Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American actress. She is also the wife of an American actor and fashion designer, Grey Lauren. Berkeley Lauren has acted in several movies and TV shows. She is known for the role she played in character Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell and in Paul Verhoeven movie Showgirls as Nomi Malone. Elizabeth Berkley also voiced the title role in the English dub of the anime film Armitage III: Poly-Matrix. Apart from that, Berkley also had supporting roles in the comedy film The First Wives Club and Roger Dodger. Here is her biography.
Full name: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
Date of birth: 28th July 1972
Place of birth: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
Sibling: Jason Berkley
Spouse: Greg Lauren
Profession: Actress, TV Personality, Author, Activist
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren was born in Farmington, USA, on July 28 1972. She was born and raised in a Jewish family in Farmington Hills, Detroit’s northern suburbs in affluent Oakland County, Michigan. Berkley Lauren was born with a medical condition called sectoral heterochromia. A condition in which the two eyes have different colours. In Elizabeth Berkley’s case, her left eye is green while her right eye is partially green and brown.
Berkeley Lauren is the daughter of Jere and Fred Berkley. Her mother, Jere, is a gift basket business owner, while her father, Fred Berkley, is a lawyer. Berkley Lauren has a sibling, an older brother, Jason.
Berkley Lauren first attended the Cranbrook Kingswood School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills. She later attended the North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills and graduated in 1990.
Berkley Lauren loves to dance When she was very young, she used to dance and practice in the basement of her home. Berkley Lauren later travelled to New York City to train with dancers and choreographers. She played in several ballets, including Swan Lake, she also appeared in some musicals in 1983.
Berkley Lauren was a teenage model for Elite before pursuing an acting career. In 1978, She made her first television debut in the television film Frog. Berkley Lauren’s performance was outstanding; she made several guest appearances on various movies and TV shows. In 1989, Berkley Lauren auditioned for Kelly Kapwoski in the Saved by the Bell movie, but the producers could not cast Berkley Tiffani Thiessen. In the end, the producers cast Berkley for the role of the character Jessie Spano; she played the role from 1989 to 1993.
After leaving Saved by the Bell movie to pursue a film career, Elizabeth Berkley played the role of Nomi Malone, a stripper who dreamed of becoming a top las-vegas showgirl. She was the lead character in the controversial Paul Verhoeven movie Showgirls (1995). Berkeley Lauren’s performance in the Showgirl movie was subjected to harsh criticism.
The Showgirls movie has achieved rank 36 on the Entertainment Weekly list of the Top 50 Cult Movies. Berkley was cast in the anime film Armitage III: Poly Matrix and also in the comedy The First Wives Club. In November 2020, Berkely re-played the role of Jessie Spano in the Saved by the Bell regular series. She is currently starring as Jessie Spano in Saved by the Bell.
In 2010, Elizabeth Berkley set a self-help program online for teen girls called Ask-Elizabeth. The website was created when Berkley commented on the number of girls that come to his wife for advice. The show featured Berkley Lauren travelling around the United States, looking at the issues and topics most important to teenagers. Berkeley Lauren regularly meets with the teenagers to discuss different issues and help them with any problems they face.
In 2011, Berkley Lauren published Ask-Elizabeth, a self-help book for teenage girls, drawing from the workshops she conducted for the Ask-Elizabeth program.
The Law Suit
In 2000, Berkley Lauren was involved in a $45 million lawsuit when actor and screenwriter Roger Wilson filed against Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio was claimed to have pursued Berkley whilst she was in a relationship with Wilson. Wilson claimed that DiCaprio had encouraged his friends to assault him in a street fight, related to invitations to socialise directed at Berkley.
In 2000, Elizabeth met Grey in a dance class, and they started dating. On November 1, 2003, Elizabeth Berkley married Greg Lauren. Grey is an American actor, painter and fashion designer. ,
The wedding took place at the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo San Lucas. In July 2012, Berkley Lauren gave birth to their son, Sky Cole Lauren. Berkeley Lauren and her husband Grey Lauren have been happily married for seventeen years now.
1987: Frog as Kathy
1988: Platinum Blonde
1991: Point Break as Macrame Girl
1992: In Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style as Jessie Spano
1993: Molly & Gina as Kimberly Sweeny
1994: Round-Up as Tiffany
1994: Bandit Goes Country as Beth
1994: In Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas as Jessie Spano
1995: In White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild as Crystal
1995: Showgirls as Nomi Malone / Pollyanna Costello
1996: Anime film Armitage III: Poly-Matrix as Naomi Armitage (voice)
1996: The First Wives Club as Phoebe LaVelle.
1997: The Real Blonde as Tina
1998: Random Encounter as Alicia ‘Allie’ Brayman
1999 : Taxman as Nadia Rubakov
1999: Africa as Barbara Craig
1999: Last Call as Helena
1999: Tail Lights Fade as Eve
1999: Any Given Sunday as Mandy Murphy
2000: Becoming Dick as Maggie
2001: Curse of the Jade Scorpion as Jill
2001: The Elevator as Celeste
2001: The Shipment as Candy Colucci
2002: Cover Story as Samantha Noble
2002: Roger Dodger as Andrea
2003 : Detonator as Jane Dreyer
2003: Moving Malcolm as Liz Woodward
2003: Control Factor Karen Bishop
2003: Student Seduction as Christie Dawson
2008: Meet Market as Linda
2008: The Butler’s in Love as Angelique Short film
2008: Black Widow as Olivia Whitfield / Grace Miller
2009: Women in Trouble Tracy
2009: S. Darko Trudy
2011: Lucky Christmas as Holly Ceroni
2020: You Don’t Nomi
1986: Gimme a Break!
1986: Silver Spoons as Melissa
1988: Day by Day as Lisabeth
1989–1993: Saved by the Bell as Jessica ‘Jessie’ Myrtle Spano
1990: The Hogan Family as Ashley
1990: Married People as Isabel
1990: Life Goes On as Selena
1993: Crossroads Jen Episode: “Paradise Found.”
2008–2009: CSI: Miami as Julia Winston
2009: The L Word film as Kelly Wentworth
2013: Dancing with the Stars Herself
2014: Melissa & Joey Dr Kathryn Miller
2015: Dinner at Tiffani’s
2015: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jessie Spano
2016: New Girl as Becky Cavatappi
2020–present: Saved by the Bell film as Jessie Spano