• Born in Los Angeles, California and attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas
• Gained fame through roles in films such as "Molly", "Frequency", and "Nurse Betty"
• Gained prominence with her role as Dr. Juliet Burke in the hit survival TV series "Lost"
• Past relationships include actor David Lee Smith and Gary Bakewell
• Net worth estimated at around $3 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1970
SpouseChris Soldevilla
MarkSoft blue eyes
FactIn 1995, lived with boyfriend David Lee Smith (ex-Brent on the soap One Life to Live (1968)) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.


Not all famous people have had it all delivered on a plate. Some of them, like Elizabeth Mitchell, have worked hard to reach fame. Who is Dr. Juliet Burke from “Lost” in real life? How did she get her breakthrough role, and who is the man who won her heart?

Early life and Education

Elizabeth Mitchell was born as Elizabeth Joanna Robertson on 27 March 1970 in Los Angeles, California USA. Her mother is Josephine Marian Mitchell, who worked as a lawyer. Because of Josephine’s job, the two moved to Dallas, Texas in 1970, where Josephine met Joseph Day Mitchell, who was also a lawyer; the two married in 1975, and Elizabeth took her stepfather’s last name.

In 1978 and 1981, Mitchell’s half-sisters, Kristina Helen ‘Kristie’ Mitchell and Katherine Day ‘Kate’ Mitchell were born.

Mitchell attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual arts located in Dallas, Texas, together with the future musician, Ray Hargrove. After matriculating, she enrolled at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. After that, she briefly moved to Europe where she continued her acting studies at the British American Drama Academy.


Mitchell started her acting career in several theatre productions, such as “As You Like It”, “Measure for Measure”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Baby and Chicago”.

Despite briefly appearing in TV series “Loving” when she was just 13 years old, Mitchell’s ‘real’ TV debut happened in 1993, when she portrayed Bethanny Haines in an episode of the action TV series, “Dangerous Curves”. Her first bigger role came in 1996 when she landed the part of Laura Malloy in another action TV series, “L.A. Firefighters”. In the next two years, she had minor roles in the series “JAG” and “The Sentinel”.

In 1998 she portrayed the recurring character Jane Chasen in the mini-series “Significant Others”, and the same year played Angelina Jolie’s hairdresser in the movie “Gia”.

Elizabeth Mitchell

The next year she had her first major feature film role in the comedy movie “Molly”, and in 2000 appeared in movies “Frequency” – she broke her nose during the filming – as well as in “Nurse Betty”. She starred in the TV movie “The Linda McCartney Story”, portraying the first wife of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, who was played by Gary Bakewell.

Mitchell’s next prominent role also came in 2000, when she portrayed Dr. Kim Legaspi, the lover of Laura Innes’ character, in the famous TV series “ER”, remaining on the show for two seasons. In 2001, she had the recurring role as Alice Allenby in the TV series “The Beast”, and in the following few years she appeared in several films, most notably “Double Bang”, “Hollywood Palms” and “The Santa Clause 2”.

She also portrayed Ariel Saxon in the first season of drama TV series “The Lyon’s Den”, and made a guest appearance in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in an episode from 2003.

2004 was a successful year for Mitchell, as she was in a number of TV series, most notably in “Everwood”, “Boston Legal” and “House”. She was also in TV movies “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story” and “Gramercy Park”.

In 2006, she was cast as Dr. Juliet Burke in the hit survival TV series “Lost”, and remained in the show for 55 episodes until her departure in 2010. She also reprised the character in the spin-off mini-series “Lost: Missing Pieces”.

From 2009 to 2011, Mitchell starred in the sci-fi TV series “V”, then after the show ended, she appeared in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, guest-starring as the character June Frye.

From 2012, she portrayed the recurring character Rachel Matheson in “Revolution”, an adventure series about survival in the time of a global power blackout, remaining in the show until it ended in 2014. That same year she landed another prominent role, this time in the fantasy TV series “Once Upon a Time”, in which she portrayed Ingrid, the Snow Queen.

Mitchell appeared next to Tom Wlaschiha in the last season of TV series “Crossing Lines” in 2015. The next year she portrayed Senator Charlie Roan in the film called “The Purge: Election Year”, and later that year joined the main cast of the TV series “Dead of Summer”, but the show only lasted for one season.

She next guest-starred as Reverend Doctor Anna Volovodov in the 2018 season of the sci-fi TV series “The Expanse”.

As of May 2020, she is announced to appear in several movies, such as “What We Found”, “Witch Hunt” and “Never Too Late”.

Personal Life

Mitchell has had several public relationships during her career, firstly with actor David Lee Smith, who is known for movies such as “A Walk to Remember”, “The Man from Earth” and “Mysterious Skin”. The duo dated for several years, and lived together on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York City in 1995.

Her second disclosed relationship was with her “The Linda McCartney Story” colleague, Gary Bakewell.

The two met on the set and started dating soon after, even becoming engaged, but broke up in 2002 without tying the knot.

In 2004 Mitchell married Chris Soldevilla, who at the time worked as an improvisation actor. The couple welcomed their son, Christopher Joseph Soldevilla Jr., just a few months after the wedding ceremony, on 12th September 2005. The family lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington D.C. However, their marriage didn’t last, and in 2013 they filed for divorce.

She and her fellow actress Elizabeth Banks actually share the same name. Banks changed her screen name when she joined the Screen Actors Guild to avoid confusion between the two.

As of May 2020, her parents live in a luxurious area of Dallas, Texas. Mitchell is not active on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook, but she does have an official Instagram account with over 26,000 followers.

Net Worth

Elizabeth Mitchell has a rather successful acting career that has brought her a small fortune. In 2014, Mitchell bought a ranch located on Bainbridge Island, Washington D.C., for an undisclosed amount. As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at around $3 million.

Physical characteristics

Mitchell is considered to be a beautiful woman, with blonde hair and bright blue eyes. She is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, weighs around 145lbs (65kgs), with vital statistics of around 37-29-36.

General Info

Full NameElizabeth Mitchell
Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1970
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationBrown University


SpouseChris Soldevilla
ParentsJoseph Day Mitchell, Josephine Marian Mitchell
SiblingsKristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell, Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell


AwardsIndependent Music Award for Best Album - Children’s Music
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Purge: Election Year, Gia, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Answers to Nothing, Running Scared, Nurse Betty, Kristin's Christmas Past, Double Bang, Frequency, Molly, Prosecuting Casey Anthony, The Linda McCartney Story, Man and Boy, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, Comfort,...
TV ShowsDead of Summer, Revolution, V, Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces, The Lyon's Den, Significant Others, L.A. Firefighters, Loving, Haskett's Chance, The Beast, Whatever Turns You On

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#Marks / Signs
1Soft blue eyes
2Long blonde hair


1I know it's so "in" to be blasé, but that's not going to get you anywhere. People feel good about doing things with you if you're enthusiastic. You've gotta go for it, and go for it with gusto.


1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son Christopher Joseph Soldevilla, Jr. on September 12, 2005. Child's father is her now ex husband, Chris Soldevilla.
2Shooting the pilot of ABC's Gramercy Park (2004). [March 2004]
3In Hawaii filming the rest of season 4 of Lost (2004). [March 2008]
4Living with family on Bainbridge Island, Washington [May 2008]
5Shooting in Hawaii the third season of the popular show Lost (2004) [October 2006]
6Fell in love with her co-star, Gary Bakewell, who played her on-screen husband, Paul McCartney, when the two filmed The Linda McCartney Story (2000) (in which she starred as Linda McCartney).
7Has been cast in Rob Lowe's new pilot show, The Lyon's Den (2003), which is to start filming later in the year (2003).
8Spent six years at the Dallas Theater Center & spent one year with its Encore Company
9Two younger sisters Kristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell (b. 1978) and Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell (b. 1982). In ER (1994), Elizabeth's character, Dr. Legaspi, went out with two friends called 'Christy' and 'Kate', it is reported that the names were inspired by the names of Elizabeth's sisters.
10Parents live in the wealthy area of Highland Park, Texas (suburb of Dallas).
11Spent the back end of 2001 starring opposite Ioan Gruffudd as Cyd in Man and Boy (2002) which aired in March, 2002 on BBC 1 TV.
12Graduated from Stephens College in 1991 with a Fine Arts Degree.
13Shortly after she was born in LA in 1970, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas.
14Returned to the U.S. from Europe after a lengthy run as Rosalind in a theater production "As You Like It".
15Parents are real estate and tax attorneys with their own firm about 5 blocks from their house in Dallas.
16In 1995, lived with boyfriend David Lee Smith (ex-Brent on the soap One Life to Live (1968)) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
17In 1994, did Hertz Rent-A-Car commercial but "they pulled it because of the O.J. thing."
18Broke her nose during filming of the movie Frequency (2000).




Dead of Summer2016TV SeriesDeb Carpenter
The Purge: Election Year2016Senator Charlie Roan
Crossing Lines2015TV SeriesCarine Strand
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street2015TV SeriesMelody Fuller
Once Upon a Time2014TV SeriesIngrid
Revolution2012-2014TV SeriesRachel Matheson
Kristin's Christmas Past2013TV MovieBarbara
Prosecuting Casey Anthony2013TV MovieLinda Drane Burdick
Answers to Nothing2011Kate
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003-2011TV SeriesJune Frye / Andrea Brown
V2009-2011TV SeriesErica Evans
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesRachel / Rachel's Clone
Lost2006-2010TV SeriesDr. Juliet Burke Dr. Juliet Carlson
Lost: Missing Pieces2007-2008TV Mini-SeriesJuliet Burke
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Mrs. Claus Carol
Running Scared2006Edele
Haskett's Chance2006TV MovieAnn Haskett
House M.D.2004TV SeriesSister Mary Augustine
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story2004TV MovieTeresa Earnhardt
Boston Legal2004TV SeriesChristine Pauley
Everwood2004TV SeriesSara Beck
Gramercy Park2004TV MovieTaylor Elliot Quinn
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesMelissa Winters
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesAriel Saxon
The Santa Clause 22002Carol
Man and Boy2002TV MovieCyd Mason
Spin City2001TV SeriesNancy Wheeler
Double Bang2001Dr. Karen Winterman
The Beast2001TV SeriesAlice Allenby
ER2000-2001TV SeriesDr. Kim Legaspi
Hollywood Palms2001Blair
Time of Your Life1999-2000TV SeriesAshley Holloway
The Linda McCartney Story2000TV MovieLinda McCartney
Nurse Betty2000Chloe Jensen
Frequency2000Julia Sullivan
Molly1999Beverly Trehare
Significant Others1998TV SeriesJane Chasen
Gia1998TV MovieLinda
Comfort, Texas1997TV MovieTrudy
JAG1997TV SeriesLt. Sandra Gilbert
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesWendy Hawthorne
L.A. Firefighters1996TV SeriesLaura Malloy
Dangerous Curves1993TV SeriesBethanny Haines
Loving1983TV SeriesDinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2 (1994-1995)


Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV Movie special thanks
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV Movie special thanks


Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2011TV SeriesHerself
The Jace Hall Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Jump Start Live2011TV SeriesHerself
The Cast of 'Lost': Before They Were TV Stars2010TV MovieHerself
The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series / Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special / Outstanding Stunt Coordination / ...
Project: Comic-Con2010TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Ace of Cakes2009TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The View2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of '3'2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Director's Tour of Elfsburg2003Video shortHerself (uncredited)
Inside the North Pole with Curtis2003Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The Santa Clause 2: Gag Reel2003Video shortHerself / Carol (uncredited)

Archive Footage

V2010TV SeriesErica Evans
Lost: Final Chapter2010TV MovieJuliet Burke
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesAgent Erica Evans
Lost: A Journey in Time2009TV MovieJuliet Burke (uncredited)
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 62009TV MovieJuliet Burke (uncredited)
Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieJuliet Burke (uncredited)
Lost: The Answers2007TV Movie documentaryJuliet Burke
Lost Survivor Guide2007TV Movie documentaryJuliet Burke (uncredited)
ER2001TV SeriesDr. Kim Legaspi


Won Awards

2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLost (2004)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressLost (2004)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)

Nominated Awards

2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesRevolution (2012)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionV (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLost (2004)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressLost (2004)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in TelevisionLost (2004)
2009Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television ProgramLost (2004)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesLost (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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