Lisa Darr

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Lisa Darr
Born Lisa Darr Grabemann
(1963-04-21) April 21, 1963 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Brian Valente (m. 2005)

Lisa Darr (born April 21, 1963) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Darr was born Lisa Darr Grabemann in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Mollie, an actress, and Karl Grabemann, a lawyer.[1] She attended Stanford University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in biology. She went on to receive an MFA in Acting from UCLA.

She played Annie Whitman on ABC's Life as We Know It. Darr's previous television appearances include the 1991 short-lived sitcom Flesh 'n' Blood as Rachel Brennan, The WB's teenage drama Popular as Jane McPherson, as well as the short-lived but critically acclaimed 1996 Fox series Profit as Gail Koner. In the fifth season of the sitcom Ellen, she played Laurie Manning, the girlfriend of the title character Ellen Morgan; In "Four for the Seasaw", an epsidode of Frasier, she and Megan Mullally played love interests for the Crane brothers. She played archaeologist Ginny Will on an episode of Quantum Leap.

Darr also made an appearance on the Fox drama House in 2006, playing a victim's mother in the episode "Distractions". She has made an appearance on the third season of The Office in the episode "Product Recall". Darr appeared in the fourth season of Weeds (on Showtime) as Ann Carilli. She also made a guest appearance in Nip/Tuck.[2]

Her film work includes the Oscar-award-winning Gods and Monsters (1998), in which she appeared as Dana Boone (the wife of Brendan Fraser's character), Pomegranate (2005), as Julia (the mother of Leah Pipes's character) in the soccer film Her Best Move (2006), National Lampoon's Bag Boy (2007), and This Is 40 (2012).



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Casualties Beth
1997 Plan B Clare Sadler
1998 Gods and Monsters Dana Boone
1998 Land of the Free Annie Jennings
1999 Morella Jenny Lynden
1999 Elevator Seeking Bonnie Video
2005 Pomegranate Stephanie
2007 Her Best Move Julia
2007 Bagboy Laurie
2009 The Twenty Katherine
2012 This Is 40 Claire


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood DA. Rachel Brennan Main role
1991 Murphy Brown Trish "Retreat"
1991 Wings Gwen "Love Means Never Having to Say Geronimo"
1991 The Flash Terri Kronenberg "Captain Cold"
1991 K-9 Margaret Slater TV film
1992 Quantum Leap Ginny Will "The Curse of Ptah-Hotep"
1993 Complex of Fear Penny Evans TV film
1993 Crime and Punishment Jan Sornesen "Simple Trust", "Our Denial", "Fire with Fire"
1993 Incredi-Girl Ellen TV film
1993 Renegade Dr. Helen "The Hound"
1993 Northern Exposure Ann McGrath "Altered Egos"
1994 Betrayal of Trust Lorna Lucus TV film
1994 Empty Nest Laurie "What's a Mother to Do?"
1994 The Commish Abby Davenport / Marcia Daniels "The Letter of Law"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Carrie Benton / Kelly Michaels "Murder on the 30th Floor", "A Nest of Vipers"
1995 The Office Natalie Stanton Main role
1995 Platypus Man Karen "Out of the Mouths of Babes"
1995 Murderous Intent Pamela Talbot TV film
1995 One West Waikiki Diane Reynolds "Past Due"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Rhonda Brock "Southern Double-Cross"
1996 ER Nadine Wilkes "Last Call"
1996 Almost Perfect Ivy "Good Grief"
1996 The Drew Carey Show Debbie "Mimi's Day Parade"
1997 Men Behaving Badly Alice "Jamie Needs a Kid"
1997 EZ Streets Dana Larkin "A Terrible Beauty", "St. Jude Took a Bullet"
1997 The Sleepwalking Killing D.A. Mary Ellen Matulus TV film
1997 NYPD Blue Kathy "A Wrenching Experience", "Emission Impossible"
1996–97 Profit Gail Koner Main role
1997–98 Frasier Laura Paris "Four for the Seesaw", "Don Juan in Hell: Part 2"
1997–98 Ellen Laurie Manning Recurring role
1998 Early Edition Allison Fletcher "Deadline"
1998 Nash Bridges Shelly "Hardball", "Mystery Dance"
1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Martha "Sabrina's Pen Pal"
1999–2001 Popular Jane McPherson Regular role
2000 Cursed Angela Nichalos "Pilot"
2000–03 Strong Medicine Susan Jackson Recurring role
2001 Philly Carol Toland "Truth or Consequence", "Loving Sons"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gwen Anderson "Gentle, Gentle"
2002 The X-Files Jana Fain "Underneath"
2003 The Lyon's Den Dr. Celia Scott "Duty to Save"
2003 The Guardian Dr. Patricia Driscoll "Swimming"
2004 Like Family Carol Hadley "Dating the Enemy"
2004–05 Life as We Know It Annie Whitman Main role
2005 Desperate Housewives Tammy Brennan "The Ladies Who Lunch"
2005 The West Wing Becca "The Al Smith Dinner"
2006 House Emily "Distractions"
2006 The Unit Beverly "Report by Exception"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Amanda Garnett "Children of Ghosts"
2007 The Office Barbara Allen "Product Recall"
2007–08 Weeds Ann Carilli "Roy Till Called", "Cankles", "The Whole Blah Damn Thing"
2008 CSI: NY Andrea Warren "The Box"
2008–09 Nip/Tuck Darlene Lowell "Candy Richards", "Ronnie Chase"
2009 Anatomy of Hope Dierdra Casey Unsold TV pilot
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nicole Jones "Turn, Turn, Turn"
2009 Dexter Benny's Lawyer "Living the Dream"
2009 FlashForward Principal Byrne "White to Play"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Martha Miller "False Alarm"
2012 Criminal Minds Helen Garrett "Divining Rod"
2013 Knocking on Doors Cassandra Crum TV series
2014 The Mentalist Hazel Haibach "White as the Driven Snow"
2015 CSI: Cyber Judith Bowers "Selfie 2.0"
2016 Love Diane "The Date"


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Nip/Tuck, Season 5, Episode 14

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