What a fun conversation with Elisa Donovan and Rosie's Daughters last night! Elisa opened up to us about acting, her experience as a woman in Hollywood, body image, her recovery from anorexia, being a mom and her love for San Francisco. She made us feel like we were sitting in her living room, having an intimate conversation with her. Elisa's confidence about who she is, despite being in the public eye, was incredibly inspiring. We're so grateful to Elisa for volunteering her time to speak with us and to community member Haley Campbell for introducing us to her. Special thanks to Nicole Paizis of Kindred Table for preparing such delicious food and to Framed Data for their generous and much appreciated sponsorship. See more pictures on Facebook.
About Elisa Donovan
Elisa played the role of feisty fashion-victim Amber in the pop culture Paramount Pictures feature-film Clueless. She went on to reprise her role for three seasons in the follow-up television series. Next, she performed on three seasons of the ABC/WB TV-series Sabrina The Teenage Witch. She has had recurring roles on Beverly Hills 90210, Judging Amy, and Jack & Jill. Among many film roles, she was notably featured alongside Will Ferrell in another comedy classic feature film, A Night at The Roxbury. In 2013, Elisa was voted "Reader/Fan Favorite" by People magazine for her celebrity Mommy blog. Elisa was also hand-picked by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to be the voice for the audiobook of her #1 bestseller Lean In and Lean In for Graduates. The audiobook was #1 on the charts for many months and submitted by the publisher for a Grammy nomination.
In addition to her acting career, Elisa also assists in counseling and supporting women struggling with eating disorders, and is a proponent of spreading awareness and recovery. She has had pieces published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as having her anorexia recovery story featured in the book Feeding the Fame and documented for TEEN People. Elisa has spoken about recovery on many television shows, including 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Dr. Drew's Headline News.
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