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About Elizabeth Beckwith

A successful stand-up and actress, Elizabeth Beckwith will add "author" to her list of credits with the October 6 release of her first book, Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation. Published by Harper Collins, the book is a twisted take on the traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that have sucked the fun out of parenting for generations.

Raised in Las Vegas, Elizabeth first stepped on to the stand-up stage at the age of sixteen. By seventeen, the demanding world of a high school comic began to take its toll and Beckwith took a break from stand-up until her junior year of college at Loyola Marymount University.

Straight out of college, Beckwith got her first big break when she was chosen as one of the "new faces" for the 1998 Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival. In August of that year she was one of seven comics featured in a Time Magazine article entitled, "Funny: The Next Generation." Soon after she was cast in a television pilot for ABC and was... Read More »

A successful stand-up and actress, Elizabeth Beckwith will add "author" to her list of credits with the October 6 release of her first book, Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation. Published by Harper Collins, the book is a twisted take on the traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that have sucked the fun out of parenting for generations.

Raised in Las Vegas, Elizabeth first stepped on to the stand-up stage at the age of sixteen. By seventeen, the demanding world of a high school comic began to take its toll and Beckwith took a break from stand-up until her junior year of college at Loyola Marymount University.

Straight out of college, Beckwith got her first big break when she was chosen as one of the "new faces" for the 1998 Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival. In August of that year she was one of seven comics featured in a Time Magazine article entitled, "Funny: The Next Generation." Soon after she was cast in a television pilot for ABC and was offered an overall talent deal with the network the following fall. By the summer of 2000, Elizabeth made her first of three appearances on CBS's "The Late, Late Show." Various acting jobs followed and in 2001 Elizabeth was chosen as one of Variety's "Ten Comics to Watch."

In addition to stand-up comedy, and acting in series' such as CBS's "Ladies Man" and HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Beckwith has inked several television writing deals with studios such as Twentieth Century Fox, and has, as of late, turned the focus of her comedic talents onto writing.

Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles and is currently developing several television and film projects. She performs regularly at a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles.