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Currently starring as "Max Dowling" on WB's series "The Mountain". She is best known for her role as "Jenny Williams" on Aaron Spelling's drama series "Titans". Born in Sayreville, New Jersey, and raised in Williamstown, New Jersey, Bogush was exposed to the arts at an early age, which ignited her interest in acting. Her mother, a former dance teacher-turned-choreographer, inspired Bogush at age 11 to attend a performing arts school associated with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. At age 14, Bogush was discovered by a modeling scout. After a few years of modeling, both overseas and in the U.S, she decided to focus her attention on acting. Bogush attended the two-year Meisner program at the Bill Esper Studio in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles. By age 18, she was cast in the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Bogush landed a recurring role in the NBC comedy Scrubs and has also guest-starred on Everybody Loves Raymond and ER. Bogush resides in West Los Angeles with her dog, Katie, a Chihuahua /Dachshund mix. In her free time, she likes to cook and do pilates. Elizabeth was born on September 24, 1977 to John and Beth Bogush in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. During her childhood, the Bogush's moved often due to her father's job, until finally returning to the New York/New Jersey area in 1995. At that point, Elizabeth began to study acting, at the age of 18, in New York City.
She studied acting at the William Esper Acting Studio in New York.
She has lived in New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and Japan. Married, then divorced, from January 2000 until December of 2002, to Neil Shapiro, who is a director of photography. They met while shooting a Visa commercial in 1998.
Elizabeth Bogush's true love is acting
Well-traveled Jersey girl Elizabeth Bogush was not going to be just another pretty face even if she did do a little time modeling in exotic lands. Whether it was practicing keeping her toes on point at a tender age or later persistent study in her true professional love of acting, it was evident she would be a creative force. The newlywed lets her romantic spirit shine through in her every pursuit, including bringing a sympathetic bent to her wild child Titans’ alter ego Jenny.
Below is a fun 20 question 'exclusive' interview we did with Elizabeth.
Dog or Cat?
Dog, I have a miniture dashund named Katie
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee. Very strong
Winona Ryder or Angelina Jolie?
Winona Ryder. I've been following her career for years and we are represented by the same PR (Public Relations) firm.
Jane Austen or John Grisham?
Jane Austen. Her writing is intelligent, romantic and a true classic.
Sarah McLachlan or Mariah Carey?
Sarah McLachlan. I love to sit and have a glass of wine and listen to her music.
Breakfast or Dinner?
Breakfast. I enjoy hearty natural cereals.
Tropical Island or Swiss Chalet?
Tropical Island. I love the sound of the waves breaking.
Salt or Pepper?
Pepper. I love spicy food.
West Wing or Sopranos?
Sopranos. Edie Falco is my favorite actress and I think the show is the smartest, most original on TV today.
Mascara or Blush?
Mascara. I'm an eye girl.
Baguette or Bowling Bag?
Dance or Drama?
Drama. Although I'm a a trained dancer, and have danced professionally, I still prefers drama.
Ralph Lauren or Gucci?
Ralph Lauren for day and Gucci for evening, a tie.
Jogging or Cycling?
Neither. Pilates keeps me in shape
Nirvana or U2?
U2. Bono is my favorite singer.
Boots or Sandals?
Boots. All kinds especially crazy colors.
Tom Cruise or Johnny Depp?
Johnny Depp. Hands down
Gold or Silver?
New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day?
Intellect or A Sexy Accent?
Intellect. I love people who are well read.
Elizabeth Bogush plays the tough girl in ''The Mountain''
Best recognized for her role as "Jenny Williams" on the Aaron Spelling drama Titans, Elizabeth Bogush stars as Max, daughter of the rival Dowling family, in The Mountain.
Boundary Mountain is an escapist playground for wealthy tourists and extreme sports enthusiasts, but to the Carver family, it's home. The Mountain chronicles the larger-than-life saga of the Carvers, whose colorful patriarch, David Carver, Sr. (guest star Chad Everett, Mulholland Drive, Medical Center), founded the town and its internationally famous ski resort after winning the land in a poker game. When this legendary man unexpectedly dies, his choice of an heir sends shockwaves throughout the community.
Free-spirited David Carver, Jr. (Oliver Hudson, Dawson's Creek) left home years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a world-class motocross racer, while his older brother Will (Anson Mount, Tully, Crossroads), diligently attended business school with every expectation of taking over the family empire. No one, least of all the brothers themselves, expected David to inherit Boundary Mountain. David finds himself saddled with a responsibility he never wanted and a brother who rightly feels betrayed. On top of this, he is torn between two women and suddenly immersed in a power struggle with a neighboring family. David just wants to run, until he realizes his grandfather may have had bigger things in mind.
Part of the complicated history that both connects and separates the brothers Carver is Maria Serrano (Alana De La Garza, All My Children). Once David's partner in teenage rebellion and now Will's girlfriend, she is the half Irish/half Mexican daughter of one of Boundary's first employees. As Boundary's director of special events, Maria spends her days with both the hard-working locals and the wealthy jet setters who flock to the resort.
Through the episodes to come, David will begin to reconnect with his mother Gennie (Barbara Hershey, Hannah and Her Sisters, Beaches) and teenage sister Shelly (newcomer Tara Thompson). With the death of her all-powerful father, Gennie may finally allow herself to emerge from 15 years of self-imposed emotional exile. The secrets Gennie carries about her father, her husband, even her own children, will eventually come back to haunt them all. Just like her older brothers, Shelly lives to compete. A champion snowboarder, she appears destined to become the world champion athlete her mother was. A sweet and natural flirt, Shelly is oblivious to the fact that her best friend Sam Tunney (Penn Badgley, Do Over) carries a torch for her.
As they work on their new personal and professional relationship, David and Will also have to deal with the ambitious Colin Dowling (Mitch Pileggi, The X-Files), who has built a real estate empire to rival Donald Trump's. The jewel that has always eluded Colin is Boundary Mountain. Now that the Carver patriarch is gone, Colin feels his opportunity has come, and he will use everything and everyone he can, including his own children, to swallow The Mountain whole.
Colin's daughter Max (Elizabeth Bogush, Titans) is a graduate of Harvard Business School, bright and merciless on the surface, with a deep need to win her father's approval. When Max's parents divorced, her mother got custody, and Max was torn away from her father and brother. Of the two Dowling kids, Max thinks of herself as "the tough one," ready to take whatever life or her father can dish out. However, it is her brother Michael (newcomer Tommy Dewey) who is being groomed by his dad to take over the Dowling empire. Michael is being trained as a corporate shark, and so far, he hasn't been very good at it. Growing up under his father's watchful eye has not been easy, and Michael envies Max as much as she envies him.
Finally, the Carvers have to contend with one of Boundary's shadiest characters, Travis Kurri (Johann Urb, Zoolander). Rumor has it that David Carver, Sr. had a torrid affair with Travis' mother, and shortly after her death, Carver Sr. brought the teenaged Travis back to Boundary. Though Travis is adept at the business side of things, he is sorely lacking when it comes to ethics, morality and character.
David Carver's return to Boundary Mountain uncovers long-buried secrets about his town, his co-workers and even his own family mythology.
A production of Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Executive producers are McG (The O.C and the Charlie's Angels blockbusters) Stephanie Savage (The O.C.) and Shaun Cassidy (American Gothic). David Barrett (Fast Lane) directed. Boundary Mountain exteriors were filmed at the Lake Louise Ski Hill in Alberta, Canada.