|Born||August 21, 1952 
Elizabeth Alexander (sometimes credited as Liz Alexander), is an Australian actress with a number of high profile credits in film, television and theatre.
She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on 21 August 1952, but now lives in Sydney, New South Wales. She attended All Hallows' School in Brisbane, Queensland. She was married to actor George Spartels from 1984 to 2006 and has two daughters. She currently works at Queenwood School for Girls as a dramatic arts teacher.
Her acting career began early with a part in the series Bellbird in 1967. However, it was straight from graduating at National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) that she got her big break with the part of Esther Wolcott in the ABC series Seven Little Australians. Allegedly the producers had all but given up on the show, because they did not feel that they had found a suitable actress for the part, until they discovered Elizabeth. She was actually younger than actress Barbara Llewellyn, who played her stepdaughter Meg in the series, but producers felt that they both respectively suited and were convincing in their roles.
The ten-part series delivered huge ratings when it was broadcast in 1973, and was also the first ABC series to enjoy international acclaim. It went on to win three AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards and four Penguins, including best drama series and a Logies Award for Best New Talent for Elizabeth Alexander as the sweet-tempered Esther. The series is now available on DVD.
She had a recurring guest role in the high rating Australian medical drama All Saints as the viper-like Dr. Alison Newell, ex-wife of Dr. Frank Campion who is played with gusto by Aussie favorite John Howard. She was not initially written as his ex-wife however, as her character appeared before Howard joined the cast. Apparently, it was the sharp onscreen dynamic between Alexander and powerhouse actor Howard in their early scenes together that made the writers decide instead of possibly introducing a new character at a later stage to play Frank Campion’s ex-wife they would use Alexander’s. In 2009 she makes a brief return to her role as Alison for the departure of the show’s central character Dr Frank Campion.
Other television credits include: "Home and Away", Silent Number, Special Squad, Chopper Squad, Farscape, Murder Call, Seven Deadly Sins (Pride), Salem's Lot and Time Trax, a science fiction series in which she starred as a computer hologram alongside Dale Midkiff.
Her film work includes: the lead role in The Killing of Angel Street (which won an award at the Berlin Film Festival) opposite late Australian actor John Hargreaves, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Summerfield with Nick Tate and John Waters, Sebastian and the Sparrow and The Journalist with Sam Neill. 2009 will see her appearing in Australian film ‘The Clinic’ a thriller filmed in Deniliquin, NSW.
Her theatre credits are also numerous and include: Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Portia in The Merchant of Venice for which she received glowing reviews, Martha in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for which she again received extremely positive reviews, Kate in another STC production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times and many more. She also played Margaret Mead in David Williamson’s play Heretic. The play, based on the life and work of anthropologist Margaret Mead, was the subject of much debate and controversy due to the very public row between the writer, Williamson, and the director Wayne Harrison over the play’s production.
She has also directed a number of plays and written several screenplays, including a short film titled Memento (which was sold to Village Roadshow) which she also directed, about the emotional problems caused by the return of a father to his family, a young boy and his mother. She also directed a feature film, A Spy in the Family. Alongside this she also does voiceover work.
"If fame just means 540 people a night then that's what it is, for the time being. Next week it could be millions of people and the week after that it could be none. That's what life is, you have to accept what you choose to do"