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)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1996–2016
Known forUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , The Stepford Wives , Law and Order and Blumenthal
Spouse(s)William Ben Brooks (2004–2016; her death)

Lisa Lynn Masters (March 20, 1964 – November 15, 2016)[1][2] was an American actress, writer and model.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.[4] She graduated from Appalachian State University in Broadcasting with a minor in Modern Dance. She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[3]


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.[5] She appeared in TV commercials and later, the feature films The Stepford Wives and It's Complicated.[3]

Masters continued modeling and acted in several television series, including an episode each in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,[6] Ugly Betty, Iron Fist, Gossip Girl, Nashville, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.[7] Masters died at age 52 while on model assignment in Peru.[7]


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. ^ "Mrs. Lisa Lynn Masters Brooks Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information". Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  2. ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters obituary".
  3. ^ a b c "'Law & Order SVU' actress found dead of apparent suicide in Peru hotel". Fox News. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters profile".
  5. ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters profile". The Internet Movie Database.
  6. ^ Ledbetter, Carly (November 18, 2016). "'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Dead At 52". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Actress Lisa Lynn Masters dies at age 52 while on model assignment in Peru, she is survived by her songwriter and healing arts practitioner husband, William Ben Brooks". The Hollywood Reporter; Retrieved November 19, 2016.

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