December 3, 1981
Queens, New York, U.S.
Liza Lapira (born December 3, 1981) is an American actress. She played Kianna in the 2008 film , Special Agent Michelle Lee in the 21 CBS police procedural series and Ivy, Topher Brink's assistant in NCIS . Dollhouse
Lapira has also co-starred in the short-lived sitcoms
, Traffic Light , and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 . Super Fun Night
Early life [ edit ]
Liza Lapira was born in
Queens, New York. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. [1 ]
In New York, she acted on stage and in independent films. She moved to
Los Angeles in 2004 to work in television. [2 ]
Lapira's New York stage credits include
, As You Like It , The School for Wives , and The Odyssey Alexandra Cunningham's No. 11 Blue and White.
Early film credits include director
Tony Scott's and independent feature Domino , which premiered at the The Big Bad Swim Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Lapira appeared in J. J. Abrams' 2008 film as Heather and also appeared in Cloverfield and Table for Three . In 2009, she played Agent Sophie Trinh in the film 21 opposite Fast & Furious Paul Walker, and in 2010, she played Alva in . She portrayed Liz, the sharp-tongued friend of Hannah ( Repo Men Emma Stone) in the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Television [ edit ]
Lapira's first major role was a series regular spot on the
Showtime TV series . Lapira played Huff neuroscientist Ivy in both seasons of Joss Whedon's series , appearing predominantly with Dollhouse Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman.
Her TV credits include recurring roles in
, Dexter , ER Monk, , Grey's Anatomy , Law & Order: SVU as Shaquan, The Parkers , and Sex and the City . The Sopranos
Lapira had regular roles as Agent Michelle Lee in
, Lisa in NCIS , Robin in Traffic Light and Detective Jacocks in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Battle Creek.
Personal life [ edit ]
Lapira is a supporter of LA's BEST, an after-school enrichment program in conjunction with the
Los Angeles Unified School District. [3 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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