Lisa Lynn Masters
Lisa Lynn Masters
|Born||March 20, 1964|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||November 15, 2016 (aged 52)|
|Known for||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Stepford Wives, Law and Order, Blumenthal|
|Spouse||William Ben Brooks (2004–2016; her death)|
Lisa Lynn Masters (March 20, 1964 – November 15, 2016) was an American actress, writer and model.
Early life and education
Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University in broadcasting with a minor in modern dance. She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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.
Masters continued modeling and acted in several television series, including an episode each in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, Iron Fist, Gossip Girl, Nashville and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She committed suicide at age 52 while on a model assignment in Peru.
|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|
|2015||The Girl in the Book||Alana|
|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"|
- ^ "Obituary for Mrs. Lisa Lynn Masters Brooks". Morris Funeral & Cremation Care. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- "Lisa Lynn Masters obituary". Legacy.
- ^ a b c "'Law & Order SVU' actress found dead of apparent suicide in Peru hotel". Fox News. December 4, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
- ^ "Lisa Lynn Masters profile". Hollywood Life. November 18, 2016.
- ^ Ledbetter, Carly (November 18, 2016). "'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Actress Dead At 52". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- ^ "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.