Lisa Lynn Masters

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Lisa Lynn Masters
Born(1964-03-20)March 20, 1964
DiedNovember 15, 2016(2016-11-15) (aged 52)
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active1996–2016
Known forUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Stepford Wives, Law and Order, Blumenthal
SpouseWilliam Ben Brooks (2004–2016; her death)

Lisa Lynn Masters (March 20, 1964 – November 15, 2016)[1] was an American actress, writer and model.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.[3] She graduated from Appalachian State University in broadcasting with a minor in modern dance. She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2]


After college, Masters worked as a model and news reporter and landed an uncredited role as a news reporter in the feature film The Siege. She appeared in TV commercials and, later, the feature films The Stepford Wives and It's Complicated.[2]

Masters continued modeling and acted in several television series, including an episode each in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,[4] Ugly Betty, Iron Fist, Gossip Girl, Nashville and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She committed suicide at age 52 while on a model assignment in Peru.[5]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Close Up Reporter
1998 Burn Reporter
1998 The Siege Reporter #2
2002 One Day Mom Short film
2004 The Stepford Wives Carol Wainwright
2008 The Clique Mrs. Marvil
2009 It's Complicated Woman in Elevator
2013 Blumenthal Sadie
2015 The Girl in the Book Alana
2015 Fishbowl Dylan
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hope & Faith Guest #2 Episode: "Faith's Maid"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Wendy Episode:"Gone"
2008 Ugly Betty Crying Museum Curator Episode: "Filing for the Enemy"
2010 Beach Lane Wife Television film
2011 Gossip Girl Bryn Harold Episode: "While You Weren't Sleeping"
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tina Heller Episode: "Official Story"
2012 Royal Pains Mrs. Burns Episode: "About Face"
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Dr. Goodman Episode: "Kimmy Goes to a Party!"
2015 Nashville Dr. Laurel Kennedy Episode: "Before You Go Make Sure You Know"
2017 Iron Fist Doctor Episode: "Under Leaf Pluck Lotus"


  1. ^ "Obituary for Mrs. Lisa Lynn Masters Brooks". Morris Funeral & Cremation Care. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
    - "Lisa Lynn Masters obituary". Legacy.
  2. ^ a b c "'Law & Order SVU' actress found dead of apparent suicide in Peru hotel". Fox News. December 4, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters profile". Hollywood Life. November 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Ledbetter, Carly (November 18, 2016). "'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Dead At 52". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' actress, dies at 52". AOL. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
    - "Who was Lisa Masters? Gossip Girl actress who took her own life is remembered". The Daily Mirror. November 18, 2016.

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