Elizabeth McGovern started her professional acting journey from the theater and her highly acclaimed work there, soon led her to the on-screen gigs. She made her on-screen debut in 1980 and first rose to prominence with her Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1981 film Ragtime. Since that breakthrough, she has gone on to become a prominent star of Hollywood with films like Woman in Gold, Clash of the Titans, and Downton Abbey to her credits. Along with that, Elizabeth has remained active in the television industry too and has earned global recognition through her role of Cora, Countess of Grantham in the hit British TV series, Downton Abbey. Outside acting, McGovern holds a keen interest in music as well and has fronted the band called “Sadie and the Hotheads”. Lastly, moving towards her personal life, Elizabeth is married to film director Simon Curtis since 1992 and the couple has two daughters together.
Elizabeth McGovern Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Elizabeth Lee McGovern
- Nicknames: Elizabeth
- Date of Birth: July 18, 1961
- Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actress, Musician
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
Elizabeth McGovern Height Weight Body Measurements Facts
Elizabeth McGovern Family Details:
- Father: William Montgomery McGovern, Jr. (Law Professor)
- Mother: Katharine Wolcott (High School Teacher)
- Siblings: William Montgomery McGovern (Brother), Cammie McGovern (Younger Sister)
- Spouse Name: Simon Curtis (m. 1992)
- Children Name: Matilda Curtis and Grace Curtis (Daughters)
Elizabeth McGovern Relationships History:
- Sean Penn – Actor (1983-1984)
- Simon Curtis – Film Director (1992–Present)
Elizabeth McGovern Career Highlights:
- Debut Album Sadie & The Hot Heads: Still Waiting (2015)
- First Film: Ordinary People (1980)
- First TV Show: California Fever (1979)
Elizabeth McGovern Distinctive Features:
- Bright Blue Eyes
Elizabeth McGovern Body Measurements:
American actress Elizabeth McGovern height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements statistics are given below.
- Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
- Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 59 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 130 pounds
- Bra Size: Unknown
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
Elizabeth McGovern Interesting Facts:
- She is a fan of singer Taylor Swift.
- As a child, she wanted to become a ballerina.
- She is the vocalist of a band called “Sadie and the Hotheads”.
- Elizabeth is widely known for starring in the British TV series Downton Abbey as “Cora, Countess of Grantham”.