Elizabeth Mitchell (born Elizabeth Joanna Robertson: March 27, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her lead role as Dr. Juliet Burke on the ABC drama mystery series Lost (2006–2010). Mitchell also had lead roles on the television series V (2009–2010), Revolution (2012–14), and Dead of Summer (2016), as well as a recurring role as the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time (2014). She has starred in such films as Gia (1998), Frequency (2000), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).
Mitchell at WonderCon in 2014
Elizabeth Joanna Robertson
March 27, 1970
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
(m. 2004; div. 2013)
Mitchell was born in Los Angeles, California. Her stepfather, Joseph Day Mitchell, and mother, Josephine Marian Mitchell (née Jenkins), are lawyers based in Dallas. Mitchell and her mother moved to Dallas, Texas in 1970, where her mother married Joseph Mitchell in 1975. Mitchell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a public magnet school. She is the eldest of three sisters, the others being Kristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell (b. 1978) and Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell (b. 1981).
Mitchell had an early TV role as Dinah Lee on the soap opera Loving from 1994 to 1995.
Mitchell had a recurring role as psychiatrist Dr. Kim Legaspi, the first lesbian lover of Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) during the 2000–01 season of TV series ER. She played in the 2000 movie Frequency alongside Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel. She also played Angelina Jolie's hairdresser/lover in the movie Gia and had a one-episode role in House M.D. as a patient.
In 2006 she started on Lost, then in March 2009, Mitchell was cast in the ABC series V, a remake of the science-fiction television miniseries. Although ABC and Warner Bros. officials told the magazine she was only cast as a guest star, the announcement led to speculation and concern that Mitchell's character would be killed off at the end of Lost's fifth season, which ended on a cliffhanger that left the fate of her character unknown. Mitchell was later named the lead actress on V. Mitchell's character was killed off in the premiere of the sixth (and final) season of Lost, but returned for the two-part series finale.
V lasted for one more season, which premiered on January 4, 2011. Mitchell had a guest-starring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 wherein she played June Frye. Mitchell starred in the film, Answers to Nothing in 2011 as Kate. In 2012, she joined the cast of the series Revolution as Rachel Matheson, replacing actress Andrea Roth, with whom Mitchell had worked for one episode on Lost. The series premiered on September 17, 2012, and ended in May 2014. She then recurred as the Snow Queen on the TV fantasy series Once Upon a Time in late 2014.
In 2016, Mitchell starred as Senator Charlene 'Charlie' Roan in the science-fiction horror film The Purge: Election Year. Also that year, it was announced Mitchell would join the main cast of the Freeform supernatural horror series Dead of Summer. She portrayed the character of Deb Carpenter. The series ended after one season.
Mitchell's theater work includes six years in Dallas Theater Center and a season at Encore Theater.
Awards and honorsEdit
Mitchell has won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2008, among other nominations. For her appearance as Dr. Juliet Burke on the series finale of Lost, Mitchell was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2010.
Between 1994 and 1999, Mitchell dated actor David Lee Smith and the two lived together in New York City. Whilst filming The Linda McCartney Story in 2000, Mitchell and co-star Gary Bakewell began dating and later became engaged, but the relationship ended in 2002.
Mitchell married improvisation actor Chris Soldevilla in 2004 and the two lived together in Bainbridge Island, Washington, with their son Christopher Joseph (CJ) Soldevilla, who was born in 2005. In 2013, Mitchell and Soldevilla divorced due to irreconcilable differences. In 2014, Mitchell purchased a ranch in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
|2000||Frequency||Julia 'Jules' Sullivan|
|2000||Nurse Betty||Chloe Jensen|
|2001||Double Bang||Dr. Karen Winterman|
|2002||The Santa Clause 2||Carol Newman / Mrs. Claus|
|2006||Running Scared||Edele Hansel|
|2006||The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Mrs. Claus / Carol Newman-Calvin|
|2011||Answers to Nothing||Kate|
|2016||The Purge: Election Year||Charlene 'Charlie' Roan|
|2019||The Buried Girl||Katherine||Post-production|
|TBA||Welcome to Pine Grove!||Filming|
|1993||Dangerous Curves||Bethanny Haines||Guest star|
Episode: "Rainbow Serpent"
|1994–1995||Loving||Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2||Guest star; unknown episodes|
|1996||L.A. Firefighters||Laura Malloy||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|1996||The Sentinel||Wendy Hawthorne||Guest star|
Episode: "True Crime"
|1997||JAG||Lt. Sandra Gilbert||Guest star|
Episode: "The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert"
|1997||Comfort, Texas||Trudy||Unsold TV pilot|
|1998||Significant Others||Jane Chasen||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|1999–2000||Time of Your Life||Ashley Holloway||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2000||The Linda McCartney Story||Linda McCartney||Television movie|
|2000–2001||E.R.||Dr. Kim Legaspi||Recurring role; 14 episodes|
|2001||The Beast||Alice Allenby||Lead Role |
|2001||Spin City||Nancy Wheeler||Guest star|
Episode: "Fight Club"
|2002||Man and Boy||Cyd Mason||Television movie|
|2003||The Lyon's Den||Ariel Saxon||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Andrea Brown||Guest star|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Melissa Winters||Guest star|
Episode: "One Hit Wonder"
|2004||Grammercy Park||Taylor Elliot Quinn||Unsold TV pilot|
|2004||Everwood||Sara Beck||Guest star|
Episode: "Staking Claim"
|2004||Boston Legal||Christine Pauley||Guest star; 2 episodes|
|2004||House||Sister Mary Augustine||Guest star|
Episode: "Damned If You Do"
|2004||3: The Dale Earnhardt Story||Teresa Earnhardt||Television movie|
|2006||Haskett's Chance||Ann Haskett||Unsold TV pilot|
|2006–2010||Lost||Dr. Juliet Burke||Series regular|
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2007, 2009–10)
|2009–2011||V||Erica Evans||Lead role|
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||June Frye||Guest star|
|2012–2014||Revolution||Rachel Matheson||Lead role|
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
|2013||Prosecuting Casey Anthony||Linda Drane Burdick||Television movie|
|2013||Kristin's Christmas Past||Barbara Cartwell||Television movie|
|2014||Once Upon a Time||Ingrid/Snow Queen/Sarah Fisher||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2015||Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street||Future Mel Fuller||Episode: "Mel vs. the Future"|
|2015||Crossing Lines||Carine Strand||Lead role|
|2016||Dead of Summer||Deb Carpenter||Lead role|
|2018||The Expanse||Dr. Annushka "Anna" Volovodov||Recurring role|
|2019||Blindspot||Scarlett Myers||Guest Star|
|2007–2008||Lost: Missing Pieces||Dr. Juliet Burke||4 episodes|
|1994||Red Channels||Shelia Harcourt|
|1995||Three Tall Women||C|
|2008||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Helena|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2006||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Lost||Nominated|
|2007||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2008||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Won[A]|
|2009||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2010||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2011||Saturn Award||Best Actress on Television||V||Nominated|
|2014||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Revolution||Nominated|
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- "'Revolution': Elizabeth Mitchell on Sticking With Genre Fare and Her Biggest Surprise (Q&A)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
- Goldberg, Lesley (June 30, 2012). "'Revolution's' 'Lost' Reunion: Elizabeth Mitchell Joins J.J. Abrams Drama as Series Regular". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
- "'Once Upon a Time' star Elizabeth Mitchell spills scoop on the Snow Queen". ew.com. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (February 10, 2016). "'Once Upon a Time' Alums Elizabeth Mitchell & Elizabeth Lail Cast in Freeform's 'Dead of Summer'". variety.com. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
- "Biography". Elizabeth Mitchell Fan Club. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- "Europe Intelligence Wire – Interview with Gary Bakewell". Elizabeth Mitchell Fan Club. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
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- "'V' star joins cast of 'Answers'". November 5, 2009.