Lisa Foiles

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Lisa Foiles
Born
Lisa Renee Foiles

(1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 32)
OccupationActress, presenter, video game journalist, model
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Shawn Cloninger
Children2
Websitewww.lisafoiles.com

Lisa Renee Foiles[2] is an American actress, presenter, video game journalist, model and YouTuber,[3] who first came to prominence as a cast member of the Nickelodeon series All That.

Career[edit]

Foiles was one of the new cast members introduced as part of the 2002 revival of All That, a Nickelodeon-produced alternative to Saturday Night Live.[2] She appeared on the programme for three series, until its eventual cancellation in 2005. During this period, she made several appearances on numerous other television series,[3] most notably Even Stevens.[4] She also guest-starred in "If Boys Were Girls", an episode of the fourth season of Malcolm in the Middle, where she portrayed Mallory, a female version of the titular character.[5] Foiles subsequently took a break from acting to complete "college writing courses", with a focus on graphic design and video games.[4]

In 2009, Foiles began writing articles on gaming website Kotaku.[6] She later credited her love of video games with "absolutely [changing] my life", and said many of the acting roles she subsequently received were a direct result of her involvement with the gaming industry.[7] She returned to acting in 2010, portraying 'Trina' in an episode of the American television series Leverage.[8] That same year, she began a career in video game journalism, appearing several times on The Angry Joe Show.[9] She was also the production and graphic designer of several books released by Hungry Girl, two of which entered The New York Times Best Seller list.[4] In 2011, she appeared in the Disney Digital Network 6-episode miniseries The Street Fighter,[10] and in the game-themed movie Your Friends Close,[11] which was eventually released in 2013.[12] She provided a voice in the Xbox Live Arcade game Ms. Splosion Man (2011).[7]

The following year saw Foiles appear in the Adventures of the League of STEAM episode "Tall Tails", as well as an episode of SMBC Theater,[13] and in the Cracked.com skit "If Movie Hackers Were More Like IT Guys".[14] She starred in the pilot episode of A. J. Locascio's Spike TV series Yesterday Tonight, a show based on the popular culture of the 1980s and '90s,[15] and appeared as Princess Zelda in The Game Station's live action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda, in the episode "A Fistful of Rupees".[16] Foiles was also a model in the "Girls of Geek" calendar,[17] the proceeds of which were donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.[18] She hosted The Escapist magazine's Top 5 with Lisa Foiles feature, which was published through MSN TV from 2012 until the publisher's closure in 2014.[19] From 2013, she co-hosted a podcast entitled "4RunnersUp", which acted as a companion piece to Top 5. The podcast ran for 18 episodes.[20] She appeared in IGN's 2013 video parody of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop",[21] and voiced a character in the 2013 video game LocoCycle.[22]

Her presenting career began in 2014, as part of the editorial team for GameSpot's coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014,[23] which led to her becoming the host of a regular feature on GameSpot's website, Analog.[24] She began hosting the Ultimate Fighting Championship web series UFC Minute in the summer of 2014.[1] She provides the voice of 'Jocelyn the Intern' on ScrewAttack's The Desk of Death Battle web series, which premiered in 2015.[25] In 2016, Foiles reunited with her All That colleagues for the relaunch of Nickelodeon's programming block The Splat.[26] She has made frequent appearances at the L.A. Comic Con, formerly known as Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo.[27] The 2015 version of the event saw an extensive reunion of the All That cast.[28] She portrayed Lara Croft in a live action music video for Irish musician Gavin Dunne's 2018 song "Edge of the World".[29] Foiles additionally created the video game website Load Save Point, consisting of game reviews, articles, and videos featuring herself.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Foiles is married to Shawn Cloninger, a producer, and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She gave birth to her first child, a daughter in September 2016,[30] and a son in November 2018.[31]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Even Stevens Carla 2 episodes
2002 The Master of Disguise Lisa (deleted scenes)
2002–2005 All That Regular Performer 33 episodes
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Mallory Episode: "If Boys Were Girls"
2005 All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special Various Characters
2010 Leverage Trina Episode: "The Double Blind Job"
2011 Ms. Splosion Man Tutorial Voice Video game
2011 The Street Fighter Camille
2012 Shiver Jennifer Direct-to-DVD
2012 The League of S.T.E.A.M. Shelley the Mermaid Episode: "Tall Tails"
2013 Your Friends Close Aileen
2013 LocoCycle I.R.I.S. Video game
2015 Muzzled Princess TV series (announced)
2016 Game Shakers Teacher Episode: "The Very Old Finger"
2019 Wonder Park Additional Voices

Web[edit]

Year Title Role
2013–present Desk of Death Battle Jocelyn the Intern

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2003 Lisa Foiles Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Nominated [32]
2005 All That cast Outstanding Young Ensemble Performers in a TV Series Nominated [33]
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 All That Favorite TV Show Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kowal, Eric (May 24, 2016). "UFC Minute Host Lisa Foiles Like You've Never Seen Before". mymmanews.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Nickelodeon's Hit Sketch Comedy Series 'All That' Premieres for a Seventh Season with an All-New Cast and a Brand New Celebrity Host Format on Saturday". Viacom Media Networks. January 15, 2002. Archived from the original on February 9, 2002. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Huerta, Heidi (May 21, 2015). "Nickelodeon's 'All That' Cast: Where Are They Now?". MTV. Viacom. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Lisa Foiles Bio". Kotaku. Univision Communications. January 31, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Watch Malcolm in the Middle Season 4 Episode 10: If Boys Were Girls on FOX (2003)". TV Guide. February 9, 2003. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Foiles, Lisa (July 3, 2012). "Kicking Off Kotaku Presents: Lisa Foiles". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Foiles, Lisa (July 22, 2011). "How Video Games Changed Me". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "The Double-Blind Job: Leverage". Apple TV. Apple Inc. July 11, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Angry Joe & Lisa Foiles at E3 2010!". Blip.tv. Internet Archive. October 12, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Foiles, Lisa (December 16, 2011). "I'm an Actor, I'm a Gamer. But I'm No Street Fighter". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on November 23, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Tan, Maurice (June 30, 2011). "Yahtzee joins 'Your Friends Close' game-themed movie". Destructoid. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Your Friends Close | Film Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  13. ^ Valentine's Day - SMBC Theater on YouTube
  14. ^ Foiles, Lisa [@LisaFoiles] (November 16, 2012). "Hey. That's me in a Cracked Sketch!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 10, 2019 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ A. J. Locascio [@AJLoCascio] (February 6, 2018). "I'm rather fond of this old promo for 'Yesterday Tonight' the one-off pilot for a nostalgic talk show developed for Spike Digital" (Tweet). Retrieved January 10, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ McFerran, Damien (August 8, 2012). "The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees". Nintendo Life. Nlife Media. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  17. ^ Catron, Emerald (November 20, 2012). "See Lisa Foiles From 'All That' Then and Now". The FW. Townsquare Media. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Moore, Raychul (September 15, 2011). "Girls get geeky for new calendar". Got Game Entertainment. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "Top 5 with Lisa Foiles Video Gallery". The Escapist. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  20. ^ "4RunnersUp". Soundcloud. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  21. ^ Vactor, Justin (January 20, 2013). "SR Geek Picks: Doctor Who vs Sherlock Holmes, Superman Artwork, Assassin's Creed Cosplay & More". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  22. ^ Carter, Chris (November 18, 2013). "Review: LocoCycle (Xbox One)". Destructoid. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  23. ^ GameSpot Staff (June 8, 2014). "E3 2014 GameSpot Cast and Crew". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  24. ^ "3 Games to Play After Super Time Force - Analog with Lisa Foiles". CBS. Yahoo!. June 30, 2014. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  25. ^ Longwell, Todd (December 16, 2014). "StreamDaily » Archive » ScrewAttack readies for battle with new series". StreamDaily. Brunico Communications. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  26. ^ Waslasky, Casey (April 26, 2016). "Remember Lisa Foiles from 'All That'? Just wait until you see what she's up to now!". AOL.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  27. ^ Hughes, Mark (June 4, 2013). "Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Hits L.A. In November". Forbes. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  28. ^ "Watch this epic 'All That' cast reunion". Rappler. Rappler Holdings Corporation. November 3, 2015. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  29. ^ Berman, Nat. "This Live Action Tomb Raider Music Video Ft. Lisa Foiles". TV Overmind. Tribune Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  30. ^ Foiles, Lisa (September 21, 2016). "SURPRISE!!!!!! I had a baby". YouTube. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  31. ^ Foiles, Lisa (December 25, 2018). "SURPRISE!!!!!! I had a baby ...again". YouTube. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  32. ^ "24th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on December 12, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  33. ^ "26th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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