Livin & Loving It
Elizabeth Up de Graff, a native of Los Angeles, grew up immersed in the arts. Her father was John Paul Livadary, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He pioneered the sound department at Columbia Pictures when sound was first introduced. He had an illustrious career, winning three Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations. Elizabeth was thrilled as she sat in the Academy Awards audience to watch her father win one of his Oscars! She will never forget that evening. Once home he set up his movie camera to record her acceptance speech, as she pretended to receive her Oscar ! With this background, it's no wonder she was bitten by the acting bug. Singing live cabaret is her passion. Elizabeth's debut last year at Los Angeles's famed Gardenia night club-a three-week run, sold-out all three performances. She also premiered a one-woman cabaret show, 'What Can I Do to Be Me', in 2002 for a one-week run at the Fine Arts Theater in West Los Angeles. Elizabeth says, 'I live in the moment, with a great sense of fulfillment, passion and meaning.'