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Lisa Arch        

Comedian and Actress; Cast Member of MADtv; Former Co-Host of TBS's Dinner and a Movie; Creator of Mommy Blog Flawless Mom

Lisa Arch is an American comedian and actress known for her roles in the 1997-98 Season of the FOX Network comedy show, "MADtv," as co-host of TBS's Dinner and a Movie from 2002 to 2005, and most recently as the recurring character of Samantha Samuels on Disney Channel's "Cory in the House." Arch has also has been in movies, such as 2007's "Evan Almighty."

Born Lisa Kushell in Los Angeles, she began acting onstage at 15 years old in the sketch comedy troupe Upstage Comedy. She earned her SAG card with one line as a waitress on "Dream On." After her first appearance, she began appearing on such shows as "Seinfeld," "The X-Files," and "For Your Love."

Arch joined the cast of "MADtv" in 1997, as a repertory performer, for the third season. She would be promoted to repertory status mid-season. She is remembered for playing characters like social outcast Susan Whitfield and sassy country gal Wanda Terry-Ann Lainier Parker from the Parker Sisters sketches.

Arch also flexed her comedy muscles with her celebrity impressions, of public figures like Paula Jones. She also lampooned Hollywood stars like Farrah Fawcett, Demi Moore, Alyson Hannigan, Lori Loughlin and Hope Summers. She has also impersonated singers like Melanie Chisholm (a.k.a. "Sporty Spice"), Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple.

Since Leaving MADtv, Arch has done many guest appearances and voice overs. She has appeared in commercials for Mervyn's, Southern Comfort and Wheat Thins.

She has featured on the Comedy Central show "Crank Yankers" as the voice of Cammie, an airheaded, bisexual party-girl in her early twenties. She also played the role of Samantha Samuels on the Disney Channel show "Cory in the House."

In addition to acting and comedy, Arch is a mommy blogger. Her website, Flawless Mom, where she recounts her experiences of motherhood.

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