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Lisa Edelstein Fast Facts:
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
, a 1989 musical piece about AIDS produced by off-Broadway's LaMama theater company. The play, intended to warn teens about the dangers of AIDS, was positively reviewed by the New York Times ("a buoyant and risky show"). Thomas Gibson was in the cast.
Made her film debut as a makeup artist in Oliver Stone's
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
Does volunteer work for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Save the Children, Planned Parenthood and AmFAR.
Describes herself as a very private person.
In her spare time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, goes on walks with her dogs, travels, paints and draws.
Is a longtime vegetarian.
Says she's a more playful person than Dr. Lisa Cuddy, her character on
Lisa Edelstein Relationships:
Alvin Edelstein - Father
Bonnie Edelstein - Mother
Lisa Edelstein 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
Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
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