• Liza Lapira is an American actress born in 1981 in Queens, New York City USA.
• She is best known for her roles in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Dexter” and “Sex and the City”.
• She has had several guest roles in shows like “Huff”, “Without a Trace”, “The Parkers” and “Domino”.
• She currently portrays recurring characters in “Battle Creek”, “9JKL” and “Unbelievable”.
• Lapira has said that she gets more and more comedy roles and chooses roles based on the way the movie was written.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1981
FactHer character on NCIS (2003), Special Agent Michelle Lee, was referred to as "Probie Jr.".

Liza Lapira Wiki and Bio

Liza Lapira was born on 3 December 1981 in Queens, New York City USA – she is 37 years old and is American by nationality. She is best known as an actress, and in that field she has worked on projects such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Dexter” and “Sex and the City”.

Boyfriend and Husband Marc Anthony

Over the past few years, Lapira has been publicly spotted with several men, including the Oscar winning actor Sam Rockwell, Some people believe that she’s married to singer Marc Anthony, however, the rumors turned out to be fake. Lapira doesn’t have any children.

Beginning and Smaller Roles

In the early 2000s, Lapira was living in New York, and was mainly focused on stage work and independent movies. and had some notable performances while still living in NY. She debuted on the appraised Golden Globe Award-winning crime series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and went on to have a prominent role in “Autumn in New York”, which gave her a chance to collaborate with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder.

Liza Lapira

Working steadily, in 2001, she was a guest star in two episodes of “The Education of Max Bickford”. Her other projects include “Without a Trace”, “The Parkers” and “Domino”. In 2004 she relocated to Los Angeles, and the audience was able to see her in “Huff”, which follows the story of a psychologist whose life takes a turn when his patient kills himself in his office. The series lived up to expectations, but was ultimately dropped for the third season just a few days before the finale of season two.

Rise to Fame

In 2008, Lapira was a guest star in another acclaimed TV series, “Dexter”, and in 2013 she briefly appeared in “Super Fun Night”, an American comedy series broadcast on ABC from 2 October 2013 to 19 February 2014, produced and developed by Rebel Wilson, but which was  cancelled after its first season.

As of 2015, Lapira portrayed the recurring character Erin Jacocks in “Battle Creek”, working alongside Josh Duhamel and Kal Penn. In 2017, the actress appeared in “9JKL”, and in 2019 she landed the role of Mia in “Unbelievable”, the TV series about sexual assaults that took place in the USA.

Lapira can now be seen in “Modern Persuasion” and “The Hypnotist’s Love Story”. So far, she has had 58 acting projects. Liza has said that she gets more and more comedy roles, and went on to reveal her process of choosing roles for herself, saying that she cares about the way that movie was written.

General Info

Full NameLiza Lapira
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1981
Height1.57 m


MoviesThe Big Bad Swim, Cloverfield, 21, Fast & Furious, Table for Three, Repo Men, See You in September, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Someone Marry Barry, See Kate Run
TV ShowsBattle Creek, Super Fun Night, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Traffic Light, Huff, ABC TV Micro-Mini Series

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1Has studied under booking coach Amy Lyndon.
2Was in the 2003 ABC Actors Showcase in Los Angeles.
3Filipino, Spanish and Chinese.
4Her character on NCIS (2003), Special Agent Michelle Lee, was referred to as "Probie Jr.".




A Little Something for Your Birthday2017post-production
Pearl2016TV Movie post-productionSara
Con Man2015-2016TV SeriesBrenda / Brenda White
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life2016TV SeriesLeslie Barrett
Angel from Hell2016TV SeriesJill
The Perfect Stanleys2015TV MovieAmy Stanley
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesDetective Erin Jacocks Erin Jacocks
Power2014TV SeriesGrace Pak
Blue Bloods2014TV SeriesTaru
Super Fun Night2013-2014TV SeriesHelen-Alice
Someone Marry Barry2014Single Mom at Wedding
Royal Pains2013TV SeriesErika Seelig
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232012-2013TV SeriesRobin
The Happiest Person in America2012ShortLara
Drop Dead Diva2012TV SeriesAbby Halstead
Psych2012TV SeriesTina
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011Liz
Traffic Light2011TV SeriesLisa
Marmaduke2010Party Dog #1 (voice)
See You in September2010Monica
Repo Men2010Alva
Dollhouse2009-2010TV SeriesIvy
See Kate Run2009TV MovieSamantha Wong
Table for Three2009Nerissa
Fast & Furious2009Trinh
NCIS2006-2008TV SeriesSpecial Agent Michelle Lee
Dexter2008TV SeriesDet. Yuki Amado
ER2008TV SeriesChristine
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999-2007TV SeriesForensics Tech / Rebecca Chang / Waitress
LA Blues2007Sandra
Monk2007TV SeriesDr. Souter
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesNoelle Lavatte
Huff2004-2006TV SeriesMaggie Del Rosario
The Big Bad Swim2006Paula
Domino2005Chinegro Woman
ABC/TTV Micro-Mini Series2004TV Mini-Series short
The Parkers2004TV SeriesShaquan
The Sopranos2004TV SeriesAmanda Kim
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesLayla
Sex and the City2003TV SeriesPam
Queens Supreme2003TV Series
Brown Sugar2002Hot 97 Receptionist
The Education of Max Bickford2001-2002TV SeriesStudent Volunteer / Nia Sheppard
Law & Order2001TV SeriesCheryl Treadwell
Autumn in New York2000Charlotte's Birthday Friend


Super Fun Night2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes


The Happiest Person in America2012Short associate producer


Hollywood Café2008TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

NCIS2014TV SeriesSpecial Agent Michelle Lee


Won Awards

2008Special AwardShoWest Convention, USABest Ensemble21 (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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