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Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 5 May 1955New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Growing up in New York City's Greenwich Village, Lisa Jane Persky (aka Eljay Persky) began an acting career at La Mama E.T.C. in H.M. Koutoukas' "Grandmother Is In The Strawberry Patch" as the "World's Most Perfect Teenager". She next crossed East 4th St. to co-star with Divine in Tom Eyen's "Women Behind Bars". She has appeared in many plays including Broadway's "Steaming", and at L.A.'s Met Theater and LATC. She made her film debut as 'Robert Duvall''s daughter in The Great Santini (1979). Other movie credits include Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). She created memorable roles in The Big Easy (1986) and Coneheads (1993), and gave Quentin Tarantino his first screen kiss in Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995).

Lisa has had featured roles in numerous television shows, such as The Practice (1997), Touched by an Angel (1994) and The X-Files (1993). Working in a wide variety of fields, from Assistant Executive Producer on Barbet Schroeder's Kiss of Death (1995) to shaping and generating special projects for the producers of television's Jeopardy! (1984), she has also been a freelance writer, photographer, and editorial collage artist for numerous international publications, including the recently released book "New York Rocker (My Life In The Blank Generation)", Smithsonian Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Style, Q, MOJO (London), and in corporate annual reports for, among others, New Line Cinema. In addition, she is a recipient of a Print Magazine Award for Design Excellence. Her writing and photography was first published in The New York Rocker, of which she was a founding member, and her first short story was featured in BOMB magazine. Her two recent chapbooks, "From The Ground Down" and "Defended", are available from Bathtub Books at dvlspstpl@aol.com.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Andy Zax (19 January 2008 - present)
? (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

She was the stepdaughter of the late author Judith Rossner and late classical violinist Vladimir Weisman.
The Blondie song, "I'm Always Touched By Your Presence, Dear", was written for Lisa Jane Persky by her then-boyfriend, Gary Valentine (Gary Valentine Lachman).

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