Xanthe Elbrick (born December 1, 1978, London, United Kingdom) is an Anglo-American Tony Award-nominated stage actress. The youngest of four children, Xanthe (pronounced 'ZANTHEE') was born in London, England and attended Benenden School in Kent and Edinburgh University. She is the granddaughter of U.S. Ambassador Charles Burke Elbrick, the diplomat held captive by the revolutionary movement in Brazil in 1969.
Elbrick made her Broadway debut starring in the Broadway production of Coram Boy, for which she received a Tony Award Nomination, for Best Featured Actress in a Play, a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Performance, and for which she won the Theatre World Award. She has worked extensively in New York, London and regionally, and recently received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in George Bernard Shaw's Candida.
She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, and The Actors Studio Drama School (Acting MFA) in New York City. She previously graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology, and Master of Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (2000), where she was also Director of the Edinburgh Footlights Theatre Company. Xanthe won the BBC Drama 'Act Up' Award (2001), and made her television debut as Miriam Jacobs on 'Doctors' (BBC) that same year. She is the voice of the Sith Sorceress for Lucas Arts' Star Wars. Xanthe's many audio narrations include the audiobook versions of Kristin Cashore's young adult novel Fire, and Cornelia Funke's critically acclaimed Igraine The Brave, for which she received the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award.