Lizzy Declement is the actress behind Jemma on New Amsterdam, a troublesome character with a desire to do better. During last night’s episode, Lizzy portrayed the heartbroken Jemma, as she struggled to understand that there may be a foster family ready to take a chance on her.
During the emotional episode, Jemma was placed in the so-called silent room when Dr. Frode comes to calm her down, telling her that no one deserves a chance at having a family more than her.
Declement did such a wonderful job during last night’s episode of New Amsterdam that fans reached out to her on social media, telling her that they loved her character and her portrayal of Jemma.
If you missed the episode, you can see a clip from New Amsterdam below.
Who is the woman behind Jemma?
Lizzy Declement’s IMDB page reveals that she started acting the year after she graduated from high school. Her first role listed on her page is from NYC 22, a television series from 2012, where she played Ruby Harper.
She’s also starred in Made in Jersey, The Suspect, Oldboy, Jamie Marks Is Dead, The Americans, and on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Lizzy has worked on several television shows with recurring roles over the past few years, including Divorce where she played Riley for two episodes.
She also starred on Falling Water from 2016, a show where she played Alice. She appeared on a single episode of Random Acts of Flyness from this year, playing a teen mom, and on Instinct where she played Annie. Fans may also recognize her from Chicago Med, where she played LeAnn Crawford.
She’s currently been on three episodes of New Amsterdam, and she has completed a short movie called Light My Fire, where she plays the character of Lucy.
Little is known about her private life away from the small screen. Lizzy graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey in 2011. If she graduated on time, she would be around 23 or 24 years old today.
While she has both a Twitter and an Instagram profile, it seems that she’s more active on Instagram. She often shares photos of herself with a dog named Ziggy, possibly her own pup. She’s also shared photos of her cousin’s dog.
Her Instagram reveals she has a sister by the name of Anabelle DeClement, a photographer and videographer who celebrated her birthday on October 13. She’s also posted another photo from 2017, where she talks about her siblings but doesn’t mention them by name.
New Amsterdam airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.