|Birth name||Elizabeth Frances Zane|
April 5, 1961 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Actress, singer, songwriter|
Lisa Zane (born April 5, 1961) is an American actress and singer.
Zane was born Elizabeth Frances Zane in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Thalia and William George Zane, Sr., founders of a medical technical school. Her family's original surname, "Zanetakos", was anglicized to "Zane" by her parents. Both of her parents are of Greek descent. She is the older sister of actor Billy Zane.
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Zane's first film role was in the 1989 movie Heart of Dixie. She starred in Gross Anatomy the same year. Other early acting roles included Claire in Bad Influence (1990), counselor Maggie Burroughs in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), and a gynaecologist in Cruel but Necessary (2005). She had regular roles as Melina Paros in L.A. Law from 1992 to 1993, JoAnne Meltzer in Profit, Diana in Roar, Le Sage in Dinotopia for Hallmark Entertainment and Sophia Keener in Law and Order in 2006. She provided the voice for She-Hulk in the 1990s cartoon The Incredible Hulk, as well as Charley Davidson in Biker Mice from Mars in the follow-up 2006 series, taking over from Leeza Miller-McGee.
She has originated many roles on stage, making her debut in David Mamet's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the Goodman Theatre, and going on to perform as Rita in Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss and Cleo in Lyle Kessler's Robbers. Zane has also made many guest appearances on TV shows, including Lifestories: Families in Crisis, The Outer Limits, Judging Amy, and The Division.
She played the part of the "alter ego" in Amanda Eliasch's play "As I Like It" in 2012, and an award winning documentary drama "The Gun the Cake and the Butterfly" (2014), in which she sang with Charles Eliasch. The same year she performed in The Girl from Nagasaki a film by Michel Comte based on Madame Butterfly. In 2013 Zane performed in The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.
|1989||Heart of Dixie||M.A.|
|1989||Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog||Taylor|
|1990||Age of Insects, TheThe Age of Insects||Sara|
|1991||Passion of Martin, TheThe Passion of Martin||Rebecca|
|1991||Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare||Margaret 'Maggie' Burroughs|
|1996||Baby Face Nelson||Helen Womack|
|1996||First Man, TheThe First Man|
|1996||Nervous Breakdown of Philip K. Dick, TheThe Nervous Breakdown of Philip K. Dick||Tessa||Short|
|1997||Nurse, TheThe Nurse||Laura Harriman|
|1999||Table for One, AA Table for One||Ariana Harpwood|
|1999||Lovely Leave, TheThe Lovely Leave||The Wife||Short|
|2001||Secret Pact, TheThe Secret Pact||Denise Wokowski|
|2001||Kidnapping of Chris Burden, TheThe Kidnapping of Chris Burden|
|2005||Cruel but Necessary||Gynecologist|
|2013||Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly, TheThe Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly||Opera Singer|
|2013||Girl from Nagasaki, TheThe Girl from Nagasaki||Jazz Singer|
|2017||Game Day||Ricki's Mom|
|1991||My Life and Times||Lilly||"Millennium"|
|1991||Babe Ruth||Claire Hodgson Ruth||TV film|
|1992||Human Target||Robin||"Chances Are"|
|1992||Middle Ages||Nora Conover||"The Pig in the Python"|
|1992–93||L.A. Law||Melina Paros||Main role (season 7)|
|1994||Natural Selection||Elizabeth Braden||TV film|
|1994||Diagnosis: Murder||Meg Westlin||"The Restless Remains"|
|1994||Lifestories: Families in Crisis||Lori||"Confronting Brandon: The Intervention of an Addict"|
|1994||XXX's & OOO's||Louisia||TV film|
|1995||ER||Diane Leeds||Supporting role (season 1)|
|1995||Great Defender, TheThe Great Defender||Rhoda||"Naked Truth"|
|1995||Her Deadly Rival||Lynne||TV film|
|1995||Iron Man||Madame Masque (voice)||"Beauty Knows No Pain"|
|1996||Incredible Hulk, TheThe Incredible Hulk||She-Hulk (voice)||"Doomed", "Fantastic Fortitude"|
|1996–97||Profit||Joanne Meltzer||Main role|
|1997||Roar||Queen Diana||Main role|
|1998||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Natalie Grainger||"Sarcophagus"|
|2000||Stolen from the Heart||Karen Ravetch||TV film|
|2000||Missing Pieces||Renata||TV film|
|2002–03||Dinotopia||Le Sage||TV series|
|2003||Judging Amy||Mrs. Novins||"Ye Olde Freedom Inn"|
|2003||Dragnet||Deborah Larson||"The Brass Ring"|
|2004||Division, TheThe Division||Lisa||"It's the Real Thing"|
|2006||Law & Order||Sophia Keener||"Cost of Capital"|
|2006||Murder in My House||Roxanne||TV film|
|2006||Point Pleasant||Anne Gibson||"Let the War Commence", "Mother's Day"|
|2006–07||Biker Mice from Mars||Charley / Various (voice)||Recurring role (season 1)|
|2017||Chicago Justice||Judge Fotis||"Uncertainty Principle"|
- Lisa Zane Biography (1961-)
- "Biography of Lisa Zane". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com.
- The Brigadoon of Film Fests Archived June 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Dinges, Barnaby (1990-03-18). "Lisa Zane looks soberly at `Influence' Chicago actress has bold words about role and co-star Rob Lowe". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
- Billy Zane Interview"BloodRayne"Movie: Tim Nasson
- billy zane Archived February 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.