Lisa is a Los Angeles-based actor and acting teacher.


Film and TV credits include Bodied, HappyNCIS, NCIS: LA, Bones, Rizzoli and Isles, Silicon Valley, and Shameless.  


She has performed in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Moscow, and she holds a M.F.A. in Acting from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute at Harvard.

She currently teaches Acting for the Camera at AMDA and the Michelle Danner Acting Studio.

Lisa is an Associate Artist at the award-winning theater company Sinking Ship Productions.


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