Elizabeth Guest

Elizabeth Guest

Elizabeth Guest was born ‘on location’ in Eugene, Oregon, thus a movie-rain-loving baby was born. For many years her favorite day of the week was the dress rehearsal day of her father’s sitcom where she first observed the process of directing television and developed a love of crafty and free gum. She studied and performed at the Lee Strasberg Institute, the Second City in Los Angeles and eventually the Upright Citizens Brigade, her comedic home now. She attended USC’s film school. During school she secured her sag card and a role in a short film “Nothing” directed by the acclaimed visual artist Tracey Snelling, which earned her an award for the “Acting the Part” category at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Her first feature script made it to the final round of the Sundance Lab. She has written, directed, and starred in several long-running stage plays at the Upright Citizens Brigade one of which became a mini-series produced by Funny or Die. She directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the first season of “Guest Appearances” which won “Best Scripted Digital Series” at the Austin Film Festival and “Best Short Form” at the Nashville Film Festival. A short she co-directed, “The First of Many,” won the Best Dramatic Short at the Cinequest Film Festival. She has spent the last few years shadowing directors, has appeared on NBC’s “Superstore” and completed a very fun comedic role in the high school sex comedy “Sid is Dead” starring actors who have way more social media followers. She is in the process of writing more comedic one act plays, editing the second season of “Guest Appearances” and doing stand up around town. She is excited to be part of SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH for its Slamdance debut.