Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television and theater actor, and musician. McGovern was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Katharine Wolcott (nee Watts), a high school teacher, and William Montgomery McGovern, Jr., a university professor. Her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern and her maternal great-grandfather was U.S. diplomat Ethelbert Watts. The McGovern family moved to Los Angeles where her father accepted a teaching position with the law school at UCLA. Her younger sister is novelist Cammie McGovern. McGovern started acting in plays while attending The Oakwood School in North Hollywood.
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