Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1961, Elizabeth McGovern is an Academy Award-nominated actress, who has appeared on London stages for over two decades. She returned to the West End in The Starry Messenger opposite Matthew Broderick.
McGovern made her London theatre debut as Jenny in The Misanthrope, staged at the Young Vic in February 1996. She performed down the road the following year, appearing in Hurlyburly at the Old Vic. Her London credits include Three Days of Rain at the Donmar Warehouse and Dinner With Friends at the Hampstead Theatre.
In 2019, McGovern starred in The Starry Messenger, which ran at the Wyndham’s Theatre. She then returns to the London stage in 2022, portraying Ava Gardner in AVA: The Secret Conversations.