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Also Known As: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren Died:
Born: July 28, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, model

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Fans of the saccharine-sweet teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1992) would have been hard pressed to pick out Elizabeth Berkley as the star who would make the biggest name for herself, albeit, somewhat notoriously. After four years of watching Berkley's caricatured portrayal of a high school feminist, no one could guess that the buxom blonde would, with one role, be the one to immediately re-define herself as a garish stripper in one of the most-ridiculed - yet secretly adored - movies ever made. Since careers have ended over less, Berkley's patient rehabilitation of her image thereafter was only slightly less surprising, but admirable, at the same time.

Fans of the saccharine-sweet teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1992) would have been hard pressed to pick out Elizabeth Berkley as the star who would make the biggest name for herself, albeit, somewhat notoriously. After four years of watching Berkley's caricatured portrayal of a high school feminist, no one could guess that the buxom blonde would, with one role, be the one to immediately re-define herself as a garish stripper in one of the most-ridiculed - yet secretly adored - movies ever made. Since careers have ended over less, Berkley's patient rehabilitation of her image thereafter was only slightly less surprising, but admirable, at the same time.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lucky Christmas (2011)
2.
 S. Darko (2009)
3.
 Women in Trouble (2009)
4.
 Dark Beauty (2008)
5.
 Student Seduction (2003) Christie Dawson
6.
 Moving Malcolm (2003)
7.
 Detonator (2003)
8.
 Control Factor (2003) Karen Bishop
9.
 Shipment, The (2002)
10.
 Roger Dodger (2002) Andrea
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Milestones close milestones

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Born in Michigan
1979:
Started dancing when she was 5 years old
1987:
Began studying acting, singing and dancing in Los Angeles when she was 13; family eventually relocated two years later
:
Worked as a teen model for Elite
1988:
TV debut in "Frog" (PBS)
1989:
Appeared as regular Jessica 'Jessie' Spano on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC)
1994:
Reprised role of Jessie Spano for "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas" (NBC)
1995:
Feature acting debut, "White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild" (released direct to video after the theatrical run of "Showgirls")
1995:
First feature film released, the universally panned "Showgirls"; played the lead role of Nomi Malone
1996:
Had small supporting role in "The First Wives Club" as a vacuous actress
1998:
Played a Madonna body double named Tina in "The Real Blonde"
1999:
Had a small supporting role as a high-class call girl in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"
2001:
Acted in Woody Allen's "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
2002:
Had recurring role in the third season of the Fox sitcom "Titus," as the title character's stepsister
2002:
Appeared in the film "Roger Dodger," alongside Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg and Isabella Rossellini
2003:
Starred in the Lifetime movie "Student Seduction" as a high school teacher wrongfully accused of sexual harassment
2004:
Made her Broadway debut in "Sly Fox," opposite Richard Dreyfuss
2005:
Replaced Catherine Kellner as Bonnie in the off-Broadway production of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly"
2008:
Had a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" (CBS) as Horatio Caine's (David Caruso) ex-lover and the mother of his recently discovered son
2008:
Hosted Bravo's reality series, "Step It Up and Dance"
2009:
Had a recurring role on the sixth and final season of Showtime's "The L Word," playing Kelly Wentworth, the straight girl that got away from Jennifer Beals' character Bette Porter
2011:
Penned the self-esteem handbook <i>Ask Elizabeth</i>, which is based on her website of the same name
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Education

Calabasas High School: Calabasas , California -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Roger Wilson. Musician, screenwriter. Born c. 1957; dated as of early 1998; no longer together.
companion:
Greg Lauren. Actor, artist. Nephew of designer Ralph Lauren; began dating in 2000; moved in together in 2001; married on November 1, 2003 in Cabo San Lucas.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Fred Berkley. Lawyer.
mother:
Jere Berkley. Owner of gift-basket business.
brother:
Jason Berkley. Born c. 1969.

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