Apr. 5th, 1983
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Eliza Coupe (born April 5, 1983) is an American actress. Born in New Hampshire, and graduated from the Plymouth Regional High School in 1999. She became active in the school’s award-winning theatre program, which led her to pursue her dreams of working on stage. After years of working to perfect her craft, she toured France in 2003 to play a solder in an all-female version of Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Two years later, Coupe kicked off her one-woman sketch show titled The Patriots. It premiered at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and even won her an award. She was honored as a breakout performer in at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2006. This only pushed her to continue her career, branching out into television.
When 2007 came, Coupe was spotted portraying the character Lisa in I Think I Love My Wife. This was followed by a part in the short-lived series Short Circuitz on MTV, then a small role in the hit HBO musical comedy Flight of the Conchords. She was cast as another Lisa on the first season of the show, in the episode known as “Girlfriends.”
Coupe also starred in the pilot episode of the series Unhitched, then continued her work in 2008 by being a series regular in the HBO show 12 Miles of Bad Road. She then took on a recurring role in the comedy Samantha Who?, portraying the character Willow.
Next was another recurring part on the comedy Scrubs, where she played intern Denise Mahoney. She starred in several of its webisodes as well, until she became a regular for the show’s ninth season. Coupe’s character eventually got promoted from intern to attending physician at Sacred Heart, as well as student advisor and teacher’s assistant in Winston University for Scrubs (Med School).
In 2009, Coupe was cast as Callie in a pilot series for ABC, titled No Heroics, in addition to a role in the show Royal Pains.
As for the more personal aspect of her life, she’s married to puppeteer and artist Randall Whittinghill.