Liza Lapira (born December 3, 1981) is an American actress. She played Kianna in the 2008 film 21, Special Agent Michelle Lee in the CBS police procedural series NCIS and Ivy, Topher Brink's assistant in Dollhouse. Lapira has also co-starred in the short-lived sitcoms Traffic Light, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Super Fun Night and 9JKL.
In New York, she acted on stage and in independent films. She moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to work in television.
Lapira's New York stage credits include As You Like It, The School for Wives, The Odyssey, and Alexandra Cunningham's No. 11 Blue and White. Most recently, she played Suzanne in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Early film credits include director Tony Scott's Domino and independent feature The Big Bad Swim, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Lapira appeared in J. J. Abrams' 2008 film Cloverfield as Heather and also appeared in Table for Three and 21. In 2009, she played Agent Sophie Trinh in the film Fast & Furious opposite Paul Walker, and in 2010, she played Alva in Repo Men. She portrayed Liz, the sharp-tongued friend of Hannah (Emma Stone) in the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Lapira's first major role was a series regular spot on the Showtime TV series Huff. Lapira played neuroscientist Ivy in both seasons of Joss Whedon's series Dollhouse, appearing predominantly with Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman.
Lapira had regular roles as: Agent Michelle Lee in NCIS, Lisa in Traffic Light, Robin in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Detective Jacocks in Battle Creek, Leslie Barrett in Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, and Eve in the CBS comedy 9JKL.
|2000||Autumn in New York||Charlotte's birthday friend|
|2002||Brown Sugar||Hot 97 receptionist|
|2006||The Big Bad Swim||Paula|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Sophie Trinh|
|2009||Table for Three||Nerissa||Direct-to-video|
|2010||See You in September||Monica|
|2010||Marmaduke||Party dog #1||Voice|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Liz|
|2012||The Happiest Person in America||Lara||Short film; also associate producer|
|2014||Someone Marry Barry||Single mom at wedding|
|2017||All I Wish||Darla|
|2018||The Samuel Project||Nadia Akiyama|
|1999||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Waitress||Episode: "Wanderlust"|
|2001||Law & Order||Cheryl Treadwell||Episode: "A Losing Season"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rebecca Chang||Episode: "Scourge"|
|2001||The Education of Max Bickford||Nia Sheppard||Episode: "A Very Great Man"|
|2002||The Education of Max Bickford||Student volunteer||Episode: "Money Changes Everything"|
|2003||Sex and the City||Pam||Episode: "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Layla||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2004||The Sopranos||Amanda Kim||Episode: "Sentimental Education"|
|2004||The Parkers||Shaquan||Episode: "At Last"|
|2004–2006||Huff||Maggie Del Rosario||Main role; 21 episodes|
|2006–2008||NCIS||Michelle Lee||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Noelle Lavatte||Episode: "Let the Angels Commit"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Forensics technician||4 episodes|
|2007||Monk||Dr. Souter||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital"|
|2007||Queens Supreme||N/A||Episode: "Mad About You" (unaired)|
|2008||Dexter||Yuki Amado||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2009–2010||Dollhouse||Ivy||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2011||Traffic Light||Lisa Reilly||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2012||Psych||Tina||Episode: "Let's Doo-Wop It Again"|
|2012–2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Robin||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Abby Halstead||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
|2013||Royal Pains||Erika Seelig||Episode: "HankWatch"|
|2013–2014||Super Fun Night||Helen-Alice||Main role; 17 episodes|
|2014||Blue Bloods||Skye Bishop||Episode: "Insult to Injury"|
|2014||Power||Grace Pak||Episode: "Who You With?"|
|2015||Battle Creek||Detective Jacocks||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2015, 2017||Con Man||Brenda White||Web series; 5 episodes|
|2016||Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life||Leslie Barrett||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2016||Angel from Hell||Jill||Episode: Pilot|
|2017–2018||9JKL||Eve||Main role; 16 episodes|
|2018||Animal Kingdom||Episode: Wolves|
|2018||The Good Doctor||Nurse Ann Flores||Episode: "36 Hours"|
|2019||NCIS: New Orleans||Aminta Jax||Episode: Crab Mentality|
|2019||Unbelievable||Mia||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2019||Nancy Drew||Victoria Fan||3 episodes|
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