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Elizabeth Ward was born in Ozark, Arkansas and spent her early years in the nearby town of Booneville. She later moved to Russellville, Arkansas with her family, where she graduated from Russellville high school in 1979.
She used her Miss America scholarship money to study acting at HB Studios in New York City before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film and television career.
She made her professional feature film debut in 'Three For The Road' with Charlie Sheen. Her film credits also include a featured role in 'Marked For Death' opposite Steven Segal, 'Pass The Ammo' with Tim Curry, and the CBS feature '83 Hours Till Dawn' with Peter Strauss and Robert Urich. Elizabeth also starred in 'Lower Level' and 'Discretion Assured' with Michael York.
On television, Elizabeth has appeared in Shelley Duvall's 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', Sidney Sheldon's 'The Sands of Time' and 'Death of the Incredible Hulk'. She also appeared with a starring role in the series 'Extreme' for NBC and the syndicated series 'Renegade'.
She made her directing debut with a documentary short feature called 'The Damn Deal'. The film is an intimate portrait of three young drag queens from her home state who compete in female impersonator beauty pageants.
After appearing as the recurring character, Amanda, for six years on 'Highlander-The Series' Elizabeth once again stepped into the role of Amanda, the spirited Immortal jewel thief, on 'Highlander: The Raven'.
She also has a cooking show in development with her good friend, Contessa Ippolita Douglas Scotti di Vigoleno. Elizabeth also hosts tours to Tuscany and is currently putting together a number of tour offerings to venues as diverse as Venice, Napa Valley and a dude ranch in Wyoming. She also offers classes in the beautiful Fan Kata technique showcased on 'Highlander: The Raven'. Elizabeth has recently starred in a delightfully quirky commercial for match.com and in the film 'Interceptor Force 2'.
Check out Elizabeth's web site at www.elizabethgracen.org