Who is Elizabeth Bogush?
Elizabeth Bogush was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey USA, on 24 September 1977 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress with more than 50 credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Max Dowling, in the drama series “The Mountain”, created by David Barrett, Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo, and which starred Oliver Hudson, Anson Mount and Tara Thompson. It follows a young man who has taken over the family business after his grandfather’s death, while most of his family members want to run the business themselves; the series aired in 2004 and 2005.
Early life and education
Elizabeth was raised in Perth Amboy by her father John Bogush, and her mother Beth; she respects her parents’ privacy, and thus nothing is known about them.
Elizabeth is believed to be an only child, as she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings.
She grew up being interesting in acting and dancing, and practiced her dancing skills at the Boston Ballet School. Elizabeth attended a local high school, and was involved in numerous activities during her time there, but mostly in acting; she was 16 years old when she was noticed by a modelling scout, and signed a contract with the modelling agency Elite. In 1994, Elizabeth was signed to World Top Modelling Agency in Tokyo, Japan, and in 1995 and 1996, she was signed to the agencies Irene Marie Model and Talent Agency located in Miami, Florida.
She matriculated in 1996, and then enrolled at William Esper Studio, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 2000.
Roles in TV series
Elizabeth made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Diane Sinsky in the 1996 episode “The Trouble with Teddy” of the family comedy drama “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”. By the end of the ‘90s, she’d made a guest appearance in an episode or two of many series, including the sports comedy “Hang Time”, the action crime comedy “V. I. P.”, and the romantic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
Elizabeth gained recognition in 2000 and 2001, when cast to star as Jenny Williams in the romantic drama “Titans”; the series also starred Casper Van Dien and Yasmine Bleeth, and follows the lives of the members of the rich Williams family.
She was then invited to appear in a couple of popular series, such as the comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond”, the historical family drama “American Dreams”, and the romantic drama “ER”. In 2007 and 2008, we saw Elizabeth star as Alison Rowan, in the romantic comedy “October Road”, created by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, and which also starred Bryan Greenberg and Laura Prepon. The series follows an author who has written a book, and has returned to his hometown where the people featured in his book live; it won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Elizabeth started off the 2010s with her portrayal of Trudy Rumson, in both the episodes of the romantic mini-series “Marry Me”, and was then invited to guest star in an episode of the romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, the comedy “How to Be a Gentleman”, and the romantic comedy “Rules of Engagement”.
In 2015 and 2016, she portrayed Dr. Sandy Anderson in 34 episodes of the long-running romantic drama “The Young and the Restless”; the series has been airing since 1973, numbering over 12,200 episodes, and follows the lives of the Newman and Abbott families.
Three of Elizabeth’s most recent roles have been in the 2018 episode “Changes and the New Normal” of the comedy “American Woman”, six episodes of the mystery crime drama “The Blacklist” in 2019 and 2020, and five episodes of the action crime drama “NCIS: Los Angeles” in 2021.
Roles in movies
She made her debut film appearance in the 1999 crime drama “Eastside”, and in 2003, Elizabeth was cast to star in the romantic comedy “Platonically Incorrect”, directed by Tom Shadyac, and which also starred Tom Everett Scott and A. J. Langer; the movie follows the co-hosts of a morning talk-show who have fallen in love.
A couple of Elizabeth’s following roles were in the 2005 drama “Tweek City”, the 2005 comedy “Washington Street”, and the 2006 drama “Jam”. In 2008, we saw her play Emily Frayne in the thriller drama “Play or Be Played”, written by Lukas Reiter, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and which starred Quinton Aaron, Joshua Bachove and Jordan Baker. It follows the lives of lawyers who are working at a law company in New York City.
Elizabeth has appeared in only a couple of other movies, as she’s focused on winning roles in TV series, and her three most recent movie roles have been in the 2012 drama “Acting Like Adults”, the 2014 action horror comedy “Cooties”, and the 2018 crime thriller “Shattered Memories”.
Elizabeth can be seen featured in the 2005 documentary movie “Casting About”.
Love life and relationships
Elizabeth has married twice. On 8 January 2000, she exchanged vows with Neil Shapiro, an American cinematographer with 10 credits to his name; he’s probably known best for his work on the 2019 short comedy movie “Men of Vision”, for which he won a Discover Film London Festival Award for Best Cinematography. Neil and Elizabeth divorced in December 2002, for unknown reasons.
On 18 June 2005, she married Lukas Reiter, an American film writer and producer, who won a 2002 Humanitas Prize in the 60 Minute Category. In August 2013, Elizabeth gave birth to their daughter Spencer Everly Reiter, but nothing is known about her, as Elizabeth and Lukas prefer to keep her away from media.
As of October 2021, Elizabeth is married to her second husband Lukas Reiter, and has a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Travelling seems to be Elizabeth’s main hobby. Her acting career has taken her to nearly all the US states, as well as to various European and Asian countries, while her dream travel destination is Pisa in Italy.
She’s a huge lover of animals, with horses being her favorites; Elizabeth learned to rideg at the beginning of her acting career, as it was necessary for a role. She has a pet dog called Tom Petty, which can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures.
She enjoys spending her spare time in nature, especially close to bodies of water; this is perhaps why summer is her favorite season.
Elizabeth has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of her favorite movies include the trilogy “The Godfather”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Elizabeth’s age is 44. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $750,000.