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Liza Lapira  

Actress, Known for "21," "NCIS" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent. While in New York, she acted in theatrical productions and small 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.

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 was the sharp-tongued friend of the "PG-13" Hannah in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

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.

Her TV credits include recurring roles in Dexter, ER, Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, The Parkers as Shaquan, Sex and the City, and The Sopranos.

Lapira had regular roles as Agent Michelle Lee in NCIS, Lisa in Traffic Light and Robin in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

Lapira is a supporter of LAs BEST, an after-school enrichment program in conjunction with the Los Angeles Unified School District


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