Who Is Eliza Roberts?
Eliza Roberts, nee Rayfiel, was born on January 23, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, USA; her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she is of American nationality. Eliza is a casting director and an actress, but she is arguably best known as the wife of famed American actor Eric Roberts.
Education And Childhood
Eliza Roberts was raised as an only child in Los Angeles by her father, writer David Rayfiel, who was known for his work on the mystery thriller film “Three Days of the Condor” and the romantic comedy “Sabrina,” and her mother, screenwriter, producer, and director Lila Garrett, who was perhaps best known for her work on the romantic comedy “The Other Woman” and the action-adventure comedy “Get Smart.”
Eliza became interested in acting as a result of her parents’ frequent visits to the sets of their films and TV shows, and she began appearing in theater plays while still in high school. Eliza enrolled in college in 1971 but dropped out two years later to focus on her acting career.
Eliza has appeared in over 80 films and television shows, and we will highlight some of her most significant performances in this post.
She made her film debut in 1973 as Mindy Binerman in the science fiction horror comedy “Schlock,” written and directed by John Landis, who also appeared in the film, and in 1977 as Beth Loomis in the drama “Terraces,” written and directed by her mother Lila.
In 1978, Eliza played Brunella, one of the key characters in the comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” and her subsequent roles included the drama “Obsessed with a Married Woman” in 1985, “Crack Me Up” in 1991, and “Love Is a Gun” in 1994. She starred as Josselyn in Noah Baumbach’s 1995 romantic comedy-drama “Kicking and Screaming,” both written and directed by him, and the following year as a supporting character in her husband Eric’s science fiction drama “Past Perfect.”
Eliza was cast in the action thriller “Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534” in 2001, which starred her husband again, and in the family film “Final Approach” in 2005, which received mixed reviews.
Eliza appeared alongside her husband in Bryan Michael Stoller’s family comedy-drama “First Dog” in 2010. She also appeared in Henry Jaglom’s comedy-drama “Queen of the Lot” in 2010, the action fantasy “Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire” in 2013, and the short thriller drama “Scenes from Powned” in 2014.
Eliza’s most recent film performances were in Christopher Nicastro’s comedy “Six Weeks to Twelve Years,” the drama “My Brothers’ Crossing,” and the romantic film “Stan the Man,” all of which were released in 2020. Eliza recently completed filming for eight films that will be released by the end of 2020, and she is now filming four films in 2021, including the comedy “Mark & Clark World Adventurers,” the historical film “The Tasmanian Devil,” and the comedy “Peach Cobbler.”
TV Series Characters
Eliza made her first TV series appearance in 1976, when she appeared as The Receptionist in the episode “The Unemployment Story: Part 2” of the comedy series “All in the Family,” and she went on to appear in several episodes over the next few years, including the comedies “Baby… I’m Back!” in 1977, “Gimme a Break!” in 1982, and “St. Elsewhere” in 1986.
Eliza rose to prominence in 1994 after guest starring as Lara in the episode “Foundling” of the adventure comedy-drama “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” but she has only appeared in three other series to this day: she portrayed Lilith Matthews in the episode “Crisis” of the drama “Minutes After Midnight” in 2015, and she appeared as Ivanna Moss in the episodes “Moving On” and “Law of Attraction”
Eliza was the casting director for nine episodes of the 1978 series “Baby… I’m Back,” as well as 23 episodes of the 1987 comedy series “You Again?” In 1988, she worked on the comedy film “Who Gets the Friends?” and was subsequently asked to be the casting director for 39 of the 48 episodes of the comedy series “Throb.”
In 1988 and 1991, she worked on the films “Circus” and “9 12 Ninjas!” before being asked to work on 15 episodes of the drama series “Midnight Caller” in 1991 and eight episodes of the drama series “I’ll Fly Away” in 1992. Her most recent films were “Breaking the Rules” in 1992, “Luck of the Draw” in 2000, and “The Wayshower” in 2011.
Eliza married her first husband, American film producer, and director James Simons, in the early 1980s; the two have kept the precise date of their wedding, as well as the date of their divorce, a secret; however, it is assumed that they were married for three years. Eliza gave birth to their two children at the time, Morgan Simons, who is now a casting director, and Keaton Simons, who is an actress and musician.
Eliza met Eric Roberts on the set of a movie in 1991, and after a year of dating, they married on August 16, 1992, in a secret ceremony attended by their closest friends and family – they have stayed together since, and there have been no rumors or scandals surrounding their marriage.
Eric had a five-year romance with the late American actress Sandra Dale Dennis before meeting Eliza, and in 1990, he began dating Kelly Cunningham, who gave birth to their daughter Emma on February 10, 1991.
Eliza is married to Eric and they have two children as of September 2020.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Eliza enjoys watching movies in her spare time, and her favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Channing Tatum, and Amanda Seyfried, her favorite films are “Titanic,” “Dear John,” and “Letters to Juliette”; she also enjoys watching TV comedy series, and her favorite is “That ’70s Show.”
Her main hobby is travel, and she has been all over the world for both work and pleasure, staying in cities such as Kyoto, Japan, Shanghai, China, and Berlin, Germany.
She and her spouse are also animal enthusiasts who own two dogs.
Eliza is more concerned with mental health than physical health, which is why she practices yoga and meditates daily. She favors veggies and fruits to meat and pondered launching her vegan restaurant at one time in her life.
Body Structure And Net Worth
Eliza is 67 years old. She has long brown hair and green eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs about 110lbs (50kgs). Her net worth is projected to be more than $1 million as of September 2020, while her husband’s net worth is rumored to be more than $8 million.
Who Exactly Is Eric Roberts?
Eric Anthony Roberts was born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA; his zodiac sign is Aries, and he is of American nationality.
He is an actor who has appeared in over 560 films and television series, making him one of the most in-demand screen performers, but he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Salvatore ‘The Boss’ Maroni in the critically acclaimed 2008 action crime film “The Dark Knight,” which also starred Christopher Bale, the late Heath Ledger, and Aaron Eckhart. The plot revolves around the Joker, who causes havoc in the city of Gotham, and Batman is the only one who can stop him. The film was a major success, winning 155 accolades, including two Oscars, and being nominated for another 160.
Eric was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, alongside his sisters Julia Fiona Roberts, who is now a well-known American actress and film producer, and Lisa Roberts Gillan, who is also an actress, by their father Walter Grady Roberts, who ran a children’s acting school, and their mother Betty Lou Bredemus, who was also an actress.
Eric’s parents divorced when he was 12 years old, and he moved home with his father while his sisters stayed with his mother.
Eric rose to prominence in 1978 when he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film drama “King of the Gypsies.” He also appeared in the independent action thriller “Runaway Train” in 1985, the comedy “Nobody’s Fool” in 1986, and the sports action film “By the Sword” in 1991.
He was cast as the villain Mongul in the animated superhero series “Justice League” in 2001, a position he returned to in “Justice League Unlimited.”
In 2010, he played the villain in the critically acclaimed action film “The Expendables,” which starred Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham and became a box office success in the United States – a few of his subsequent roles included the Canadian action film “Hunt to Kill” in 2010, the mystery film “Deadline,” and the horror film “Snow White: A Deadly Summer,” both in 2012. He starred in the Nigerian comedic drama film “A Trip to Jamaica,” which received the Africa Entertainment Legends Award for Best Cinema Film in 2016.
Eric’s most recent roles have been in the adventure fantasy series “Medinah,” the short thriller film “Hammer,” and the thriller “Red Prophecies,” all of which will be released in 2020 – Eric has finished filming for 12 movies that will be released the following year, while he has recently been cast in 51 other movies and TV series, indicating that he is still a very popular actor.
He has received 33 honors for his film performances and has been nominated for 17 more, including an Oscar and three Golden Globes.
Eric was arrested in 1987 for drug possession after having marijuana and cocaine on him, as well as resisting arrest and attempting to assault a police officer – he spent a day and a half in jail, pleaded guilty to harassment, and the other counts were subsequently dismissed. He was detained again in February 1995 after throwing Eliza into a wall, and he immediately vowed to stop using drugs.