Liz started her acting career aged four when she attended Irene Burke’s School of Speech and Drama in Killiney, Co. Dublin. She stayed in the school until she was seventeen before going to train as a professional actress at Trinity College Dublin and later joining L’ecole de Mime Corporel, London and The Saratoga International Theater Institute, New York.
Liz has worked with all of Ireland’s leading theatre companies. She performed in Sharon’s Grave and Great Expections at the Gate Theatre and in The Invisible Mending Company, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland at the Abbey Theatre. She wrote and performed Steaks and Chasing Silver for Arthouse, Temple Bar. Liz performed in Macbeth for Second Age and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Corcadorca Cork. She has worked with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, performing in The Tempest and Still life (which was also recorded for RTÉ Radio 1) and both Alice plays. Work for Locus Theatre Co includes Faces For Places and 3 a.m., for BDNC Theatre Wheel. Performances at The Helix and Olympia Theatre include The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle. For Bewley’s Cafe Theatre Liz performed in The Way Of All Fish and, more recently, The Nightingale and The Rose, a one woman show which toured internationally as well as enjoying a ten-week run in Dublin. For TV, Liz has starred in The Clinic and Fair City.
Alongside her acting career Liz has always been hugely active in writing, teaching and directing children’s theatre. Having worked with many of Ireland’s leading stage schools she set up the Acting Academy in 2003. Her workshops are carefully constructed to introduce children to the wonderful world of performing in a very gentle way. The children slowly learn technique through games, activities and exercises in the first two terms. In the third term Liz directs an end-of-year production in a fun way to conquer nerves. She has taught in many drama schools including Theatre Learning Centre, Ashbourne and DIT Rathmines. She has also taught in many national schools including St. Anne’s, Milltown, The Teresian School, C.B.S. Crumlin and C.B.S Donnycarney. Liz has also worked with St. Michael’s House to teach children with special needs. She has also ran drama projects with children in Womens Refuge Rathmines. In 2005 Liz was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges at ISDA, the national student drama festival hosted by UCD.