Lisa Jane Persky

Actor
Pliable second lead and supporting player of numerous films and TV programs since 1979, Lisa Jane Persky made an auspicious debut as Mary Ann Meechum, the rebellious, oft-cynical eldest daughter of Robert Duvall in "The ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1955 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

The Dogwalker 2006 (Movie)

Alyson (Actor)

Invasion 2005 (Tv Show)

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Twins 2005 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 2002 (Tv Show)

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American Rhapsody 2001 (Movie)

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My First Mister 2001 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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King of the Hill 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

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Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

Diner Waitress (Actor)

Female Perversions 1997 (Movie)

Margot Fuchs (Actor)

The Wetonkawa Flash 1997 (Movie)

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Quantum Leap 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Dead Funny 1995 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Katrina (Actor)

Pontiac Moon 1994 (Movie)

Alicia Frook (Actor)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Lisa Farber (Actor)

Designing Women 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Antagonists 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Just Temporary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Last of the Finest 1990 (Movie)

Harriet Gross (Actor)

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

Babe (Actor)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Taking It Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

McCabe (Actor)

Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 (Movie)

Delores Dodge (Actor)

The Sure Thing 1985 (Movie)

Mary Ann Webster (Actor)

Back Together 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Frances Flegenheimer (Actor)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

Salesgirl (Actor)

A Matter of Time 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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American Pop 1981 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

The Choice 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Attack of the Phantoms 1979 (Movie)

Dirty Dee (Actor)

KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Love in a Taxi 1979 (Movie)

Marian (Actor)

The Great Santini 1979 (Movie)

Mary Anne Meechum (Actor)

Desperate Intruder (TV Show)

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Goosed (TV Show)

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Perfect Assassins (TV Show)

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Private Eye (TV Show)

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Sharing Richard (TV Show)

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Shattered Vows (TV Show)

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Biography

Pliable second lead and supporting player of numerous films and TV programs since 1979, Lisa Jane Persky made an auspicious debut as Mary Ann Meechum, the rebellious, oft-cynical eldest daughter of Robert Duvall in "The Great Santini" in 1979, but few of her subsequent roles have been as "showy. " Persky's stage credits Off Broadway began with work at the famed La Mama Experimental Theatre Company in "Grandmother Is in the Strawberry Patch," and at the Truck & Warehouse Theatre in the campy production of "Women Behind Bars," an ensemble piece which also included Divine in drag amongst its cast. Persky has won critical acclaim in Los Angeles for many stage performances, as well as the Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly awards for best actress for "These Men," which she starred in at LAATC (Los Angeles Actors Theatre Company), and for "Hearts on Fire" at the Odyssey. However, she is best known to a wider audience for "The Great Santini," as well as for other films such as "The Sure Thing" (1985), in which Persky and Tim Robbins were teamed as the couple determined to drive John Cusack nuts by singing every show tune possible as they drive cross country. More recently, she was a nervous medical student in the ensemble "Vital Signs" (1990), added her deadpan to the laughs in "Dead Funny" (1995). Persky has made numerous TV guest appearances and appeared in TV movies. She was Dirty Dee in the NBC TV movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park," which starred the then red hot rock group and aired in 1978, and in 1987 played the gum-cracking secretary Dottie Dworski on the short-lived "Private Eye" comedy series.

Relationships

Mort Persky

Father

Jane Holley Persky

Mother

Milestones

1995

Co-starred in "Destiny Turns on the Radio" and "Dead Funny"

1987

Played secretary, "Private Eye" series (NBC)

1979

Made auspicious feature film debut as Mary Ann Meechum in "The Great Santini"

1978

Appeared in NBC TV movie "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park"

Made New York stage debut in "Grandmother Is in the Strawberry Patch"; Also appeared in "Women Behind Bars"

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