Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
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Elizabeth Berkley Lauren has appeared in a host of successful film, television and stage roles. Her acting career began at age 15 as “Jessie” in the hit sitcom Saved by the Bell. She played Julia Winston on CSI: MIAMI and appeared in the final season of Showtime’s The L-Word.
Her television success led to film roles in First Wives Club, Roger Dodger, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Woody Allen's Curse of the Jade Scorpion, and the cult hit Showgirls. On the London stage she appeared in "Lenny" opposite Eddie Izzard. On Broadway she starred with Richard Dreyfuss in the comedy “Sly Fox” and earned rave reviews for “Hurlyburly” with Ethan Hawke.
For the past several years, Berkley Lauren, due to the syndication of Saved by the Bell, has been making life-changing connections with a whole new generation of teen girls with her not-for-profit organization “Ask Elizabeth.” She facilitates self-esteem workshops and volunteers in both schools and youth organizations and her website ask-elizabeth.com provides constant resources and assistance to girls. This nationwide movement has affected the lives of over 100,000 girls and counting. Berkley Lauren was a featured contributor for Oprah.com, bridging the communication gap between mothers and daughters. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling book Ask Elizabeth.
She and her artist/fashion designer husband Greg Lauren are the proud new parents to their one-year-old son Sky Cole Lauren.
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