Edelstein, Lisa 1967–

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EDELSTEIN, Lisa 1967–


Born May 21, 1967, in Boston, MA. Education: Studied theatre at New York University. Avocational Interests: Writing, composing music, yoga, and painting.

Addresses: Agent—IFA Talent Agency, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Anthem Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist—Pinnacle PR, 8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actress, composer, and writer. New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, member of company, 1982. Volunteers and promotes the welfare and fair treatment of animals, including volunteering for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.


Film Appearances:

Touching, 1988.

Makeup artist, The Doors, TriStar, 1991.

Assistant at studio, Love Affair, 1994.

Woman at table, As Good as It Gets (also known as Old Friends), Columbia/TriStar, 1997.

Sandra, L.A. without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. and Los Angeles without a Map), United Media, 1998.

Diantha's patient, I'm Losing You, 1998.

Penny Myers, Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), 1998.

Danielle, 30 Days, Arrow Releasing, 1999.

Ali Decker, Keeping the Faith, Touchstone, 2000.

Dina, What Women Want, Paramount, 2000.

Crispin's mom, Daddy Day Care, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003.

Irene, Fathers and Sons, Mockingbird Pictures, 2004.

Sarah, Donut Hole, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

(Television debut) Host, Awake on the Wild Side, MTV, 1990.

Patty Karp, a recurring role, Almost Perfect, CBS, 1995–1997.

Voice of Mercy Graves, Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), 1996–1997.

Rhonda Roth, Relativity, ABC, 1996–1997.

Voice of Mercy Graves, The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), 1996–1997.

Jillian, In the Loop, ABC, 1998.

Cindy McCauliff, a recurring role, Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000–2001.

Lauren, a recurring role, Felicity, The WB, 2001–2002.

Patty, Leap of Faith, NBC, 2002.

Dr. Lisa Cuddy, House, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Laura, Black River (also known as Dean Koontz's Black River), Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Beth Sussman, Indiscreet, HBO, 1998.

Voice of Mercy Graves, The Batman/Superman Movie (animated; also known as Batman/Superman Adventures: World's Finest), 1998.

Charlotte, Obsessed, Lifetime, 2002.

Maeve Fox, A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Holly, Wild Oats, CBS, 1994.

Jillian, In the Loop, ABC, 1998.

Astoria, Fox, 1998.

Amanda Speier, Legal Aid, CBS, 1999.

Laurie, The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Chelsea Underwood, It's about This Guy, CBS, 2000.

Dr. Lisa Cuddy, House, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lynne Stoddard, "Out of the Past," Mad about You, NBC, 1992.

Francine Flicker, "My Friend Flicker," L.A. Law, 1992.

Marsha Peebles, "Labor Pains," Wings, NBC, 1993.

Karen, "The Mango," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Karen, "The Masseuse," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Diane French, "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994.

Cindy Wolfe, "Who's Afraid of Ron and Cindy Wolfe?" Partners, 1995.

Janine, "Friends and Lovers," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996.

Documentarian Aggie Orton, "Ambush," ER, NBC, 1997.

Voice of Mercy Graves, "World's Finest," Batman: Gotham Knights, 1997.

Kristen Clark, "Earthquake," Cybill, CBS, 1997.

Erin Simon, "Sewer," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998.

Caitlin, "Frasier Gotta Have It," Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Nikki Fanaro, "The Spazz Singer," Conrad Bloom, NBC, 1998.

Donna Bascher, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998.

Bobbi Bernstein, "Small Town," Sports Night, ABC, 1999.

Bobbi Bernstein, "Eli's Coming," Sports Night, ABC, 1999.

Laurie, "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Laurie, "Bartlet," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Laurie, "The State Dinner," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Laurie, "In Excelsis Deo," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Leila, "Jack," Grapevine, CBS, 2000.

Laurie, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Shawn Shapiro, "Satisfaction," Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2000.

Dr. Rachel Thompkins, "Soul Custody," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Dana, "Fodder Figures," Going to California, Showtime, 2001.

Janine Rothman, "With Grace," Presidio Med, CBS, 2003.

Zoe, "Buskers," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2003.

Voice of Mercy Graves, "Tabula Rasa: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Diane Ward, "The Lonely People," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Diane Ward, "Rape Shield," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Dr. Lianna Sardo, "Moving On," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

"Forgive and Forget," Miss Match, NBC, 2004.

Sylvia Danforth, "The Quick and the Dead," Judging Amy, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Positive Me, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1989.

Also appeared in productions of the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival Company.


Video Games:

Voice of Crystal Steele, Blade Runner, 1997.



Positive Me, produced at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1989.



Entertainment Weekly, December 13, 1996, p. 36.