Elizabeth McGovern was born in Illinois. She is an actress by profession. She has been seen acting in films and on television as well. She has been into theatre as well. Elizabeth’s father named William Montgomery McGovern was a professor at a University. Her mother’s name was Katharine Woolcot and she was a high school teacher.
She has a younger sister and novelist by profession. Elizabeth was born on 18th July 1961. Her sister’s name is Cammie. Elizabeth got a chance to act in movies when she was studying at Juilliard.
It all happened in the year 1980. The name of the movie in which she got the role was Ordinary People. The actor she starred opposite was Timothy Hutton. She took professional acting training from American Conservatory Theatre. After completing her education, she began to act in plays. Initially she appeared in off-Broadways but later on she was seen acting in some famous theatres. She appeared in a movie named Ragtime that helped her achieve an Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actress.
Her acting was appreciated a lot when she appeared in a movie named ‘Once Upon a Time in America’. She received a lot of critical acclaim for her acting as a lesbian in a movie named ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Elizabeth is also a singer and a songwriter. She formed a band and the band managed to release an album with The Nelson Brothers. Her work in theatre includes reputed work like As You Like It, Maids of Honor and Three Sisters.