Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress who appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the season one episode "Witch" playing teenage witch Amy Madison. She also appeared as Amy in the season two episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." She then went on to appear in the season three episode "Gingerbread" where her character was turned into a rat. She made a brief appearance in the season Four episode "Something Blue", before returning for a three episode guest arc in the season six episodes; "Smashed", "Wrecked" and "Doublemeat Palace". She made one final appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the season seven episode "The Killer in Me".
Allen's most famous role was that of witch Amy Madison in TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She appeared in one episode of season one, (Witch), season two's Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, season three's Gingerbread where her character was turned into a rat and a brief, non-speaking cameo in season four's Something Blue. She did appear in a three-episode arc in season six in episodes Smashed, Wrecked, and Doublemeat Palace. Her last appearance on Buffy was the season seven episode The Killer In Me.
Allen also appeared in TV series Bull as Pam Boyd as well as 2007's Close To Home.
- She auditioned for, and was the runner up for, the role of Buffy Summers. The role went to Sarah Michelle Gellar, but Joss Whedon was so impressed by Elizabeth that he created the character of Amy Madison for her.
- She is convinced that the only reason her character, Amy, was turned back into a human from a rat on Buffy was because of fan intervention. She has said that fans wrote in saying that the average life span for a rat was 3 years, meaning Amy would die. An amused Joss Whedon was motivated to bring Amy back.
- She is lactose intolerant.