Eliza Roberts is a well-known American actress and casting director, who has been married to the iconic actor, Eric Roberts, for over three decades now.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Eliza Roberts – nee Rayfield – was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 23 January 1953, in Los Angeles, California, which makes her 69 years old as of early 2022. She was born the only child and was raised by her mother, Lila Garrett, a film producer, director and screenwriter, who is credited with her work in the action-adventure “Get Smart” and the romantic film “The Other Woman” and her husband, David Rayfield, a popularly known writer who is famous for his contribution to the romantic film “Sabrina” and the mystery thriller “Three Days of the Condor.”
Growing up in a family that was deeply involved in the showbiz industry, it was natural for Eliza to develop a keen interest in acting; her parents were very supportive, and took her along with them onto sets of TV series and films.
Roberts attended a local high school and would feature in theatre plays before she matriculated to college in 1971. She hasn’t revealed where she attended college, nonetheless. credible sources reveal that she didn’t complete her course, but quit to pursue her dream.
Hobbies and Interests
Both Eliza and Eric are avid animal lovers, and have kept two dogs.
Eliza likes taking care of her mental well-being even more than her physical, and practices meditation and yoga on a daily basis.
When it comes to her eating habits, she prefers fruits and vegetables over animal products, and once considered opening up a vegan restaurant.
In her free time, Eliza enjoys late-night movies starring her favorite entertainers such as Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, and Leonardo DiCaprio – some of her best-loved films are “Letters to Juliet,” “Dear John,” and “Titanic”, and her favourite TV series is “That ’70s Show.”
Eliza’s main hobby is traveling, and she’s toured many destinations both for fun and work. Her favourite destinations are Kyoto in Japan, Germany’s Berlin, and Shanghai in China.
Roles in TV Films
Eliza boasts of more than 80 TV series and film appearances.
She made her debut in 1973 with the role of Mindy in the science horror “Shlock,” which was directed by John Landis. Four years later, she was seen in the film “Terraces” which was directed by her mom. She then assumed a lead role in 1978’s “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, before appearing in several other productions such as 1985’s “Obsessed with a Married Woman,” 1991’s “Crack Me Up,” “Love is a Gun” in 1994, and in 1996’s “Past Perfect,” before the century ended.
2001 saw her making an appearance in “Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534” and in the family film “Final Approach” opposite her husband in 2005.
Before she played recent roles in the films “The Tasmanian Devil,” and comedy film “Mark & Clark World Adventures” both in 2020, she featured in various other productions such as 2010’s “Queen of the Lot” and “Out of the Open” in 2013.
TV Shows Appearances
Eliza made her first TV show appearance in 1976, as a guest starring in “All in The Family”, before she was cast in 1977’s “Gimme a Break!”, and comedy “St. Elsewhere” (1986). She caught the public eye in 1993 with her leading role of Lara in the comedy “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, after which she shifted her focus to movie appearances, and only appeared in three more shows namely 2015’s “Minutes After Midnight” and in 2019’s “Scrutiny” and “Class Act.”
Casting Director Career
In 1978, Eliza came in as a casting director of the show “Baby… I’m Back”, and also worked on 23 episodes of the comic series “You Again?” nine years later. She also contributed to around 40 episodes of “Throb”, and Roberts has ever since worked on many films such as “9½ Ninjas!” (1991) and “Circus.” Her more recent roles are in the film “Breaking the Rules” of 1992 and in 2011’s “The Wayshower.”
Eliza has been married twice; she wed her first husband, James Simons, a renowned American director and producer, in the ’80s; they haven’t revealed the exact date of their wedding – however, the duo parted ways after three years, but during their time together they welcomed two children, the actor and musician Keaton Simons, and casting director Morgan Simons.
Eric Roberts and Eliza were shooting a film when they met in 1991. They fell in love and tied the knot a year later in a private ceremony, attended only by family and close friends. Since then, they’ve been sharing a seemingly happy life together without suffering any controversies. However, the couple’s long-spanning affair faced a serious threat in the past – Eric was severely addicted to marijuana and cocaine for years, and his addiction to the latter was so serious that Eliza threatened to divorce him if he wasn’t willing to quit. Fortunately, he overcame the addiction, and during an interview, Eliza told Lifestyle Magazine TV of the challenging years, ‘…they (addicts) don’t really have a choice. They’re not choosing anything. The joke’s on them. They’ve already been chosen and enslaved by this substance.’
Before he began an affair with Eliza, Eric had dated the late actress Sandra D. Dennis for five years, and had afterwards started another romantic affair with Kelly Cunningham. Kelly welcomed a daughter named Emma with Eric in February 1991. As of early 2022, Eliza lives with Eric, and they share two children together.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Eliza is of white ethnicity, and has green eyes and long brown hair. She is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
Eliza has made a name for herself and earned a substantial net worth from her career in showbiz industry. She is authoritatively worth around $1.5 million as of 2022, while her husband’s wealth is approximately $8 million, according to sources.
Who Is Eliza’s Husband, Eric Roberts
Born Eric Anthony Roberts under the Aries zodiac sign on 18 April 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the famed actor is 65 years old as of 2022. He’s one of America’s most in-demand performers, having featured in more than 500 projects. He was raised together with his sisters Julia Fiona and Lisa Roberts Gillan, both of whom are successful actresses, by their actress mother Betty Lou Bredemus and her husband, an acting trainer, Walter Grady Roberts. His parents divorced when he was barely 12, after which he lived with his father.
Eric attracted media attention in 1978 when nominated for a Golden Globe award for his praised appearance in the drama “King of the Gypsies.” He has played notable roles in films such as 1985’s “Runaway Train,” “Nobody’s Fool” a year later, and in 1991 “By the Sword.” In 2001, he lent his voice to the animated show “Justice League”, and was next seen in “The Expendables” action film alongside Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone. Some of his recent roles are in projects such as 2016’s TV program “Medinah” and in the film “Red Prophecies” in 2020.