Lisa Banes

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Lisa Banes
Born (1955-07-09) July 9, 1955 (age 61)
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–present

Lisa Banes (born July 9, 1955) is an American stage and screen actress. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1984 for Isn't it Romantic? and won a 1981 Theatre World Award for her performance as Alison Porter Off-Broadway in Look Back in Anger.[1] A graduate of the Juilliard School, she has appeared on Broadway several times, most recently in the 2010 revival of Present Laughter with Victor Garber, and in 2009's Accent on Youth with David Hyde Pierce. In 1998, she played Margaret Lord in the musical High Society with Anna Kendrick.


Banes had a regular role as Mayor Anita Massengil on the television comedy series Son of the Beach, and also had recurring roles on The King of Queens as Carrie's boss Georgia Boone, Six Feet Under as Victoria and One Life to Live as Eve McBain.

Banes starred as Mrs. Berry in the 1984 film The Hotel New Hampshire, Bonnie in the 1988 film Cocktail, Flora in the 2002 movie Dragonfly, and also guest starred as a Trill doctor in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Equilibrium. She was also seen on the TNT show Perception. In 2014 she appeared in David Fincher's Gone Girl as Marybeth Elliott, mother of Amy Elliott (Rosamund Pike).

On Broadway she played Cassie in the Neil Simon play Rumors in 1988 with Christine Baranski.[2]


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