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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story is an Americamarker TV movie directed by Peter Levin. It was first released on April 7, 2003 in the United States.



In this fact-based cable TV drama, Thora Birch stars as Liz Murray, the daughter of a loving but extremely dysfunctional Bronx family. Liz is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. Then she becomes a star student, and earning a scholarship to Harvard Universitymarker through an essay contest sponsored by the New York Times.


Awards and nominations

2003 Emmy Award:
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — Thora Birch
  • Nominated: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
  • Nominated: Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special — Anita Brandt-Burgoyne
2003 Casting Society of America (Artios)
  • Nominated - Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week — Susan Edelman
2004 American Cinema Editors (Eddies)

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