For two episodes she also appeared on the series Once and Again as Sarah, the ex-girlfriend of Katie Singer (Mischa Barton).
Although already an experienced actress, she gained much notice in the 2004 movie Mean Girls, where she played the alternative styled Janis Ian, named for singer-songwriter Janis Ian. In 2003, she starred in the television series The Pitts, playing Faith Pitt. In the second season of Tru Calling, she played Avery Bishop, a friend of Tru Davies.
Caplan landed a starring role in 2005, playing Marjee Sorelli, the troubled sister in Related, a one-hour dramedy on The WB. The show was cancelled after one season. In 2006, Caplan played the starring role of Sara Weller in Wesley Strick's thriller, Love is the Drug. After Related ended, Caplan was cast in the CBS sitcom The Class, which premiered on September 18, 2006 and lasted one season.
Caplan, along with Jason Ritter, presented a People's Choice Award for Favorite Soundtrack From a Movie, in January 2007. Caplan, along with her The Class co-star Heather Goldenhersh, appeared on the talk show The View in early 2007.
In 2008, Caplan appeared in the film Cloverfield playing Marlena Diamond, and was nominated for a Saturn award as Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl playing Ami, the roommate of Kate Hudson's character Alexis. She is the voice of Faith Pitt, in the animated version of the 2003 TV show The Pitts due to be released in 2009. In 2008, Caplan guest starred on the vampire-themed HBO show True Blood in a multiple-episode story arc as Amy Burley, the drug-addled girlfriend of Sookie Stackhouse's brother, Jason.
- Bachelorette (2013)
- High Road (2011)
- Frankie Goes Boom (2011)
- Queens of Country (2011)
- 127 Hours (2010)
- Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
- The Last Rites of Ransom Pride as Juliette Flowers
- Crossing Over as Marla
- My Best Friend's Girl as Ami
- Cloverfield as Marlena Diamond
- Love Is the Drug (2006) as Sara Weller
- Mean Girls as Janis Ian
- Hardcore Action News as Lizzy Lions
- Everybody's Doing It as Angela (Television Movie)
- Orange County as Party Girl
- From Where I Sit as Lilly (Television Movie)
- New Girl as Julia
- Party Down as Casey Klein
- True Blood as Amy Burley
- American Dad! as Debbie (voice)
- Crashing as Jacqueline
- The Class as Kat Warbler
- Tru Calling as Avery Bishop
- Related as Marjee Sorelli
- You and I Both as Bank Teller (Music Video by Jason Mraz)
- Smallville as Tina Greer
- Freaks and Geeks as Sara
- Won the Mr. Skin Award for Best First-Time Nude Scene of 2009. (Season 1)
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"The Fourth Man in the Fire"|
|"Plaisir D'Amour"||"I Don't Wanna Know"||"To Love Is to Bury"||"You'll Be the Death of Me"|
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