Liza Lapira - Updated Feb 2024

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Queens, New York, USA
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Queens, New York, USA

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira is an American TV Actress. Liza Lapira is popular for playing Special Agent Michelle Lee on the hit show “NCIS”. She even has had roles in films such as Fast & Furious, 21, Cloverfield, Crazy, Stupid, and Love.

Early Life and Education

Liza Lapira was born on December 3, 1981, in Queens, New York, USA. She is 41 years old and is under the astrological sign, Sagittarius. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese.

Her father’s name is Jim Shannon but her mother’s name is unknown at the moment. Other than this, no information regarding her family life has come forward. Similarly, information related to her other family members such as her siblings, cousins, grandparents, and relatives are also not available until now. She seems to have kept her personal and family life private and away from the public as well as the media.

Regarding Lapira’s educational background and qualifications, she attended Forest Hills High School, Forest Hills, New York, where she was able to perform on stage and in independent films.

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Caption: Liza Lapira along with her mother (Source:

Career and Professional Life

Liza Lapira after graduating moved to Los Angeles in the year 2004 to pursue a successful acting career in films and television. She is an avid supporter of LA’s Best, which provides after-school services to 28K children in 189 schools in the neighbourhoods with the highest needs around Los Angeles.

On top of that, she even participates in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Charity Triathlon each fall in Malibu. And, as of now, she is working with The Impact Theatre in Harlem, while living on the east coast

Likewise, her New York stage credits include As You Like It, The School for Wives, The Odyssey, and Alexandra Cunningham’s No. 11 Blue and White. And, most recently, she was able to play Suzanne in Steve Martin’s “Picasso” at the Lapin Agile at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

She started off with early film credits such as Tony Scott’s “Domino” and the independent feature “The Big Bad Swim”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in the year 2006. She even was able to appear in J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” as Heather and had roles in movies such as “Table for Three”, “21”, “Fast & Furious”, and “Repo Men”.

More About Career

In the year 2011, she went on to portray Liz, the sharp-tongued friend of Hannah in “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. She also was able to play Teresa in Dante Basco’s directorial debut, “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers”. She will be voicing Disgust in Pixar’s “Inside Out 2”, taking over from Mindy Kaling.

Moreover, Lapira has had an incredible journey in the TV world as well. She had a major role as a series regular on the Showtime series “Huff” and was able to play the neuroscientist Ivy in Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse”. Also, her TV credits are recurring roles in shows such as “Dexter”, “ER”, “Monk”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Parkers”, “Sex and the City”, and “The Sopranos”.

She also had regular roles in shows such as “NCIS”, “Traffic Light”, “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”, “Battle Creek”, “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life”, and the CBS comedy “9JKL”. She even went on to join the cast of the Netflix limited-series “Unbelievable” and landed a lead role in CBS’ reboot of “The Equalizer”.

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Caption: Liza Lapira acting in “Must Love Christmas” (Source: Deadline)

Relationship Status

Liza Lapira seems to be single at the moment and is more focused on her career and life rather than being in a relationship. But her being a private person, she might have kept her personal and love life private as well.

Talking about her past relationships, she was in a relationship with Sam Rockwell. Sam is also an actor and has won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing”.

Liza Lapira – Body Measurements

Liza Lapira has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 52 Kg. Her other body measurements such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size, are 34-24-34 inches respectively. Moreover, Lapira has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Liza Lapira posing for a picture (Source: IMDb)

Social Media

Liza Lapira is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She owns her Instagram account under the name “lizalapira” and has garnered 25.2K followers on it. Likewise, her Twitter account has mustered 10.6K followers until now.

Net Worth 2023

As per caknowledge, Liza Lapira has a net worth of $4 million and her main income source seems to be her career as an actress.