After debuting as the friend of Winona Ryder's character in the sentimental weepie Autumn in New York (2000), actress Liza Lapira landed bit parts in Tony Scott's feature Domino (2005); guest appearances on such series as Grey's Anatomy, Monk, and Law & Order; and recurring roles on such shows as Huff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NCIS. In 2008, Lapira ascended to supporting billing with a plum role as MIT student-turned-gambler Kianna in Robert Luketic's thriller 21. In the years to come, Lapira would appear on shows like Dexter, Dollhouse, and Traffic Light, and in movies like Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Has worked with the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Play Company and New Dramatists.
- Played two long-suffering assistants, Maggie on Huff and Ivy on Dollhouse.
- Played the recurring role of Special Agent Michelle Lee on NCIS.
- A supporter of LA's BEST, an after-school enrichment program.