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Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes

American stage, film, television actress
Lisa Banes
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American stage, film, television actress
Is Actor Film actor Stage actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 9 July 1955, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Age 66 years
Star sign Cancer
Juilliard School
Theatre World Award 1981
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Lisa Banes (born July 9, 1955) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1984 for Isn't it Romantic? and won a 1981 Theatre World Award for her performance as Alison Porter Off-Broadway in Look Back in Anger. In film, she has appeared in Cocktail (1988), Freedom Writers (2007), Gone Girl (2014), and as Hollis in A Cure for Wellness (2016).

Early life

Banes was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.



She has appeared on Broadway several times. She played Cassie in the Neil Simon play Rumors in 1988 with Christine Baranski, Margaret Lord in the musical High Society with Anna Kendrick in 1998, was in Accent on Youth with David Hyde Pierce in 2009, and most recently in the 2010 revival of Present Laughter with Victor Garber.

Television and film

On television, Banes had a regular roles as Doreen Morrison in The Trials of Rosie O'Neill starring Sharon Gless, and as Mayor Anita Massengil on the Fox comedy series Son of the Beach (2000-01). She also had recurring roles on The King of Queens as Carrie's boss Georgia Boone, Six Feet Under as Victoria, on One Life to Live as Eve McBain, and on Nashville Season 6 as the Ranch Director. She also guest starred as a Trill doctor in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Equilibrium". Banes played Anne Kane in the 1985 TV miniseries Kane & Abel. Her other television credits include China Beach, Murder, She Wrote, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, NCIS, and Once Upon a Time. From 2010 to 2016, she had a recurring role as Ellen Collins on Royal Pains.

Banes also starred as Mrs. Berry in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Bonnie in Cocktail (1988), Flora in Dragonfly (2002), and Christina Ricci's mother in Pumpkin (2002). In 2014, she appeared in David Fincher's Gone Girl as Marybeth Elliott, mother of Amy Elliott (Rosamund Pike).

Personal life

Banes lives in Los Angeles. She is married to Kathryn Kranhold. On June 4, 2021, Banes was struck by a motorist on a scooter in a hit and run accident in New York City. She was admitted to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital with a severe brain injury.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Spenser: For Hire Meghan Farrell Episode "No Room at the Inn"
1986 The Equalizer Allison Episode: Nightscape
1987 Leg Work Celia Checkman Episodes: "Pilot", "The Art of Murder"
1988 Hemingway Martha Gelhorn Television miniseries
1989 Life Goes On Kathryn Henning Episode: "Paige's Mom"
1989 China Beach Cat Von Steeger Episodes: "How to Stay Alive in Vietnam (Parts 1 & 2)"
1990 American Dreamer Jessica Episode: Pilot
1990–1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Doreen Morrison
1993 L.A. Law Ms. Mitchell Episode: "Leap of Faith"
1993 Sisters Barbara Buckley Episode: "The Good Daughter"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Doctor Renhol Episode: "Equilibrium"
1994 Roseanne Mrs. Simms Episode: "White Men Can Kiss"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Lucy Hedrix Episode: "Shooting in Rome"
1995 High Society Tippi Von Schlaugger Episode: "The Naked and the Deadline"
1996 Murder One Vivien Barone Episode: "Chapter Ten"
1996 Frasier Pamela Episode: "A Lilith Thanksgiving"
1998 Michael Hayes Madeline Episodes: "Imagine (Parts 1 & 2)
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Barbara Hutton Television miniseries
1999 Legacy Georgina Winters 4 episodes
2000–2001 Son of the Beach Mayor Anita Massengil
2002 Philly Carolyn Minelli Episode: "Lies of Minelli"
2002 The Practice Judge Samantha Cooke Episode: "Eat and Run"
2002 Girls Club Meredith Holt 4 episodes
2004 It's All Relative Viveca Episode: "Ready, Aim, Sing"
2004 One Life to Live Eve McBain
2004 NYPD Blue Defense Attorney Episode: " Divorce, Detective Style"
2004 King of Queens Georgia Boone 2 episodes
2005 Jake in Progress Valerie Page Episode: "Harpy Birthday"
2005 Six Feet Under Victoria 3 episodes
2005 Out of Practice Chef Vivian Episode: "Key Ingredients"
2005 Boston Legal Attorney Kimberly Mellon Episode: "Truly, Madly, Deeply"
2006 In Justice D.A. Margaret Mannheim Episode: "Another Country"
2006 The Unit Dr. Rhea Morrison Episode: "SERE"
2006 Saved Dr. Victoria Cole Episodes: "Fog" and "Family"
2006 Desperate Housewives Vera Keck Episode: "Like It Was"
2007 Psych Edna Crocker Episode: "Forget Me Not"
2010 The Good Wife Georgia McGowen Episode: "Cleaning House"
2011 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Elaine Frye Cavanaugh Episode: "Totem"
2011 How to be a Gentleman Episode: "How to Attend Your Ex-Fiance's Wedding"
2012 Perception Irene Reardon Episodes: "Nemesis", "Kilimanjaro"
2015 NCIS Ambassador Olivia Edmunds Episodes: "Patience"
2016 Rosewood Esther Wilford Episode: "Hydrocephalus and Hard Knocks"
2010–2016 Royal Pains Ellen Collins 9 episodes
2016 Once Upon a Time Lady Tremaine Episode: "The Other Shoe"
2016 Masters of Sex Nina Clavermore Episodes: "Outliers", "Topeka"
2016 Madam Secretary Arabelle Marsh Episode: "Tectonic Shift"
2018 Nashville Ranch Director 4 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Mother
1985 Marie Toni Greer
1985 Looking Back in Anger Allison Porter Television Film
1986 One Police Plaza Erica Television Film
1988 Cocktail Bonnie
1988 Young Guns Mallory
1990 A Killer Among Us Joanna Westrope Television Film
1990 Close Encounter Andrea Griffin Television Film
1992 The Presence Diana Television Film
1993 Revenge on the Highway Vi Sams Television Film
1993 A Family Torn Apart Barbara Forester Television film
1993 Gloria Vane Doreen Television film
1994 Cries from the Heart Ms. Tolbert Television film
1995 Miami Rhapsody Gynecologist
1995 The Avenging Angel Rebecca Heaton Television film
1996 My Son is Innocent Lisa Eubanks Television film
1996 Last Exit to Earth Elder Television film
1996 Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Jessica Lewsohn Television film
1998 Without Limits Elfriede Prefontaine
2002 Pumpkin Chippy McDuffy
2002 Dragonfly Flora
2004 Combustion Mayor Wallker Television film
2007 Freedom Writers Karin Polachek
2008 Brothel Priscilla
2009 Legally Blondes Headmistress Higgins
2014 Gone Girl Marybeth Elliott
2017 A Cure for Wellness Hollis
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