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Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

The Art of Compassion
25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Honorary Committee

Lisa Edelstein

From her introduction to television as Lisa E on MTV’s Awake on the Wild Side to her current role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit FOX medical drama House, Lisa Edelstein’s diversity of roles run as deep as her innate talent.  As dean of medicine and hospital administrator, Edelstein creates some volatile chemistry between she and the show’s title character, the obstinate Dr. House (Hugh Laurie).  Directed and executive produced by Bryan Singer and created by David Shore, House has been the top-rated scripted drama garnering FOX its highest numbers in over six years.

No stranger to fearless roles, in the last several years, Edelstein has portrayed Rob Lowe’s call-girl girlfriend on The West Wing, the transsexual boyfriend of James Le Gros on Ally McBeal, David Conrad’s lesbian sister on Relativity, and an Orthodox Jew losing custody of her child on Family Law.  Most recently, Edelstein was again tapped by David E. Kelly, this time to play James Spader’s love interest on The Practice.

Additional television credits include her series regular role on Leap of Faith and guest turns on Seinfeld, Without a Trace, Frasier, and ER, to name a few.  Edelstein also works extensively in the realm of voiceover; most recently as Mercy Grave on the animated Superman and Justice League series.

In feature films, Edelstein is probably best known as Ben Stiller’s aerobics-obsessed date in Keeping the Faith, directed by Edward Norton.  Additional credits include Mel Gibson’s What Women Want, Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, As Good as It Gets, and the recently wrapped comedies Say Uncle and Grilled with Ray Romano and Kevin James, as well as the more dramatic Showtime feature Fathers and Sons.

After honing her craft at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Edelstein performed in numerous off and off-off-Broadway productions, including the AIDS-related musical, Positive Me, which she authored, composed, and performed.

Edelstein resides in Los Angeles in a century-old home with her cat and menagerie of rescue dogs.  She is an avid practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and volunteers her time by working with Best Friend Animal Sanctuary.

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Patricia Howard

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