|Birthday:||March 25, 1992|
|Birthplace:||Williamson County, Texas, U.S.|
|Social Networks:|| Twitter|
|Height:||5'8" (1.73 m)|
|Education:|| Asheboro High School|
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Dean Franklin Lail (father)|
Kay Lurene Surratt (mother)
Kathryn Dean Lail (sister)
|Character:||Princess Anna / Joan|
|First appearance:||A Tale of Two Sisters|
|Last appearance:||Heroes and Villains|
Elizabeth Dean Lail is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles as Amy Hughes in the 2016 Freeform television series Dead of Summer and as Guinevere Beck in the 2018 Lifetime television series You, and for her recurring role as Anna in the fourth season of the ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time.
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Lail was born in Williamson County, Texas, to Kay Lurene (Surratt) and Dean Franklin Lail. She has one older sister. Lail grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina. After graduating from Asheboro High School in 2010, she attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, graduating in May 2014.
Lail mostly worked in student film productions, such as Model Airplane and Without, immediately after graduating from university. She had moved to New York City to pursue stage work when she landed an audition for ABC's Once Upon a Time, after which she was cast as Anna in the fourth season of the series. Lail was cast in a starring role in the Freeform horror series Dead of Summer playing the role of camp counselor Amy. On July 27, 2017, Lail was cast as the female lead in the Lifetime/Netflix television series, You, opposite Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell, for which she was nominated for Best Actress in Streaming Presentation at the 45th Saturn Awards. In October 2019, Lail confirmed in an interview that she will reprise her role as Guinevere Beck in a guest appearance on the second season of You.
Lail played the lead in the 2019 horror film Countdown.
|2011||Model Airplane||Short||Anna (as Elizabeth Dean Lail)|
|2014||Without||Short||Emily (as Elizabeth Dean Lail)|
|2014||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Princess Anna / Joan|
|2016||Dead of Summer||TV Series||Amy Hughes|
|2017||The Blacklist||TV Series||Natalie Luca|
|2018||The Good Fight||TV Series||Emily Chapin|
|2018||You||TV Series||Guinevere Beck|
Awards and nominations
|2019||Saturn Awards||Best Actress in Streaming Presentation||You||Nominated|
- She was among the actresses considered for the title role in Supergirl (2015 - ) before Melissa Benoist was cast.
- After initially moving to New York to pursue theater, she received her breakthrough role as Anna in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. She then booked a starring role in Freeform's Dead of Summer.
- Her only previous acting experience was in a couple of student film productions.
- She was cast as a series regular for David Fincher's planned HBO series Video Synchronicity in 2015 but the project was eventually passed on by HBO.
- Her role in Dead of Summer (2016) was written specifically for her.