Lisa Vidal

Actor
A striking, dark-haired actress of Puerto Rican descent, New York City native Lisa Vidal began acting in repertory theater at age 14 and was cast the following year in the PBS series "Oye Willie" (1980-81) ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1965 in Whitestone, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Being Mary Jane 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Mirror 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Barracks Officer (Actor)

Without A Trace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Naughty or Nice 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Odd Girl Out 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

High Incident 1996 - 1997, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1996 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1994 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

ER 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Blue Diner 2001 (Movie)

Elena (Actor)

Active Stealth 1999 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Hit and Run 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brian Benben Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ken Follett's The Third Twin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Taking of Pelham 123 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Destination Unknown 1997 (Movie)

Marisol (Actor)

Fall 1997 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1997 (Movie)

Ramona (Actor)

Mighty Aphrodite 1995 (Movie)

Chorus Voice #7 (Actor)

I Like It Like That 1994 (Movie)

Magdalena Soto (Actor)

In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Over (Voice)

Class Act: A Teacher's Story 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Delivery Boys 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Christmas Eve (TV Show)

Actor

Naughty or Nice (Movie)

Diana Ramiro (Actor)
Music (1)

Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

Music

Biography

A striking, dark-haired actress of Puerto Rican descent, New York City native Lisa Vidal began acting in repertory theater at age 14 and was cast the following year in the PBS series "Oye Willie" (1980-81), jump-starting a long and varied acting career, most often playing grounded professionals balancing work and family. A small role in the 1984 comedy "Delivery Boys" marked Vidal's feature debut. In 1986 she played the charming housekeeper for a good-natured elderly heiress (Loretta Young) in the NBC holiday TV-movie tearjerker "Christmas Eve". The late 1980s saw the actress busy on the small screen with guest roles on such wildly popular series as "The Cosby Show" and "Miami Vice" (both NBC). Determined to take roles that reflected the diversity of the Latino community while at the same time building it up, Vidal acted in the two "ABC Afterschool Special" educational presentations "Class Act: A Teacher's Story" (1987) and "In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story" (1991).

Relationships

Jay Cohen

Husband
married in 1990

Scott Cohen

Son
born c. 1992

Manny Vidal

Father

Josie Vidal

Mother

Christian Vidal

Brother
younger

Christina Vidal

Sister
born on November 18, 1981

Tanya Vidal

Sister
younger

EDUCATION

Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music, Art & the Performing Arts

New York , New York

State University of New York, New Paltz

New Paltz , New York

Hunter College, City University of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

2001

Played single mother/detective Magdalena Ramirez on the Lifetime police drama "The Division"

2000

Featured in the military adventure "Active Stealth"

1999

Starred in the Lifetime TV-movie "Hit and Run", playing a detective who suspects a model citizen (Margaret Colin) of the titular crime

1999

Had a recurring role as Dr. Sara Morales in the NBC drama series "Third Watch"

1998

Co-starred in the ABC TV-movie remake "Taking of Pelham One Two Three"

1998

Featured in the independent comedy "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"

1998

Featured in the "Naked City" episodes "Justice With a Bullet" and "A Killer Christmas" (Showtime)

1998

Was a regular on the short-lived sitcom "The Brian Benben Show" (CBS)

1997

Featured in the miniseries "Ken Follett's The Third Twin" (CBS)

1997

Acted in the Eric Schaeffer comedy "Fall"

1996

Co-starred in the independent romance "Destination Unknown"

1995

Had guest appearance on the ABC police drama "The Commish", playing a NYC cop who joins forces with the suburban commissioner (Michael Chiklis) to solve a crime

1994

Featured in "I Like It Like That", a comedy-drama about a Latina wife and mother who takes a job in the record industry

1994

Played Carmen, the sister of police detective Eddie (Michael DeLorenzo), in a recurring role on the Fox series "New York Undercover"

1992

Acted in "Night and the City", a modernized remake of the 1950 classic

1992

Had a guest role on "Law & Order" (NBC)

1991

Acted in "In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story", another "ABC Afterschool Special"

1988

Guested on "Miami Vice" (NBC)

1987

Featured in "Class Act: A Teacher's Story", an "ABC Afterschool Special" presentation

1987

Guest starred on an episode of the hit NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show"

1986

Played the housekeeper for a wealthy elderly woman (Loretta Young) in the heartwearming holiday TV-movie "Christmas Eve" (NBC)

1984

Had a small role in the comedy/adventure feature "Delivery Boys"

1980

Made TV debut on the PBS series "Oye Willie"

1979

Began acting at age 14, working in repertory theater (date approximate)

Starred in the Steven Spielberg-produced ABC police drama "High Incident"

Bonus Trivia

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Younger sister and fellow actress Christina Vidal, quoted in New York's Daily News, Januray 2, 2001: "I learned from Lisa and always wanted to be on TV like her, but there was no rivavly or jealousy between us. She was a wonderful teacher and set a great example."

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