Lisa Emery

Lisa Emery - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Lisa Emery is a well-known American stage, film, and television actress. Moreover, Lisa Emery is best known for her performances in the movies Unfaithful (2002) and Admission (2013) and the TV series Jessica Jones (2015).

Early Life and Childhood

On the 29th of January, 1952, Lisa Emery was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. As of 2022, her age is 70 years old and holds American nationality.

Emery has a birth sign of Aquarius and believes in Christianity. Her father worked as an advertising executive who worked in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania while her mother was an aspiring actress professionally.


Talking about her academic qualification, she studied at Hollins College, where she planned to study painting, but became interested in drama classes instead because “they were having way more fun.”

Later, she studied for a year at the ‘Circle in the Square Theatre School,’ and she began to audition. To pursue a career in acting she moved to New York with her then-longtime boyfriend. Eventually, the relationship turns into broke up and she enrolled in the Circle in the Square two-year program.

Lisa Emery – Net Worth 2023

Being a stage, television, and movie actress, she has earned a decent sum of money for her living. As of 2023, this actress’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million, and her income and earnings are still unknown.

Professional Career

In the early 1980s, Lisa Emery did stage work for a couple of years. Later, in 1983, she made her Broadway debut in Passion, which was directed by Marshall W. Mason. She got her first television appearance in the horror movie ‘Dreamaniac’ which was directed by David DeCoteau.

Again in 1987, she appeared in her second Broadway appearance in ‘Burn This,’ in which she portrayed the role of Anna Mann.  She did her second film role as Nancy in the 1990 film, ‘How to be Louise’ and the movie is about a woman’s journey to find her self-identity.

In 1991, she was cast in an American play “Marvin’s Room” portraying the role of Lee. Later in the year 1992, she took another big leap with an appearance in the 2002 movie ‘Wolf’ starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer.

That same year, she did another movie appearance in Roger Dodge. Her other movie credits are People I Know (2002) The Night Listener (2006), Cold Souls (2009), and Admission (2013).

Having appeared in several hit big-screen movies, she has also appeared in television shows and series. She made her first appearance in the 1991 television series, Law & Order.

And, she was featured in the show in 1994, 2000, and 2009 and also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 and 2005. Later, she went on to appear in television shows like Damages (2007), Fringe (2008), Louie (2011), and Elementary (2015).

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Caption: Lisa Emery in the Netflix series, Ozark (Source: Daily Express)

In 2017, her role as Darlene Snell on the Netflix series ‘Ozark’ was her most well-noticed role. Her recent appearance was in the television show ‘The Sinner’ which was renewed for the third season in 2020.


Lisa Emery earned two Obie Awards in 2003 and 2004, both for an Outstanding Performance category for her work in the movie, Iron. She has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award (1992, 2006, and 2011), and Lucille Lortel Award (2004, 2006, and 2009).

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, Lisa Emery is a divorced woman. Back in the year 1990, she married actor Josh Pais. Pais is best known for playing Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With marriage, the couple has a son whose name is Zane.

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Caption: Lisa Emery with her son Zane (Source: TheWikiFeed)

After 13 years of relationship, the couple divorced in 2003 and the reason behind the divorce is still unknown. Having said that, Emery has not been a part of the controversy to date and is only focused on her career and her personal life.

Body Measurements

This American actress stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 64 kg. Moreover, she has light brown hair with blue eyes color and her body measurement is 35-25-35 inches. Similarly, she wears a shoe size of 8 (US) and has an average body type.

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Caption: Lisa Emery posing for a photo in the Awards event show (Source: Depositphotos)

Lisa Emery – Social Media

Officially, the actress is currently not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, she likes to keep her profile low and maintain a distance from such things.