Elizabeth Dean Lail is an American actress of theater, film and television. She became widely known after performing the role of Anna in the American ABC channel project in the fantasy genre “Once Upon a Time in a Fairy Tale”.
In the creative biography of the actress a total of 12 roles in television and film projects, including participation in popular American entertainment programs: “The entertainment show “Sidewalks”, “Ok! TV”.
Elizabeth was born in the United States in the spring of 1992. The girl spent her early years in the state of Texas, then the family moved to North Carolina.
Her father Dean Franklin Layil was dean of a university department, her mother Kay Louren Surratt engaged in housekeeping and child rearing. Elizabeth has a sister named Catherine Dean.
From school, the girl was passionate about creativity and theater, and the family supported her in every way in her desire to succeed on stage. Although her parents had nothing to do with art, they tried to instill in the girls a good taste, took them to the theater and cinema to the best plays and movies.
Once Lail saw the play “Les Miserables” and was so impressed by the actors, that literally burned with the desire to get on stage and also to play one of the roles in the famous play.
When a girl was 13 years old, her mother sent her to an audition for the theater. Elizabeth prepared for a long time, was able to successfully pass the selection and get a small role in the play “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.
At school, Elizabeth took part in many plays staged within the walls of the institution.
After receiving an elementary education at Asheboro High School, the girl went on to study at the School of Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina (University of North Carolina School of The Arts). There she studied drama and acting and became a graduate student in 2014.
During her undergraduate years, Lail participated in student film projects and gained her first cinematic experience. After graduation, she moved to New York to start working on the theater stage. It was there that the artist first decided to try herself in the big cinema.
Lail played her first role in the short film Model Airplane. It was in 2011 while she was still in art school.
After arriving in New York and working for some time in the theater, the young actress received an invitation to an audition for the role of Anna in the television project “Once Upon a Time in a Fairy Tale”. The girl successfully passed the casting and began starring in the series in season 4. Her first appearance on the screen was in the episode “A Tale of Two Sisters”.
Successful work in the project allowed the actress to make a name for herself and continue her work in the film industry.
The next small role Natalie Luca artist got in the series “The Black List”, telling the story of former government agent Raymond Reddington.
In 2016, Elizabeth got the central role in the sci-fi thriller “Dead Summer”, where she played Amy Hughes. The film is set at summer camp Stillwater, where a mysterious murder takes place.
A year later, Lail joined the cast of the crime drama “The Good Fight.” In 2018, she landed the role of Gwynerva Beck in the series “You.”
In October 2019, the thriller “Countdown” will be released, where Elizabeth plays one of the central roles.
The actress devotes a lot of time to her career and filming in new projects. The girl has not yet found her chosen one and about family life does not think yet.
She is interested in politics and environmental protection. Lail is a big animal lover. She has a cat Joe, with whom the girl loves to spend time. The actress also makes music, learns to play the guitar, learns French and learns to crochet.
2014 Once Upon a Time
2016 Dead of Summer
2017 The Blacklist
2018 The Good Fight
2018-2019, 2023 You
2021 Gossip Girl
2021-2022 Ordinary Joe
2022 Mack & Rita
2022 Robot Chicken
2023 Five Nights at Freddy’s