Lisa Edelstein

  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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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 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

  • Robert Russell — Husband
  • Alvin Edelstein — Father
  • Bonnie Edelstein — Mother

College

  • Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States

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