Lisa Edelstein

Highest Rated: 85% As Good as It Gets (1997)
Lowest Rated: 17% Say Uncle (2006)
Birthday: May 21, 1966
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Phoenix, Oregon Actor 2019
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
43% 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 $103.7M 2003
No Score Yet Obsessed Charlotte 2002
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's 'Black River' Laura Crosby 2001
54% What Women Want Dina $181.5M 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
85% As Good as It Gets Woman at Table 1997
30% Love Affair Assistant at Studio 1994
57% The Doors Makeup Artist 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
Dr. Marina Blaize
  • 2018
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
2014-2018
Abby McCarthy Abby
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
80% Castle
2009-2016
Rachel McCord
  • 2013
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Brynn
  • 2013
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Sarah Stanner
  • 2013
97% Elementary
2012
Heather
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Celeste Serrano
  • 2011
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2007
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Diane Ward
  • 2003
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Zoe
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Lianna Davis
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Lauren Lauren McCarthy
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Cindy McAuliff Cindy McCauliff
  • 2001
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Laurie Laurie (Brittany Rollins)
  • 2000
  • 1999
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Bobbi Bernstein Bobbi
  • 1999
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Caitlin
  • 1998
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Erin
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Aggie Orton
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Diane French
  • 1994
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Karen
  • 1993
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Marsha
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • 1992
No Score Yet Elementary
Heather

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