9 Things You Didn’t Know About Liza Weil
Liza Weil is well known for playing some of the most complex female characters on television. She is best known for her long-time role on the beloved series Gilmore Girls as Paris Gellar, but more recently she’s taken on an even more challenging role as Bonnie Winterbottom in the Shonda Rhimes series, How To Get Away With Murder. The beautiful actress is at the peak of her career, so here’s a look at 9 things you probably didn’t know about Liza Weil!
Born in Passaic, New Jersey, on June 5, 1977. Weil was raised and continues to practice Reform Judaism and spent her childhood traveling around Europe with her parents, Lisa and Marc, and their comedy troupe. Her parents were heavily involved in the Madhouse Company of London before they eventually settled in Pennsylvania. She describes her childhood as colorful, traveling around the world and living with extremely eccentric people. This experience helped push her toward a career in acting. “My parents would take me along when they would play venues and I just would sit in the audience with a Coca-Cola and watch them do their act. I don’t know who wouldn’t find that appealing. It’s kind of magic when you’re a kid,” she said.
8. Beginning of her Acting Career
Liza Weil didn’t do very well in school and she never went to college — which is a far cry from her Gilmore Girls character. When she did graduate, she moved to New York City to pursue acting and landed a role in an off-Broadway production. She then moved to Los Angeles to star in the 1998 independent film Whatever and almost immediately after scored the role as Paris Gellar on Gilmore Girls. “Gilmore Girls kind of saved my life really, for being able to have a consistent job through my entire twenties while I was figuring out who I was and how to be a person,” said Weil.