Lisa Brown (actress)
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August 2, 1954 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brian Neary (1997-present)
Tom Nielsen (1982-1991)
She is best known as half of the supercouple Quint and Nola, playing alongside actor Michael Tylo, on Guiding Light. She played the role of Nola Reardon Chamberlain from 1980 to 1985 and again from 1995 to 1998. Nola also had a legendary rivalry with Quint's sister Vanessa (played by Maeve Kinkead).
Brown also created another notable soap role in the form of Iva Snyder on As the World Turns, playing her from 1985 to 1994 and with several guest appearances from 1998 to 2003. Over the years she also worked as an acting coach for Guiding Light as well as One Life to Live.
She was asked to return to Guiding Light during the early 2000s, but her prior run on the show, led at the time by then-executive producer Paul Rauch, had not been a positive experience for her, and she declined. She was again asked to reprise her role as Nola Reardon after it was announced that Guiding Light would be canceled. This time, Brown accepted, and her scenes appeared during the daytime drama's final couple of weeks in September 2009.
Brown was married to actor Tom Nielsen, who had once played her boyfriend Floyd Parker on Guiding Light, from 1982–1985. In 1997 she married Brian Neary. Her son, James Anthony Nielsen, played her infant son on Guiding Light from 1984–1985 and is now the lead singer of Senses Fail. Brown helps produce and direct their videos.