Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Lisa grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was at nine years old in an amazing community theater there that she began her stage career. Since then, Lisa has been in over fifty plays and musicals. Some favorite roles include Stella in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Whatsername in AMERICAN IDIOT, and Betsy/Lindsey in CLYBOURNE PARK. She has appeared in multiple regional commercials, including Baume et Mercier, Subway, and more. It wasn’t until Lisa began classes at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts to pursue her MFA, and had the privilege to partner with their incredible School of Cinematic Arts, that she caught the camera bug. She is now smitten with the process.
Lisa’s journey as a singer and musician has taken many turns, and has been on the back burner for quite some time as she has been intensively studying her acting. She grew up singing in church, then began leading worship, and began writing music on piano and guitar at a young age. It seemed that the right path for her was to become a Christian singer/songwriter, so she pursued that at Anderson University, a Church of God college very well known for their Music Business program. Once she was away from home, however, she quickly realized she no longer had a strong desire to pursue that (nor religion), and went back to acting instead.
I want to step out of third person now, and write from my heart. For much of my life, my work WAS my life. I’m currently realizing that I am much more than just an actor. I am a human, and I am very passionate about new experiences and finding my happiness. I am an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and am very politically active. I believe every human deserves joy, the right over their own body, and should sky dive at least once in their life to feel the freedom of complete weightlessness. I love horseback riding, and I’m currently learning how to surf. I appreciate the people in my life more than anything, as it is through them I have learned love, patience, and connection.
So, I’m glad you stopped by.