Elizabeth Berridge (actress)

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Elizabeth Berridge
Born (1962-05-02) May 2, 1962 (age 59)
OccupationActress
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2001)
Children1

Elizabeth Berridge (born May 2, 1962) is an American film and theatre actress. [1] She is best known for playing Charlotte, the maid in The Powers that Be and Constanze Mozart in the Academy Award-winning 1984 film Amadeus . She also played the role of Officer Eve Eggers on The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996), and has performed in the theater.

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Early life and education

Berridge was born in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of George Berridge, a lawyer, and Mary L. Berridge (née Robinson), a social worker. [2] The family settled in Larchmont, New York, where she attended Chatsworth Elementary School. There she began to perform and sing. Due to her acting commitments, she earned her diploma through an independent-study program at Mamaroneck High School. [3]

Career

Berridge was called in to audition for the part of Constanze Mozart after filming had already commenced in Prague on Amadeus. Meg Tilly, who was originally given the role, injured her leg while playing in a soccer game and had to withdraw from the film. Two actresses were flown to Prague, and after a week's auditions Berridge was given the part (supposedly because the other actress, Diane Franklin, was "too pretty" to play the part of a landlady's daughter). [4] Berridge (and the other cast members) remained in Prague for six months to complete the filming. [5]

Personal life

In 2001, Berridge married actor Kevin Corrigan, whom she met on the set of the independent film Broke Even. They have a daughter, Sadie Rose Corrigan.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979 Natural Enemies Sheila Steward
1981 The Funhouse Amy Harper
1984 Amadeus Constanze Mozart
1985 Smooth Talk June
1987 Five Corners Melanie
1993 When the Party's Over Frankie
1999 Payback Hooker (uncredited)
2000Broke EvenLeslie
2004 Hidalgo Annie Oakley
2010 Please Give Elyse
2015 Results Christine

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1981 Guiding Light Morgan Richards"Surprise Witness"
1981–82 Texas Allison LindenTV series
1984 Silence of the Heart PennyTV film
1987 Leg Work Peaches"Peaches"
1989Home Fires BurningFrancine TibbettsTV film
1989 Miami Vice Julia Scianti"The Lost Madonna"
1989 The Equalizer Susan Wilhite"Endgame"
1990 Montana LavettaTV film
1992–93 The Powers That Be CharlotteMain role
1993–96 The John Larroquette Show Officer Eve EggersMain role
1998 Touched by an Angel Holly"The Trigger"
2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Rosie Casals TV film
2001–05 Grounded for Life Amy"Love Child", "Pictures of Willy", "Crazy"
2003 Still Standing Sandy Hartwick"Still Changing"

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References

  1. "Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Elizabeth Berridge". The Daily Voice . May 2, 2016.
  2. Elizabeth Berridge Biography (1962–)
  3. The New York Times
  4. as told by Berridge in Bonus Features – The Making of Amadeus, disc 2 Amadeus DVD, Director's Cut edition
  5. The Making of Amadeus, disc 2 of Amadeus DVD, Director's Cut edition