• Born in Williamson County, Texas, USA on 25 March 1992
• Known for her portrayal of the lead character Amy Hughes in the 2016 fantasy horror series “Dead of Summer”
• Attended the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2014
• Has appeared in 11 movies and TV series
• Nominated for a 2019 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Actress in Streaming Presentation
• Supports the movement Black Lives Matter
• Net worth estimated at over $500,000

Who is Elizabeth Lail?

Elizabeth Dean Lail was born in Williamson County, Texas USA, on 25 March 1992 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of the lead character Amy Hughes in the 2016 fantasy horror series “Dead of Summer”, created by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Ian Goldberg, and which also starred Elizabeth Mitchell and Alberto Frezza. It revolves around Camp Stillwater, where ancient mythology comes to life in the summer of 1989; the series won one of the three awards it was nominated for.

Early life and education

Elizabeth was raised alongside her older sister Kathryn in Asheboro, North Carolina, as the family moved there not long after Elizabeth was born.

Her parents are Kay Lurene Surratt and Dean Frankline Lail, but nothing about them is known, as they prefer to avoid the media.

Elizabeth became interested in acting while attending Asheboro High School, at which she was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in plays performed both at her school and at a community theatre. She was also physically active as she played soccer and tennis, and upon matriculating in 2010, Elizabeth enrolled at the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2014.

Roles in movies

Elizabeth has only been credited with appearing in 11 movies and TV series. She made her movie debut with her portrayal of Anna in the 2011 short family drama “Model Airplane”. which failed to attract any attention.

Then in 2014, Elizabeth starred as Emily in the short drama “Without”, written and directed by Joseph McNamara Hefner, and which also starred Noelle Franco and Alex Gagne. It follows two women as they reflect back on the time when they felt connected to each other.

She appeared in her first feature movie in 2018 when she portrayed Lea, the lead character in the thriller drama “Unintended”, written and directed by Anja Murmann, and which also starred Hannah Westerfield and Nathan Keyes. It follows a young woman who killed someone when she was 12 and is still trying to forget, while the memories keep returning to haunt her.

Elizabeth Lail

In 2019, Elizabeth played Quinn Harris, the main character in the horror thriller “Countdown”, written and directed by Justin Dec and which also starred Talitha Eliana Bateman and Jordan Calloway. It follows a nurse who has just downloaded an app which tells a person when they’re going to die, and learns that she’ll be killed in three days.

Elizabeth’s most recent role in a movie has been in 2020, when she voiced the narrator in the short animated drama “End Live-Shackle Slaughter PSA”.

Roles in TV series

Elizabeth made her debut TV series appearance in 2014, when she portrayed both Princess Anna and Joan in the romantic fantasy adventure “Once Upon a Time”, created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and which starred Lana Parrilla, Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin.

It follows a girl who moves to Maine and there witnesses that fairy tales do come true. The series aired from 2011 to 2018, and won 12 awards of the 106 it was nominated for, including seven Primetime Emmys.

The following years saw Elizabeth make a guest appearance in an episode of various series, including the mystery crime dramas “The Blacklist” and “The Good Fight”. Her next notable performance was her portrayal of Guinevere Beck in the romantic crime drama “You”, created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, and which starred Penn Badgley, Ambyr Childers and Victoria Pedretti. It follows a charming man who will do whatever it takes to have his revenge on those who have hurt him; the series won two of the seven awards it was nominated for.

Elizabeth is currently shooting for the upcoming drama “Ordinary Joe”, set to be released late in 2021.

Other credits

Elizabeth has appeared in several talk-shows, including “Sidewalks Entertainment” and “Celebrity Page” in 2018, and she also appeared in the 2020 TV special “Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall”.

Awards and nominations

Elizabeth has been nominated for only a single award: a 2019 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Actress in Streaming Presentation, for her performance in the series “You”.

Love life and boyfriend

Elizabeth prefers to keep the details of her private life to herself and there’s only one man whom she has dated that the public knows about.

In 2015, she started going out with actor Julian Haig, who’s probably known best for his portrayal of Elio in the mystery crime series “Riverdale”, which has been airing since 2017, and is a huge hit having won 33 awards of the 85 it has been nominated for. Elizabeth and Julian were together for around a year and a half, and during that period could’ve been seen spending most of their time together, including attending each other’s red carpet events.

She hasn’t spoken about any other men she has perhaps been with, and as of March 2021, Elizabeth appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Elizabeth likes being active on various social media networks, especially on Instagram as she has gathered more than 1.6 million followers, and has uploaded over 320 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.

Winter is her favorite season, as she loves snow and enjoys making a snowman with her friends. Elizabeth can also ski and snowboard.

She’s a fighter for equal rights of all human beings, and today supports the movement Black Lives Matter.

Elizabeth has done a bit of modelling, but considers it her hobby rather than a job.

She’s keen on travelling and has been to various US states, while she’s hoping to one day visit Paris in France.

Elizabeth has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Morgan Freeman, the late Robin Williams and Emma Watson, and her favorite movies include “Bruce Almighty”, “Good Will Hunting” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.

Age, height and net worth

Elizabeth’s age is 28. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.


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