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Lisa Arrindell Anderson, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended the High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and enjoys a successful career as an actor in film, television and on stage. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway as “Mae” in the hit revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring James Earl Jones and Terrence Howard. Lisa has had the pleasure of having leading roles in such films as Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Family Reunion,  The Second Chance, starring Christian music recording artist Michael W. Smith, A Lesson Before Dying, opposite Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson and Having Our Say with Ruby Dee and Diahann Carol. She was recently blessed to be a principal guest star in NBC's Law & Order SVU in an episode entitled "Disabled"; her performance, with costars Jill Scott and Quinton Aaron, garnered critical acclaim.  

Lisa is a speaker and guest teacher throughout the year at universities, high schools and churches. Teaching theatre to high school students is a particular passion of hers; she is inspired by the ladies and gentlemen who taught her as a beginning theatre artist and endeavors to inspire and motivate other students to pursue their passion for creativity in the theatre arts.

Her steady gig is as the wife to Basil, for eighteen years, and the mom to Jacob Elijah and Jordan Elizabeth...the fringe benefits with this group are amazing!!! Lisa also has the extraordinary opportunity each month to serve as a Bible story teller in the elementary school ministry of her church home; it is this job that has redefined all the others in her life. She is so thankful to God to have the responsibility of working for Him on and off stage.