In 1984, The New York Times named her one of 15 stage actresses to watch and described her as “so sure of herself that she seems unapproachable” in the Off Broadway play “Isn’t it Romantic. “. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in this piece.
Lisa Banes was born July 9, 1955 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She graduated from The Juilliard School and was a former student of the Acting Company, the traveling classical theater ensemble.
She won a Theater World Award in 1981 for her performance in “Look Back in Anger”.
In 1988, she first appeared on Broadway as Cassie Cooper, opposite Christine Baranski, in Neil Simon’s play “Rumors”.
She played the arrogant and older girlfriend of Tom Cruise in the movie “Cocktail” in 1989, and the acerbic mother of a missing woman in “Gone Girl” in 2014.
She has performed regularly on television, appearing on shows like “Nashville”, “Madam Secretary” and “Masters of Sex”.