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Eliza Coupe (2014)

Eliza Coupe is an American comedic actress, most widely known for starring as Jane Kerkovich-Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings and as Denise "Jo" Mahoney in the final two seasons of the medical comedy-drama Scrubs. She is currently attached to star alongside Jay Harrington in the upcoming USA Network comedy series Benched, premiering on October 28, 2014.

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About the Eliza Coupe Interview

I am from Plymouth, New Hampshire. I told my parents when I was 4 years old that I was going to be a movie star - I know, true story!

And then a whole bunch of shit happened between 4 years old and now, and here I am. A lot of bad choices and good choices.

But I am an actress. I pretend to be other people for a living, it gets confusing. I didn't ever stop acting, I was in plays starting at 4 years old, my parents were like "let's do this!" so I kept going with this.

My new show is called Benched and I play Nina Whitley, Public Defender who is just... batshit crazy, but in the best way possible. She WAS a corporate lawyer, everything was going great, and then it all came crumbling down, and she did NOT take it lightly. It premieres tomorrow, October 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM ET on USA Network.

I'm here in New York to take your questions (I used to live in Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean anything to anybody). Victoria's helping me out. AMA.


EDIT thank you all so much for your questions! They were all hilarious and insightful. And I now need to go rethink my life, but that's ok, I have a journal... and hey, really, you guys should watch Benched because it's an amazing cast and an amazing show, and since you all clearly loved Scrubs and Happy Endings and Community, this is the same wheelhouse.

Eliza Coupe Oct 27, 2014