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Lisa Edelstein



Upon her election by The New York Times as a "top celebutante" in 1986 (due to her popularity in N.Y.C.'s club scene), then-19-year-old Lisa Edelstein reportedly grew wary of "fame for fame's sake" and spent years grounding her celebrity in a series of well-respected, if minor, acting assignments. She made a small-scale debut in a prestigious film -- the role of the makeup artist in Oliver Stone's controversial Jim Morrison biopic The Doors (1991) -- and thereafter was often pigeonholed in sitcom appearances, typically as a comically eccentric girlfriend or wife. This typecasting characterized Edelstein's appearances on Seinfeld, Mad About You, Sports Night, Frasier, and a myriad of other programs. There were exceptions, though, as the actress also starred on the short-lived but critically acclaimed drama Relativity in the mid-'90s as Rhonda Roth, a lesbian whose complex, non-sensationalized portrayal marked a step forward for homosexual characters on network TV. Edelstein also garnered recurring roles on such series as The West Wing (playing a law student whom Rob Lowe's character romances until he finds out she moonlights as a call girl), Felicity, and Ally McBeal (appearing as a transsexual who dates a lawyer played by James LeGros).



Edelstein would score her biggest break to date with a lead role on the hit medical drama House in 2004. She would stick with the hugely successful show until 2011, in addition to roles on other shows throughout the 2000's, like American Dad!, The Good Wife, House of Lies and Castle.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Blue-Eyed Butcher
  • Kelly Siegler
2012
No Score Yet Special Delivery
  • Actor
2008
17% Say Uncle
  • Sarah Faber
2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons
  • Irene
2005
33% Mrs. Harris
  • Forensic Psychologist
2005
No Score Yet A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster
  • Maeve Fox
2003
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Crispin's Mom
2003
No Score Yet Obsessed
  • Charlotte
2002
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's 'Black River'
  • Laura Crosby
2001
54% What Women Want
  • Dina
2001
No Score Yet 30 Days
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Susan's Plan
  • Penny
2000
69% Keeping the Faith
  • Ali Decker
2000
No Score Yet Indiscreet
  • Beth
1998
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map
  • Sandra
1998
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Woman at Table
1997
31% Love Affair
  • Assistant at Studio
1994
54% The Doors
  • Makeup Artist
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Cindy McAuliff Cindy McCauliff
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Caitlin
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Lianna Davis
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
Elementary
  • Heather
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Laurie Laurie (Brittany Rollins)
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Aggie Orton
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Rachel McCord
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Lisa Cuddy
81% Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
2014
  • Abby McCarthy Abby
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Bobbi Bernstein Bobbi
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
94% Scandal
2012
  • Sarah Stanner
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Celeste Serrano
No Score Yet FABLife
2015
  • Guest
95% Elementary
2012
  • Heather
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Brynn
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Karen

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