Lisa Roberts Gillan
|Lisa Roberts Gillan|
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tony Gillan (?-present)|
|Family||Eric Roberts (brother)
Julia Roberts (sister)
Emma Roberts (niece)
Roberts was born in Decatur, Georgia. Her parents, Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, met while touring a production of "George Washington Slept Here" for the armed forces. In 1963 they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Roberts' mother, became a church secretary and real estate agent, and her father, Walter Grady Roberts, a vacuum cleaner salesman. They filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972. Eric stayed with his father, Walter, in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters. Father Walter died of cancer in March 1977.  Julia and her mother, Betty, moved to Smyrna, Georgia, after the divorce. In 1972, mother Betty married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life. Michael Motes and Betty had a daughter in 1976, Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose.
She has had roles in such films as I Love Trouble (1994), Something to Talk About (1995), Runaway Bride (1999), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and Raising Helen (2004). She produced the film Nothing to Lose (1997) in which she played a small role; other actors were Adrien Brody and Tony Gillan. She also had a guest role in the TV-series Friends in an episode that guest-starred her sister, Julia Roberts. In the 2011 movie Mirror Mirror, based on the story of Snow White, she played Julia Roberts' reflection in a magic mirror.
|1988||To Heal A Nation||Questioner|
|1994||I Love Trouble||Kim's Friend|
|1995||Nothing to Lose||Linda|
|Something to Talk About||Kitty|
|Friends||Cathy||TV episode "The One After the Superbowl: Part 2"|
|1996||The Call Back||Judy|
|1999||Law & Order||Madelyn Bishop||TV episode "Tabula Rasa"|
|Runaway Bride||Elaine from Manhattan|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mrs. Simmons||TV episode "Countdown"|
|100 Centre Street||Mrs. Gayley||TV episode "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"|
|2002||Sex and the City||Shower Guest (uncredited)||TV episode "A 'Vogue' Idea"|
|Grand Champion||Miss Robinson|
|Maid in Manhattan||Cora|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Miss Albini|
|2004||Raising Helen||Zoo Reporter|
|2007||Queen Supreme||Alona||TV episode "Words That Wound"|
|2010||Eat Pray Love||Woman in Play|
|2012||Mirror Mirror||Queen's Reflection|
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