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I had to give a lot of thought to what she had been through. She was a child who killed somebody. It was an accident, but as a deeply emphatic child, she kills someone, so she locked herself away.
—Elizabeth Mitchell src

Elizabeth Mitchell is the American actress who portrays Ingrid, the Snow Queen, on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Elizabeth Mitchell was born on March 27, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.[1] She grew up in Highland Park[2] in Dallas; regularly taking acting classes at the Dallas Theater Center for about six years[3] and performed with the Encore Company until high school.[2] Elizabeth studied at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,[4] at the Stephens College; earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and then graduated from the British American Drama Academy.[5]

After moving to New York, Elizabeth landed her first screen role as Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden McKenzie in the daytime soap drama Loving, but she was fired after four months. Returning to theater work, she became an understudy in Edward Albee’s off-Broadway production of Three Tall Women and toured nationally with the show. Small television jobs in the short-lived series L.A. Firefighters and Significant Others followed, but it was her role as Linda in Gia, the biographical film about the life of model Gia Marie Carangi, that garnered attention. This lead to secondary film roles in Molly, Frequency and Nurse Betty before Elizabeth grabbed the part of Beatle Paul’s wife in CBSThe Linda McCartney Story.[2] Her other notable acting ventures include psychiatrist Dr. Kim Legaspi on ER, fertility scientist Juliet Burke on Lost and FBI agent Erica Evans on V.

Elizabeth is married to actor Chris Soldevilla, and they have a son named C.J.[6]


  • Mitchell shares the same name with actress Elizabeth Banks, who was born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell. The latter changed her name to avoid confusion with Mitchell, as she was the first in the Screen Actors Guild.


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  • Elsa's and Anna's parents in "A Tale of Two Sisters"?

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    • I've seen families hold grudges far longer over less important details. Ingrid did (albeit accidentally) kill their sister. Gerda was ups...
    • I wish they could have shown us that flashback
  • Who would win in a fight? Cora or Ingrid?

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    • I would say Cora. Only because I feel like her magic is a little more Powerful. But now that I think about it, Ingrid could freeze her, and p...
    • It depends on their environments, truly. I'd wager Cora has a huge advantage in having way more magical knowledge than Ingrid; the for...
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