Born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in Northport, Long Island, Donovan began acting at the age of 7 and became engrossed with New York theater. During high school, she appeared in a play about AIDS called Safe at The Little Theatre in Long Island. This led to her first film role in Risk, an independent film loosely based on the play.
After graduating from high school, Donovan studied at the prestigious Michael Chechov acting studio and at the Eugene Lang College at the New School for Social Research, where she attended classes in classical and dramatic literature, writing and acting. Some of her theater credits during this time include the Off- Broadway productions The Baby and Mad Love and the Off-Off-Broadway productions Mad Forest, Dark Hours, Chamber Music and Treading the Boards.
In 1994, Donovan moved to Los Angeles to pursue film and television work. Shortly after arriving, she landed a recurring role in the series Blossom, which led to her being cast in Clueless. More recently, she starred in the E! original movie Best Actress, guest-starred on Just Shoot Me and Jack & Jill, and had a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210.
On the big screen, Donovan most recently appeared in A Night at the Roxbury, starring Saturday Night Live regulars Chris Kattan and Will Farrell, playing Cambi, a fortune-hunting model who mistakes them to be ultra rich. She will be seen in the upcoming independent feature Save Me a Seat and appeared in Powder Burns.
In addition to acting, Donovan is committed to supporting charities and organizations that promote education, environmental and health awareness issues.
Donovan currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she studies acting with Larry Moss.
Elisa Donovan Facts
|Birth Name||Lisa Donovan|
|Birthday||February 3, 1974 (43)|
|Birthplace||Poughkeepsie, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Elisa Donovan compared to you?|
|Every Witch Way But Loose|
|Sabrina's Date with Destiny|
|Total Sabrina Live|
|The Dog Who Saved Easter|
|A Night at the Roxbury|
|Your Love Never Fails|
|The Dog Who Saved Halloween|