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|Born||Lisa Irene Chappell
18 October 1968
Auckland, New Zealand
|Spouse(s)||Chris Taylor (December 2001–2005)|
Early life and career
Chappell has acted in numerous roles in New Zealand, including Gloss, Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and City Life. Starting in 2000, Chappell played Claire McLeod in the Australian show McLeod's Daughters. For this portrayal, she won a Most Popular Actress Logie Award and was nominated for a Silver Logie in 2003. She moved on from the show in 2003, when her character was killed in a car accident.
Chappell's current focus is her music career. Her debut album, When Then Is Now, was released on 1 May 2006. It was a commercial flop. She did some minor touring in Australia and New Zealand to support the release of this album.
In 1997, Lisa played Ann Deever in All My Sons, at the Maidment Theatre. In 2007, she starred in The Homecoming as Ruth, at the Auckland Festival AK07, and in the same year she toured Australia with the play Educating Rita, where she played Rita.
In March 2004, Lisa became an ambassador for The Humor Foundation. She wanted to help raise money to keep The Clown Doctors in Australian hospitals. She has also written a children's book, in which she collaborated with her husband Chris to produce, which was illustrated by Chris.
Lisa married her husband Chris Taylor in 2001 after they met at her co-star Rachael Carpani's 21st birthday party, they later divorced in 2005. She made the decision to become a vegetarian after joining the cast of McLeod's Daughters. Lisa also supports donating blood and encourages everyone to give blood. She loves to write lyrics and other texts.
|1993||Desperate Remedies||Anne Cooper|
|1996||Jack Brown Genius||Sylvia|
|2007||Crossbow||The Mum||Short film|
|2009||Coffin Rock||Jessie Willis|
|2010||Be Careful...||Fi||Short film|
|1990-1991||Shark in the Park||Tanya||13 episodes|
|1994||Hercules and the Circle of Fire||Daughter #1||TV movie|
|1995||Mysterious Island||Jane Morecombe||Episode: "Last Rites of Spring"|
|1995-1999||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Various||7 episodes|
|1996||Letter to Blanchy||Monica||Episode: "Love Makes the World Go Wrong"|
|1996-1998||City Life||Bronwyn Kellett||26 episodes|
|2001-2003||McLeod's Daughters||Claire McLeod||Main role; Seasons 1–3, 74 episodes
Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2002)
Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (2004)
Nominated - Logie Award for Most Popular Actress (2003)
Nominated - Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2003 & 2004)
|2004||Stingers||Megan Walsh||8 episodes|
|2006||Small Claims: The Reunion||Louise Page||TV movie|
|2009||Cult, TheThe Cult||Sophie||13 episodes|
|2010||Rescue: Special Ops||Vivian Walker||Episode: "Out of the Ashes"|
|2010||Cops LAC||Justine Taylor||Episode: "The Killer Wore Sneakers"|
|2011||Emilie Richards - Der Zauber von Neuseeland||Daisy||TV movie|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Award Show||Television series/film|
|2002||Won||Logie||Most Popular New Female Talent||The 44th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod's Daughters|
|2003||Nominated||Silver Logie||Most Popular Actress||The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod's Daughters|
|Nominated||Gold Logie||Most Popular Personality on Australian Television||The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod's Daughters|
|2004||Nominated||Gold Logie||Most Popular Personality on Australian Television||The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod's Daughters|
|Won||Silver Logie||Most Popular Actress||The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod's Daughters|
|2010||Won||Qantas Film & Television Awards|