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Lisa Arrindell Anderson

Lisa Arrindell Anderson

Lisa Arrindell Anderson was born and raised in New York City where she attended the exclusive High School of the Performing Arts and The Julliard School. Anderson also participated in the Alvin Ailey dance program, where she had a scholarship for six years.

One of Hollywood's rising talents with a busy career in film and television, she is poised for a breakthrough year with starring roles in two diverse, high-profile film projects, scheduled for release in early 2006. Along with TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION, Anderson will appear as the female lead in the drama, THE SECOND CHANCE, the feature film debut of Christian music icon Michael W. Smith, which is scheduled for a February 17, 2006, release by Sony Pictures Classics.

Anderson's previous credits include a starring role in the CBS telefilm "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," opposite Audra MacDonald, Diahann Carroll and Ruby Dee. Based on the book Having Our Say, written by New York Times journalist Amy Hill Hearth (adapted as a Broadway play that earned three TONY nominations), the film followed the inspirational lives of sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany, who lived well beyond the age of 100 after having built successful careers at a time when most women, and most African Americans, were being denied opportunities.

In addition, Anderson starred opposite Don Cheadle as 'Vivian Baptiste,' in HBO's Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie, A Lesson Before Dying, based on the Ernest J. Gaines best-selling novel about 'Jefferson,' a young, wrongly accused black male who is put on death row for murder.

Anderson's feature film credits include Clockers, Trial by Jury, Livin' Large, and One Good Cop. Television credits include guest-starring roles on numerous series including The Practice, The Steve Harvey Show, The Cosby Show, In the House, and recurring roles in the daytime dramas As the World Turns and One Life to Live.

In her spare time, Anderson enjoys reading, home decorating, cooking, jogging and playing with her two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Lisa Arrindell Anderson Facts

BirthdayMarch 24, 1969 (53)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion
The Sin Seer
Sin Seer, The
A Lesson Before Dying
The Wronged Man
The Means
The Second Chance
Trial By Jury
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