She became known for her role as Amber in the film and the television show Clueless and played Annabella Morris in Wolves of Wall Street.
She was born Lisa Donovan but used the stage name Elisa because there was already an actress named Lisa Donovan in the stage actors union.
She was featured in the NSYNC music video "I Drive Myself Crazy."
She married Charlie Bigelow in 2012 and she has a daughter named Scarlett Avery Bigelow.
She appeared in Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.