Lisa Zane

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Lisa Zane
Born (1961-04-05) April 5, 1961 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Eclectic, international
Occupation(s) Actress, singer, songwriter
Instruments Voice
Years active 1984–present

Lisa Zane (born April 5, 1961)[1] is an American actress and singer.

Personal life[edit]

Zane was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Thalia and William George Zane, Sr., founders of a medical technical school.[1][2] Her family's original surname, "Zanetakos", was anglicized to "Zane" by her parents.[3][4] Both of her parents are of Greek descent.[5] She is the older sister of actor Billy Zane.


Zane's first film role was in the 1989 movie Heart of Dixie, and also that year, she starred in the film Gross Anatomy. Other film roles include Claire in the suspense movie Bad Influence (1990), Maggie Burroughs in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), and a gynecologist in Cruel But Necessary (2005).

Zane has originated many roles on stage, including Rita in Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss and Cleo in Lyle Kessler's Robbers. Her stage debut was in David Mamet's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the Goodman Theatre.

Zane has starred in many television series. She appeared on L.A. Law as Melina Paros from 1992 to 1993, as well as JoAnne Meltzer on Profit, Roar, and Dinotopia for Hallmark. She voiced She-Hulk in the 1990s cartoon The Incredible Hulk. She also voiced Charley in Biker Mice from Mars. Zane had a recurring role on the NBC television series ER as Diane Leeds.

Zane has made many guest appearances on TV shows, including Lifestories: Families in Crisis, The Outer Limits, Judging Amy, and The Division. In 2006 she guest-starred on Law and Order.

Zane is a singer, BMI songwriter, and recording artist. In 2006, the Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized her as one of their new songwriters of the year.

In 2012 Lisa Zane played the part of the "alter ego" in "As I like it"a play then a film "The gun the cake and the butterfly" 2013 by Amanda Eliasch,[6][7] The same year performing in "The girl from Negasaki" a film by Michel Comte based on Madame Butterfly .[8]

2013 Zane performs in The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.


Going Overboard (1989) as Miss Australia



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