• Liza Weil is an American actress best known for her roles in the television series “Gilmore Girls” and “How to Get Away with Murder”, and has a net worth of $3 million.
• She grew up in a Jewish family and developed an interest in films while traveling across Europe with her parents.
• She has had roles in television and film projects, including the short “A Cure for Serpents” and the feature film “Stir of Echoes”.
• She rose to prominence with her role in “Gilmore Girls” and appeared in the show’s revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”.
• She was married to actor Paul Adelstein and has a daughter Josephine, and was previously in a relationship with actor Charlie Weber.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 5, 1977
SpousePaul Adelstein
FactIn both "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Gilmore Girls" Liza's character has a romantic relationship with a man named Asher.

Who is Liza Weil?

Liza Rebecca Weil was born on 5 June 1977, in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, and is an actress, best known for her role in the television series “Gilmore Girls” in which she portrayed Paris Geller. Other shows she’s known for include “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”, in which she plays attorney Bonnie Winterbottom.

The Net Worth of Liza Weil

As of early-2020, Liza Weil’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting, in the entertainment industry since 1993. Aside from her many television projects, she also occasionally works on feature films.

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Early Life and Career Beginnings

Liza grew up in a Jewish family; her parents were both involved in the entertainment industry as comedians. While she spent most of her youth in Passaic, she often traveled around with her parents due to their work, including the experience of traveling across Europe with The Madhouse Company of London. During this time she developed a strong interest in films, with one of her early favorites being the “Indiana Jones” trilogy. Thanks to these films, she aspired to become an archaeologist.

In 1984, the family settled in Landsdale, Pennsylvania, located near Philadelphia.

Eventually, she came to discover that she could portray many roles in an acting career, as she focused more on her acting during high school rather than her studies. She also became an active part of the Philadelphia theatre circuit. When she could, she traveled to New York City for auditions, for various theatrical productions. She matriculated from North Penn High School, and at that time was very much into acting, leading to a shift in her schedule. She then looked to do more television and film roles, going to auditions for some mainstream projects.

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Rise to Prominence

Liza gained her first television role in the soap opera “As the World Turns”, in which she played a minor, unnamed student. Eventually she turned her attention to Los Angeles and moved there, quickly integrating with the local theatre community. She worked on several productions in LA Theatre Works and also did radio dramas. Then she got a television role, actually alongside her mother in an episode of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”, in which she played a bully.

For films, she mainly focused on independent projects, with her first being the short “A Cure for Serpents”, playing a woman who has a phobia with dirt and germs.

Some of the other projects she worked on included “Scar”, “Lullaby”, and “Motel Jerusalem”. Eventually, she got to work on her first major film, a starring role in “Stir of Echoes” alongside Kevin Bacon. The film is based on the Richard Matheson novel of the same name, telling the story of a man who believes he’s been hypnotized by his sister-in-law, leading to strange visions.

Gilmore Girls

After that, more mainstream opportunities came Liza’s way, with guest roles in several popular shows, including “The West Wing” and “ER”. Eventually, she was cast in one of her biggest roles, in the television series “Gilmore Girls”, for which she was initially considered for the part of Rory Gilmore.

However, that role was given to Alexis Bledel, but Paris Geller was created for Liza as the producers enjoyed her audition.

The show began airing in 2000 on The WB, and ran for seven seasons; it focused on the story of a single mother and daughter, following their personal lives, and tackling various storylines including romance, friendship, family, education, differences in social class, and many others. Rory experiences life in a high-class private high school, before later enrolling at Yale University. The show was successful for its entire run, thanks to its appeal to many age groups, its mix of drama and humor, as well as the performances of the cast.

She stayed with the show for its entire seven-year run; it’s considered one of the greatest television shows of all time.

Recent Projects

Following “Gilmore Girls”, Weil returned to some film work, though noticeably focused more on television roles. She appeared in the film “Year of the Dog” playing a minor role, before working on both “Mars” and “Neal Cassady”. She returned to doing mainly guest roles on television, appearing in numerous popular shows, including “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice”, “CSI”, and “Eleventh Hour”. In 2011, she was cast in the role of Amanda Tanner in the series “Scandal”, in which she was a recurring character during the first season.

Aside from these, she also made frequent appearances in horror films, and working on the short film “Grace”, which inspired a feature film of the same name, and had a supporting role in the horror film “Smiley”. During the 2010s, she began a friendship with director Noah Buschel, leading to the duo collaborating on numerous projects such as “The Situation is Liquid”. In 2014, she was cast in the series “How to Get Away with Murder”, and has stayed with the show which continues to air. Concurrently, she reprised her character Paris Geller in two episodes of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, a revival of the show which aired on Netflix. She also appeared in the third season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, playing the role of Carole Keen.

Personal Life

Liza married actor Paul Adelstein in 2006 after a few years of being in a relationship. The two met while working on theatre productions, and eventually collaborated on a few films too, working together on projects such as “The Missing Person” and “Little Fish, Strange Pond”. Paul is also known for his work in the television show “Private Practice”, in which he portrayed Cooper Freedman. The two have a daughter together, but eventually filed for divorce a decade into their marriage, with Paul citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was settled after a year, and she then began dating actor Charlie Weber from “How to Get Away with Murder”, but they ended their relationship in 2019. So Liza is currently single, presumably caring for her daughter Josephine.

General Info

Full NameLiza Weil
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1977
Height1.62 m
EducationNorth Penn High School, Columbia University


SpousePaul Adelstein
ChildrenJosephine Elizabeth Weil-Adelstein
ParentsMarc Weil, Lisa Weil
SiblingsSamantha Weil


MoviesSmiley, Mars, The Missing Person, Little Fish, Strange Pond, Year of the Dog, Stir of Echoes, Whatever, Tribute
TV ShowsAnyone But Me, Gilmore Girls, How to Get Away with Murder

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1I had a mediocre academic career, so playing a good student is fun for me. It's like sweet revenge. I'm constantly learning stuff now that I didn't even know before.


1In both "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Gilmore Girls" Liza's character has a romantic relationship with a man named Asher.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Josephine Elizabeth Weil-Adelstein on April 20, 2010. Child's father is her ex-husband, Paul Adelstein.
3Is a natural brunette, but after she got the role of Paris Geller in Gilmore Girls (2000), she was required to dye her hair blonde to better serve as the foil to Rory Gilmore.
4Attended Columbia University.
5She and her Gilmore Girls (2000) co-star, Dakin Matthews ("Hanlin Charleston", headmaster of Chilton), both appeared in the same episode of the first season of the The West Wing (1999), The West Wing: Take Out the Trash Day (2000).
6Weil had aspirations of becoming an archaeologist in her younger years, because of the Indiana Jones film trilogy and a childhood crush on Harrison Ford.
7She became an aunt in 2006, when her sister Samantha had a child after she moved to the Los Angeles area.
8Engaged to Paul Adelstein [May 2006]
9The character of "Paris Geller", on Gilmore Girls (2000), was written for Liza, because she was wanted in the show.
10Although born in New Jersey, U.S.A., she was considered transient during her childhood as her parents traveled around Europe.
11Initially auditioned for the role of Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls (2000).




Medicine Men2016post-productionLisa
How to Get Away with Murder2014-2017TV SeriesBonnie Winterbottom
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-SeriesParis Geller
After Life2013Megan
Bunheads2013TV SeriesMilly Stone
A Glove Story2012ShortClaire
Smiley2012Dr. Jenkins
Advantage: Weinberg2012ShortSylvia Weinberg (voice)
Scandal2012TV SeriesAmanda Tanner
Anyone But Me2010-2011TV SeriesDr. Glass
Private Practice2011TV SeriesAndi
Us One Night2009ShortRebecca
Little Fish, Strange Pond2009Norma
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesAlison Clark
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesAngela Atkins / Angela Adams
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesRisa Parvess
The Missing Person2009Agent Chambers
Eleventh Hour2009TV SeriesAshley Filmore
Neal Cassady2007Doris Delay
Order Up2007ShortHippie Patron
Gilmore Girls2000-2007TV SeriesParis Geller
Year of the Dog2007/ITrishelle
Affair Game2006ShortWife
Dragonfly2002Suicide Girl
ER2000-2002TV SeriesSamantha Sobriki
Motel Jerusalem2001ShortSally Mae
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesLara Todd
The West Wing2000TV SeriesKaren Larson
Stir of Echoes1999Debbie the Babysitter
Whatever1998Anna Stockard
A Cure for Serpents1997ShortLucy
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1994-1996TV SeriesMargie Corsell


Gilmore Girls2005TV Series performer - 1 episode


Bringing Rain2003thanks


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special2004TV MovieHerself


Won Awards

2011ISAIndie Series AwardsOutstanding Guest AppearanceAnyone But Me (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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