Jane on ABC's "Happy Endings"
Eliza Coupe currently stars as the competitive, neurotic and off-beat "Jane Kerkovich-Williams" in "Happy Endings," a critically acclaimed series recently nominated for Best Comedy Series at the 2012 Comedy Awards.
Coupe most notably appeared on another acclaimed series "Scrubs" as "Denise," a hot intern with poor bedside manner and a penchant for chubby men. She originally appeared in the eighth season as a recurring character, but was added as a series regular for the show's final season.
In 2007 Coupe starred in Linda Bloodworth Thomason's HBO series, "12 Miles of Bad Road," as "Gaylor Shakespeare." She portrayed the youngest and wildest daughter of Lily Tomlin's insane and ridiculously rich Texan family and starred opposite Tomlin, Mary Kay Place, Kim Dickens and Gary Cole. Her additional television credits include guest-starring roles on "Flight of the Conchords," "Samantha Who," "Unhitched" and "Royal Pains."
On the big screen, Coupe recently starred in the independent romantic comedy "Shanghai Calling," opposite Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. The film follows an ambitious New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai on an assignment where he stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. Coupe stars as "Amanda," a relocation specialist who, along with a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, help "Sam" (Henney) save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. The film was featured at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Stonybrook Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival.
Coupe's additional film credits include the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy, "What's Your Number?," alongside Anna Faris and Chris Evans, as well as Fox Searchlight's "I Think I Love My Wife" with Chris Rock.
Coupe first garnered industry attention in 2006 when her hilarious and irreverent one-woman show, "The Patriots," performed at UCB/NYC and was selected for HBO's prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. She won the festival's jury award for Breakout Actor of 2006 for her performance, an award designated by a panel of TV and film industry executives. That same year Coupe was featured in VARIETY as one of their "10 Comics to Watch."
Coupe is originally from Plymouth, New Hampshire and has a BFA in Theatre from California Institute of the Arts.
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