Actress Abby Eliott is known as the funny actress comedian who had some memorable impersonations including that of Zooey Deschanel. However, since she left the show she has appeared as a guest actress on several television series and over the course of the past two years has developed and refined her acting skills and the end result is an exceptional performance in one of the most talked about movies of the Tribeca Film Festival, the movie "Life Partners".
She plays a villain in the movie about a friendship between a straight woman and her lesbian friend and the issues that arise when the 'straight' woman played by Gillian Jacobs decides to have a relationship with a man played by Adrien Brody and the lesbian friend, Leighton Meester, who is Sasha in the movie becomes involved with Abby Elliott who is Vanessa. What makes the performance of Abby Elliot so appealing in this comedy romance is that she is not an "in your face" villain but more a soft spoken villain.
Entertainment insiders and filmmakers have been impressed by her dramatic range as she showed different dimensions of her character in a very understated, subtle manner can at time be even more difficult than being outwardly evil. The ability to show the various aspects of the character's personality to such a level that viewers are thinking of what she said and her actions long after they have taken place has earned Abby Elliott the respect and attention of filmmakers.
Abby Elliott has demonstrated that she is a comedic actress whose dramatic range is extensive as is her ability to show the multiple aspects that a character may have and through her outstanding scene stealing performance in "Life Partners" has become an actress whom producers and directors want to talk with about other projects in the future.