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Persky, Lisa Jane 1960–

(Lisa Persky)

PERSONAL

Born 1960, in New York, NY; daughter of Mort and Jane Holley (maiden name, Wilson) Persky.

Addresses: Agent—Silver Massetti & Company, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.

Awards, Honors: Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly Awards, for These Men and Hearts on Fire; Drama Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding performance, for These Men.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Mary Ann Meechum, The Great Santini (also known as The Ace and The Gift of Fury), Orion, 1979.

Marian, Love in a Taxi, 1980.

Voice of Bella, American Pop, Columbia, 1981.

Salesgirl, Breathless (also known as A bout de souffle made in USA), Orion, 1983.

Frances Flegenheimer Schultz, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1985.

Mary Anne Webster, The Sure Thing, 1985.

Dolores Dodge, Peggy Sue Got Married, TriStar, 1986.

McCabe, The Big Easy (also known as The Big Crackdown), Kings Road Productions, 1986.

Alice, When Harry Met Sally … (also known as When Harry Met Sally), 1989.

Babe, Great Balls of Fire!, 1989.

Bobby, Vital Signs, 1990.

Harriet Gross, The Last of the Finest (also known as Blue Heat and Street Legal), 1990.

Lisa Farber, Coneheads, 1993.

Sarah, Dead Funny, 1994.

Alicia Frank, Pontiac Moon, 1994.

Katrina, Destiny Turns on the Radio, 1995.

Margot Fuchs, Female Perversions (also known as Phantasien einer Frau), October Films, 1996.

Diner waitress, Tumbleweeds, Fine Line, 1999.

The Wetonkawa Flash, 1999.

Jenny, Where's Marlowe?, Paramount, 1999.

Sheila, My First Mister, Paramount, 2000.

Pattie, An American Rhapsody, Paramount, 2001.

Casting director, Shooting LA, 2001.

Sheila, My First Mister, Paramount Classics, 2001.

Pattie, An American Rhapsody (also known as Amerikai rapszodia), Paramount Classics, 2001.

Allison, The Dogwalker, Truly Indie, 2002.

Sally, Grilled, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Joanne Goldman, Crime Story, NBC, 1986.

Dottie Dworski, Private Eye, NBC, 1987.

Joanie Rutledge, The Antagonists, CBS, 1991.

Also appeared as Lola, Billy, CBS; Laurie, Open All Night, ABC; Monica, Shirley, NBC; in The Fitzpatricks.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dirty Dee, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (also known as Attack of the Phantoms and KISS in Attack of the Phantoms), 1978.

Emmy Soames, The Choice, 1981.

Jo Dayton, A Matter of Time, CBS, 1981.

Linda, Desperate Intruder, 1983.

Sister Cathy, Shattered Vows, NBC, 1984.

Roberta, Sharing Richard, CBS, 1988.

Janice Franklin, Perfect Assassins (also known as A Breed Apart), HBO, 1998.

The psychic, Goosed, The Movie Channel, 1999.

Wilma Aday, Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back, VH1, 2000.

Also appeared as Cindy, Snowbound, NBC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jo Dayton, A Matter of Time, ABC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dora Holloway, Back Together, CBS, 1984.

Joanne Goldman, Crime Story, 1986.

Sheilah, Taking It Home, NBC, 1986.

Dottie Dworski, Private Eye, NBC, 1987.

Just Temporary, NBC, 1989.

Also appeared as Henry, The Mississippi, CBS.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Penny Stone, "Sugar and Spice," Quincy (also known as Quincy M.E.), NBC, 1981.

Rita, "A Minor Problem," The Incredible Hulk, NBC, 1982.

Sally, Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

Shelly, E/R, CBS, 1984.

Kate Zbornak, "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1985.

Shirley Crater, "The Main Attraction," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1985.

Sandra, "The Once and Future King," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Sharon Berman, "Whose Forest Is It?" thirtysomething, 1988.

Heather, "All About Odes to Atlanta," Designing Women, CBS, 1992.

"Cold, Cold Heart," Mann and Machine, 1992.

Marion, "Memphis Melody—July 3, 1954," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993.

Jane, "Games Mothers Play," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993.

Felton Voorhees, "Twoslip," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Felton Voorhees, "Pass the Gemelli," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Alison, "The Big Bang," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Lamont, "Potato Head Blues," The Pretender, NBC, 1997.

Laura Weinsider, "Terms of Endearment," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Voice of receptionist, "Love Hurts and So Does Art," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1999.

Stasi, "The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Karen Garvey, "The Test," The Practice, ABC, 2002.

Ann Fenwick, "Illusions," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Jessica Applebaum, "What's Your Poison?," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Disheveled woman, "Unnatural Selection," Invasion, ABC, 2005.

Marcy, "Horse Sense," Twins, The WB, 2005.

Also appeared in Duet; Grand; It's Garry Shandling's Show.

Stage Appearances:

Mary Eleanor, Women Behind Bars, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1976–77.

Dawn, Steaming, Hartford Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1982–83.

Made New York debut as Cordelia Wells, Grandmother Is in the Strawberry Patch, La Mama Experimental Theatre Company, New York City; also appeared as Maryclare, Catholic Girls, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; Debbie, Passing Game, Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO; Mary Clare, Hearts on Fire, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble; Cloris, These Men, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles; and Nancy Spungen, Vicious, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Performed as voice of Idy, 3-D Captain EO, Lucasfilm/Disney Pictures; appeared as Jasmine, Motown's Mustang, Motown/Modern Productions.

WRITINGS

Books:

Wrote From the Ground Down and Defended.

Persky, Lisa Jane 1960–

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