Elizabeth McGovern is an Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe-nominated actress, who is currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Time and the Conways at the American Airlines Theatre until November 26, 2017.|
She made her Broadway debut in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters in 1989 and starred as Ophelia in the 1992 revival of Hamlet. Her Off-Broadway credits include the "Shakespeare in the Park" productions of As You Like It and Two Gentlemen of Verona, the Public Theater productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Map of the World, the Atlantic Theater Company's revival of Three Sisters, and she won a Theatre World Award in 1982 for her Off-Broadway debut in Second Stage's My Sister in this House.
Nowadays, she is perhaps best known for her TV role as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, which has earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 2012 and an Emmy nomination in 2011. She also earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her performance as Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime in 1982. Other notable screen credits include Clash of the Titans, Kick-Ass, The House of Mirth, The Wings of the Dove, The Handmaid's Tale, Johnny Handsome, She's Having a Baby, Native Son, Once Upon a Time in America, and Ordinary People.