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Elizabeth Marvel, a native of Pennsylvania, studied at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Juilliard School in New York City. Her off-Broadway stage credits have since included What the Butler Saw; As You Like It; Henry V; Macbeth; Alice in Bed; Lydie Breeze; Terrorism; Almost an Evening; and Misalliance, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Therese Raquin, all of which brought her Obie Awards.
Ms. Marvel’s Broadway stage work includes The Seagull; St. Joan; An American Daughter; Taking Sides; Seascape; Top Girls; and, most recently, Other Desert Cities, reprising the role she originated off- Broadway.
She has appeared on television in episodes of Law & Order; 30 Rock; Homicide: Life on the Street; The Good Wife; The District and Lights Out, on which she was a series regular; and Nurse Jackie and Person of Interest, in guest arcs.
Ms. Marvel’s features include Steven Spielberg’s soon-to-be-released Lincoln; Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy; Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul; George LaVoo’s A Dog Year, with Jeff Bridges; Paul Schneider’s Pretty Bird with Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup; Amy Redford’s The Guitar; Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York; Don Roos’ The Other Woman; Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers; and Nancy Porter’s Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women,’ in which she starred as the famed author. For Joel & Ethan Coen, her films include Burn After Reading, also for Focus Features, and True Grit, which she narrated and appeared in as the adult incarnation of Mattie (played as a young woman by Hailee Steinfeld).