|Born||July 12, 1954|
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
California State University, Long Beach (MFA)
|Spouse(s)||Robert Harper (1981–1984)|
Bruce Davison (1986–2006)
Lisa Pelikan (born July 12, 1954) is an American stage, film and television actress.
Life and career
She was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of Helen L., a psychologist, and Robert G. Pelikan, an international economist. He served as the minister-counselor from the United States at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. She attended the Juilliard School with a full scholarship to its drama division.
Pelikan is primarily a stage actor and director, but is also known to film audiences for her film debut as the younger version of Vanessa Redgrave's title character in Julia (1977). She also had the role as the widowed mother Sarah Hargrave in the film sequel Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). Her first regular television work was as maid Kate Mahaffey on the CBS soap opera Beacon Hill. Other high points in her career include her performances as the lusty Lucy Scanlon in the Television miniseries Studs Lonigan (1979), and the title character of the horror film Jennifer (1978). She won a Drama-Logue Award for her role in Only a Broken String of Pearls, a one-woman play about Zelda Fitzgerald by Willard Simms. Her stage credits are numerous.
|1979||Jigsaw (L'Homme en colère)||Anne|
|1984||The House of God||Jo Miller|
|1991||Return to the Blue Lagoon||Sarah Hargrave|
|1998||Shadow of Doubt||Leslie Saxon|
|1974||The Country Girl||Nancy||TV film|
|1975||Valley Forge||Tavis||TV film|
|1976||I Want to Keep My Baby!||Miranda||TV film|
|1977||Happy Days||Michelle||Episode: "The Graduation: Part 1"|
|1977||Kojak||Jennifer Campbell||Episode: "Lady in the Squadroom"|
|1977||The Best of Families||Mary Margaret Rafferty||TV miniseries|
|1977||James at 15||Paisley||Episodes: "Friends", "The Apple Tree, the Singing and the Gold"|
|1978||Perfect Gentlemen||Annie Cavagnaro||TV film|
|1978||True Grit: A Further Adventure||Mattie Ross||TV film|
|1979||Studs Lonigan||Lucy Scanlon||TV miniseries|
|1979||The Last Convertible||Rosamond Ardley||TV miniseries|
|1980||The Women's Room||Kyla||TV film|
|1981||The Best Little Girl in the World||Gail Powell||TV film|
|1983||Trapper John, M.D.||Rachel||Episode: "Life, Death and Vinnie Duncan"|
|1984||This Is the Life||Bonnie||Episode: "Reprise for the Lord"|
|1984||Remington Steele||Christy Cordaro||Episode: "High Flying Steele"|
|1985||A Bunny's Tale||Lee||TV film|
|1985||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Nurse Ellen Hatch||Episode: "Night Fever"|
|1986||Hotel||Laura Shafer||Episode: "Enemies Within"|
|1986||The Equalizer||Anne Fitzgerald / Diane Snyder||Episode: "Counterfire"|
|1987||Cagney & Lacey||Frances Gorelik||Episode: "Divine Couriers"|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Jill Goddard||Episode: "Prediction: Murder"|
|1991||Sons and Daughters||Melanie||Episode: "Melanie"|
|1991||Into the Badlands||Sarah Carstairs||TV film|
|1991||In the Heat of the Night||Jeanette Marshall||Episode: "Obsession"|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Allison Franklin||Episode: "Terminal Connection"|
|1992||Brooklyn Bridge||Bernice||Episode: "Rainy Day"|
|1993||Jack's Place||Lizzie||Episode: "The Pipes Are Calling"|
|1997||Color of Justice||Betty||TV film|
|2001||The Guardian||Carol Ritter||Episode: "The Men from the Boys"|
|2001||Off Season||Ashley Manson||TV film|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Garrison||Episode: "Waste"|
|2002||For the People||Amanda Jacobs||Episode: "Nascent"|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Babs Darner||Episode: "The Hero Heart"|
|2007||Marlowe||Laura Devin||TV film|
|2007||Sacrifices of the Heart||Virginia Doyle||TV film|
|2010||10,000 Days||Anna Hesse||Regular role (12 episodes)|
|2013||Rake||Lorraine Wilson||Episode: "1.1"|
|2014||10,000 Days||Anna Hesse||Television film|
- "Lisa Pelikan Biography". filmreference.com.
- "Robert Harper Weds Lisa Pelikan, Actress". NYTimes.com. May 31, 1981. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
- Kuebelbeck, Amy. "Latest 'Lagoon' Star Lisa Pelikan Makes Impressive First Impressions". Los Angeles Times. July 20, 1991
- Variety Staff (1976-12-31). "Julia – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Collins, Scott. "Theatre Review: Only a Broken String of Pearls". Los Angeles Times. March 3, 1995
-  Favre, Jeff. "From Cast to Cast". Backstage. OCTOBER 6, 2009
- NY Times social editor. "Robert Harper Weds Lisa Pelikan, Actress". New York Times. May 31, 1981
-  Provenzano, Tom. "PROFILE: Busy Within Reason - Veteran actor Bruce Davison finds that more work doesn't necessarily mean less time with his loved ones". Backstage. February 21, 2001.