Lisa Nicole Carson
Jul. 12th, 1969
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lisa Nicole Carson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - Life
1997 - Eve's Bayou
1997 - Love Jones
1995 - Devil in a Blue Dress
1994 - Jason's Lyric
Guest TV Roles
Singing Telegram Singer
Women in the Crowd
Lisa Nicole Carson has the distinction of having simultaneously starred in television's most lauded comedy and drama series. She has both amused audiences as Renee Radick, the D.A. roommate of Calista Flockhart on Fox's "Ally McBeal" (1997) and riveted them as Carla Reese, the mother of Eriq La Salle (I)'s son on NBC's "ER" (1994). Carson has been repeatedly nominated for a variety of awards as a result of these credits. Additional forays into television include the series Divas (1995) (TV) and guest turns on "Law & Order" (1990), as well as the telefilm Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999) (TV). Her feature credits are just as impressive. Among her many roles are the comedy _Life (1999)_ with Eddie Murphy (I) and Martin Lawrence (I), the temptress in Eve's Bayou (1997) with Samuel L. Jackson, Love Jones (1997) with Larenz Tate, Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) with Denzel Washington and Jason's Lyric (1994) with Jada Pinkett Smith. Born in Brooklyn, and having spent her teen years in Gainesville, Florida - graduating from Buchholz High School in June 1987 - Lisa moved to New York City after graduation to live with her grandmother and pursue an acting. She is a recent transplant to Los Angeles. In addition to acting, she is also an accomplished vocalist.
- (2000) Voted by the readers of Black Men Magazine as one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year."
- Born in the sign of Cancer (the Crab); has a small tattoo of a crab on her belly.
- Her contract was not renewed for the hit television series _"ER" (1994)_ (qv) on August 22, 2001, because the writers and producers were tired of her "unpleasant attitude".
- Attended Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in Manhattan where she appeared (and worked backstage) in theater department productions.
- Was arrested on February 22, 2000 in Los Angeles for "intentionally interfering with a lawful business establishment...and refusing to leave the premises" after she began screaming obscenities in the L'Ermitage Hotel.
- Was fired from her roles on _"ER" (1994)_ (qv) and _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv)
- Has a tattoo of 'Gypsy' on her arm and tattoos on her back and stomach.
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