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Lisa Ruffin

Lisa Ruffin is a multi-talented performer and choreographer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she entered Carnegie Mellon University at age sixteen then went on to New York to complete her education at The Julliard School of Music. The first video she choreographed, "JoAnna", won an American Music Award. Her choreography credits include, UPN's "... See full bio »

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Him and Us
Him and Us Dancing Usher
Lackawanna Blues
Lackawanna Blues Dancer at Maxies
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God Juke Joint Dancer
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Various / Eddie's Friend


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 2007 The Stolen Moments of September
Forensic Agent (uncredited)
 2006 Him and Us (TV Movie)
Dancing Usher
 2006 Seth
Nurse (uncredited)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
Juke Joint Dancer (uncredited)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Dancer at Maxies (uncredited)
 2002 Life Moments (TV Series)
Little Miss African American
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Little Miss African American (uncredited)
 2000 The Artist's Journey: Funk Blast
Choreographer (uncredited)
 1999 Another World (TV Series)
Laura -Another World 8:16 / Laura
- Episode dated 31 May 1999 (1999) ... Laura -Another World 8:16 (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8796 (1999) ... Laura (uncredited)
 1998 One Life to Live (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7653 (1998) ... Reporter (uncredited)
 1992 Say What? (TV Movie)
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
 1988 All My Children (TV Series)
Dina / 4890
- Episode #1.4797 (1988) ... Dina (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4789 (1988) ... 4890 (uncredited)
 1981-1988 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Eddie's Friend
- Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) ... Various (uncredited)
- Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... Various (uncredited)
- Christopher Reeve/Santana (1985) ... Various (uncredited)
- Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1984) ... Various (uncredited)
- Eddie Murphy/Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers (1984) ... Eddie's Friend (uncredited)
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Won an American Music Awards for "Joanna", by Kool & The Gang. Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist. Cheorography by Lisa Ruffin. She also performed the role of Joanna. See more »

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