Liz White - Biography
Liz White refuses to buy into the "whole celebrity thing", saying she's unlikely to appear on a reality TV show anytime soon. But the Yorkshire star is better known than her retiring nature suggests. In 2006 seven million viewers regularly tuned in to catch the WPC in time travel drama Life On Mars, which was described by critics as a cross between The Sweeney and Dr Who . Her screen credits also include A Thing Called Love and Teachers.
Birthplace: Rotherham, England
Liz White's Early Life
Liz was born in Rotheram, England on the 5 November 1979. She was raised by a homemaker mother and a father who worked for an insurance company. Like most teenagers, she graduated high school but her path paved its way to performing when she attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where she graduated from in 2002.
Liz White's TV and Film Career
Her first major breakthrough role saw her in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet where she played the role of Lorraine for two episodes. Her career then became rhythmic, seeing her landing roles in a few series and films along the way. She hit screens nation-wide when she took on the role of Pamela Barnes in Academy Award-winning and BAFTA winning British film Vera Drake, acting alongside Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Eddie Marsan and Daniel Mays.
Then came Life On Mars from 2006-2007, the show where she assumed the role of Annie Cartwright for 16 episodes, leading to raving reviews of the Northern-born actress who gave a stellar performance in the hit series. She later appeared in The Crimson Petal and the White, which at first came under heavy fire by critics but later saw them warm to the movie, which now has high star ratings and reviews across the board.
Her unending talents soon found herself playing the eponymous Woman in Black herself, Jennet Humfrye, in the 2012 film adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe which led to more positive reviews than bad.
More recently, in 2017 she starred as Emma Keane in Ackley Bridge, a role that she owned until 2019. In 2021, she starred in ITV crime drama Unforgettable, playing the main role of Fiona Grayson opposite Peter Egan, Nicola Walker, Lewis Reeves and Pippa Nixon, giving a more than unforgettable performance.
Liz White's Stage Career
Not only is Liz a TV sensation, but she is also a talented stage actress. In 2010, she graced the National Theatre stage in Tennessee Williams’ play Spring Storm, playing the role of Heavenly Critchfield. This culminated in her performing in two other plays over the next three years, later transferring to the Bristol Old Vic to fill the boots of Chrysothemis in Sophocles’s Greek tragedy Electra, acting opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Wight, whom she also worked with in BBC series Our Zoo.
Liz White's Personal Life
Much is unknown about her love life, her family or her childhood, as Liz likes to remain a private person. However, what we do know is that she is an avid traveller, a yoga enthusiast and owns a home in Halifax, England where it’s believed she resides, with a net worth of around $3 million (approximately £2,174,000).