Lisa is a non-binary actor based in Los Angeles. Their film and TV credits include Bodied, Happy, BonesNCIS, NCIS: LA, Rizzoli and Isles, Shameless and Silicon Valley. They have performed in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Moscow, and they hold a M.F.A. in Acting from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute at Harvard University. They currently teach Acting at the Michelle Danner Acting Studio and AMDA. They are an Associate Artist at the award-winning theater company Sinking Ship Productions.  

Lisa and the Artistic Directors of SSP are currently developing a devised theater production commissioned by the Getty Villa and scheduled for 2021.


directed by Maegan Houang

"MǍLÌ-LIÁN MONROE reconceptualizes iconic white American woman as an Asian-American woman wearing traditional Chinese opera makeup.  This photo series explores the masks and costumes Asian American women wear to balance our own ethnic identities with Eurocentric beauty standards.  The photographs oscillate between beautiful and grotesque, honest and theatrical, eye-opening yet bewildering.  As a biracial Asian American woman, I, like many, constantly ponder the in-between."

- Maegan Houang