Elizabeth Gwynne Wilson is an actor living and working in sunny Los Angeles. A native of Austin, Texas, Elizabeth moved around a lot while growing up but returned to her hometown to attend The University of Texas where she studied Theatre and Dance and the art of Texas football. After continuing her studies at the London Dramatic Academy, she made her way to the Big Apple, immersing herself in the theatre, commercial, and film worlds in NYC and eating lots of pizza. Several winters and fun projects later, she ventured west to Los Angeles, continuing to work as an actor in television, commercials, and film and discovering where to get the best tacos in LA. (Guerrilla! Leos!)
Her love and passion for acting also includes a love of collaboration and creating. In 2015, she and fellow writer Brooke Trantor wrote and produced a comedic short film, directed by Chris Dougherty. Their film Night Four went on to screen in festivals around the country and abroad, most notably Los Angeles’ OUTFEST in 2016. Elizabeth continues to write and create.
Elizabeth also works with the amazing organization Young Storytellers. She is a head mentor at an elementary school in Santa Monica, leading a team of adult mentors who work with fourth and fifth grade students to teach them the art of storytelling and help them write their own screenplays. The semester culminates in a Big Show where actors come and perform the writers’ scripts, which is an incredible experience. Young Storytellers’ mission that every child has a story hooked Elizabeth from the moment she first volunteered and has been and continues to be an important part of her life in Los Angeles. To learn more or to get involved, please visit: www.youngstorytellers.com.