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Eliza Coupe plays Denise Mahoney on Scrubs. She guest starred in ten episodes of Season Eight, and appeared in nine Scrubs: Interns webisodes. She was upgraded to the main cast for Season Nine.


Eliza graduated from the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California at Berkeley. In 2003, Eliza toured the country playing a soldier in an all-female version of "King Lear." In November 2005, her one-woman sketch show "The Patriots" premiered at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and went on to win her the breakout performer award at Aspen's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in March 2006. Eliza studied with the Groundlings.

In 2007, Eliza starred in her first film The Day the World Saved Shane Sawyer and soon after I Think I Love My Wife. She went on to appear in the short lived MTV series Short Circuitz and an episode of The Flight of the Conchords and Unhitched. Eliza may be best known for her role of GAYLOR in the HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road and her multi-episode arc in Samantha Who?. After Scrubs ended in 2010, Eliza was cast as a series regular in the new ABC sitcom Happy Endings.


Year Title Media Character
2006 The Day the World Saved Shane Sawyer Movie Allison
2007 I Think I Love My Wife Movie Lisa
Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz TV Unknown (1 episode)
The Flight of the Conchords TV Lisa (1 episode)
2008 Unhitched TV Julia (1 episode)
12 Miles of Bad Road TV Gaylor Shakespeare (6 episodes)
Samantha Who? TV Willow (2 episodes)
2009 No Heroics TV Movie Callie/Crossfade
Scrubs TV Dr. Denise Mahoney
Royal Pains TV Katie
2010 Somewhere Film Hotel room neighbor
2011 Happy Endings TV Jane (Main Cast Member)
What's Your Number? Film Unknown
Community TV Agent Robin Vhollers

MAIN Zach BraffSarah ChalkeDonald FaisonNeil FlynnKen JenkinsJohn C. McGinley
Judy ReyesEliza CoupeKerry BishéMichael MosleyDave Franco
SUPPORTING Johnny KastlSam LloydRobert MaschioChrista MillerTravis SchuldtAloma Wright
SEE ALSO List of character appearances • Cast from Season: 12345678W9 e