Lisa Edelstein is an American actress who is best known for her long-running role on the hit medical drama series, House M.D. In addition to her work in television, Edelstein has also made numerous appearances in feature films; her film work includes roles in films such as As Good as It Gets, What Women Want, Daddy Day Care and Special Delivery. But it is her work on television that has made Lisa Edelstein a household name. The following is a quick guide to her television roles, including her award winning performance on House M.D.
Early Television Career
Lisa Edelstein’s first television roles include various guest spots on popular sitcoms and other television shows of the early 1990s. Her early roles included guest roles in L.A. Law, Mad about You, Seinfeld, Wings, and The Larry Sanders Show.
In 1995, Edelstein got her first big break in television when she was cast as a recurring guest role in the show Almost Perfect. Edelstein as cast as Patty Karp, who appeared in a total of 9 episodes from 1995 to 1997.
Edelstein landed another recurring role when she was cast as the voice of Mercy Graves in Superman: the Animated Series in 1995. In 1996, she was cast as Rhonda Roth in the short-lived ABC television show, Relativity. Edelstein appeared in 17 episodes before the show was cancelled.
Lengthy Guest Roles
Throughout the late 1990s and early 00s, Edelstein was once again cast in recurring guest roles. These roles include a 5 episode stint on The West Wing; a 5 episode character run in Ally McBeal; a 6 episode arc on Felicity and Leap of Faith; and a 2 episode guest role in The Practice.
In 2004, Edelstein was cast in what has become her most famous television role: that of Lisa Cuddy in House M.D. Edelstein received multiple awards during her Tim eon the show, including a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance. She appeared on the show from 2004 to 2011, clocking in at 153 episodes.
After her time on House, Edelstein has returned to TV several times to play guest roles and voice animated characters. Her most notable voice acting role was the voice of Kya in The Legend of Korra. She is currently starring in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Click here to check out other entertainment options.