Eliza Coupe (born April 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her role as Denise "Jo" Mahoney in the medical comedy Scrubs, in which she became a regular for the ninth season. Coupe currently stars as Jane Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings.
Coupe grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. She was active in her high school's award-winning theatre program. Her roles included Bonnie in Anything Goes and a Mundy sister in an award-winning production of Dancing at Lughnasa. Eliza graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
In 2003, she toured France 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 Theatre in New York and won her the breakout performer award at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in March 2006.
In 2007, Coupe appeared in I Think I Love My Wife. She went on to appear in the short lived MTV series Short Circuitz and on the eighth episode of the first season of Flight of the Conchords, entitled "Girlfriends", as well as an episode of Unhitched. She was a series regular in HBO's 12 Miles of Bad...