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Liza Lapira  

Actress Known for "21" & "NCIS"

Liza Lapira is an American actress. She was born in Queens, New York, and 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." Her 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 also the sharp-tongued friend of the "PG-13" Hannah in "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Lapira's first major role was a series regular spot on the Showtime TV series "Huff." She played neuroscientist Ivy in both seasons of Joss Whedon's series "Dollhouse," appearing predominantly with Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman. Her additional 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." Most recently, she appeared in Netflix's critically acclaimed miniseries "Unbelievable."

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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