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|Born||Lisa Darr Grabemann
April 21, 1963
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brian Valente (2005–present)|
Lisa Darr (born April 21, 1963) is an American actress.
Life and career
Darr was born Lisa Darr Grabemann in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Mollie, an actress, and Karl Grabemann, a lawyer. She attended Stanford University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in biology; she went on to receive an MFA in Acting from UCLA.
She played Annie Whitman on ABC's Life as We Know It. Darr's previous television appearances include the 1991 short-lived sitcom Flesh 'n' Blood as Rachel Brennan, The WB's teenage drama Popular as Jane McPherson, as well as the short-lived but critically acclaimed 1996 Fox series Profit as Gail Koner. In the fifth season of the sitcom Ellen, she played Laurie Manning, the girlfriend of the title character, Ellen Morgan; this was notable as the first openly gay relationship involving a major character in an American television series. In the Frasier 4th season episode "Four for the Seasaw", she and Megan Mullally played love interests for the Crane brothers. She played archaelogist Ginny Will on an episode of Quantum Leap.
Darr also made an appearance on the Fox drama House in 2006, playing a victim's mother in the episode "Distractions". She has made an appearance on the third season of The Office in the episode "Product Recall". Darr has recently appeared in the fourth season of Weeds (on Showtime) as Ann Carilli. She also made a guest appearance in Nip/Tuck.
Her film work includes the Oscar-award winning Gods and Monsters (1998), in which she appeared as Dana Boone, Brendan Fraser's wife, Pomegranate (2005), Julia (Leah Pipes's mother) in the soccer film Her Best Move (2006), National Lampoon's Bag Boy (2007), and This Is 40 (2012).
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