Lisa Edelstein
Actress, playwright
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstein is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the television drama House.
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Lisa Edelstein: Trump behind Thicke's death?
Fox News - 2 months
Implies Alan Thicke died to avoid Trump
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Alexis Arquette's Cause Of Death Reportedly AIDS-Related Complications
Huffington Post - 5 months
Alexis Arquette, trans actress and activist, reportedly died from complications related to AIDS, People reports.  According to the news outlet, no other details about Arquette’s health have been released. The Huffington Post has reached out to representatives for Arquette and her family for more information and will update this post accordingly.  Arquette died early Sunday morning surrounded by her family. The actress, who appeared in films like “Pulp Fiction” and “The Wedding Singer,” was 47.  Following the news of her death, Arquette’s brother Richmond shared a statement (in which he chose to use male pronouns despite her identifying as female) on Facebook. “He died as he lived, on his own terms. I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless. It was an incredibly moving experience and I am humbled and grateful to have been able to have been with him as he began his journey onward,” he wrote. “Thank you, Alexis, I love you and will love you always.” On Sunday ...
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Lisa Edelstein On Being A Cheerleader For Trump's Football Team: He Treated Them 'Like Hookers'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Long before Donald Trump was running for president and Lisa Edelstein was starring in the Bravo series "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce," the real estate mogul owned a football team, and the actress was a cheerleader on the sidelines. But according to Edelstein in a Wednesday conversation with HuffPost Live, Trump treated the cheerleading squad of the New Jersey Generals "like hookers," and Edelstein ultimately organized a walkout in protest of their working conditions. She recounted: The cheerleaders, who mostly were grown-ups, they were women who did that for a living. We were paid $35 a game and like $15 at rehearsal. It wasn't a lot of money, but they were professional cheerleaders and they were older -- I was only 16 [and] these women were in their 30s or 20s. They were being asked to do these signings in their little uniforms in these sleazy bars all over the place, and they weren't protected and they were feeling really unsafe and uncared for and just s ...
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Lisa Edelstein On Being A Cheerleader For Trump's Football Team: He Treated Them 'Like Hookers'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Long before Donald Trump was running for president and Lisa Edelstein was starring in the Bravo series "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce," the real estate mogul owned a football team, and the actress was a cheerleader on the sidelines. But according to Edelstein in a Wednesday conversation with HuffPost Live, Trump treated the cheerleading squad of the New Jersey Generals "like hookers," and Edelstein ultimately organized a walkout in protest of their working conditions. She recounted: The cheerleaders, who mostly were grown-ups, they were women who did that for a living. We were paid $35 a game and like $15 at rehearsal. It wasn't a lot of money, but they were professional cheerleaders and they were older -- I was only 16 [and] these women were in their 30s or 20s. They were being asked to do these signings in their little uniforms in these sleazy bars all over the place, and they weren't protected and they were feeling really unsafe and uncared for and just sort o ...
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Janeane Garofalo Joins 'The Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce' On Bravo
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Janeane Garofalo is returning to TV as a supporting player in the new Bravo pilot "The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce." Based on the series of books by Vicki Iovine, the new Bravo pilot stars "House" veteran Lisa Edelstein as an author of self-help books who hides the fact she's separated from her husband from her fans as she she embarks on the single scene in Los Angeles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garofalo will play Lyla, Vicki's friend and a "legendary entertainment lawyer who is a real shark but also fiercely maternal and involved with the people she loves." The series will be executive produced by Marti Noxon who's other producing credits include "Buffy" and "Angel."
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'Castle' Season 6 Sneak Peek: Castle And Beckett Are Back Together In 'Need To Know' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In the Oct. 7 episode of ABC's "Castle" (Mondays at 10 p.m. ET), now in Season 6, Castle (Nathan Fillion) manages to insert himself into the investigation into the murder of former child star Charlie Reynolds -- who rose to fame playing the lovable nerd on an early '90s high school sitcom -- even while Beckett (Stana Katic) is in D.C. with the FBI. As you'll see in HuffPost TV's exclusive clip above, Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) is less than thrilled about Castle's involvement in the case, but the precinct soon has bigger fish to fry when Agents Beckett and McCord (Lisa Edelstein) arrive from Washington to take over the investigation, creating competitive tension in the 12th. But why would a washed-up actor's death warrant Federal scrutiny? Whatever the reason, Beckett and McCord aren't telling. Elsewhere in the episode, Castle has to contend with a new face at the 12th, NYPD Detective Frank "Sully" Sullivan (Joshua Bitton) and Antonio Sabato, Jr. guest stars as Ramon Russo, the vict ...
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'Castle' Season 6: James Carpinello Cast In Guest Role
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Castle" has cast "Mob Doctor" alum James Carpinello for a Season 6 guest role, HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. Carpinello will appear in episode 607, “Like Father, Like Daughter,” playing Frank Henson, a man incarcerated on death row for a murder he claims he did not commit. Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) -- and Alexis (Molly Quinn) --– soon get involved in the case. Carpinello's other notable credits include "Gangster Squad," "The Good Wife," "So noTORIous" and Broadway stints in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Rock of Ages." The actor also shares a Joss Whedon connection with Fillion -- Carpinello is married to Amy Acker, who co-starred with Fillion in Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" (and in three episodes of Fillion's shortlived Fox series "Drive," created by "Angel" executive producer Tim Minear). Also set to make appearances in "Castle" Season 6 are Lisa Edelstein, who will play a tough federal investigator with ties to Beckett; Glenn Morshower, who has ...
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'Castle' Adds A New Detective
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The "Castle" cast for Season 6 is still growing. A rep for ABC has confirmed that Joshua Bitton has will have a multi-episode arc in Season 6 as Grant “Sully” Sullivan, a new detective trying to prove himself at the 12th Precinct, as first reported by TVLine. Bitton, who's appeared on "Private Practice," "Justified" and many more primetime hits, joins a long list of new faces in the expanding "Castle" cast: Former soap star Antonio Sabato Jr. will play Ramon Russo, an actor best known for his role on the fictional "Saved By The Bell"-esque '90s sitcom "2 Cool For School"; Yancey Arias will appear in the first two episodes of Season 6 as Carl Villante, the head of an elite investigative unit who butts heads with both Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion); "24" alum Glenn Morshower will play Michael Reed, a former general who's determined to protect the secrets of his past in Episode 2; "Alphas" alum Warren Christie is also set to appear in Episode 2 as reporte ...
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HUGE 'Castle' Spoiler
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Castle" fans, brace yourselves. A new video has popped up on YouTube that reveals a major "Castle" Season 6 spoiler, so read on if you dare. "Castle" executive producer Andrew Marlowe spoke with TV Guide this week and confirmed that actor young actor Myko Olivier will join Season 6 as Pi, who Castle's (Nathan Fillion) daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn) met in Costa Rica. "He moves into the family loft and leaves Castle feeling invaded at home," Marlowe told TV Guide. For proof, check out Olivier's audition tape for "Castle" Season 6 below, which not only gives some insight into just how much his Fruitarian lifestyle drives Castle crazy, but also answers the biggest question of all: Will Beckett (Stana Kanic) accept Castle's proposal or will she go to Washington, D.C. where she was offered a job with a special task force? Olivier posted a video of his audition to his Vimeo account and then deleted it, probably because the dialogue reveals the answer to that big question ...
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Castle Exclusive: Lisa Edelstein Joins Season 6 Cast - What's Her Connection to Beckett? (Michael Ausiello/TVLine)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Michael Ausiello / TVLine: Castle Exclusive: Lisa Edelstein Joins Season 6 Cast — What's Her Connection to Beckett?  —  Lisa Edelstein is trading a House for a Castle.  —  The TV MVP is joining the ABC hit's Season 6 cast for a multiple-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.  —  RELATED |
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'House' Star Heads To 'Scandal'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"House" alumna Lisa Edelstein is heading to "Scandal," according to TVLine. Edelstein will play a new client who enlists the help of Olivia Pope and Associates in one of the last nine episodes of Season 2, which will pick up after a 10-month time jump in Episode 14. In other casting news ... "Grey's Anatomy" star to headline "NCIS" spinoff. Kim Raver will play the lead role of Special Agent Paris in the "NCIS: LA" offshoot "NCIS: Red," alongside John Corbett, Scott Grimes and Gillian Alexy, among others. Paris is described as "athletic, smart and witty with a degree in forensic science. She can drive a golf ball 300 yards and has an IQ in the 98th percentile. She prefers to (and often does) work alone." [The Hollywood Reporter] Could Joey McIntyre visit "Blue Bloods"? Maybe. The New Kids on the Block star says bandmate Donnie Wahlberg is "going to get on" scoring McIntyre a guest role on the CBS procedural "right now." [EW] Lifetime and History find their "Bo ...
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Chad Michael Murray's New TV Gig
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Chad Michael Murray is headed back down South. According to TVLine, the "One Tree Hill" vet has joined the cast of the TNT cop drama "Southland" as Dave Mendoza, described as a nice cop who is a "bit of a loose cannon." In other casting news... Lisa Edelstein is guest starring on "House of Lies." Edelstein will appear on two episodes of the Showtime series as Brynn, a "smart and sexy political consultant" who Marty (Don Cheadle) gets entangled with. [Showtime] Marin Ireland is headed to "The Following." The "Homeland" actress is stopping by the Fox drama's ninth episode as Amanda, described as a "sweet and fragile woman." [THR] "Teen Wolf" has added four new actors. The MTV series has added "Desperate Housewives" alums Charlie and Max Carver, as well as Adelaide Kane and Felisha Terrell. The Carver twins will play identical alpha werewolves, while Kane will play the mysterious Cora and Terrell will portray Kali, a "ruthless and sexy" alpha werewolf. [Deadline] ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lisa Edelstein
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 46
    She currently stars as the lead role of Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, a one-hour-long comedy-drama loosely based on the book series by Vicki Iovine and scheduled to premiere on December 2, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details She has lent her voice to several animated programs, including King of the Hill, American Dad! Superman: The Animated Series (as Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor's bodyguard, a role she later reprised in several episodes of Justice League), Legend of Korra (as Kya, Tenzin's sister) and the video game adaptation of Blade Runner (1997). Edelstein is a passionate supporter of Best Friends Animal Society, of which she is an Ambassador. She supports human rights organizations and is a patron of the arts. She has appeared in numerous magazines, including the September 2010 cover of H magazine. She posed for PETA in an ad promoting vegetarianism, a diet she has followed for most of her life.
    On May 25, 2014, Edelstein married artist Robert Russell in Los Angeles.
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  • 2013
    Age 45
    She guest-starred in Scandal in 2013, and later three episodes of the ABC series Castle.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    Starting in June 2011, she began an arc on The Good Wife as lawyer Celeste Serrano.
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    In May 2011, Edelstein announced that she would not return for the eighth and final season of House.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 36
    From 2004-2011, she portrayed her biggest and most notable role to date, Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the Dean of Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital and frequent adversary, friend, and eventual girlfriend of title character Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on Fox's TV series House.
    More Details Hide Details Edelstein has often spoken fondly of her experiences on the show and fellow cast and crew, especially her friendship and strong working relationship with colleague Hugh Laurie.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 22
    After a regrettable experience hosting Awake on the Wild Side for MTV in 1990, she appeared for a few seconds as a backstage make-up artist in the Jim Morrison biography The Doors followed by guest roles on several popular comedies, including Mad About You, Wings, and The Larry Sanders Show.
    More Details Hide Details On Sports Night, she played a sports reporter who claimed to be a former lover of Josh Charles's character whom he did not remember. On Seinfeld, she played George Costanza's frustrated girlfriend, the "Risotto Girl" (the only girlfriend of George's to appear in multiple episodes other than Susan Ross). Bigger roles in TV dramas soon followed, among them the lesbian sister on ABC's Relativity (1996); a high-priced call girl turned Rob Lowe's date on The West Wing (1999); an assigned male at birth (AMAB) transgender woman on Ally McBeal (2000); and Ben Covington's (Scott Speedman) girlfriend on Felicity (2001). She also continued to land guest-star spots on such shows as ER, Frasier, Just Shoot Me! Without a Trace, and Judging Amy, as well as small parts in the films What Women Want, Keeping the Faith, As Good as It Gets, and Daddy Day Care.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 16
    The youngest of three children, she was raised in Wayne, New Jersey, and attended Wayne Valley High School, graduating in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details At 16, Edelstein was a cheerleader for the New Jersey Generals. Edelstein encountered trouble when she organized a protest because the team was forcing the cheerleaders to stand in bars while wearing their uniforms. Edelstein said she felt this was "akin to prostitution" and started a cheerleader strike. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 to study theatre at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While living in New York, she became involved in the club scene (known there only as "Lisa E") and caused enough of a stir in the community to be dubbed New York City's "Queen of the Night" by writer and fellow celebutante James St. James, who briefly refers to Edelstein in his 1999 book Disco Bloodbath. After being dubbed a "celebutante" by The New York Times magazine during her club kid days Edelstein used her new-found celebrity to write, compose, and star in an original musical called Positive Me in response to the growing AIDS crisis of the 1980s. The play, performed at the La MaMa theatre in New York City, received many accolades.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age -2
    Born on May 21, 1966.
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