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Biography #2 (for Bruce Almighty)

Lisa Ann Walter will be seen in Bruce Almighty opposite Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston. In the film Walter plays Aniston's sister 'Debbie. Her on and off screen persona incorporates a fascinating and complex mixture of engaging sex appeal, bold intelligence and edgy comedy. If you think you know who she is and what she does, think again -- she'll surprise you at every turn.

Lisa is a classically trained actress as well as a singer and comedian. She initially made a name for herself as a wildly popular act on the national comedy circuit. Lisa performed for Showtime at the Apollo and brought down the house only to be followed with a performance by Run DMC.

When Lisa did make the move to Hollywood, she arrived with a bang. She was the star and creator of the ABC series, Life's Work, which took a comic look at the life of Walter's character - a frantically busy lawyer doing the 90's plate spinning act of juggling job and family. She also received stellar reviews for her portrayal of the senior producer of a cable news station in the critically acclaimed drama Breaking News on Bravo. Recently she starred opposite Emeril Lagasse on NBC's comedy Emeril. Lisa also guest starred on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and was a frequent guest on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect.

On the feature side Lisa was seen co-starring in Disney's The Parent Trap. In this remake of the original classic, Lisa appears as the nanny to Dennis Quaid's daughter. Prior to that, Lisa played Whoopi Goldbergs's tarty sidekick in the comedy Eddie. Lisa also is proud of her work in an ensemble cast in Fox Searchlab's short film Farm Sluts.

Born in rural Pennsylvania and raised in suburban Washington DC, Walter grew up in household immersed in both academics and dramatic arts. She began singing and performing at and early age. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from the Catholic University of America, Lisa began performing in various theater productions. When Lisa moved to New York, she began her comedy career by performing at amateur night in a local comedy club. In her own inimitable, irreverent, brawn style, Lisa made audiences roar with her perspectives on kids, politics, social issues and sex.

Lisa enjoys gourmet cooking and Fat Burger, reading historical biographies, Beach Bodice Rippers, Beethoven, the blues and dancing. When she grows up she wants to be Madonna - in the 'Like a Virgin' era. No doubt, Lisa Ann Walter's powerful and unique presence will make an enduring mark in the world of entertainment for years to come.

Lisa Ann Walter currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Bruce Almighty" (27-May-2003)


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