Elizabeth Tulloch

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Elizabeth Andrea "Bitsie" Tulloch (born January 19, 1981)[1][2] is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Juliette Silverton / Eve in the NBC television series Grimm and as Lois Lane in The CW Arrowverse shows, including the television series Superman & Lois.

Elizabeth Tulloch
Bitsie Tulloch at Comic-Con 2011 cropped.jpg
Tulloch in 2011
Born (1981-01-19) January 19, 1981 (age 40)[1]
Other namesBitsie Tulloch
Alma materHarvard University (A.B.)
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2017)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Tulloch was born in San Diego, California, but grew up in Spain, Uruguay, and Argentina. Tulloch goes by "Bitsie", which is not a contraction of her given name, Elizabeth, but a homage to her oddly-nicknamed grandfather, a World War II bomber pilot, who was also involved in the 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash.[3] When Tulloch began acting she was credited as Bitsie and continued to be until 2017 when she decided to start using Elizabeth instead, explaining: "I still go by Bitsie. I still introduce myself as Bitsie to people I meet. But, it sort of worked when I was in my mid-20s and I was just starting acting. And now I'm in my mid-30s, and I felt like, for billing purposes, I wanted to go back to Elizabeth. I was doing a movie... and it actually hadn't even occurred to me. And the producer was, like, "Hey, we noticed it's Elizabeth when we were filling out your legal papers. Is that the way you want billing?" And I just thought about it, and I called my agent and my manager, and they were like, "Yeah, you know, that's not a bad idea. You are older now. And Bitsie is, obviously, a very kind of cute name. It's cutesy." So, that's really all it was about. It's not like I introduce myself as Elizabeth now. It's just for billing, going forward."[4]

Tulloch is of English, Scottish, Spanish, and Mexican ancestry.[5] Tulloch has stated her first language was Spanish although she no longer considers herself completely fluent. Her paternal grandmother's family is from Renfrewshire and her grandfather's family originated from the area around Kirkwall, both in Scotland. In an interview with BBC News, she reported that "we think the first Tulloch came to the US around 1880 and the Kerrs came in the early 1900s.[6] After returning to the U.S., she went to middle and high school in Bedford, New York. Tulloch graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a double major in English and American Literature and Visual and Environmental Studies.[7]

CareerEdit

Film and theaterEdit

Tulloch's first acting credit was as R2-D2's "girlfriend" in R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, a mockumentary produced by George Lucas telling the life story of the fictional robot R2-D2 from the Star Wars film series. She starred as "Sally" in the premiere of Sam Forman's play, Quarterlife, which opened at the Pico Playhouse in March 2006. The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Superbly performed... the scene at the end of the play, between Sally (Bitsie Tulloch) and Jack (Clark Freeman), was heartbreaking and beautiful... The lead actress, Bitsie Tulloch, [was] absolutely brilliant."

She was in Lakeview Terrace directed by Neil LaBute, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, and Patrick Wilson, and worked with Barbara Hershey on a film called Uncross the Stars. In the fall of 2009 she filmed the romantic comedy Losing Control. Tulloch voiced one of the characters, a wolf called Sweets, in Alpha and Omega, a 3-D computer animated film, which was released in September 2010.

Tulloch played the small role of Norma, an actress in the 1920s starring in a silent movie with a veteran actor, in the award-winning movie The Artist with Jean Dujardin, John Goodman and James Cromwell, which was released by The Weinstein Company in November 2011, and won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture. The cast of the movie was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

In 2012 she starred as one of the titular roles in independent film Caroline and Jackie opposite Marguerite Moreau, which she also co-produced. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012, and was released theatrically in May 2013.

Tulloch played Marilyn Sitzman, a witness to the Kennedy assassination, in the 2013 film Parkland, opposite Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Jackie Earle Haley, and Zac Efron. The film was produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone, and was released in 2013, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

TelevisionEdit

Tulloch has appeared on television shows House, Cold Case, The West Wing, Moonlight, and Outlaw. In 2007 she filmed a role as a Dharma initiative scientist for the ABC series Lost, but her role was re-cast due to scheduling conflicts with quarterlife.

Tulloch played the lead role in Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz's drama quarterlife, which premiered on NBC in early 2008. While the series was quickly pulled and moved to Bravo, Tulloch was hailed for her performance. The Los Angeles Times wrote: "She's the best realized of the bunch... Tulloch, who plays her, seems destined to be better known."[8] She was often compared to the 'next' Claire Danes: "Will this be the first online show to create a real star? It looks likely: The gorgeous 26-year-old Tulloch clearly possesses Danes-like smarts and magnetism."[9]

In 2009, Tulloch shot one of the three leads in HBO's buzzed-about comedy pilot Washingtonienne based on the book by Jessica Cutler. The pilot was produced by HBO and Sarah Jessica Parker. In early 2010 she filmed Most Likely to Succeed, a half-hour comedy pilot for Imagine Entertainment through the FOX network, and a recurring role on NBC's Outlaw.

Tulloch was a series regular on the NBC series Grimm (2011–2017). She played the role of Juliette Silverton / Eve in the fantasy police procedural drama set in a world where characters inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales exist.[10] Tulloch's heritage and fluency with the Spanish language were written into the role.

Tulloch played Lois Lane in The CW Arrowverse crossover events "Elseworlds" in 2018 and "Crisis on Infinite Earths" in 2019. The executive producers described the character as "dogged, determined and brave."[11][12][13] In 2021, Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin reprised their roles as Lois and Superman in the spinoff television series Superman & Lois.[14][15][16]

Personal lifeEdit

In December 2014, Tulloch confirmed she was in a relationship with her Grimm co-star David Giuntoli.[17] In July 2016, she and Giuntoli revealed they became engaged in April 2016.[1][18] They were married in June 2017.[19][20] In October 2018 they confirmed that Tulloch was pregnant with their daughter,[21] Vivian, who was born in February 2019.[22]

During her time living and working in Portland, Oregon (where "Grimm" was filmed), Tulloch became a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and was often seen attending games with her co-stars.[17]

Tulloch and Giuntoli maintained two residences, including a 1920s remodeled Dutch Colonial in Portland and a 1920s Spanish house in Hollywood Hills.[23] In January of 2020 the family moved to Washington state to be closer to family and their work in Vancouver.[24]

AwardsEdit

In early 2012, Tulloch was nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, commonly called the Critics' Choice Awards, for Best Ensemble Cast for The Artist.

Tulloch was nominated for a 28th Annual LA Weekly Theater Award for her performance in Sam Forman's play, Quarterlife (March 2007). Quarterlife was an experimental sequence of 20-plus episodes which were originally intended to be released only on the internet, but its success led it to being picked up by NBC.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Bitsie Tullock Short film
2006 Life Is Short Marcy Short film
Sent Angel Short film
2007 Ring Tone Molly Short film
2008 Lakeview Terrace Nadine
Uncross the Stars Corrine
2010 Alpha and Omega Sweets Voice role
2011 The Artist Norma
Losing Control Trudy
Riding the Pine Trudy
2012 Caroline and Jackie Jackie Co-producer
2013 Parkland Marilyn Sitzman
2014 Dead Draw Sarah Parker
2015 Concussion Keana Strzelczyk
Chronic Lidia
2017 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Tess Perkins

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The West Wing Susan Episode: "Third-Day Story"
2006 Cold Case Tara Kozlowski Episode: "The War at Home"
2007 lonelygirl15 Alex Recurring role, 15 episodes
2008 Quarterlife Dylan Krieger Main role, 6 episodes
House Whitney Episode: "Joy to the World"
Moonlight Celeste Episode: "The Mortal Cure"
2009 Washingtonienne April Unsold television pilot
2010 Most Likely to Succeed Cooper Unsold television pilot
Outlaw Bethany Whitmore Episode: "In Re: Tyler Banks"
Tyranny Alexandra Hubbard Recurring role, 4 episodes
2011–2017 Grimm Juliette Silverton / Eve Main role, 119 episodes
2016 Portlandia Taxi Customer Episode: "TADA"
2018–2019 The Flash Lois Lane Episodes: "Elseworlds" Part 1, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 3
Supergirl Episodes: "Elseworlds" Part 3, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 1
2019 Batwoman Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 2
2020 Arrow Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 4
Legends of Tomorrow Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Part 5
2021 Superman & Lois Main role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Warner, Kara & Kimble, Lindsay (July 23, 2016). "David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch Engaged". People. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Logan, Michael (January 28, 2016). "Grimm's Bitsie Tulloch on Her New Identity and How She Kept it a Secret". TV Insider. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "- The Block With Tim". theblockradio.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Maloni, Joshua (February 3, 2017). "Q&A: 'Grimm' star Elizabeth (Bitsie) Tulloch offers insight on the many faces of Juliette/Eve". Niagara Frontier Publications. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Craig Ferguson 11/2/11E Late Late Show Bitsie Tulloch. YouTube. November 7, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  6. ^ McKenzie, Steven (July 2, 2014). "Grimm up north: US show's Scots link". BBC News. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Bitsie Tulloch (August 28, 2012). "How I Went From Harvard to Hollywood". Backstage. Retrieved September 14, 2018. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a civil engineer... By high school, I was obsessed with literature and the fine arts, and ended up majoring in both at Harvard.
  8. ^ "So-called Net show is rare for medium". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Creators of 'My So-Called Life' Grow Up With 'Quarterlife' – The Everything Guide to Online Video". New York Magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "NBC's 'Grimm' And 'Smash' Add To Casts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  11. ^ Joe Otterson (September 14, 2018). "Elizabeth Tulloch to Play Lois Lane in CW's 'Arrowverse' Crossover". Variety. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "The CW Finds Its Lois Lane in 'Grimm' Star | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Elizabeth Tulloch will return as Lois Lane in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' crossover". EW. July 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "'Superman & Lois' TV Series With Tyler Hoechlin & Elizabeth Tulloch In The Works At The CW". Deadline Hollywood. October 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 14, 2020). "'Superman & Lois' And 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Reboot With Jared Padalecki Get CW Series Orders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  16. ^ Ausiello, Michael (October 29, 2020). "The CW Sets Delayed Premiere Dates for Flash, Superman & Lois, Riverdale, Charmed, Batwoman and More". TVLine. Archived from the original on October 29, 2020. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  17. ^ a b Terri Schwartz (December 19, 2014). "Grimm's Bitsie Tulloch and David Giuntoli Dating". Zap2it.com. Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  18. ^ Vulpo, Mike (July 23, 2016). "Bitsie Tulloch and David Giuntoli Confirm Their Engagement During Comic Con". E! Online. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "Instagram post by Elizabeth Tulloch • Jul 6, 2017 at 9:27pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  20. ^ David Giuntoli (July 6, 2017). "Instagram post". Instagram. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  21. ^ Juneau, Jen; Jordan, Julie (October 1, 2018). "David Giuntoli and Elizabeth Tulloch Expecting First Child". People.
  22. ^ Durkan, Deirdre (February 14, 2019). "David Giuntoli and Elizabeth Tulloch Welcome Daughter Vivian". People. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  23. ^ Nauert, Bethany (August 14, 2018). "Two Actors Share a Stylish, Serene, Spanish Modern LA Home". Apartment Therapy. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  24. ^ "Bitsie Tulloch on Instagram: "We moved to Washington! We will miss the sunny LA weather but we both work in Vancouver so we wanted to be closer to family and work. And…"". Instagram. Retrieved December 23, 2020.

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