Elizabeth Folan Gilpin (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW (2017–2019), for which she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred as Dr. Carrie Roman in the Showtime comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie (2013–2015).
Elizabeth Folan Gilpin
July 21, 1986
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fordham University (BA)|
Gilpin has appeared in films such as the mystery thriller True Story (2015), the science fiction romantic comedy Future '38 (2017), the fantasy romantic comedy Isn't It Romantic (2019), the drama A Dog's Journey (2019), and the action comedy Stuber (2019). In 2020, Gilpin starred in the horror film The Grudge, the satirical action thriller The Hunt, and the action comedy Coffee & Kareem. For The Hunt, she won a Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie.
Elizabeth Folan Gilpin was born in New York City on July 21, 1986, the daughter of actors Jack Gilpin and Ann McDonough. Her father, also an Episcopal priest, is a first cousin of Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University from 2007 to 2018. She grew up in the South Street Seaport neighborhood of Manhattan, where she says that her family home was "one of the only occupied buildings on the block." Gilpin is a 2004 graduate of The Loomis Chaffee School, and a 2008 graduate of Fordham University. During her time at Fordham, she studied under Dianne Wiest.
Gilpin began her acting career with guest starring roles in numerous television series, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Fringe, Medium, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Elementary. She received further recognition for her starring role as Dr. Carrie Roman in the comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie, appearing from 2013 to the series' conclusion in 2015. She has also appeared off-Broadway in productions such as Heartless, I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, and We Live Here.
Gilpin had supporting roles in such films as Ghost Town (2008), Take Care (2014), True Story (2015), and Future '38 (2017), but her breakthrough came with her starring role as Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW (2017–2019), which was inspired by the 1980s female professional wrestling league of the same name. She received significant critical acclaim and numerous award nominations for her performance, including two Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Between 2019 and 2020, Gilpin appeared in the fantasy romantic comedy film Isn't It Romantic, the comedy-drama film A Dog's Journey, the action comedy film Stuber, and the action horror film The Hunt. In 2021, she appeared in the science fiction action movie, The Tomorrow War. In the same year, Gilpin was set to star in the upcoming HBO series Blood Sugar.
Gilpin has been married to actor Cosmo Pfeil since 2016.
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|2008||Death in Love||Young Model|
|Ghost Town||WWII Nurse|
|2009||The Northern Kingdom||Carissa|
|2015||True Story||Cheryl Frank|
|2019||Isn't It Romantic||Whitney|||
|A Dog's Journey||Gloria Mitchell|||
|2020||The Grudge||Nina Spencer|||
|The Hunt||Crystal Creasey|||
|Coffee & Kareem||Detective Linda Watts|
|2021||The Tomorrow War||Emmy Forester|||
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amanda Dockerty||Episode: "The War at Home"|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Marika Soloway||Episode: "Golden Boy"|
|Fringe||Loraine Daisy||Episode: "The Same Old Story"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Stacey Hayes-Fitzgerald||Episode: "Playing Dead"|
|The Unusuals||Abigail Allen / Margo Stanford||Episode: "The E.I.D."|
|Law & Order||Paige Regan||Episode: "For the Defense"|
|2010||The Good Wife||Molly||Episode: "Painkiller"|
|Past Life||Corrine||Episode: "Dead Man Talking"|
|Medium||Kim Clement||Episode: "Allison Rolen Got Married"|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Natalie Relais||Episode: "Learning Curve"|
|2013–15||Nurse Jackie||Dr. Carrie Roman||34 episodes|
|2015||The Walker||Roz||8 episodes|
|The Mysteries of Laura||Isabel Van Doren||Episode: "The Mystery of the Watery Grave"|
|2016||Elementary||Fiona Helbron||4 episodes|
|Mercy Street||Eliza Foster||2 episodes|
|Masters of Sex||Dr. Nancy Leveau||9 episodes|
|2017||American Gods||Audrey||2 episodes|
|2017–19||GLOW||Debbie Eagan||30 episodes|
|2018–21||Robot Chicken||Laurie Jupiter / Louisa von Trapp / Veronica Lodge (voice)||2 episodes|
|2022||Gaslit||Maureen Kane Dean||Main role|||
|Roar||Amelia||Episode: "The Woman Who Was Kept on a Shelf"|||
|Three Women||Lina||Lead role; Upcoming series|||
|2023||Mrs. Davis||TBA||Upcoming series|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
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- Peterpaul, Robert. "Doctors' Orders: Nurse Jackie's Betty Gilpin Prescribes Her Best Acting Anecdotes". NY Castings. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Betty Gilpin as Dr. Carrie Roman in Nurse Jackie". Showtime. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Betty Gilpin is wrestling her way to stardom". Toledo Blade. June 18, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- Schulman, Michael (February 4, 2015). "The Burden of a Famous Artist Parent". The New Yorker.
- Bradley, Richard (May 18, 2009). "Drew Gilpin Faust and the Incredible Shrinking Harvard". Boston Magazine. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
- Kelly and Ryan (June 25, 2018). ""Glow" Star Betty Gilpin Grew up in the South Street Seaport". YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "News Post". Loomis Chaffee. May 13, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Loizzo-Desai, Alexandria (May 23, 2018). "Wrestling Her Way to the Top: Betty Gilpin, Star of the Netflix Series GLOW". Fordham News. Fordham University. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Kelly and Ryan (June 25, 2018). "Betty Gilpin's Weird Acting Lesson with Dianne Wiest". YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- Abrams, Natalie (December 31, 2015). "Elementary: Betty Gilpin cast as Sherlock's love interest". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
- Blank, Matthew (January 22, 2015). "PHOTO CALL: I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, With Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin, Opens Off-Broadway". Playbill. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "Betty Gilpin Theatre Credits". Broadway World. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Nellie, Andreeva (October 18, 2021). "Betty Gilpin To Headline & EP 'Blood Sugar' Series In Works At HBO". Deadline. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
- Levine, Daniel S. (June 24, 2017). "Betty Gilpin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- Hipes, Patrick (June 14, 2017). "Betty Gilpin Joins Rebel Wilson In New Line's 'Isn't It Romantic'". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Galuppo, Mia (August 26, 2018). "Betty Gilpin Joins Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad in 'A Dog's Purpose' Follow-Up (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Bucksbaum, Sydney (October 3, 2019). "Betty Gilpin joined The Grudge to prove she could 'be in a horror movie and not pass out'". Yahoo! News. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Itzkoff, Dave (March 15, 2020). "Betty Gilpin Is Proud of 'The Hunt,' the Year's Most Controversial Movie". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Geisinger, Gabriella (June 17, 2021). "GLOW star Betty Gilpin says The Tomorrow War is a "Trojan horse" of a movie". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Aquilina, Tyler (April 24, 2022). "How Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin became a married couple for Gaslit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Andreeva, Nellie (August 16, 2021). "'Roar': Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart & Kara Hayward Join Apple TV+ Anthology Series". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Del Rosario, Alexandra (September 20, 2021). "'Three Women': Betty Gilpin To Star Alongside Shailene Woodley & DeWanda Wise In Showtime Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2022). "Betty Gilpin To Headline Peacock Drama Series 'Mrs. Davis' From Tara Hernandez & Damon Lindelof". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2022.