Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes

Highest Rated: 87% Gone Girl (2014)

Lowest Rated: 7% Cocktail (1988)

Birthday: Jul 9, 1955

Birthplace: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA

Born in Chagrin Falls, OH in 1955, Lisa Banes' professional acting career got off to an auspicious start in the 1980 Roundabout Theatre Company production of "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne. The production was roundly applauded, and eventually brought to the big screen that same year, filmed by Lindsay Anderson and David Hugh Jones over the course of three days of performances. Once started, she worked constantly, on stage and screen, mainly in supporting roles. She appeared as the ill-fated matriarch of the Berry clan in the adaptation of John Irving's bestseller "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984), and in two summer blockbusters in 1988, "Young Guns," and "Cocktail." Banes landed her first series regular role with "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (CBS, 1990-1992). The show created by Barry Rosenzweig for Sharon Gless (the two were married in 1991) as her return to television after the hit series "Cagney & Lacey" (CBS, 1982-88). Banes was a series regular on the series "Son of the Beach" (FX, 2000-02), a spoof of "Baywatch" (NBC, 1989; syndication, 1991-1999), playing Mayor Anita Massengil. She had multi-episode arcs on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-2005) and "Royal Pains" (USA, 2009-). She portrayed the mother of Ben Affleck's missing wife, Amy, in "Gone Girl" (2014) and appeared in "The World's Strongest Man" (2015), which premiered at Sundance in 2015.

Highest rated movies

Gone Girl
The Hotel New Hampshire
A Cure for Wellness
The Strongest Man




42% 41% A Cure for Wellness Hollis (Character) $7.5M 2016
22% 50% The Strongest Man Mrs. Rosen (Character) - 2015
87% 87% Gone Girl Marybeth Elliott (Character) $167.8M 2014
No Score Yet 37% Legally Blondes Head Mistress Higgins (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Brothel Priscilla (Character) - 2008
37% 56% Pumpkin Chippy McDuffy (Character) $305.7K 2002
7% 62% Dragonfly Flora (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 37% Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Jessica Lewisohn (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 40% Last Exit to Earth Elder (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cries From the Heart Ms. Tolbert (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 59% A Family Torn Apart Barbara Forester (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge on the Highway Vi Sams (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Island Diana (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Among Us Joanna Westrope (Character) - 1990
7% 58% Cocktail Bonnie (Character) $77.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hemingway Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Police Plaza Erica (Character) - 1986
71% 51% The Hotel New Hampshire Mother (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Arabelle Marsh (Guest Star) 2016
84% 86% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
94% 75% Royal Pains Ellen Collins (Guest Star) 2010-2012 2016
9% 74% Rosewood Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Ambassador Olivia Edmunds (Guest Star) 2015
26% 0% How to Be a Gentleman Pam (Guest Star) 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Elaine Frye Cavanaugh (Guest Star) 2011
93% 91% The Good Wife Georgia McGowen (Guest Star) 2010
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Vera Keck (Guest Star) 2006
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
40% No Score Yet In Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
86% 91% Boston Legal Attorney Kimberly Mellon (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 100% Out of Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake in Progress Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Defense Attorney (Guest Star) 2004
14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Beach Mayor Anita Massengil (Character) 2000-2002
18% No Score Yet girls club Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
57% No Score Yet Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Unknown (Character) 1999
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
95% 94% Frasier Pamela (Guest Star) 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
40% No Score Yet High Society Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
76% 72% Roseanne Mrs. Simms (Guest Star) 1994
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Doctor Renhol (Guest Star) 1994
78% No Score Yet The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Doreen Morrison (Character) 1990-1992
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985