Liza Snyder

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Liza Snyder
Born (1968-03-20) March 20, 1968 (age 51)
Years active1992–present
  • Barbara Green[1] (mother)

Liza Snyder (born March 20, 1968) is an American actress. She is known for her roles including Officer Molly Whelan on the ABC (and syndicated) series Sirens, Linda in NBC sitcom series Jesse, also Christine Hughes in CBS sitcoms Yes, Dear (2000–2006) and Andi Burns in Man with a Plan (2016–present).

Life and career[edit]

Snyder was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her father is a professor of theatre at Smith College, and her mother is a singer-songwriter. Her maternal grandparents were five-time Academy Award-winning composer, Johnny Green, and the actress and consumer reporter, Betty Furness.[2] Snyder is a graduate of New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre where she studied acting under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner.

Snyder began her career appearing in episodes of television dramas such as The Trials of Rosie O'Neill and Murder, She Wrote. In 1993, she landed the leading role of Molly Whelan in the ABC and then syndicated crime drama Sirens. After the series was canceled, she co-starred in two made-for-television movies, and guest starred on Chicago Hope, and Pacific Blue. From 1998 to 2000, she was regular cast member in the NBC sitcom Jesse starring Christina Applegate. She made her big screen debut in a secondary role in Pay It Forward directed by Mimi Leder. Later that year, Snyder began starring as Christine Hughes on the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear. The series ended in 2006.

After Yes, Dear, Snyder had a five years-hiatus. In 2011, she returned to television with guest starring role in an episode of House, playing a patient in need of a lung transplant. She reprised her Yes, Dear role in a 2013 episode of Raising Hope.[3] In 2016, Snyder returned to regular series television work starring alongside Matt LeBlanc in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill N/A Episode: "Double Bind"
1992 Down the Shore Claire Episode: "A Tale of Two Houses"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Jeannine Bonelli Episode: "Proof in the Pudding"
1993–1995 Sirens Off. Molly Whelan Main role
1996 Innocent Victims Angela Hennis Television film
1996 Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Martha Television film
1996 Chicago Hope Serena Paretsky Episode: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
1997 Pacific Blue Rebecca Santori Episode: "Repeat Offenders"
1998–2000 Jesse Linda Main role
2000 Pay It Forward Michelle Film
2000–2006 Yes, Dear Christine Hughes Main role
2011 House Vanessa Episode: "Transplant"
2013 Raising Hope Christine Hughes Episode: "Sex, Clown and Videotape"
2016–present Man with a Plan Andi Burns Main role


  1. ^ Severo, Richard (April 4, 1994). "Betty Furness, 78, TV Reporter And Consumer Advocate, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Liza Snyder – Biography and Filmography – 1968". Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (January 3, 2013). "'Raising Hope' stages 'Yes, Dear' reunion -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Stanhope, Kate (August 1, 2016). "'Man With a Plan': 'Yes, Dear' Grad Replaces Jenna Fischer as Matt LeBlanc's TV Wife". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 1, 2016). "'Man With A Plan': Matt LeBlanc New CBS Sitcom Casts Liza Snyder As Female Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 24, 2016.

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