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Also Known As: Lisa Carson Died:
Born: July 12, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer

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A full-figured, multi-talented black singer-actress, Lisa Nicole Carson first impressed TV viewers in the recurring role of Carla, the restaurateur who was the sometime girlfriend of Eriq La Salle's Dr. Peter Benton. on the hit NBC series "ER". She found even more fame as Renee, the sassy district attorney roommate of Calista Flockhart's defense counsel in the hit Fox series "Ally McBeal", a role she played regularly from 1997 to 2001. Born and raised in NYC, Carson honed her craft in several theatrical productions. Originally billed as Lisa Carson (she began using her full name professionally in 1995), she was a regular on the syndicated "The Apollo Comedy Hour" before making inroads on the big screen in "Let's Get Bizzee" (1993) and "Jason's Lyric" (1994). Before finding small screen stardom, she played the doomed singer who caught the attention of Denzel Washington's private eye in the underrated "Devil in a Blue Dress" (1995) and made impressions as Nia Long's friend in "love jones" and a conquest of ladies' man Samuel L Jackson in "Eve's Bayou" (both 1997).

A full-figured, multi-talented black singer-actress, Lisa Nicole Carson first impressed TV viewers in the recurring role of Carla, the restaurateur who was the sometime girlfriend of Eriq La Salle's Dr. Peter Benton. on the hit NBC series "ER". She found even more fame as Renee, the sassy district attorney roommate of Calista Flockhart's defense counsel in the hit Fox series "Ally McBeal", a role she played regularly from 1997 to 2001.

Born and raised in NYC, Carson honed her craft in several theatrical productions. Originally billed as Lisa Carson (she began using her full name professionally in 1995), she was a regular on the syndicated "The Apollo Comedy Hour" before making inroads on the big screen in "Let's Get Bizzee" (1993) and "Jason's Lyric" (1994). Before finding small screen stardom, she played the doomed singer who caught the attention of Denzel Washington's private eye in the underrated "Devil in a Blue Dress" (1995) and made impressions as Nia Long's friend in "love jones" and a conquest of ladies' man Samuel L Jackson in "Eve's Bayou" (both 1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Life (1999) Sylvia
2.
 White Lies (1997)
3.
 Eve's Bayou (1997) Matty Mereaux
4.
 Love Jones (1997) Josie Nichols
5.
 Divas (1995) Jewel
6.
 Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) Coretta James
7.
 Jason's Lyric (1994) Marti
8.
 Let's Get Bizzee (1993)
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Milestones close milestones

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Appeared in stage productions in NYC at the Negro Ensemble Company and the Young Playwrights Festival
1992:
TV debut as regular, "The Apollo Comedy Hour"
1993:
Film acting debut, "Let's Get Buzzee", billed as Lisa Carson
1995:
Co-starred in the Fox pilot "Divas"
1995:
Had featured role in "Devil in a Blue Dress"
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Played recurring role of Carla Reese, the one-time girlfriend of Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle), on the hit NBC drama "ER"
1997:
Co-starred in "love jones" and "Eve's Bayou"
:
Played Renee Radnick, the roommate of "Ally McBeal" on the Fox series; made guest appearances as of 2001-2002 season
1999:
Played Martin Lawrence's girlfriend in "Life"
2000:
Arrested for "intentionally interfering with a lawful business establishment" when she reportedly began screaming obscenities at L'Ermitage Hotel in Los Angeles
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Notes

Carson was hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment for a couple of weeks in January 2000.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Lester Carson. Journalism professor. Divorced from Carson's mother; teaches at the University of Florida (Gainesville).
mother:
Fannie Carson. Kindergarten teacher. Divorced from Carson's father; lives in the Bronx, New York.
brother:
Lester Carson Jr. Personal trainer. Older; lives in Atlanta.
sister:
Lynn Carson. Fashion buyer. Older.
brother:
Wyatt Carson. Actor. Younger.
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