伊丽莎白·沃伦（伊丽莎白·安·赫林）出生于俄克拉荷马城，是唐纳德和波琳鲱鱼的第四个孩子和第一个女儿。他们的家庭是中产阶级，经常努力维持生计。当沃伦十二岁时，事情变得更糟，她的父亲，一名推销员，心脏病发作，让他无法完成自己的工作。沃伦在十三岁时开始了她的第一份工作 – 女服务员，以帮助维持生计。在高中时，沃伦是辩论队的明星。她十六岁时赢得了俄克拉荷马州的州立高中辩论冠军，并获得了参加乔治华盛顿大学的辩论奖学金。当时，她打算学习成为一名教师。然而，经过两年的学习，她辍学与Jim Warren结婚，Jim Warren自高中以来就认识她。这对夫妇于1968年结婚，当时沃伦十九岁。当沃伦和她的丈夫搬到德克萨斯州从事IBM工作时，她就读于德克萨斯大学，在那里她学习语言病理学和听力学。然而，他们在吉姆沃伦的另一次工作调动后很快就搬到了新泽西州。当她怀孕时，她选择和女儿阿米莉亚呆在家里。 1973年，沃伦就读于罗格斯大学法学院。她于1976年毕业并通过了律师资格考试;同年，沃伦斯的儿子亚历山大出生了。两年后，1978年，沃伦和她的丈夫离婚。即使在1980年再婚到布鲁斯曼之后，她也选择保留自己的姓氏。
Born in Oklahoma City, Elizabeth Warren (Elizabeth Ann Helin) is the fourth child and first daughter of Donald and Pauline. Their family is a middle class and they often work hard to earn a living. When Warren was twelve, things got worse. Her father, a salesman, had a heart attack that prevented him from doing his job. Warren started her first job at the age of thirteen – a waitress to help make a living. In high school, Warren was the star of the debate team. She won the Oklahoma State High School debate at the age of sixteen and won a scholarship to participate in the George Washington University debate. At the time, she planned to learn to become a teacher. However, after two years of study, she dropped out of school and married Jim Warren, who knew her since high school. The couple married in 1968, when Warren was nineteen. When Warren and her husband moved to Texas to work for IBM, she studied at the University of Texas, where she studied speech pathology and audiology. However, they moved to New Jersey soon after another job transfer from Jim Warren. When she was pregnant, she chose to stay at home with her daughter Amelia. In 1973, Warren studied at Rutgers University Law School. She graduated in 1976 and passed the bar exam; in the same year, the son of Warrens, Alexander, was born. Two years later, in 1978, Warren and her husband divorced. Even after remarried to Bruceman in 1980, she chose to keep her last name.