Elizabeth Shapiro is an actress and writer from Chelsea, Massachusetts. She began her career in the local community theater – which she lovingly describes as “Waiting for Guffman” meets “The Departed.” Growing up alongside gangsters and criminals (the Boston Strangler’s home was a few blocks over) gave her an appreciation for dark comedy at a young age.

A graduate of Yale, she cut her teeth doing theater there while also being a part of Yale’s oldest improv troupe. Since moving to LA, she has had two features on the Black List and appeared in various TV shows and films – from “The League” to the indie feature “Meet Monica Velour.” She recently completed the first season of a new comedy series she created, wrote and starred in for the History Channel, “The Crossroads of History” – about the most fateful moments in history you’ve never heard of. The series also features Paul Scheer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jack McBrayer, Wayne Knight, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Justin Kirk…

She currently has two TV shows in development with Ben Stiller – both dark comedies – one which he is attached to direct. Elizabeth hails from a family of writers (her uncle is Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Lawrence Wright…unless you are a Scientologist, in which case, she’s never heard of the guy). When not acting and writing – she sings in a 1920’s 10-piece jazz band called Lizzy and the Triggermen that performs at No Name on Fairfax. Her voice can also be heard singing the opera opening to Jackass 3D. Her goal in life is to become a rescue dog hoarder. She is repped by United Talent Agency, and Thruline Entertainment.