Lisa Gay Hamilton was born in New York City on March 25, 1964 and raised in Long Island. A graduate of fine arts from New York University, she studied drama at the Julliard School where she earned a Master’s Degree.
Lisa's first paid acting role was as a spear carrier in the Joseph Papp Public Theatre production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night but she soon moved on to weightier parts, appearing opposite Kevin Kline and Andre Braugher in "Measure for Measure" in the New York Shakespeare Festival. She also starred in the original Broadway company of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," and earned the Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her work in Athol Fugard's play "Valley Song" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. That performance also won her an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award, and a Drama Desk nomination.
Lisa made her film debut in "Krush Groove." She’s gone on to appear in "Reversal Of Fortune," "True Crime," "Jackie Brown" and "Beloved."
Lisa’s tv guest appearances include "Homicide: Life On The Street," "New York Undercover," "Law & Order," "Sex & The City," "The L World," "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She was a regular in the highly acclaimed tv series "The Practice" from 1997 to 2003. Lisa's telefilm credits include "A House Divided," "Swing Vote" and "Hamlet."
Lisa recently produced and directed the award winning HBO documentary Beah: A Black Woman Speaks.
Lisa’s film credits include the following:
- Nine Lives (2005)
- The Truth About Charlie (2002)
- The Sum Of All Fears (2002)
- Ten Tiny Love Stories (2001)
- Hamlet (2000)(Tv Movie)
- A House Divided (2000)(Showtime Movie)
- Swing Vote (1999)(Tv Movie)
- True Crime (1999)
- Beloved (1998)
- Haloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)(Voice)
- The Defenders: Choice Of Evils (1998)(Tv Movie)
- Nick & Jane (1997)
- Jackie Brown (1997)
- Lifebreath (1997)
- Drunks (1995)
- Twelve Monkeys (1995)
- Palookaville (1995)
- Naked In New York (1994)
- Reversal Of Fortune (1990)
- Krush Groove (1985)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Lisa:
Lisa Gay Hamilton's Life After Beloved
Lisa Gay Hamilton@Filmbug.com
Lisa Gay Hamilton@Internet Movie Database
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Lisa Gay Hamilton@Tv.com
Lisa Gay Hamilton@Wikipedia
Lisa Gay Hamilton@ABC
Lisa Gay Hamilton@Hollywood.com
Lisa Gay Hamilton@African American Registry
Lisa Gay Hamilton Interview-2004@BlackFilm.com
Lisa Gay Hamilton@TvNow.com
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