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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 21 and Special Agent Michelle Lee in NCIS. In 2011 and 2012, she co-starred in the short-lived sitcoms Traffic Light and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Lapira co-stars in the ABC sitcom Super Fun Night alongside Rebel Wilson.
Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent. In New York, she acted on stage and in independent films. She moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to work in television.
Early film credits include director Tony Scott's Domino and independent feature The Big Bad Swim, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Lapira appeared in J. J. Abrams' 2008 film Cloverfield as Heather and also appeared in Table for Three and 21. In 2009, she played Agent Sophie Trinh in the film Fast & Furious opposite Paul Walker, and in 2010, she played Alva in Repo Men. She portrayed Liz, the sharp-tongued friend of Hannah (Emma Stone) in the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Lapira's first major role was a series regular spot on the Showtime TV series Huff. Lapira played neuroscientist Ivy in both seasons of Joss Whedon's series Dollhouse, appearing predominantly with Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman.
|2000||Autumn in New York||Charlotte's birthday friend|
|2002||Brown Sugar||Hot 97 receptionist|
|2006||Big Bad Swim, TheThe Big Bad Swim||Paula|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Sophie Trinh|
|2009||Table for Three||Nerissa||Direct-to-video|
|2010||See You in September||Monica|
|2010||Marmaduke||Party dog #1||Voice only|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Liz|
|2012||Happiest Person in America, TheThe Happiest Person in America||Lara||Short film; also associate producer|
|2013||Someone Marry Barry||Single mom at wedding||Filming|
|1999||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Waitress||Episode: "Wanderlust"|
|2001||Law & Order||Cheryl Treadwell||Episode: "A Losing Season"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rebecca Chang||Episode: "Scourge"|
|2001||Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford||Nia Sheppard||Episode: "A Very Great Man"|
|2002||Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford||Student volunteer||Episode: "Money Changes Everything"|
|2003||Sex and the City||Pam||Episode: "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Layla||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2004||Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos||Amanda Kim||Episode: "Sentimental Education"|
|2004||Parkers, TheThe Parkers||Shaquan||Episode: "At Last"|
|2004–2006||Huff||Maggie Del Rosario||Main cast; 21 episodes|
|2006–2008||NCIS||Michelle Lee||12 episodes|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Noelle Lavatte||Episode: "Let the Angels Commit"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Forensics technician||4 episodes|
|2007||Monk||Dr. Souter||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital"|
|2007||Queens Supreme||N/A||Episode: "Mad About You" (unaired)|
|2008||Dexter||Yuki Amado||5 episodes|
|2009||See Kate Run||Ellie Wong||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2011||Traffic Light||Lisa Reilly||Main cast|
|2012||Psych||Tina||Episode: "Let's Doo-Wop It Again"|
|2012–2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Robin||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Abby Halstead||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
|2013||Royal Pains||Erika Seelig||Episode: "HankWatch"|
|2013–present||Super Fun Night||Helen-Alice||Main cast|
- Torre, Nestor (May 16, 2008). "Exciting comers topbill new productions". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- http://thesenseplays.com/cast-crew/cast/liza-lapira/[dead link]