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Lisa Edelstein was born on May 21, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in Wayne, New Jersey. She attended Wayne Valley High School, graduated in 1984 and moved to New York to study professional acting at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While living in New York City, Lisa became active in the local club scene, so much so that she was named New York City’s “Queen of Downtown” in the James St. James 1999 book, “Disco Bloodbath.” Known as “Lisa E.” in the clubbing circuit, Edelstein used her fame to write and star in the AIDS-inspired musical “Positive Me.” In 1990, Lisa received her first TV gig hosting the MTV show, “Awake on the Wild Side.”
Edelstein wasn’t just a celebutante in the 1990s; she also had small roles on films such as the 1991 “The Doors,” the award-winning 1997 “As Good As It Gets,” the 1998 movie “Susan’s Plan” and the 1999 “30 Days.” Lisa’s film credits also include “Keeping the Faith,” “What Women Want,” “Black River,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Fathers and Sons,” and “Say Uncle.”
Aside from small movie roles, Lisa Edelstein also appeared in various TV shows, such as “ER,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Frasier,” “Sports Night,” “Mad about You,” “Wings,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Relativity,” and “Wings.” Some of the most notable TV appearances Lisa has done include a 2-episode guest role in “Seinfeld,” and a 9-episode role as Patty Karp in the CBS sitcom “Almost Perfect.”
By the end of the 1990s, Lisa Edelstein received bigger roles in TV dramas, including a role on “The West Wing,” in “Ally McBeal,” and in “Felicity.” She continued to guest star in various hit shows, including “Leap of Faith,” “Without a Trace,” “The Practice” and “Judging Amy.” Lisa Edelstein has also lent her voice in a number of animated TV shows and video games, such the “Superman: The Animated Series” as Mercy Graves, on “King of the Hill,” “American Dad” and the video game “Blade Runner.”
Although Lisa Edelstein has an extensive portfolio, she is most popular as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the FOX hit show “House, M.D.” On the show, she plays the Dean of Medicine at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital and Gregory House’s favorite person to mock, tease and play pranks on. While working on House, Lisa Edelstein also starred in the made-for-TV Lifetime Movie Network film “Special Delivery” in 2008.
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Lisa Edelstein (; born May 21, 1966) is an American actress and playwright best known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama series House. She currently stars as Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
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Date of Birth: 21 May 1966, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Nickname: Lisa E. Height: 5'6"(1.68 m). Lisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions. Lisa gained her first television experience as a host of the cable series Awake on the Wild Side (1990). In the last several years, she has fearlessly taken on a wide variety of roles for television. She played a call-girl girlfriend on The West Wing (1999), David Conrad's sister on Relativity (1996), the transgender girlfriend of James Le Gros on Ally McBeal (1997) and an Orthodox Jewish woman on Family Law (1999). She also played James Spader's love interest on The Practice (1997), and has had numerous other TV roles and guest appearances. From 2004-2011, she played the hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit medical drama House (2004). A noted Manhattan nightclub denizen as a college student, she was the subject of a 1986 New York Times Magazine profile written by Maureen Dowd. Wrote, composed and performed in Positive Me, a 1989 musical piece about AIDS produced by off-Broadway's LaMama theater company; Thomas Gibson was in the cast. Made her film debut as a makeup artist in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991). Voiced the role of Lex Luthor's aide Mercy Graves in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon series; also voiced Crystal Steele in the Blade Runner CD-ROM game. Is a longtime vegetarian. Does volunteer work for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Save the Children, Planned Parenthood and AmFAR. Awards: 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee, 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Drama, Actress: Winner, Relationships: Alvin Edelstein — Father, Bonnie Edelstein — Mother, Robert Russell — Husband. College: Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States.
Lisa Edelstein, Good Wife. After years of playing second fiddle to Hugh Laurie's selfish, outspoken misanthrope on House, Lisa Edelstein is ready to have some similar fun of her own. "I loved playing Cuddy for all this time, but I definitely wanted to shift out of that, because I've been playing this sort of repressed control freak for seven years," she tells TVGuide.com. "I want to have a little bit of fun." We've redesigned, refashioned, and reinvented the Sportage. The all-new 2017 Sportage - completely redesigned with Dynamax AWD, Andriod Auto and Panoramic Sunroof - made for your life's journey. Sponsored by All-New 2017 Kia Sportage
Edelstein shocked House fans earlier this year when she announced she was hanging up her stethoscope after seven seasons — essentially leaving the complicated "Huddy" relationship unresolved. (The last fans saw of Cuddy was when House was driving his car into her dining room, so complicated may be an understatement). Now, just six months after her departure, Edelstein is already back on the small screen with a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife. Check out all the familiar faces returning to TV this year. "They called me less than a week after I made the official announcement," she says. "It made me feel like I — in taking care of myself — had made the right decision. I just really wanted to break the spell. I never intended on moving to The Good Wife permanently, but in terms of a next move and something to do to make myself feel good, this was a great opportunity."
Although she had only seen a few episodes, Edelstein said knowing a lot of fans of the show (including her mother) helped convince her to pick the project as her first foray into the world outside Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital. "My mother is obsessed with it," she says with a laugh. "I don't watch that much television, but as soon as I decided to do it, I watched 48 episodes in a row in the span of a couple of days. I did my homework and it's a great show." House's Lisa Edelstein heads to The Good Wife. It also helped that Edelstein had so many past ties to the cast and crew of The Good Wife. "I got on that set and I'm the new kid on the block, but the director who directed that particular episode directed four or five episodes of House. Josh Charles and I worked together on Sports Night, Julianna [Margulies] and I worked on ER, Christine [Baranski] and I worked together on Cybil," she says. "I at no point felt like I was in unfamiliar territory."
Still, Edelstein admits to a case of first-day jitters, something she says she enjoyed after becoming so familiar with Cuddy. "When you play the same character for a long time, you have a shorthand. You get onto the set, you put on your outfit and two-thirds of your work is done because you've built on that work for so many years," she says. "When I got this job, I didn't audition for it, so I didn't know what they were thinking in their heads, only what we had talked about on the phone. So it was a risky, scary first day for me and I haven't had that feeling in a long time." House star Hugh Laurie: Lisa Edelstein's departure was "a great shock"
As for the role itself, Edelstein plays lawyer (and Will's ex) Celeste Serrano, and she's everything Cuddy wasn't. Where Cuddy was "repressed" and tried to cure House of his many addictions, Celeste speaks her mind and is more than willing to try to pull Will back to his past vices, mainly gambling (except now with Cheerios instead of chips). "She really is his heroin dealer in that sense," she says. "When people enjoy doing bad things, they usually do it with partners and when you lose that partner, you lose a very important relationship in your life. It feels like that's her relationship with Will, and she wants it back. When she sees sparks of his wily ways, it turns her on and she wants it back." Celeste asked Will for a job at Lockhart Gardner last week. Does that mean his dealer is here to stay? Edelstein says she "probably will go back and do a few more" episodes beyond her initial three-episode arc (nothing is confirmed yet), but for now she's focused on finding a more permanent gig, preferably one both in front of and behind the camera. "Mostly what I'm trying to do now — in terms of when I'm looking for more permanent places to go — is to be part of the creative team of something and be more participatory in the development of a show and be a producer," she says. "It doesn't mean I have to be No. 1 on the call sheet either; it just means that I want to use more of my brain." In the meantime, Edelstein still has to find a way to break it to House fans that Cuddy has really left the building. "It's funny because not everybody knows that I left the show. I get a lot of 'Congratulations! I'm so excited to watch the show again,' and I just don't say anything. I say thank you. They'll figure it out at some point," she says. "I just move on."
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Married||Robert Russell (artist) and Lisa Edelstein
have been married since 25th May 2014. |||
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Robert Russell (artist) and Lisa Edelstein have been married for 2 years. They were dating for 2 years after getting together in 2012 and were married on 25th May 2014.
Lisa Edelstein has been in relationships with Norman Kali (2009), Giammario Villa (2008 - 2009) and Petri Räisänen (2007 - 2008).
Lisa Edelstein is a 50 year old American Actress. Born on 21st May, 1966 in Boston, she is famous for House M. D. in a career that spans 1990–present. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Lisa Edelstein has been in 4 on-screen matchups, notably with Hugh Laurie in House M. D. (2004), Michael Weston in House M. D. (2004), Rob Lowe in The West Wing (1999) and Robert Gant in Special Delivery (2008).
Lisa Edelstein is a member of the following lists:
American women dramatists and playwrights,
Women writers from New Jersey and
Actresses from Boston, Massachusetts.
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