Who is Elizabeth Joanna Robertson?

Who is Elizabeth Joanna Robertson? The entertainment and acting world know Elizabeth  Mitchell , as an American actress who is known for her roles as Dr. Juliet Burke on ABC's TV series Lost[1] and as FBI agent Erica Evans on V. She has starred such films as The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and Gia.

Early life

Mitchell was born March 27, 1970  in Los Angeles, California.[2] Her stepfather, Joseph Day Mitchell, and mother, Josephine Marian Mitchell (née Jenkins), are lawyers based in Dallas.[3] Mitchell and her mother moved to Dallas, Texas in 1970, where her mother married Joseph Mitchell in 1975.[4] Mitchell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a public magnet school. She is the oldest of three sisters, the others being Kristina Helen "Kristie" Mitchell (b. 1977), and Katherine Day "Kate" Mitchell (b. 1981). In 1991, she graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting, and also studying at the British American Drama Academy.[5] Mitchell worked for six years in Dallas Theater Center and a year at Encore Theater.


Mitchell had a recurring role as Dr. Kim Legaspi, the first lesbian lover of Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) during the 2000–01 season of TV series ER. She also played Angelina Jolie's hairdresser/lesbian lover in the movie Gia. Mitchell says that she 'will do nudity, as long as it is important to the story'.[citation needed]
In March 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that Mitchell had been cast in new ABC pilot for V, its remake of the classic 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,[6] which ended on a cliffhanger that left the fate of her character unknown. Mitchell was later named the lead actress on V in an ABC press release and various sources reported that she would guest-star in Lost's sixth, final season.[7][8] Mitchell's character was killed off in the sixth season premiere, but returned for the two-part series finale for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The show V was picked up for a second season, which premiered on January 4, 2011. Mitchell is starring in an upcoming film, Answers to Nothing, where she will play Kate.

Personal life

Mitchell married actor Chris Soldevilla in 2004 and has a son with him named C.J., who was born in 2005.[9]
Chris Soldevilla
In an interview with Aventura magazine, Mitchell claimed she was just “a dorky kid” when she left Los Angeles for Dallas. “I would finish school in Dallas where my mom was going to law school, and she would make sure I got right over to the Theater Center,” says Mitchell. “It was magic. I loved every second of being there and wanted to sleep on stage. I knew then I wanted to be an actress.”
Gary Bakewell,
Though various websites & Aventura magazine mention that prior to her marriage to Soldevilla she was "married" to actor Gary Bakewell,[10] Mitchell herself told Southern Beauty magazine in their Holiday 2009 issue that such information is a rumour: "For the most part, [Mitchell] manages to stay below the industry's gossip radar. ' I'm pretty lucky', she says, 'There's not a lot that's written about me that is completely incorrect.' Then, however, she jokes about her supposed first husband and second child - both untruths - mentioned on various websites." [11] Aventura magazine erroneously referenced such a website, as they did not conduct a direct interview.
Before the premier of V, Mitchell was asked "Are you working on anything else right now?", to which she replied, "I promised my five-year-old I would do a lot of nothing. We have light-sabers and we fight outside in the yard at night to make them glow. And we make noises. I do dress sometimes as a Jedi master. Because I’m a mom, and that’s what we do. I have a fair knowledge of swordplay, so now I just have to figure out my light-saber-play."[12]


Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1998 Gia Linda TV movie
1999 Molly Beverly Trehare
2000 Frequency Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
2000 Nurse Betty Chloe Jensen
2000 The Linda McCartney Story Linda McCartney TV movie
2001 Hollywood Palms Blair
2001 Double Bang Dr. Karen Winterman
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Carol Newman
2002 Man and Boy Cyd Mason TV movie
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Teresa Earnhardt TV movie
2006 Running Scared Edele Hansel
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Mrs. Claus / Carol Newman-Calvin
2011 Answers to Nothing Kate [13]
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1994–1995 Loving Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie #2 Soap Opera
1996 L.A. Firefighters Laura Malloy Recurring
1997 Comfort, Texas Trudy Pilot
1998 Significant Others Jane Chasen
1999–2000 Time of Your Life Ashley Holloway Recurring
2000–2001 E.R. Dr. Kim Legaspi Recurring
2001 The Beast Alice Allenby
2003 The Lyon's Den Ariel Saxon
2004 Grammercy Park Taylor Elliot Quinn Pilot
2006 Haskett's Chance Ann Haskett Pilot
2007–2008 Lost: Missing Pieces Juliet Burke Webisodes
2006–2010 Lost Juliet Burke Main cast
2009–present V Erica Evans Lead Role
Guest appearances
Year↓ Show Name↓ Role↓
1993 Dangerous Curves Bethanny Haines
1994 The Cosby Mysteries Missing Woman
1996 The Sentinel Wendy Hawthorne
1997 JAG Lt. Sandra Gilbert
2001 Spin City Nancy Wheeler
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andrea Brown
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Melissa Winters
2004 Everwood Sara Beck
2004 Boston Legal Christine Pauley
2004 House M.D. Sister Mary Augustine
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit June Frye [14]

Theatre credits

  • Amateurs (1992) – Jennifer
  • Red Channels (1994) – Shelia Harcourt
  • Three Tall Women (1995) – C
  • Absolution (1999) – Gordon's Wife
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008) – Helena

[edit] Awards and nominations

Year Award Category TV Show/Movie Result
2006 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Lost Nominated
2007 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Lost Nominated
Hollywood Life Awards Breakthrough of the Year Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause/Lost Won
2008 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Lost Won (tied with Summer Glau)
2009 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Lost Nominated
2009 EWwy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama [15] Lost Won
2010 Emmy Award Best Guest Actress in a Drama Lost Nominated
2011 Saturn Award Best Actress on Television [16] V Pending


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