- Date of Birth:
- July 18, 1969
- 5' 5"
Elizabeth Gilbert (born Elizabeth Marie Gilbert in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 18, 1969) is an American author, who penned the 2006 best-seller Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth first began her career in journalism, having her work published in major publications such as Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and GQ. Her article for GQ entitled, “Coyote Ugly Saloon,” was the basis for the 2000 feature film Coyote Ugly, starring Tyra Banks. In addition to her thriving journalism career, Elizabeth also gave literature a try. Her first book, Pilgrims received the Pushcart Prize. And her following novel scored her a spot on The New York Times “Notable Books” list. In 2006, Elizabeth published Eat, Pray, Love. In addition to earning various accolades,t he book inspired the feature film starring Julia Roberts in 2010. Eat, Pray, Love also spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.
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Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for writing the best-seller, Eat, Pray, Love, which also developed into a feature film in 2010.
Elizabeth Gilbert met Michael Cooper in 1994 while working at the Coyote Ugly Saloon. The couple married from 1994 to 2002. In 2007, Elizabeth married Jose Nunes, whom she met during a trip to Bali. The couple is currently separated.