Elizabeth Francis Frakes is a theater actor, writer, and filmmaker with a presence in both Portland and Los Angeles. She is also best recognized for being the daughter of Genie Francis.
Genie has gained fame for portraying iconic characters such as Laura Spencer on "General Hospital," Diana Colville on "Days of Our Lives," and Genevieve Atkinson on "The Young and the Restless."
Elizabeth Francis Frakes Wiki/Bio
Born on May 30, 1997, in Maine, Elizabeth Francis Frakes is the daughter of Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis. The 27-year-old Frakes spent her formative years in Belfast, Maine, alongside her brother, Jameson Ivor Frakes.
Jameson, her brother, is a musician and doesn't harbor much interest in pursuing an on-screen career. He pursued a documentary study major at Ithaca College.
In 2019, Elizabeth graduated from Lewis and Clark College, holding a degree in English and Theater.
Elizabeth Francis Frakes' Career as a Theater Artist
Elizabeth Francis Frakes embarked on her theater journey in her mid-teens. She won a prestigious National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention at the age of 15 for her film IV Script, With Love, Tuck, and Alex.
During her time at Viewpoint School, Frakes expressed her desire to delve into filmmaking and storytelling, specifically focusing on creating documentaries to raise awareness about environmental issues. Elizabeth was actively engaged in the English and Theatre departments throughout her college years.
Elizabeth completed an independent study that spanned both disciplines, allowing her to craft a pilot and a play. Her original pilot garnered recognition by winning the student branch of the Wild Sound Festival.
While pursuing her degree, Frakes received the Departmental Distinction Award in acting. To enhance her acting skills, she sought education with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, immersing herself in everything from devising to Shakespeare.
Additionally, Elizabeth served as an RA/TA at Fir Acres' writing workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Elizabeth Francis Frakes' Theater Background
Elizabeth Francis Frakes, after finishing her studies at the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, began living and working in different parts of the country. She did various jobs in writers' rooms, on sets, in theaters, and even worked as an educator.
While Frakes was in Los Angeles, she worked for Fuzzy Door Productions from a distance, where her role was to write coverage for scripts. In the theater world, she took on different roles like Mash in "Stupid F*$king Bird," Tabby in "Cuddles," Lily in "Waterlily," and Sarah in the short film "Murky."
Additionally, Elizabeth has written plays for the theater, including "Remembrance Day" and "Moleman."
One of Elizabeth Francis Frakes' Creations Made it to Cannes
Elizabeth Francis Frakes has achieved a notable feat by having one of her short films featured at Cannes and winning at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Known for her talents in theater, colleagues praise Frakes for her skill in creating original material.
Frakes has taken on diverse roles in classical, modern, and experimental plays at university and professional levels. Beyond her achievements, Elizabeth is the founding director of 920 Collective, a community supporting early-career artists in generating new media through collaboration. She is also a member of Corrib Theatre.
Elizabeth expanded her career outside of theater by working as a Writer's PA on a new CBS All Access show in September 2019. This opportunity allowed her to be part of the TV writers' room support staff, gaining valuable experience.
In 2020, Frakes completed a year-long residency with Echo Theatre, emerging as one of their chosen young playwrights. During this time, she debuted her first full-length play, "Moleman." \
Additionally, Elizabeth established the Might Be A Bad One Collective, an interdisciplinary art group meeting twice a month to foster collaboration, accountability, and a creative community.
Elizabeth Francis Frakes is Also an Author of Children's Books And a Yoga Teacher
At the age of 16, Elizabeth Francis Frakes, during her time at Viewpoint School, penned a children's book titled "I Don't Want To Play Princess." The inspiration for this book came from the summers she spent playing outdoors on Lake Megunticook in Maine.
While studying at Viewpoint, Frakes not only showcased her writing skills but also obtained certification as a yoga teacher. She dedicated her time to teaching yoga to children from low-income families.
In addition to her literary and yoga pursuits, Elizabeth has contributed to the world of poetry, with some of her works being published in The Portland Review.
Genie Francis, Elizabeth Francis Frakes' Mother, Opposed Her Daughter Joining TV Series
Despite Elizabeth Francis Frakes' interest in pursuing a career in acting, her mother, Genie Francis, was initially hesitant about allowing her daughter to enter the industry during her teenage years. In a previous interview with Your Teen Mag, Genie explained her stance, saying,
"I let her do local theater, and I let her take an acting class with a very good teacher. I would let her do a guest spot for the experience. But I would never allow her to be on a TV series." She expressed concerns about the commitment required for TV series roles, which could disrupt a teenager's normal life and peer group.
Genie's worry comes from her own experience; she started acting on "General Hospital" at 14 and had a three-year contract for 52 weeks a year. This commitment caused her to miss a big part of her high school experience.
Is Elizabeth Francis Frakes in a Relationship?
Elizabeth Francis Frakes has kept her personal life, particularly her romantic relationships, under wraps. Frakes has rarely participated in interviews discussing her family matters, let alone revealing details about a boyfriend.
Furthermore, Frakes' private Instagram profile adds an extra layer of mystery, making it challenging to determine whether she currently has a romantic interest or not.
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