December 27, 1978 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Jones (2005-present)|
Lisa Jakub (born December 27, 1978) is a Canadian-American writer, and a former child actress. She is best known for her roles in Mrs. Doubtfire as Lydia Hillard and Independence Day as Alicia Casse.
Early life and career
Jakub was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is of Slovak (father) and Welsh and Scottish (mother) descent.
Her first role was in the 1985 film Eleni. She later appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, played Sandra in Matinee, appeared in A Pig's Tale and Independence Day, The Beautician and the Beast and played the "inspiration" for Princess Leia in the short film George Lucas in Love. She starred in Picture Perfect (1995) and portrayed a bordello worker in the American Old West in Painted Angels (1997).
After retiring from acting in 2001, Jakub moved to Virginia and married longtime partner, a former Hollywood theater manager, Jeremy Jones.
Jakub has publicly stated that she has no plans to return to acting. She is currently a blogger and writer and has penned her memoir You Look Like That Girl which is due for release in 2015. She has written about her experiences as a child actor. When Lisa got the part of Lydia in "Mrs. Doubtfire" her school kicked her out. Lisa Jakub was 22 when she quit acting.
|1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Lydia Hillard|
|1994||Pig's Tale, AA Pig's Tale||Tiffany||Video|
|1997||Beautician and the Beast, TheThe Beautician and the Beast||Katrina Pochenko|
|1999||Walk on the Moon, AA Walk on the Moon||Myra Naidell|
|1999||George Lucas in Love||Marion||Short film|
|1986||Right of the People, TheThe Right of the People||Katie||TV film|
|1986||Kay O'Brien||Allison Villaneuva||Episode: "Taking the Heat"|
|1986||Christmas Eve||Little Girl||TV film|
|1987||Friday the 13th: The Series||Kristen||Episode: "A Cup of Time"|
|1988||Once Upon a Giant||Little Red Riding Hood||TV film|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Missy||Episode: "Kandinsky's Vault"|
|1988||Emergency Room||Angie Sertoli||Episode: "All Hallows Eve"|
|1989||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Lisa Cranston||Episode: "Street of Shadows"|
|1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Janine Carlson||Episode: "The Playhouse"|
|1989||Glory! Glory!||TV film|
|1989||Phone Call, TheThe Phone Call||Holly Henderson||TV film|
|1990||War of the Worlds||Julie||Episode: "The Pied Piper"|
|1990||Night Court||Barbie||Episode: "My Three Dads"|
|1991||Rape of Doctor Willis, TheThe Rape of Doctor Willis||Carrie Willis||TV film|
|1991||Story Lady, TheThe Story Lady||Alexandra Pollard||TV film|
|1993||Bride of Violence 2||Anna||TV film|
|1994||Child's Cry for Help, AA Child's Cry for Help||Amanda Spencer||TV film|
|1994||Due South||Christina Nichols||Episodes: "Chicago Holiday: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1995||Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story||Leisa Conn||TV film|
|1995||Picture Perfect||J.J. Thomas||TV film|
|1996||Bermuda Triangle||Annie||TV film|
|1996||Reckoning||Shelley Maitland||TV film|
|1997||Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs||Clara Storey||TV film|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Ally Winthrop||TV film|
|1998||Dream House||Jenny Thornton||TV film|
|1999||Mentors||Joan of Arc||Episode: "Raising the Siege"|
|1999||Jack & Jill||Meg||Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"|
|2000||Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla, TheThe Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla||Isabel||TV film|
- by Lisa. "What are you? | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "Lisa Jakub's Post-'Mrs. Doubtfire' Life: Former Child Star Blogs To Inform Us Of Her Whereabouts". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- by Lisa (2014-04-23). "Things change and nothing changes: Mrs. Doubtfire 2 debrief | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- by Lisa (2014-07-16). "Book news! | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Robin Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire Daughter Lisa Jakub Pens Moving Blog Post After His Death
- Former Child Star Trades Fame for Happiness - and a New Best Friend