Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray

  • Highest Rated: 90% Water (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% I Can't Think Straight (2008)
  • Birthday: Apr 4, 1972
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A glamorous, visually stunning performer best known for one unique feature -- her green, cat-like oculars -- model-turned-actress Lisa Ray owed her exotic appearance and her ability to smoothly segue between productions on different continents to a uniquely mixed ethnic parentage, including a Bengali father. Born in Toronto in 1974, Ray originally planned to study journalism, but representatives of a high-profile Indian fashion magazine "discovered" the young woman during her trip to India to visit relatives and promptly recruited her to pose for several spreads in their publication. She thus commenced modeling at the age of 16 and built a lucrative career out of it, but reportedly found catwalk strutting an ill-fit given her 5'5" height. The gorgeous Ray's prominence in various magazine glossies ultimately prompted The Times of India to tag her as "one of the 10 most beautiful women of the millennium."In time, various Bollywood producers also noticed Ray and sought to recruit her for features; though she rejected nearly all offers (later observing that Bollywood-styled films weren't her style), she made an exception in the case of the 2001 Kasoor, then teamed up for multiple features with the Indian-born, Canadian-based writer/director Deepa Mehta, in whose acclaimed outings Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) and Water (2005) she starred. These experiences seemed to set a precedent for Ray, who went on to star in a series of offbeat, intelligent films produced far beyond the shores of Hollywood in projects including Canadian director Camelia Frieberg's gentle sibling drama A Stone's Throw, the South African-produced period lesbian drama The World Unseen (2007), and a similar LGBT outing in which Ray starred as a lesbian in director Shamim Sarif's British-produced drama I Can't Think Straight.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

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No Score Yet Let the Game Begin Actor 2010
No Score Yet Krach Sarah 2010
No Score Yet 1 a Minute Actor 2010
43% Cooking with Stella Maya Chopra 2009
71% Defendor Dominique Ball 2009
No Score Yet Toronto Stories Beth 2008
24% The World Unseen Miriam 2008
16% I Can't Think Straight Tala 2008
No Score Yet Kill Kill Faster Faster Actor 2008
20% All Hat Etta Parr 2007
No Score Yet Quarter Life Crisis Angel 2006
No Score Yet A Stone's Throw Lia 2006
90% Water Kalyani $3.2M 2005
No Score Yet Ball & Chain Saima 2004
41% Bollywood/Hollywood Sue Singh 2003
16% Civil Brand Frances Shepard $0.2M 2003
No Score Yet Kasoor (Fault) Actor 2001

QUOTES FROM Lisa Ray CHARACTERS

Leyla
I want to be with someone who, ten years from now, still makes my heart jump when I hear her key in the door. And that someone is you.
Leyla
Have you ever done this before?
Tala
Slept with a woman while my fiance makes wedding plans? Nope, never done that before.