Lisa Edelstein - Rotten Tomatoes

Lisa Edelstein

Highest Rated:   85% As Good as It Gets (1997)
Lowest Rated:   17% Say Uncle (2006)
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Birthplace:   Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Upon her election by The New York Times as a "top celebutante" in 1986 (due to her popularity in N.Y.C.'s club scene), then-19-year-old Lisa Edelstein reportedly grew wary of "fame for fame's sake" and spent years grounding her celebrity in a series of well-respected, if minor, acting assignments. She made a small-scale debut in a prestigious film -- the role of the makeup artist in Oliver Stone's controversial Jim Morrison biopic The Doors (1991) -- and thereafter was often pigeonholed in sitcom appearances, typically as a comically eccentric girlfriend or wife. This typecasting characterized Edelstein's appearances on Seinfeld, Mad About You, Sports Night, Frasier, and a myriad of other programs. There were exceptions, though, as the actress also starred on the short-lived but critically acclaimed drama Relativity in the mid-'90s as Rhonda Roth, a lesbian whose complex, non-sensationalized portrayal marked a step forward for homosexual characters on network TV. Edelstein also garnered recurring roles on such series as The West Wing (playing a law student whom Rob Lowe's character romances until he finds out she moonlights as a call girl), Felicity, and Ally McBeal (appearing as a transsexual who dates a lawyer played by James LeGros). Edelstein would score her biggest break to date with a lead role on the hit medical drama House in 2004. She would stick with the hugely successful show until 2011, in addition to roles on other shows throughout the 2000's, like American Dad!, The Good Wife, House of Lies and Castle.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% Phoenix, Oregon
  • Actor
2020
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Blue-Eyed Butcher
  • Kelly Siegler
2012
No Score Yet Special Delivery
  • Actor
2008
17% Say Uncle
  • Sarah Faber
2006
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons
  • Irene
2005
43% Mrs. Harris
  • Forensic Psychologist
2005
No Score Yet A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster
  • Maeve Fox
2003
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Crispin's Mom
$103.7M 2003
No Score Yet Obsessed
  • Charlotte
2002
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's 'Black River'
  • Laura Crosby
2001
54% What Women Want
  • Dina
$181.5M 2001
No Score Yet 30 Days
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Susan's Plan
  • Penny
2000
69% Keeping the Faith
  • Ali Decker
2000
No Score Yet Indiscreet
  • Beth
1998
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map
  • Sandra
1998
85% As Good as It Gets
  • Woman at Table
1997
30% Love Affair
  • Assistant at Studio
1994
57% The Doors
  • Makeup Artist
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% The Kominsky Method
2018-2019
  • Actor
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
  • Dr. Marina Blaize
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
2014-2018
  • Abby McCarthy Abby
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
81% Castle
2009-2016
  • Rachel McCord
  • 2013
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Brynn
  • 2013
93% Scandal
2012-2018
  • Sarah Stanner
  • 2013
95% Elementary
2012-2019
  • Heather
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Celeste Serrano
  • 2011
90% House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Lisa Cuddy
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
  • Voice
  • 2007
95% Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2003
29% Presidio Med
2002-2003
  • Jeanine Rothman
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Diane Ward
  • 2003
32% Watching Ellie
2002-2003
  • Zoe
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Lianna Davis
  • 2003
  • 2002
40% Leap of Faith
2002
  • Patty
  • 2002
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
  • Lauren Lauren McCarthy
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
  • Rachel Tomkins
  • 2001
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Cindy McAuliff Cindy McCauliff
  • 2001
  • 2000
47% Grosse Pointe
2000-2001
  • Actor
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Laurie Laurie (Brittany Rollins)
  • 2000
  • 1999
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Bobbi Bernstein Bobbi
  • 1999
93% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Caitlin
  • 1998
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
  • Erin
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Aggie Orton
  • 1997
80% Relativity
1996-1997
  • Rhonda
  • 1997
  • 1996
86% Almost Perfect
1995-1996
  • Patty
  • 1996
  • 1995
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • Diane French
  • 1994
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Karen
  • 1993
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • Marsha
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • Actor
  • 1992
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Heather

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