Elsa is portrayed by actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Elsa always had a closer bond with Sam than her husband, and starts to feel like she's not needed anymore when Sam and Doug begin to get along. So she starts a sexual affair with the charming bartender, Nick.
In the second season, Doug leaves the house after finding out about the affair that Elsa had with Nick. A few day later, he returns after Casey and Sam fight and tells Elsa that she needs to leave instead. For a couple of days, Elsa crashes at her friends place, but she kept going back to the house and tried to get their attention by cooking and doing house chores
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- When Doug kicked her out of the house in Season 2, it was the first time she had ever spent a night away from Sam since his birth.
- Attends a Autism support group weekly.
- Has been married to Doug for 22 years.
- When Sam got diagnosed with Autism, she was a lot more accepting and understanding of it than her husband.