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Lisa Loeb Biography

Birth Name:
Lisa Anne Loeb
Birth Place:
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Singer, reality-show cast member, actor

Fast Facts

  • Gained fame after friend Ethan Hawke gave Ben Stiller a tape of her song "Stay (I Missed You)
  • " Stiller added it to the soundtrack of his 1994 Gen-X movie, Reality Bites
  • With "Stay (I Missed You)," she became the first unsigned artist in history to reach No
  • 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
  • Released an album of children's music in 2003 called Catch the Moon, which she recorded with her college music partner, Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Hosted a 2004 cooking-variety series with then-boyfriend Dweezil Zappa called Dweezil and Lisa
  • Searched for love on reality TV on #1 Single, a program that aired on E! in 2006 and focused on her romantic life; the show did not lead to a long-term romance for her
  • In conjunction with her 2008 Camp Lisa CD, she launched the Camp Lisa Foundation, a nonprofit program designed to help underprivileged children attend camp
  • Wrote the music and lyrics for Camp Kappawanna, a musical that celebrates summer camp, which debuted in Miami in June 2010
  • Launched the Lisa Loeb Eyewear collection in November 2010


  • Ben Loeb -- Brother
  • Philip Loeb -- Brother
  • Lyla Rose Loeb Hershkovitz -- Daughter
  • Peter Loeb -- Father
  • Roey Hershkovitz -- Husband
  • Gail Loeb -- Mother
  • Debbie Loeb -- Sister
  • Emet Kuli Loeb Hershkovitz -- Son