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Lisa Edelstein

American actress (born 1966)

Lisa Edelstein is ...


Born 21 May 1966 in Boston
Age 57 years, 1 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation playwright, television actor, actor, film actor, voice actor and writer
Educated at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School and Wayne Valley High School

About Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein: The Actress Who Defies Age

Lisa Edelstein is a woman who has always defied expectations. Born in Boston in 1966, she grew up in a family of artists and intellectuals, and from an early age, she showed a talent for acting. After studying theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she began her career in the late 1980s, appearing in a series of off-Broadway productions.

But it wasn't until the mid-1990s that Edelstein began to make a name for herself in Hollywood. She landed a recurring role on the hit medical drama "ER," playing the no-nonsense nurse Carol Hathaway. From there, she went on to appear in a number of popular TV shows, including "Seinfeld," "The West Wing," and "Ally McBeal."

But it was her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the long-running medical drama "House" that really made Edelstein a household name. For seven seasons, she played the tough but compassionate hospital administrator who constantly clashed with the show's titular character, Dr. Gregory House (played by Hugh Laurie). Her performance earned her critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans.

Since "House" ended in 2011, Edelstein has continued to work steadily in TV and film. She's appeared in shows like "The Good Wife," "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," and "The Kominsky Method," as well as films like "Daddy Day Care" and "Joshy." She's also continued to pursue her passion for theater, appearing in productions of "The Vagina Monologues" and "Love, Loss, and What I Wore."

But perhaps what's most impressive about Edelstein is how she's defied ageism in Hollywood. At 55, she's still landing leading roles and proving that women over 50 can be just as vibrant and dynamic as their younger counterparts. As she told The Guardian in 2019, "I'm not going to let anybody tell me that I'm too old to do anything."


- "Lisa Edelstein: 'I'm not going to let anybody tell me that I'm too old to do anything'" The Guardian, 2019.

- "Lisa Edelstein: The House Star Who's Always Defied Expectations" Parade, 2019.

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