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Lisa Edelstein Height 5' 4" Born May 21 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Lisa Edelstein: Lisa Edelstein began her professional
acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After
performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and
performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in
Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions.
Lisa gained her first television experience as a host of the cable series "Awake on the Wild Side" (1990). In the last several years, she has fearlessly taken on a wide variety of roles for television. She played a call-girl girlfriend on "The West Wing" (1999), David Conrad's sister on "Relativity" (1996), the transsexual boyfriend of James LeGros on "Ally McBeal" (1997) and an Orthodox Jewish woman on "Family Law" (1999). She also played James Spader's love interest on "The Practice" (1997), and has had numerous other TV roles and guest appearances.
Her latest and current role is that of hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy, in the hit medical drama "House M.D." (2004).
Lisa authored, composed and performed the musical "Positive Me," one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions, at Ellen Stuart's La Mama in Manhattan.
She began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.
She enjoys writing, composing music and painting.
Played a transsexual on "Ally McBeal" (1997), a sex-obsessed artist on "Frasier" (1993), and a high-priced call girl on "The West Wing" (1999).
Is a vegan; will not eat meat or wear animal products.
Donates time to the animal sanctuary Best Friends.
Practices Ashtanga yoga six days a week.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Has three dogs. Their names are Sandwich, Wolf-E. and Bumpa. She also has one cat.
Daughter of Alvin Edelstein and Bonnie Edelstein.
Her father, Alvin Edelstein, was a pediatrician.
BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988).
Lisa was raised in Wayne, NJ. She graduated from Wayne Valley High School, class of 1984.
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