Who is Liza Lapira?

Liza Lapira was born on 3 December 1981 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Queens, New York City USA. She is a 39-year-old actress and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Maggie Del Rosario in the Showtime drama series “Huff” (2004-2006), playing Special Agent Michelle Lee in the CBS police procedural series “NCIS” (2006-2008), and featuring as Eve Roberts in the CBS sitcom “9JKL” (2017-2018).

How rich is she, as of now? Liza Lapira Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Liza Lapira’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment.

She has garnered 60 television and film acting credits since she launched her career back in 2000.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Liza Lapira spent her early years in Queens, where she was raised by her father, Jim Shannon, and her mother, whose name remains a mystery. It’s unknown whether she has siblings or not. She holds American nationality, and belongs to a mixed ethnic group, being of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent. Regarding her education, Liza Lapira hasn’t revealed details about it. Nonetheless, it is known that she studied acting under booking coach Amy Lyndon.

Career Beginnings

Liza Lapira started pursuing her acting career on stage in the late ‘90s, performing in such New York theater productions as “The Odyssey”, “As You Like It”, “The School For Wives”, and Alexandra Cunningham’s “No. 11 Blue and White”.

She then moved to Los Angeles, and made her TV debut as a waitress in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999), later returning to play a forensics tech in the series in 2007. Her debut feature film appearance came in 2000, with the small role of Charlotte’s friend in the romantic drama “Autumn In New York”, sharing the screen with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder.

Liza Lapira

It was followed by her portrayal of a receptionist in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Brown Sugar”, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, and  she then guest-starred in such TV series as “Sex And The City”, “With A Trace”, and “The Sopranos”, among others.

Rise to Stardom

Liza Lapira’s big break came in 2004, when she joined the main cast of the Showtime drama series “Huff”, in which she starred in the role of Maggie Del Rosario until its finale in 2006; the series won three Primetime Emmy Awards. Concurrently, she landed a small role in Tony Scott’s action crime film “Domino” (2005), next to Mickey Rourke and Keira Knightley, and featured as Paula in the independent film “The Big Bad Swim” (2006).

Between 2006 and 2008, she had her next significant role, as Special Agent Michelle Lee in the highly popular CBS police procedural series “NCIS”.

Afterwards, she played Heather in Matt Reeves’ critically acclaimed monster film “Cloverfield”, which was a box office hit, grossing over $170 million, then starred as Kianna in the heist drama film “21”, alongside Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, both in 2008. During the same year, Liza took the recurring role of Internal Affairs officer Yuki Amado in the Showtime crime drama series “Dexter”.

In 2009, she was cast as Sophie Trinh in the action film “Fast & Furious”, next to Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paul Walker; it’s the fourth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and was a massive commercial success, since it grossed over $360 million worldwide.

She then appeared as Ivy in the Fox sci-fi series “Dollhouse” from 2009 to 2010, which was followed by her portrayal of Alva in the sci-fi action film “Repo Men”, next to Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.

Continued Success

Liza Lapira started the next decade with the main role of Lisa Reilly in the Fox sitcom “Traffic Light” (2011); however, the series was canceled after a single season. In the same year, she featured as Liz in the commercially successful romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, sharing the screen with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In 2012, she played Lara in the short comedy film “The Happiest Person In America”, for which she also served as an associate producer.

Her next notable appearance came when she was cast as Robin in the ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23”, which ran from 2012 to 2013.

She then landed the main role of Helen-Alice in another ABC sitcom, entitled “Super Fun Night” (2013-2014), which was followed by her portrayals of Detective Erin Jacocks in the CBS comedy-drama series “Battle Creek” and Amy Stanley in the made-for-TV comedy film “The Perfect Stanleys”, both in 2015. Later the same year, she joined the cast of the web series “Con Man”, in which she starred as Brenda White from 2015 to 2017. In the meantime, she was also cast as Leslie Barrett in the Fox sitcom “Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life”, and as Sara in the made-for-TV comedy film “Pearl”, both in 2016.

Recent Years

In 2017, Liza Lapira took the role of Darla in the romantic comedy film “All I Wish”, alongside Sharon Stone and Tony Goldwyn, after which she was chosen to portray Eve Roberts in the CBS sitcom “9JKL” through 2017 and ‘18. It was followed by her appearance as Nadia Akiyama in the 2018 drama film “The Samuel Project”, directed by Marc Fusco., and thereafter she was cast as Mia in the Netflix true-crime miniseries “Unbelievable” (2019), which received critical acclaim. During 2019 and 2021, she landed the supporting role of Victoria Fan in the CW’s mystery drama series “Nancy Drew”, and in 2020 played Lizzie Lynch in the romantic comedy film “Modern Persuasion”.

Most recently, she was selected to play the main role of Melody ‘Mel’ Bayani in the CBS crime drama series “The Equalizer” (2021), next to Chris Noth and Queen Latifah.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Liza Lapira has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), her weight is around 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-34, bra size 38B. Her dress size is 4 (US), and shoe size 6 (US).

Personal Life

Liza Lapira isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life; she likes to keep all the details about it to herself. However, it was reported that she once dated actor Sam Rockwell. There were also rumors that the famous actress is married to singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, however, it turned out that the rumors were fake. It’s believed that she’s single in 2021, and focused on her professional career. She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

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