Lisa Emery Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Oct, 2020
Facts of Lisa Emery
Date of Birth: 1952 , January-29
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Lisa Emery
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Profession Actress
Working For Ozark (2017- Present)
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown
Married Once
Children 2
Divorce Josh Pais (m.1990- div. 2003)
Movies Margot at the Wedding, Brother's Shadow, Cold Souls
TV Show Ed, Law & Order, Jessica Jones, Ozark
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Professionally active in the acting industry since 1986, Lisa Emery, an American actress defines that dedication and hard works grab success regardless of age. The 68 years old Pittsburgh native got her career breakthrough with the portrayal of Darlene Snell in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017- Present). Throughout her journey of over 3 decades, Emery saw career transition from stages to TV and films, totaling 44 acting credits.

The 3-time Drama Desk Award nominee Lisa extensively worked in TV series & appeared in Law & Order ( (1991), Sex and the City (1999), Ed (2002- 2004), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002- 2005), and Jessica Jones (2015)

Wanted To Become A Painter Before Acting Interest

Born on January 29, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the USA, Lisa Emery reportedly is the daughter of an aspiring actress and advertising executive father. However, the American stage-turned-TV actress is low-key about the details of her family.

Fond of arts, Emery wanted to become a painter & enrolled at Hollins College in Hollins, Virginia to study painting. While there, she found acting quite impressive & attended drama classes too. Following graduation, Lisa went to Circle in the Square Theatre School for a year before her move to New York, where she saw a 2 year-program at Circle in the Square Theater.

What Is Lisa Emery's Age & Height?

As of October 2020, Lisa Emery is 68 years old and has a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Honed Acting Skills With Stage Career

Before recognition in on-screen mainstream, Lisa worked as a theater actress & without a doubt, her stage career played a vital role in acting prominence. She began her career in the New York stage in the early 80s & got a Broadway debut in 1983 through Passion.

Throughout these years, Lisa Emery records over a dozen of stage credits & have worked in both on and off-Broadways: Burn This (1987), Marvin's Room (1991), The Matchmaker, Dinner with Friends (1999), What the Butler Saw (2000), Iron, Abigail's Party (2005), Distracted and The Collection & A Kind of Alaska.

On-Screen Acting Debut- TV Series & Movies

In 1985, the Pittsburgh-born actress made her acting debut on the screen in TV mini-series Doubletake; and after a year, worked in the horror film Dreamaniac (1986). Thereafter she grabbed minor roles in TV series H.E.L.P. (1990), As the World Turns (1993), As the World Turns  (1993), and Sex and the City  (1998, along with brief appearances in high-profile projects Wolf (1994) starring Jack NicholsonJames Spader; and In & Out (1997).

Emery made recurring roles in 6 episodes of Law & Order between 1991 & 2009 along with roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes), Law & Order: Trial by Jury  (2005, an episode), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008).

Also, Lisa's acting prominence got notable attention with roles in acclaimed TV series: Ed (2002- 2004), The Jury (2004), Third Watch (2005), and Jessica Jones (2015).

Although the American actress widely worked in TV series, she did land in film roles mostly in the 2000s: Marci X (2003), The Night Listener (2006), Brother's Shadow (2006), Margot at the Wedding (2007), and Cold Souls (2009).

How She Got Breakthrough To Fame?

In 2017, at the age of 65, Lisa Emery got her acting career breakthrough after portraying one of the main cast Darlene Snell in the crime-drama web series Ozark starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia HublitzSkylar Gaertner, Julia Garner & others.

The TV series premiered on July 21, 2017, and totals 30 episodes incluing the 3rd season released on March 27, 2020. After the Season 3 of Ozark recived 97% rating by Rotten Tomatoes, it renewed for the 4th & final season, annoucned in June 2020. Reportedly, the Season 4 of Ozark will have 14 episodes split into two parts.

Any Career Update?

Having worked in Madam Secretary (2019) and Blindspot (2019), Emery is preparing to appear again as Darlene Snell in upcoming Season 4 of Ozark. Moreover as per IMDB, she will potray Debra in the thrill film Catch the Fair One starring Kali Reis, Daniel Henshall and Tiffany Chu.

Is A Divorcee: What Is Her Ex-Husband's Name?

Lisa Emery was in a marital relationship with then-husband Josh Pais, an American actor famous for roles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Raphael & as recurring role Assitant M.E. Borak in Law & Order (1990- 2002, 15 episodes). The duo married in 1990, but divorced after 13 years of relationshp in 2003.

While together, they now-former couple welcomed 2 children; one of them is son named Zane Pais (b. September 22, 1993) who is an  actor, while the detials on another child is yet to be out.

Ever since her divorce, Lisa has remained tight lipped about her relationship status & is allegedly single. But prior to Josh, Emery was in a relationship with then-boyfriend (name undisclosed) with whom she came to New York to pursue stage career.

On the other, Lisa' ex-husband Josh is married again; exchanged vows with second wife Marie Forleo.

Net Worth In 2020

Online sources estimate Lisa Emery's net worth at $3 million in Ocotober 2020. Ever since TV debut in the mid-80s, Lisa works in TV series & films counts 44, while stage career made a significant aid in her fortune. Her career breakthrough as main cast Darlene in Ozark grabs her a notable sum of money.

Currently, she lives in East Village, where she first moved in 1982.

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