At this point in her career, it is safe to say that Eliza Roberts was always primed for fame. Born to two of the very best screenwriters, David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett, Eliza is no stranger to the media and has been subjected to media attention throughout her early years. A successful casting director and actress, Eliza has enjoyed a diverse career in Hollywood. Over the years, she has worked on a number of movies most of which have gone on to become nationwide hits. But for all her appearances, Eliza is best recognized as the wife of Eric Roberts, who can only be best described as a Hollywood icon. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Eliza Roberts.
Eliza Rayfiel was born on the 23rd of January, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States. The only child of the family, Eliza was no stranger to the media from her early childhood. Her father, David Rayfiel, was an American screenwriter, and her mother Lila Garrett was a television screenwriter and radio host. 67 herself, Eliza has lost both her parents. Her father passed away on June 22, 2011, due to heart failure, whereas her mother died on the 1st of February, 2020.
As a young kid, Eliza would often accompany her parents to movie sets and ended up falling in love with the industry. Following her matriculation in 1971, Eric continued with her education but dropped out of college after two years.
Eliza has had a successful career both as an actress and casting director. Over the years, Eliza has worked as a producer, actor, and casting director and has more than a fair share of credits to her name. She made her debut as an actress in 1973, when she played the part of Mindy Birdman in the movie, Sherlock. In 1976, Eliza was cast in the TV series, All in the family, and while her role was trivial it marked her debut appearance in TV series.
Since then, Eliza has made numerous appearances in a number of movies and TV series. Some of her works include Terraces (1977), Baby I’m Back (1977-78), National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), Bare Essence (1982), Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985), St. Elsewhere (1986), CBS Schoolbreak Special (1987), Knots Landing (1988), Dream On (1990), Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (1992), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994), The Nature of the Beast (1995), End of the Icon (1995), Doctor Who (1996), Queen of the Lot (2010), Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012), Paradise Club (2016), Deck the Heart (2020), Reboot Camp (2020), My Red Neck Neighbor (post-production), Sarogeto (2021), and others.
Eliza has also worked as a casting director and began working from the 2011 movie, The Wayshower. She also played a prominent role in Midnight Caller and served as its casting director from 1990 to 1991. She made her debut as a casting director with the TV series, Baby… I’m Back! in 1978. She has also served as a producer in a number of movies including This War of Mine (pre-production), The Tasmanian Devil (filming), My Red Neck Neighbor(post-production), Five Old Comedy Writers Talking Sh*t (2019), Little Victories (2019), Young & Naive (2019), Beverly Hills Bandits (2018), Letting Go (2012).
Eliza Roberts is happily married to Eric Roberts and the pair have been together since 1992. Before tying the knot to Eric, Eliza was married to producer and production manager, James Simons. However, details on the pair were never revealed to the media. She had two children with James, Morgan Simons, and Keaton Simons. Eliza and Eric tied the knot on the 16th of August, 1992, and the pair have been together ever since. When asked about the secret to the pair’s 28 years of togetherness, Eliza revealed,
“There are so many secrets and yet none at all. I think it’s largely a matter of reminding yourself of all the things you’d miss if you were act on that occasional frustration and leave. We stay to avoid regret and also to continue finding fun things to do together, even if it’s to try a new coffee place or get involved in an audio book.”