Lisa Jane Persky

Lisa Jane Persky

Highest Rated: 95% The Great Santini (1979)

Lowest Rated: 17% Destiny Turns On the Radio (1995)

Birthday: May 05, 1955

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Pliable second lead and supporting player of numerous films and TV programs since 1979, Lisa Jane Persky made an auspicious debut as Mary Ann Meechum, the rebellious, oft-cynical eldest daughter of Robert Duvall in "The Great Santini" in 1979, but few of her subsequent roles have been as "showy." Persky's stage credits Off Broadway began with work at the famed La Mama Experimental Theatre Company in "Grandmother Is in the Strawberry Patch," and at the Truck & Warehouse Theatre in the campy production of "Women Behind Bars," an ensemble piece which also included Divine in drag amongst its cast. Persky has won critical acclaim in Los Angeles for many stage performances, as well as the Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly awards for best actress for "These Men," which she starred in at LAATC (Los Angeles Actors Theatre Company), and for "Hearts on Fire" at the Odyssey. However, she is best known to a wider audience for "The Great Santini," as well as for other films such as "The Sure Thing" (1985), in which Persky and Tim Robbins were teamed as the couple determined to drive John Cusack nuts by singing every show tune possible as they drive cross country. More recently, she was a nervous medical student in the ensemble "Vital Signs" (1990), added her deadpan to the laughs in "Dead Funny" (1995). Persky has made numerous TV guest appearances and appeared in TV movies. She was Dirty Dee in the NBC TV movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park," which starred the then red hot rock group and aired in 1978, and in 1987 played the gum-cracking secretary Dottie Dworski on the short-lived "Private Eye" comedy series.

Highest rated movies

The Great Santini
When Harry Met Sally...
The Big Easy
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Cotton Club
Female Perversions
An American Rhapsody




54% 89% The Dogwalker Allison (Character) $3.7K 2002
52% 76% My First Mister Sheila (Character) $621.4K 2001
56% 66% An American Rhapsody Pattie (Character) $850K 2001
70% 46% Female Perversions Margot (Character) $884K 1996
17% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Katrina (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Dead Funny Sarah (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 43% Pontiac Moon Alicia Frank (Character) $10.4K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie VI Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Antagonists Joanie Rutledge (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 24% The Last of the Finest Harriet Gross (Character) $991.3K 1990
91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Alice (Character) $90.4M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Payback Dottie Dworski (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Dottie (Character) - 1987
89% 61% The Big Easy McCabe (Character) $15.5M 1986
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Delores Dodge (Character) $37.7M 1986
77% 55% The Cotton Club Frances Flegenheimer (Character) - 1984
57% 48% Breathless Salesgirl (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Intruder Linda (Character) - 1983
61% 80% American Pop Bella (Voice) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Taxi Marian (Character) - 1980
95% 75% The Great Santini Mary Anne Meechum (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Jessica Applebaum (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1995
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
74% 86% The X-Files Laura Weinsider (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Marion Keisker (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Sharon Berman (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Dottie (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Kate Zbornak (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982


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