Lizzie Milanovich is a New-York-by-way-of-Boston actor, playwright, teacher, coach, loud mouth, and all-around whack job. Born and raised in North Dakota (yes: North Dakota) (no no, Mount Rushmore's in the other one), she likes to think she still maintains a bit of that midwestern sunshine-y charm, but, if nothing else, she certainly maintains the dialect-- you betcha!
Milanovich moved to Boston in 2010 to pursue a degree in Theatre Studies from Emerson College. While there, she studied under many Boston professionals in scene study, film, improvisation, dance, playwriting, performance art, dramaturgy, dialects, and Linklater voice, as well as engaged in rigorous academic classwork through the college's Honors Program. She developed a reputation as a fiery character actor with a penchant for playing middle-aged women (and is now trying to figure out her type until she reaches middle age and can return to her niche...) A campus newspaper once described her theatrical aesthetic as a combo of Zooey Deschanel, Lena Dunham, and Judy Blume (for real). As an undergrad, she also worked as an intern at SpeakEasy Stage Company and as a front-of-house staff member for the Boston Center for the Arts. She was employed by Emerson College as a teacher's assistant in freshman Linklater voice and advanced accents/dialects courses for one year following the completion of her bachelor's degree in 2014.
Since graduating, Milanovich has worked with Huntington Theatre Company, Central Square Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Bad Habit Productions, Theatre on Fire, Brown Box Theatre Project, Flotsam Productions, and Fresh Ink Theatre Company as an actor and with Yale School of Drama, Fresh Ink, and Shotz Boston as a writer. She has taught dialects courses at Gloucester Stage Company and Wheelock Family Theatre, as well as worked in the summer program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She has appeared in various readings throughout the city, including Boston Playwrights' Theater, Lesley University, and Northeastern University.
Milanovich is passionate about vegan muffins, drag queens, wearing at least two patterns at a time, feminist rants, and keeping her closet as messy as possible (sorry, mom.) She once cried in a sushi restaurant because Sigourney Weaver sat behind her. Her #1 caloric intake is french fries, followed closely by bubble tea. She occasionally lies about what TV shows she has and has not watched. Please talk to her about true crime documentaries and books about ghosts. Her hopes and dreams include: growing into a grand dame and giggling as much as possible.
In 2016 she was named one of Boston's top 25-under-25 locals to watch by The Improper Bostonian, so she plans on spending the next few years trying to live up to that terrifyingly nice information.