Liz Stauber was born in Indianapolis to Dan Stauber, a mental health administrator, and Paula Jones, a respected psychotherapist. The couple divorced while Liz and her sister Christine were young.
At the age of nine, she got her first acting role as a small child in The Velveteen Rabbit at a local theatre. She later appeared in Macbeth as a young boy. When she was 15, she appeared in her first professional play, God¹s Pictures. She played the character Caroline and was praised by the local critics for her performance.
She attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School before transferring to North Central High School, graduating a semester early in January of 1997, after which she appeared as Peachblossom in, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
After a number of other plays she began to audition for films. Auditions were unsuccessful at first, but she finally broke into film in 1988 when she finally landed the part in Can¹t Hardly Wait. Although she has had a number of film credits, her favorite role remains Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Liz enjoys horseback riding, painting, and drawing, and really likes vampires, especially Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire (1994). She wishes to one day write and direct films herself, as well as to act, both on stage and screen.