Elizabeth Allen was awarded the Jack Nicholson Directing Scholarship while enrolled in the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/Television MFA program. Her first success was her USC thesis short, Eyeball Eddie (2000), which won awards at various film festivals, including Audience Choice Awards at the Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and the Stony Brook Film Festival, as well as being the Short Film Winner at the 2001 Telluride Indiefest.
After graduation, Allen began her professional career in commercials, including a 60-second Coca-Cola commercial she wrote, produced, and directed that was shortlisted at the International Clio Awards.
She made her feature film debut with the teen comedy Aquamarine (2006) for 20th Century Fox. After taking time off from movies to direct episodes of the television series Gossip Girl and Life Unexpected, she returned to directing for the big screen with the family flick Ramona and Beezus (2010).
Allen has also received a Women in Film Crystal Award for her directing work.
Filmography:Ramona and Beezus (2010)