Feb. 3rd, 1971
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Elisa Donovan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - TV: The Movie
2006 - Kiss me again
2002 - Wolves of Wall Street
1998 - A Night at the Roxbury
1995 - Clueless
Guest TV Roles
Elisa grew up on Long Island where she was an accomplished gymnast, dancer and equestrian. She began studying acting at the age of 12. She attended college at The New School for Social Research in New York City, where she studied writing and literature, acting and dramatic literature. In New York, she also studied at The Michael Chekhov Studio, and with Anthony Abeson. In Los Angeles, she has studied with Larry Moss, and she currently studies with Jeffrey Tambor and Kim Gillingham. Her breakthrough role was in the film Clueless (1995), where she originated the role of Amber "Princess" Mariens. Elisa continues to ride horses and is also a painter.
- Based her character in Clueless on girls she went to High School with.
- Went to High School with Chris Messina, Joe Roseto and Robert Bagnell.
- Dated 'Donal Lardner Ward' (qv).
- Was offered the role of Rayven in the script "Momentum", but production was canceled. First choice of the role was offered to Gina Gershon.
- Speaks Castilian Spanish fluently.
- Was offered the role of Rayven in the script "Momentum", but production was cancelled. First choice of the role was offered to Gina Gershon.
- Attended The New School For Social Research in New York City.
- (November 1996) Admitted to being a "hard-core anorexic" during 1993 to 1995 period. During 1994 her weight dropped to 90 pounds.
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