Lisa Edelstein Biography
Lisa Edelstein is an American actress and playwright .
She is known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama series House. She starred as Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce between 2014-2018.
Lisa Edelstein Age
Edelstein was born on May 21, 1966, in Boston, United States. She is 21 years old.
Lisa Edelstein Family
Edelstein was born to Bonnie and Alvin Edelstein. Her father is a pediatrician at Chilton Memorial Hospital (since retired). The youngest of three children in a Jewish family, she was raised in Wayne, New Jersey.
Lisa Edelstein Education
Edelstein attended Wayne Valley High School.
Lisa Edelstein Husband | Children
Edelstein married artist Robert Russel in Los Angeles on May 25, 2014.
Lisa Edelstein Career
Edelstein used her new-found celebrity to write, compose and star in an original musical called Positive Me in response to the growing AIDS crisis of the 1980s. The play, performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, received many accolades.
After a regrettable experience hosting Awake on the Wild Side for MTV in 1990,she appeared for a few seconds as a backstage make-up artist in the Jim Morrison biography The Doorsfollowed by guest roles on several popular comedies, including Mad About You, Wings, and The Larry Sanders Show. On Sports Night, she played a sports reporter who claimed to be a former lover of Josh Charles’s character whom he did not remember. On Seinfeld, she played George Costanza’s frustrated girlfriend, the “Risotto Girl”.
lesbian sister on ABC’s Relativity (1996); a high-priced call girl turned Rob Lowe’s date on The West Wing (1999); an assigned male at birth (AMAB) transgender woman on Ally McBeal (2000); and Ben Covington’s (Scott Speedman) girlfriend on Felicity (2001). She also continued to land guest-star spots on such shows as ER, Frasier, Just Shoot Me!, Without a Trace, and Judging Amy, as well as small parts in the films What Women Want, Keeping the Faith, As Good as It Gets, and Daddy Day Care.
From 2004 to 2011, she portrayed her biggest and most notable role to date, Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the Dean of Medicineat Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital and frequent adversary, friend, and eventual girlfriend of title character Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on Fox’s TV series House. Edelstein has often spoken fondly of her experiences on the show and fellow cast and crew, especially her friendship and strong working relationship with Laurie.
In May 2011, Edelstein announced that she would not return for the eighth and final season of House.
She also starred as the lead role of Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, an hour-long comedy-drama loosely based on the book series by Vicki Iovine and which premiered on December 2, 2014. In 2018, Edelstein will join the cast of ABC’s The Good Doctor in season two as Dr. Blaize in an recurring role. This reunites her with House creator David Shor,Edelstein plays a recurring character in The Kominsky Method, a Netflix series that debuted in November 2018.
She has lent her voice to several animated programs, including King of the Hill, American Dad!, Superman: The Animated Series (as Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor’s bodyguard, a role she later reprised in several episodes of Justice League), Legend of Korra (as Kya, Tenzin’s sister) and the video game adaptation of Blade Runner.
Lisa Edelstein Net Worth
Lisa is an American actress who has a net worth of $8 million.
Lisa Edelstein Movies | TV Show
|2013||She Loves Me Not||Amy|
|2005||Say Uncle||Sarah Faber|
|2003||Daddy Day Care||Crispin’s mother|
|2000||Keeping the Faith||Ali Decker|
|2000||What Women Want||Dina|
|1998||Susan’s Plan||Penny Myers|
|1998||L.A. Without a Map||Sandra|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Woman at table|
|1991||The Doors||Makeup artist|
|2018–present||The Good Doctor||Dr. Marina Blaize|
|2018||The Kominsky Method||Phoebe|
|2014–18||Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce||Abby McCarthy|
|2013||House of Lies||Brynn|
|2013–14||The Legend of Korra||Kya|
|2012||Blue-Eyed Butcher||Kelly Siegler|
|2012||Elementary||Heather Van Owen|
|2011||Childrens Hospital||Herself/Lisa Cuddy|
|2011||The Good Wife||Celeste Serano|
|2011||Paul The Male Matchmaker||Jillian|
|2008||Special Delivery||Maxine Carter|
|2007||King of the Hill||Alexis|
|2007–11||American Dad!||Sharri Rothberg|
|2005||Justice League Unlimited||Mercy Graves|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Irene|
|2004||Judging Amy||Sylvia Danforth|
|2004–11||House||Dr. Lisa Cuddy|
|2003||A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster||Maeve Fox|
|2003||Without a Trace||Dr. Lianna Sardo|
|2003||The Practice||Diane Ward|
|2003||Justice League||Mercy Graves|
|2002||Leap of Faith||Patty|
|2000||Grosse Pointe||Shawn Shapiro|
|2000–01||Ally McBeal||Cindy McCauliff|
|1999||Sports Night||Bobbi Bernstein|
|1999–2000||The West Wing||Laurie “Brittany” Rollins|
|1998||Just Shoot Me!||Erin Simons|
|1996||Ned & Stacey||Janine|
|1995–97||Almost Perfect||Patty Karp|
|1995||Superman: The Animated Series||Mercy Graves|
|1994||The Larry Sanders Show||Diane French|
|1992||L.A. Law||Francine Flicker|
|1992||Mad About You||Lynne Stoddard|
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Lisa Edelstein Recalls ‘Exciting’ Moment of Filming in Bed With Rob Lowe on ‘The West Wing’ (Exclusive)
After making her television debut on L.A. Law in 1992, Lisa Edelstein has been working nonstop, becoming a fixture on the small screen thanks to notable roles on Ally McBeal, Felicity, House and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.
Following the end of the Bravo dramedy in July, the actress quickly returned to TV with recurring roles on the ABC hit medical drama, The Good Doctor, and Netflix’s upcoming Chuck Lorre comedy, The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.
“It’s so awesome. [Working with] Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas, I’m in a little bit of heaven,” Edelstein tells ET’s Lauren Zima. On the series, she plays Norman’s (Arkin) estranged daughter, Phoebe, whom she describes as “a liar, a narcissist and a drug addict. She’s a terrible daughter and she’s so much fun to play.”
The new series features a lot of “pinch me” moments thanks to its stellar cast and many A-list guest stars, including Ann-Margret, Jay Leno and Corbin Bernsen. “At some point in your career, you see people over and over again,” she says of reuniting with the L.A. Law actor. “It’s so exciting.”
And the Kominsky Method is just the latest in a long line of many “moments in your life” that Edelstein fondly recalls. “The first moment like that for me professionally was certainly on Seinfeld,” she says, before looking back on her recurring role as Laurie, a love interest for Rob Lowe’s Sam Seaborn, on the first season of The West Wing.
“And then West Wing, lying in bed with Rob Lowe in my underwear. I mean, when I was growing up, Rob Lowe was the biggest star and I was in love with Rob Lowe. Then I was in my underwear in a bedroom scene with him on an incredible set with remarkable people and it was one of those moments you wanted to tell your 16-year-old self, like, ‘Go for it. You’re good!’”
Believing you have to cherish in those moments, Edelstein says “it’s important to speak to your younger self” and reflect on where she is today.