Lizzy Caplan is an American actress born on June 30, 1982, in Los Angeles, California.
She began her acting career with a recurring role on the television series Freaks and Geeks in 1999-2000.
Caplan gained wider recognition with roles in the films Mean Girls (2004) and Cloverfield (2008).
She has also starred in several television shows, including Related (2005-2006), The Class (2006-2007) and Party Down (2009-2010).
From 2013 to 2016, Caplan played Virginia E. Johnson on the Showtime series Masters of S*x, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Her other film appearances include Hot Tub Time Machine, 127 Hours (both 2010), Save the Date, Bachelorette (both 2012), The Interview (2014), Now You See Me 2, Allied (both 2016) and Extinction (2018).
Lizzy Caplan husband
Caplan’s husband is Tom Riley, a British actor whom she met in 2015 while filming in London.
Tom has a resume that stretches back to 2006, and he is better known in England, where he has appeared in a variety of TV shows.
Some of his notable works include The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window and Fatal Attraction.
Tom proposed to Lizzy in 2016, and the couple got married in Italy in 2017.
Their wedding was a star-studded event, with A-listers in attendance including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Kristen Bell.
Caplan and Tom are also parents to a son named Alfie, whom they welcomed in 2021.
Although the two are a mostly private couple, she has opened up about their relationship on occasion.
In 2019, during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actress shared one of the things she loves most about her husband, saying “I like that he tends to get…”
How did Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley meet?
According to Yahoo, Caplan and Tom first met in 2015 while Caplan was filming the WWII drama Allied in London.
They started dating after they met on set of Caplan’s project, and got engaged in 2016 after Tom proposed to her in New York.
Lizzy Caplan career
Caplan attended Alexander Hamilton High School, where she showed an interest in acting and was cast in school plays.
Her first onscreen appearance came in the form of the TV movie, From Where I Sit, in 2000.
She then went on to appear in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks, Smallville and The Pitts.
Caplan’s breakthrough role was in the 2004 hit movie, Mean Girls, where she played the character of Janis Ian.
She has also appeared in other successful movies such as Cloverfield, Hot Tub Time Machine and 127 Hours.
Caplan has also had a successful career in television, with notable roles in shows such as Masters of S*x, Related, The Class and Party Down.
She has been nominated for several awards, including an Emmy for her role in Masters of S*x.
Tom Riley career
Tom was born on April 5, 1981, in Maidstone, Kent, England.
He became involved in drama in his hometown at the age of four and spent his school years writing and directing plays.
Tom attended Maidstone Grammar School and studied English literature and drama at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2002 with first-class honors.
He also completed a three-year Professional Acting Course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2005.
After his undergraduate studies, Tom formed the theater company Article 19, and while attending LAMDA, he began working with the Royal Court Theatre company, appearing in the play The Woman.
He made his Broadway debut in 2011, in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia.
He has appeared in several TV series, including Dark Heart, The Nevers, and The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.
Tom was last seen on stage in 2023 as Gerry in Dancing at Lughnasa at the National Theatre.
His ultimate aim in his profession is to do work that he can take pride in, that he would want to show to his friends, that he would seek out if he were not in it, and that his heroes would enjoy.
Tom acknowledges that it is not an easy path to follow but is encouraged to stick to it as best he can, while still trying not to take himself too seriously.