One of the reasons why the American TV medical drama House was at a time the most-watched TV show in the world was because it had a cluster of great actors and actresses like Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, and Lisa Edelstein who were able to make the piece of work a reality through their creative acting roles. The TV series which ran its eight seasons on Fox network from November 2004 to May 2012, had Lisa Edelstein playing the fictional role of Dr. Lisa Cuddy, a hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine.
The show turned out to be Lisa’s biggest and most notable work to date. In addition to the experience she gained while working with notable celebrities, the TV series helped to further bring her to the limelight. Today, she is listed among the most talked about celebrities in Hollywood.
Who is Lisa Edelstein and How Old is She?
The American actress was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1966. She is the youngest of three children born to a Jewish couple Bonnie and Alvin Edelstein. Her father is a paediatrician at Chilton Memorial Hospital while her mother is a social worker. Lisa and her siblings grew up in Wayne, New Jersey, and she attended Wayne Valley High School. While at school, she was also a cheerleader for the New Jersey Generals. Lisa graduated from high school in 1984 and moved to the to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study theatre.
Lisa’s acting career started when she was still at the University and her first TV appearance was as a host of a cable series Awake on the Wild Side. She, however, made her acting debut in 1991, with the biography movie The Doors where she was cast as a backstage make-up artist. The following year she got the opportunity to appear as Francine Flicker in the legal drama series, L.A Law. More roles in the movies and television series followed afterwards, among which are The West Wing, Just Shoot Me!, Relativity, Ally McBeal, Without a Trace, Daddy Day Care, and many more.
2004 to 2011 remains another memorable period for Lisa Edelstein because, with her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy in the widely talked about series House, she became one of the most talked-about celebrities in Hollywood. Shortly after the climax of season seven of the series, Lisa decided to resign from her role and take up a new role on CBS’ political drama series The Good Wife. Other TV series she featured in afterwards include Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and ABC’s The Good Doctor.
What is Lisa Edelstein Net Worth?
With such a long list of movies and TV series she has featured in, it would not be surprising if Lisa joins the list of celebrities with fast-growing affluence. Lisa is worth $8 million, she owes her fortune to her great acting skills as well as a good number of smart businesses she is into. An entertainment site, Fame 10 even mentioned her among the top 10 actors who are handsomely paid for their roles in movies and TV series.
Lisa reportedly earns $848,485 annually but as for her role in the TV series House, she is reportedly paid about $175,000 per episode. She also has a number of assets lying around the country. The star actress shared a picture of her adorable dog and canine Cocker Spaniel which she said was worth $750. Outside of acting, Lisa is a good traveller. She has travelled to places like Tokyo.
Lisa is a married woman. The beautiful actress is a wife to Robert Russell her boyfriend for a very long time. The couple got married on May 25, 2014, in Los Angeles and they have remained together ever since.
Before settling down with Russell, there were rumours that she was in a relationship with men like Giammario Villa, Norman Kali, and Petri Räisänen. The wedding band which Lisa and her artist husband exchange at the time of their wedding was designed by L.A. jeweller Neil Lane. The couple is yet to have children of their own but they live happily together with no rumours flying about them. Instead, they happily share pictures of themselves on social media just so their fans would know what they are up to.
Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Lisa is 5′ 6” inches tall and her body weight measures 60 Kg. Her hourglass-shaped body size has the bust, waist and hip measurement of 36-24-35 inches respectively.
Long before her rise to stardom, Lisa was known all through New York City as the city’s reigning Queen of the Night following her appearances at the New York’s club scene in the 1980s. Even The New York Times magazine dubbed her a “celebutante”.
During her reigning period in the 1980s, Lisa wrote, composed and starred in a musical called Positive Me which was a response to the AIDS crisis at that time. The play, performed at New York City’s La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, received many accolades.
Lisa and her older siblings were raised in Wayne, New Jersey but they belong to Ashkenazi Jewish descent and they hold American nationalities.
Lisa has a huge followership on social media. Her Instagram page where she often posts pictures of herself and her husband has about 52.6k followers. Her Facebook and Twitter page also has about 113k and 95.7k followers respectively.