|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
|Awards||Obie Awards in 1998, 2000 and 2005|
Elizabeth Marvel (born November 27, 1969) is an American actress. Her most prominent roles include Det. Nancy Parras on The District, Solicitor General Heather Dunbar on House of Cards, and President Elizabeth Keane on Homeland. Film roles include Burn After Reading; Synecdoche, New York; True Grit; Lincoln (alongside husband Bill Camp); and The Meyerowitz Stories. She also had a recurring role in season 2 of the FX series Fargo and the Netflix miniseries Unbelievable.
Life and career
Marvel was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. She trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and then the Juilliard School. Since the early 1990s she has appeared in off-Broadway plays.
Marvel appeared in many stage productions throughout her career. Her first professional role was as Isabella in Measure for Measure at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1992. She has won Obie Awards for her work in Thérèse Raquin and Misalliance (1998), A Streetcar Named Desire (2000) and Hedda Gabler (2005). She returned to the role she originated Off-Broadway of Brooke Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, which was played by Rachel Griffiths in its Broadway premiere. In 2009, for her performance in Fifty Words, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.
Marvel first gained widespread attention on television, with her four seasons playing the regular role of Nancy Parras in the CBS series The District (2000–04). She played a variety of guest and recurring roles on Lights Out, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nurse Jackie, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and The Newsroom.
In film, Marvel has appeared in Burn After Reading (2008), directed by the Coen brothers, and in True Grit (2010), as the adult Mattie Ross. She appeared in The Bourne Legacy (2012), Lincoln (2012), and Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).
In 2013, she was cast as lead in the CW family drama pilot Blink, opposite John Benjamin Hickey. She most recently was noted for portraying Heather Dunbar in Netflix's political drama House of Cards. In 2016, she was cast as President-elect Elizabeth Keane for the sixth and seventh seasons of Showtime drama series Homeland.
|1992||The Seagull||Understudy - Masha||Broadway - Lyceum|
|1993||Saint Joan||Duchesse de la Tremoulle, Understudy - Joan||Broadway - Lyceum|
|1996||Taking Sides||Emmi Straube||Broadway - Brooks Atkinson|
|1997||An American Daughter||Quincy Quince||Broadway - Cort|
|2000||Lydie Breeze||Lydie Breeze||Broadway - New York Theatre Workshop|
|2005||Seascape||Sarah||Broadway - Booth|
|2008||Top Girls||Marlene||Broadway - Biltmore|
|2012||Other Desert Cities||Brooke Wyeth||Broadway - Booth||Replacement|
|2013||Picnic||Rosemary Sydney||Broadway - American Airlines|
|2019||King Lear||Goneril||Broadway - Cort|
|2000||Ten Hundred Kings||Caroline Shepard|
|2005||The Dying Gaul||Kelli Cartonis|
|2008||The Guitar||Ma Wilder|
|Pretty Bird||Tonya Honeycutt|
|Synecdoche, New York||Warehouse Realtor|
|Burn After Reading||Sandy Pfarrer|
|2009||A Dog Year||Margo|
|The Other Woman||Pia|
|2010||Holy Rollers||Elka Gold|
|Goldstar, Ohio||Edie Deyarmin||Short film|
|True Grit||40-year-old Mattie Ross||Narrator|
|2012||The Bourne Legacy||Dr. Connie Dowd|
|Hyde Park on Hudson||Missy|
|Living in the Age of Surveillance||Alicia Corwin|
|2014||A Most Violent Year||Mrs. Rose|
|Peacock Killer||Sheriff||Short film|
|2016||The Congressman||Rae Blanchard|
|The Phenom||June Epland|
|2017||The Meyerowitz Stories||Jean|
|2018||The Land of Steady Habits||Sophie Ashford|
|2019||Native Son||Mrs. Dalton|
|Dark Waters||Dr. Karen Frank (voice)|
|2020||News of the World||Gannett||Post-production|
|TBA||With/In||Post-production; also director and writer|
|1998||Homicide: Life on the Street||Amy Marshall||Episode: "Abduction"|
|A Will of Their Own||Diana||Episode: "#1.1"|
|1999||New York Undercover||Eve Flemming||Episode: "Catharsis"|
|2000–04||The District||Det. Nancy Parras||88 episodes|
|2001||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sylvia Moon||Episode: "Art"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jenny Herne||Episode: "Prisoner"|
|2008–09||Law & Order||Attorney Grubman||2 episodes|
|2009||30 Rock||Emily||Episode: "Jackie Jormp-Jomp"|
|The Good Wife||Lauren Chatham||Episode: "Home"|
|American Masters||Louisa May Alcott||Episode: "The Woman Behind 'Little Women'"|
|2009–10||Nurse Jackie||Ginny Flynn||3 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Frantz||Episode: "Savior"|
|2011||Lights Out||Margaret Leary||9 episodes|
|2012||The Newsroom||Sharon||Episode: "We Just Decided To"|
|2012–17||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rita Calhoun||13 episodes|
|2012–15||Person of Interest||Alicia Corwin||6 episodes|
|2013||Betrayal||Janet||Episode: "...Nice Photos"|
|Blink||Helen Trask||Unsold TV pilot|
|White Collar||Dr. Mara Summers||Episode: "Controlling Interest"|
|Elementary||Cassandra Walker||Episode: "Tremors"|
|2014–16||House of Cards||Heather Dunbar||23 episodes|
|2015||Fargo||Constance Heck||5 episodes|
|2017–18||Homeland||President Elizabeth Keane||24 episodes|
|2019–20||Manifest||The Major||8 episodes|
|2019||Unbelievable||Judith||Recurring; 4 episodes|
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