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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 12 July 1954Berkeley, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Pelikan was born on July 12, 1954 in Berkeley, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), Lionheart (1990) and Julia (1977). She was previously married to Bruce Davison and Robert Harper.

Spouse (2)

Bruce Davison (4 July 1986 - 12 April 2006) (divorced) (1 child)
Robert Harper (30 May 1981 - 1984) (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Attended Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland
Born in Paris and raised in Italy and Japan, her father (Robert Grant Pelikan) was a financial attaché for various US embassies overseas and her mother (Helen Leese Biren) was a prominent psychologist.
Was leaning toward a dance career when surgery in high school cut short her pursuit.
Lovely, fragile-looking, frizzy red-haired leading lady of stage, film and TV who made her movie debut with the title role of Julia (1977) in 1977, playing Vanessa Redgrave in earlier years. Redgrave won a supporting Oscar.
Primarily a stage actress, she won a Drama-Logue Award for her one-woman play about Zelda Sayre (aka Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald) entitled "Only a Broken String of Pearls." She also directs, having helmed a stage production of "'Night, Mother" at the Interact Theatre in Los Angeles.
Offered a full scholarship at Juilliard School of Drama in the 1970s.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 41, a son Ethan Davison on April 5, 1996. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Bruce Davison.
Currently starring in The American Premiere of Never Land with The Rogue Machine Theatre Company in LA. [November 2009]
Playing Ruella in 'Communicating Doors' at the Odyssey theatre in LA [September 2002]
Currently starring in and receiving rave reviews in the critically-acclaimed Los Angeles Times Critics' Choice hit production of Daisy in the Dreamtime - a Fountain Theatre production at Inside the Ford at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. [April 2004]
Starring and receiving rave reviews for her "brilliant comic timing" in Accomplice at the Colony Theatre in Burbank thru March 13, 2005. [February 2005]
Currently starring as "Amanda" in "The Glass Menagerie" by 'Tennesse Williams' at The Colony Theatre directed by Jessica Kubzansky in a "controversial, life changing production" of this classic play. [February 2007]

Personal Quotes (2)

[I feel] lucky and blessed in film work to be as successful as I've been. I could have done more. I could do better. It's already in the can, and we move on."
Where some might grow a little stale, I always feel the longer I do a play, the better I get. I'm one of those actors who constantly keeps working on the role...I love that part of theatre. There is always tomorrow night to be better.

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