Lizzy Caplan

Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was educated at Alexander Hamilton High School, where she showed an interest in acting and was cast in school plays.

After graduating, Caplan made her onscreen debut in the TV movie From Where I Sit (2000). Other roles followed in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks (1999), Smallville (2001) and The Pitts (2003). Caplan made her big screen debut with a small role in Orange County (2002) and went on to play Janis Ian in the hit Mean Girls (2004). Further successes include Cloverfield (2008), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and 127 Hours (2010).

More recently, Caplan has played Virginia Johnson in the television series Masters of Sex (2013), for which she received an Emmy nomination. Her 2010s film work includes co-starring in The Interview (2014), opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Night Before (2015), and alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Daniel Radcliffe in Now You See Me 2 (2016).

Known For


Cast Credits

Ill Behaviour (2017)
Starring as Nadia (3 episodes)
I'm Sorry (2017)
Guest starring as Jessica
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Lizzy Caplan
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Lizzy Caplan
Masters of Sex (2013)
Starring as Virginia E. Johnson (46 episodes)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)
Guest starring as Lizzy Caplan
Live! with Kelly (2011)
Guest starring as Lizzy Caplan
New Girl (2011)
Guest starring as Julia (4 episodes)
Mr. Sunshine (2011)
Guest starring as Vivian
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Lizzy Caplan (2 episodes)
Childrens Hospital (2010)
Guest starring as Harmony
Guest starring as Casey
The League (2009)
Guest starring as Rebecca Ruxin (2 episodes)
Party Down (2009)
Starring as Casey Klein (20 episodes)
True Blood (2008)
Starring as Amy Burley
The Class (2006)
Starring as Kat Warbler (19 episodes)
Related (2005)
Starring as Marjee Sorelli (18 episodes)
Tru Calling (2003)
Guest starring as Avery Bishop (4 episodes)
Smallville (2001)
Guest starring as Tina Greer
  • Episode 1x04: X-Ray (Nov 6, 2001)
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Guest starring as Girl #1 (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Beers and Weirs (Oct 2, 1999) [Co-Star]
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 25, 1999) [Co-Star]
Guest starring as Sara (2 episodes)
Once and Again (1999)
Guest starring as Sarah
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Virginia Johnson
Das Boot ()
Starring as TBA