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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 21, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor

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Brassy and beautiful actress Lisa Edelstein had been catching the eye of television audiences for the better part of the last two decades with brave and funny performances in a variety of network series ranging from "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1990-98) and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), to what is arguably her most popular role to date - that of tough hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama, "House M.D."(2004- ).

Brassy and beautiful actress Lisa Edelstein had been catching the eye of television audiences for the better part of the last two decades with brave and funny performances in a variety of network series ranging from "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1990-98) and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), to what is arguably her most popular role to date - that of tough hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama, "House M.D."(2004- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Special Delivery (2008)
3.
 Mrs. Harris (2006)
4.
 Say Uncle (2006)
5.
 Grilled (2006)
6.
 Daddy Day Care (2003) Crispin'S Mom
8.
 Obsessed (2002)
9.
 Dean Koontz's Black River (2001) Laura Crosby
10.
 Keeping the Faith (2000) Ali Decker
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Milestones close milestones

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While attending NYU, became something of a NYC "It" girl, popular in downtown clubs and profiled in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> and <i>Cosmopolitan</i>
1989:
Wrote and starred in the AIDS-themed drama "Positive Me" at New York City's LaMaMa Theatre
1990:
Hosted the MTV morning show "Awake on the Wild Side"
1991:
Had early feature credit with a small role in "The Doors"
1992:
Guested on "L.A. Law" and "Mad About You" (both NBC)
1993:
Acted in two episodes of the hit NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"
1995:
Had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom "Almost Perfect"
1996:
Had a regular role on the ABC romantic drama "Relativity"
1999:
Featured in a recurring role on ABC's "Sports Night"
1999:
Had a featured recurring role on "The West Wing" (NBC)
2000:
Had supporting roles in the comedy features "Keeping the Faith" and "What Women Want"
2000:
Appeared as a recurring character on "Ally McBeal" (Fox)
2001:
Had a recurring role on "Felicity" (The WB)
2002:
Was a regular on the NBC midseason replacement sitcom "Leap of Faith"
2003:
Appeared in the comedy "Daddy Day Care" starring Eddie Murphy
2004:
Cast in the ensamble "Fathers and Sons," which revolves around the intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street
2004:
Cast as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on FOX's surprise hit "House"
2006:
Starred in Peter Paige's feature directorial debut, "Say Uncle"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -

Notes

"When people tell me they think they might want to try acting I tell them not to. If there's any might, maybe's, or wishy-washiness, it's not worth it. There's too much pain involved."---Edelstein to Venice magazine, April 2005.

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