ELIZABETH CHOMKO is an actor and playwright, screenwriter, and essayist.
She comes from a long line of adventurous women – at the age of 16, her great-grandmother immigrated to the United States from Czechloslovakia without knowing a soul or a lick of English, her grandmother was one of the foremost advocates for Alzheimer’s care and research until she herself fell victim to the disease, and her mother is the most fearless adventurer she knows.
She grew up in Chicago and rural Wisconsin until the age of 14 when her family moved to Belgium, then England, then northern California. She graduated from American University with a degrees in Theatre and Philosophy with a focus on Women’s and Gender Philosophy.
Her acting work can be seen on the TV shows Vegas, Common Law, Terriers, and CSI, and she has worked in theatre in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and London. Her essay “In Search of Enlightened Love” has been published in Playboy magazine, her one-act playYIELD! has been performed at the Kennedy Center, and her most recent play, Sentence, was recently workshopped by Inkwell Theatre in Los Angeles.
She has two amazing sisters and is newly married to a very funny stand-up comedian. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their wonderful pitbull, Maggie Smith.