Donovan, Elisa 1971-

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Donovan, Elisa 1971-


Original name, Lisa Donovan; born February 3, 1971, in Poughkeepsie, NY; daughter of Jack (a business executive) and Charlotte Donovan. Education: Attended New School for Social Research; trained for the stage at Michael Chekhov Studio, New York City. Avocational Interests: Horseback riding, painting.


Manager—Seven Summits Pictures and Management, 8906 West Olympic Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actress. Enviro-thon, spokesperson. Previously worked as a bartender and waitress.


Television Appearances; Series:

Amber Princess Mariens, Clueless, 1996-97, then UPN, 1997-99.

Morgan Cavanaugh, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina Goes to College and Sabrina), The WB, 2000-2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ivana, Encino Woman (also known as California Woman), ABC, 1996.

Lori Seefer, The Best Actress, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Eve Simon, Eve's Christmas, Lifetime, 2004.

June Baldwin, Framed for Murder, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

E! Rack-n-Roll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special, VH1, 2000.

Clueless: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Presenter, The 35th Annual Victor Awards, Fox Sports, 2001.

101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tanya, "Puppy Love," Blossom, NBC, 1994.

Tanya, "The Wedding," Blossom, NBC, 1994.

Holly, "Simon Gets Carl a Job, Simon, The WB, 1995.

Tina Douglas, "Ballad of D. B. Cooper," Renegade, 1995.

Ginger LaMonica, "Home Is Where the Tart Is," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995.

Ginger LaMonica, "Buffalo Gals," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995.

Ginger LaMonica, "Flying," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1996.

Ginger LaMonica, "Bleeding Hearts," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1996.

Amber, "Jack Gets Tough," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999.

Politically Incorrect (also known as P.I.), ABC, 1999, 2002.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2000.

Annie, "A Key Exchange," Jack & Jill, The WB, 2000.

Annie, "Starstruck," Jack & Jill, The WB, 2000.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2001.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2001.

Shelby Crawford, "Sins of the Father," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Shelby Crawford, "Roadhouse Blues," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

"Voting Electible Dysfunction," Crossballs: The Debate Show (also known as Crossballs), Comedy Central, 2004.

Rebecca Kemp, "Dead and Unburied," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2006.

I Really Wanna Direct, E! Entertainment Television, 2007.

"Eating Disorders, Fame, and the Pressure to Be Thin in Hollywood," The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, 2007.

Appeared as Jennifer Xavier, Oh Baby, Lifetime; appeared in episodes of Loving, ABC; Switched, ABC Family Channel; and The Test, FX Network.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cheryl, Justice League of America, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Female lover, Cafe Babel, 1995.

Amber, Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries), Paramount, 1995.

Crazy actress, Guns on the Clackamas, PlympCorp Productions, 1995.

Cambi, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998.

E. D., 15 Minutes, 1999.

Salli McDonnell, Loving Jezebel (also known as Chasing Beauties), Shooting Gallery, 1999.

Nora, Pop, 1999.

Alexandra, Rebound Guy (short film), IFILM, 2001.

Mae, Liars Club (also known as Save Me a Seat), Odyssey Pictures/Stony Island Films, 2001.

Annabella Morris, Wolves of Wall Street, Blockbuster Video, 2002.

Herself, Bandwagon, 2004.

A Girls' Guide to Depravity (short film), 2004.

Susie, TV: The Movie (also known as National Lampoon's "TV the Movie"), Xenon Pictures, 2006.

Malika, Kiss Me Again, Monarch Home Video, 2006.

Martina, The Bliss, Society Entertainment/LP3 Pictures/La Vie en Rose, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Vagina Monologues, Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, 2001.



"Clueless": Fashion 101, Paramount Home Video, 2005.

"Clueless": Language Arts, Paramount Home Video, 2005.

"Clueless": We're History, Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Appeared in the music videos "Here" by Lucious Jackson and "I Drive Myself Crazy" by 'N Sync.


Contributor to books, including Feeding the Fame, 2006, and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.



People Weekly, December 2, 1996, p. 71.