Elizabeth Burke
played by Tiffani Thiessen
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The beautiful and steadfast wife of FBI agent Peter, Elizabeth Burke understands her husband's work ethic, and mirrors it in her own work as an event planner. Peter's stubbornness is offset by Elizabeth's ability to see both sides of a situation, and she often plays the role of her husband's moral compass.

When Peter teamed up with Neal Caffrey, Elizabeth had her doubts, but she quickly warmed to the charming con man. And even though her friendship with Neal and Mozzie has put her in harm’s way on more than one occasion, it has also revealed Elizabeth’s reserves of inner strength – and made life a little more exciting.

However, the life of an FBI wife is never easy, and a tragedy in the department will soon leave Elizabeth wondering just how deep that strength runs.

Tiffani Thiessen stars as Elizabeth Burke in the new USA Network original series White Collar. 

Thiessen is an American television and film actress. A versatile performer, she has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film and television roles. From Woody Allen's comedy "Hollywood Ending," to "Beverly Hills 90210," Thiessen's charisma has kept her career moving constantly forward and has gained her the adoration of millions internationally. 

Thiessen was recently seen in "What About Brian" and in a nine-episode guest starring role on NBC's "Good Morning Miami." In 2003, she starred the Fox series "Fast Lane" with Peter Facinelli and Bill Bellamy, directed by McG. She also guest-starred on the NBC hit comedy "Just Shoot Me" in a three-episode arc, portraying a columnist who becomes romantically involved with David Spade's character, and appeared in a recurring role on the ABC comedy "Two Guys and a Girl." 

She began modeling at the age of eight and soon went on to star in the television series "Saved By the Bell" for five seasons. At the same time, she made her feature film debut in "Son In Law" opposite Pauly Shore. In 1993, she showed her range when Aaron Spelling cast her in "Beverly Hills 90210," where she portrayed the multi-layered Valerie Malone for five seasons. 

Her other feature film roles include the comedy "Ladies Man;" the independent film "Speedway Junky" with Jesse Bradford, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Daryl Hannah; "Love Stinks" with Tyra Banks and French Stewart; and the horror/comedy spoof "Shriek! If you Know What I did Last Friday 13th" opposite Tom Arnold. 

In 2005, Tiffani started up her own Production company called Tit 4 Tat Productions while directing her first short film entitled "Just Pray" the same year. "Just Pray" went on to win many awards at top film festivals around the country. She is also set to direct "Hung," produced by Anne Clements.