Lisa Roberts Gillan

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Lisa Roberts Gillan
Born Lisa Roberts
(1965-01-01) January 1, 1965 (age 53)[1]
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1988–present
Tony Gillan (m. 1997)
Parent(s) Betty Lou Bredemus
Walter Grady Roberts
Family Eric Roberts (brother)
Julia Roberts (sister)
Emma Roberts (niece)

Lisa Roberts Gillan (born Lisa Roberts; January 1, 1965) is an American actress and producer. She is the sister of actors Eric Roberts and Julia Roberts, and the aunt of actress Emma Roberts.

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born in Decatur, Georgia. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Her parents, Betty Lou Bredemus (1934-2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977), one-time actors and playwrights, met while touring a production of "George Washington Slept Here" for the armed forces. In 1963 they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Roberts' mother, became a church secretary and real estate agent, and her father, a vacuum cleaner salesman.[2] They filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972.[3] Eric stayed with his father in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters.


She has had roles in such films as I Love Trouble (1994), Something to Talk About (1995), Runaway Bride (1999), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and Raising Helen (2004). She produced the film Nothing to Lose (1997) in which she played a small role; other actors were Adrien Brody and Tony Gillan. She also had a guest role in the TV-series Friends in an episode that guest-starred her sister, Julia Roberts. In the 2011 movie Mirror Mirror, based on the story of Snow White, she played Julia Roberts' reflection in a magic mirror.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor Tony Gillan.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 I Love Trouble Kim's Friend
1995 Ten Benny Linda
1995 Something to Talk About Kitty
1995 The Journey of August King Meg
1998 The Call Back Judy
1999 Runaway Bride Elaine
2002 Grand Champion Miss Robison
2002 Maid in Manhattan Cora
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Miss Albini
2004 Raising Helen Zoo Reporter
2009 Duplicity Tully's Assistant
2010 Valentine's Day Young Nurse
2010 Eat Pray Love Woman in Play
2012 Mirror Mirror Mirror Queen (Double)
2015 No Letting Go Dr. Maynard
2016 Mother's Day Assistant Betty


Year Title Role Notes
1988 To Heal a Nation Questioner TV film
1996 Friends Cathy "The One After the Superbowl: Part 2"
1999 Law & Order Madelyn Bishop "Tabula Rasa"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mrs. Simmons "Countdown"
2001 100 Centre Street Mrs. Gayley "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
2002 Sex and the City Shower Guest "A 'Vogue' Idea"
2007 Queens Supreme Alona "Words That Wound"


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  2. ^ "Famous Family Tree: Julia Roberts". Archived from the original on May 7, 2006. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Julia: Her Life", James Spada. St Martin's Press, New York. Page 32
  4. ^ Gliatto, Tom (September 15, 2003). "My Sibling, the Star". People. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-10. ...actress Lisa Roberts Gillan, 38 ... 

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