December 27, 1978 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, writer, speaker|
|Years active||1985 - 2000|
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Jones (2005–present)|
Lisa Jakub is a Canadian actress, writer, and speaker. She is best known for her role as Lydie Hillard in "Mrs. Doubtfire".
Early life and career
Jakub was born on December 27, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario. She is of Slovak (father) and Welsh and Scottish (mother) descent. She attended multiple schools in her early life including Hillfield-Strathallan College.
Her first role was in the 1985 film Eleni. She later appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire with Mara Wilson, Sally Field, Matthew Lawrence, and the late Robin Williams. She played Sandra in Matinee, appeared in A Pig's Tale and Independence Day, The Beautician and the Beast and played the "inspiration" for Princess Leia in the short film George Lucas in Love. She starred in Picture Perfect (1995) and portrayed a bordello worker in the American Old West in Painted Angels (1997).
Jakub has publicly stated that she has no plans to return to acting. She has written about her experiences as a child actor. When Jakub received the part of Lydia in Mrs. Doubtfire, her school expelled her. Her book You Look Like That Girl was released on June 30, 2015.
- You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up (2015)
|1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Lydia "Lydie" Hillard|
|1994||Pig's Tale, AA Pig's Tale||Tiffany||Video|
|1996||Independence Day||Alicia Casse|
|1997||Beautician and the Beast, TheThe Beautician and the Beast||Katrina Pochenko|
|1999||Walk on the Moon, AA Walk on the Moon||Myra Naidell|
|1999||George Lucas in Love||Marion||Short film|
|1986||Right of the People, TheThe Right of the People||Katie||TV film|
|1986||Kay O'Brien||Allison Villaneuva||Episode: "Taking the Heat"|
|1986||Christmas Eve||Little Girl||TV film|
|1987||Friday the 13th: The Series||Kristen||Episode: "A Cup of Time"|
|1988||Once Upon a Giant||Little Red Riding Hood||TV film|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Missy||Episode: "Kandinsky's Vault"|
|1988||Emergency Room||Angie Sertoli||Episode: "All Hallows Eve"|
|1989||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Lisa Cranston||Episode: "Street of Shadows"|
|1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Janine Carlson||Episode: "The Playhouse"|
|1989||Glory! Glory!||TV film|
|1989||Phone Call, TheThe Phone Call||Holly Henderson||TV film|
|1990||War of the Worlds||Julie||Episode: "The Pied Piper"|
|1990||Night Court||Barbie||Episode: "My Three Dads"|
|1991||Rape of Doctor Willis, TheThe Rape of Doctor Willis||Carrie Willis||TV film|
|1991||Story Lady, TheThe Story Lady||Alexandra Pollard||TV film|
|1993||Bride of Violence 2||Anna||TV film|
|1994||Child's Cry for Help, AA Child's Cry for Help||Amanda Spencer||TV film|
|1994||Due South||Christina Nichols||Episodes: "Chicago Holiday: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1995||Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story||Leisa Conn||TV film|
|1995||Picture Perfect||J.J. Thomas||TV film|
|1996||Bermuda Triangle||Annie||TV film|
|1996||Reckoning||Shelley Maitland||TV film|
|1997||Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs||Clara Storey||TV film|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Ally Winthrop||TV film|
|1998||Dream House||Jenny Thornton||TV film|
|1999||Mentors||Joan of Arc||Episode: "Raising the Siege"|
|1999||Jack & Jill||Meg||Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"|
|2000||Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla, TheThe Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla||Isabel||TV film|
- Lisa. "What are you? | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Former Child Star Trades Fame for Happiness - and a New Best Friend
- "Lisa Jakub's Post-'Mrs. Doubtfire' Life: Former Child Star Blogs To Inform Us Of Her Whereabouts". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Lisa (2014-04-23). "Things change and nothing changes: Mrs. Doubtfire 2 debrief | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Robin Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire Daughter Lisa Jakub Pens Moving Blog Post After His Death
- 'Doubtfire' star reflects on Hollywood life, and leaving it