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Lisa Benavides-Nelson

Currently serves on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. Other teaching and directing credits include: SUNY-Purchase, The Juilliard School, The Actor's Center New York, The Stella Adler Conservatory, and The Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theater. Acting credits include: Lincoln Center Theatre, Williamstown Theater... See full bio »

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IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

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 2003 Sex Ed (Short)
Diane (as Lisa Benavides)
 2001 The Grey Zone
Anja (as Lisa Benavides)
 2001 Upheaval (Short) (as Lisa Benavides)
 2001 O
Ms. Serney (as Lisa Benavides)
 1997 Eye of God
Nurse (as Lisa Benavides)
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 2002 The Good Girl (special thanks - as Lisa Benavides)

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"Your character is defined by his wants and needs." In regards to character work. See more »


Teaching Acting at the renowned Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase See more »

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