As an actress, Elisa Donovan has been a part of multiple iconic pop culture phenomenons. She
began her film career originating the role of Amber in the Paramount Pictures comedy
Clueless. She followed that up with a turn on another pop culture sensation, the television
series Beverly Hills, 90210, playing bad girl Ginger LaMonica. Then after reprising her role of
Amber for three seasons on the television series of Clueless, and shooting the Paramount/SNL
Films comedy, A Night At The Roxbury, Elisa went on to the monster hit series Sabrina The
Teenage Witch, playing Morgan Cavanaugh. Elisa has also had recurring roles on multiple
other TV series and has starred in numerous telefilms. In 2023, to the delight of fans all over the
world, Elisa reunited with her Clueless co-star Alicia Silverstone reprising their iconic roles for
a Super Bowl commercial that had a reach of 12.7 BILLION impressions.
Elisa was also the star and co-producer of the NBC comedy web series In Gayle We Trust,
created by Brent Forrester, writer/producer of The Office. IGWT was an unprecedented
success for the network as one of its first digital series, garnering over 35M views. Elisa was
also voted Reader Favorite as a Celebrity Mom Blogger for people.com and was hand selected
by Sheryl Sandberg to be the voice of her #1 bestsellers Lean In and Option B. The audiobook
for Lean In was #1 on the charts and was submitted for a Grammy nomination.
Elisa’s first book, Wake Me When You Leave, was released by Llewellyn Worldwide in North
America (audiobook released by Penguin Randomhouse everywhere) and sold out on Amazon
on the first day. WMWYL was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2022 COVR Awards for
Autobiographical/Biographical books and the Silver Medal for the 2023 Nautilus Book Awards
in the Death/Dying & Grief category. Currently, Wake Me When You Leave is in development as
a film, which Elisa has written the screenplay for and will be her directorial debut. The film is
being produced by Richard J. Bosner.
Elisa is a graduate of Eugene Lang College at The New School University in NYC, where she
majored in dramatic literature and writing, with a minor in acting.