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      Lisa Jane Persky

      Lisa Jane Persky

      Highest Rated: 95% The Great Santini (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 16% Destiny Turns On the Radio (1995)

      Birthday: May 5, 1955

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Pliable second lead and supporting player of numerous films and TV programs since 1979, Lisa Jane Persky made an auspicious debut as Mary Ann Meechum, the rebellious, oft-cynical eldest daughter of Robert Duvall in "The Great Santini" in 1979, but few of her subsequent roles have been as "showy." Persky's stage credits Off Broadway began with work at the famed La Mama Experimental Theatre Company in "Grandmother Is in the Strawberry Patch," and at the Truck & Warehouse Theatre in the campy production of "Women Behind Bars," an ensemble piece which also included Divine in drag amongst its cast. Persky has won critical acclaim in Los Angeles for many stage performances, as well as the Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly awards for best actress for "These Men," which she starred in at LAATC (Los Angeles Actors Theatre Company), and for "Hearts on Fire" at the Odyssey. However, she is best known to a wider audience for "The Great Santini," as well as for other films such as "The Sure Thing" (1985), in which Persky and Tim Robbins were teamed as the couple determined to drive John Cusack nuts by singing every show tune possible as they drive cross country. More recently, she was a nervous medical student in the ensemble "Vital Signs" (1990), added her deadpan to the laughs in "Dead Funny" (1995). Persky has made numerous TV guest appearances and appeared in TV movies. She was Dirty Dee in the NBC TV movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park," which starred the then red hot rock group and aired in 1978, and in 1987 played the gum-cracking secretary Dottie Dworski on the short-lived "Private Eye" comedy series.

      Highest rated movies

      The Great Santini
      When Harry Met Sally...
      The Big Easy
      Peggy Sue Got Married
      The Sure Thing
      The Cotton Club
      Female Perversions


      GREAT SANTINI, Robert Duvall, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky, Julie Anne Haddock, Brian Andrews, 1979 THE GREAT SANTINI, (standing behind chairs) Brian Andrews, Michael O'Keefe, Theresa Merritt, (seated) Lisa Jane Persey, Julie Anne Haddock, 1979, (c) Orion PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, Joan Allen, Lisa Jane Persky, Kathleen Turner, Catherine Hicks, 1986 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Carrie Fisher, Meg Ryan, Lisa Jane Persky, 1989. © Columbia Pictures PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, face to face from left: Kathleen Turner, Lisa Jane Persky, Joan Allen (rear with eyeglasses), 1986, © TriStar



      54% 89% The Dogwalker Allison (Character) $3.7K 2002
      56% 66% An American Rhapsody Pattie (Character) $850.0K 2001
      53% 75% My First Mister Sheila (Character) $621.4K 2001
      71% 45% Female Perversions Margot (Character) $884.0K 1996
      16% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Katrina (Character) $1.1M 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Dead Funny Sarah (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 45% Pontiac Moon Alicia Frank (Character) $10.4K 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie VI Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Antagonists Joanie Rutledge (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 27% The Last of the Finest Harriet Gross (Character) $991.3K 1990
      91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Alice (Character) $90.4M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Dottie (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Payback Dottie Dworski (Character) - 1987
      89% 61% The Big Easy McCabe (Character) $15.5M 1986
      87% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Delores Dodge (Character) $37.7M 1986
      86% 79% The Sure Thing Mary Ann Webster (Character) - 1985
      74% 55% The Cotton Club Frances Flegenheimer (Character) - 1984
      63% 48% Breathless Salesgirl (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Intruder Linda (Character) - 1983
      65% 80% American Pop Bella (Voice) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Taxi Marian (Character) - 1980
      95% 75% The Great Santini Mary Anne Meechum (Character) - 1979


      80% 77% Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Jessica Applebaum (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1999
      No Score Yet 70% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
      74% 86% The X-Files Laura Weinsider (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Marion Keisker (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Sharon Berman (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Eye Dottie (Character) 1987-1988
      No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Kate Zbornak (Guest Star) 1985
      68% No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 75% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982