Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel

Highest Rated: 95% True Grit (2010)

Lowest Rated: 20% Pretty Bird (2008)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1969

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Pennsylvania native Elizabeth Marvel began her acting career on the New York stage after studying at the prestigious Juilliard School. She made her Broadway debut in 1992 as an understudy in a revival of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" before moving on to key roles in critically-acclaimed plays like Ronald Harwood's "Taking Sides" and Wendy Wasserstein's "An American Daughter." As she focused on her stage career, Marvel did as so many other New York-based actors do and began supplementing her income via guest roles on television series that filmed in New York. Her first small-screen role was in a 1998 episode of the acclaimed police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street." Following her feature film debut in a supporting role as a blind attorney in the indie drama "Ten Hundred Kings," Marvel moved into a full-time television part in the role of police officer Nancy Parras on the procedural drama "The District." The show lasted for four seasons, with Marvel's character becoming more visible as she was promoted to detective. After "The District" left the air in 2004, Marvel began working more regularly in film, with supporting roles in Charlie Kaufman's peculiar fantasy "Synecdoche, New York" and two films by the Coen Brothers: the espionage comedy "Burn After Reading" and their remake of the Western classic "True Grit."

Highest rated movies

True Grit The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) News of the World Swallow The Land of Steady Habits The Phenom
Easy Living
Burn After Reading




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Color Purple Miss Millie (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet 93% Being Dead Celice Adkins (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet With/In Unknown (Character),
- 2021
88% 89% News of the World Mrs. Gannett (Character) $12.7M 2020
88% 71% Swallow Katherine (Character) $31.3K 2019
83% 45% The Land of Steady Habits Sophie (Character) - 2018
93% 72% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Jean Meyerowitz (Character) - 2017
78% 76% Easy Living Abby (Character) - 2017
73% 85% Gifted Gloria Davis (Character) $24.8M 2017
79% 38% The Phenom Mrs. Epland (Character) - 2016
33% 50% The Congressman Rae Blanchard (Character) - 2016
37% 31% Hyde Park on Hudson Missy (Character) $6.4M 2012
No Score Yet 45% Somewhere Tonight Martha (Character) - 2011
95% 85% True Grit Adult Mattie Ross (Character) $171.0M 2010
52% 33% Holy Rollers Elka Gold (Character) $302.9K 2010
39% 45% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Pia (Character) $20.6K 2009
No Score Yet 37% A Dog Year Margo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 100% Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott (Character) - 2008
20% 16% Pretty Bird Tonya (Character) - 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Sandy Pfarrar (Character) $60.3M 2008
50% 52% The Dying Gaul Kelli Cartonis (Character) $342.3K 2005


89% 79% The Dropout Noel Holmes (Character) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2021
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rita Calhoun (Guest Star) 2010 2012-2017 2021
27% 71% Marvel's Helstrom Victoria Helstrom (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 70% Manifest The Major/Therapist (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
85% 86% Homeland President Elizabeth Keane (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
77% 76% House of Cards Heather Dunbar (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
92% 76% Person of Interest Alicia Corwin (Guest Star) 2012 2015
95% 89% Elementary Cassandra Walker (Guest Star) 2013
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
8% 71% Betrayal Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
58% 91% The Newsroom Sharon (Guest Star) 2012
14% 0% Past Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
81% 87% Nurse Jackie Ginny Flynn (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Louisa May Alcott (Character) 2009
93% 91% The Good Wife Lauren Chatham (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
78% 93% 30 Rock Emily (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Off. Nancy Parras (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998