Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel Matheson

elizabeth mitchell character bio Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel MathesonElizabeth Mitchell stars as Rachel Matheson, the mother of Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers) in NBC’s “Revolution,” which reteams her with J.J. Abrams.

An Emmy nominee for her starring role as Juliet on “Lost,” Mitchell most recently starred in “V,” based upon the popular ’80s alien invasion miniseries, which was the highest-rated debut of a series since “Lost” in 2004.

Whether portraying Mrs. Clause opposite Tim Allen in the last two installments of Disney’s successful “The Santa Clause” trilogy or time-traveling alongside Dennis Quaid in New Line’s “Frequency,” Mitchell has lent her talents to an impressive and diverse range of roles, including most notably as girlfriend of Angelina Jolie in her portrayal of supermodel Gia in the eponymous Golden Globe-winning HBO telefilm. She also starred opposite Dane Cook in the indie drama “Answers to Nothing.”

Additional credits include Neil LaBute’s “Nurse Betty” opposite Renee Zellweger, Wayne Kramer’s “Running Scared” with Paul Walker, NBC’s critically acclaimed “Lyon’s Den” with Rob Lowe, the BBC series “Man and Boy” opposite Ioan Gruffudd, and a 14-episode arc as Dr. Kim Legaspi on John Wells’ “ER.” Further solidifying her course on the fast track was her role opposite Barry Pepper as Teresa Earnhardt in the ESPN original telefilm “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.”

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Dallas, Mitchell transitioned from a performing arts high school to a BFA degree in acting. She further honed her craft at the renowned Dallas Theatre Company. Her stage credits include productions of “As You Like It,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Chicago.” She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Seattle, depending upon production.