Lisa made her feature film debut as the young “Julia” in the acclaimed film, JULIA, with Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda, and helmed by renowned director, Fred Zinnemann (High Noon). Lisa relates, “That was a magical entry into the world of filmmaking. Mr. Zinnemann took me under his wing when he saw how much I wanted to learn .. about the entire process of filmmaking. He made me feel that my ideas were important, and he actually listened to what I had to say. It was a very special time.”
Among her other honors: Best Director: ADA (Artistic Director Achievement Award) for directing “‘night, Mother” at The Interact Theatre Company; both lead actors were nominated, and one received Best Actress. Best Actress In A Comedy: ADA (Artistic Director Achievement Award) for her leading role in the world premiere stage production of “Panache”;
Outstanding Performance: Drama-Logue Award for her one- woman performance in the world premiere stage production of “Only A Broken String of Pearls” (now called “Zelda”) portraying the life of Zelda Fitzgerald;
Best Ensemble Performance: L.A. Drama Critics Award for her work as Breda in the premiere west coast stage production of Enda Walsh’s “The New Electric Ballroom.”
L.A. Drama Critics Award for her work as Libby in the premiere west coast stage production of Craig Lucas’ “Blue Window”; Best Actress: International Science Fiction and Horror Film Festival for her leading role in the cult horror film, “Jennifer.”
Besides various forms of dance, Lisa is also a 5.7 rock climber, and has performed many of her own stunts.