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Lisa Vidal (1965)

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Lisa Vidal is an American film and television actress.

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 early years
Vidal was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Josie, a secretary, and Manny Vidal, a tax consultant and businessman. Her parents moved from Puerto Rico and settled in Manhattan, New York, where Vidal and her two sisters Christina and Tanya were born. She also has a brother named Christian. After Vidal finished her elementary education, she auditioned and was accepted in the High School of Performing Arts. When she graduated, Vidal went to work with La Familia Theater Company, alongside Raul Julia and Julia Roberts. Vidal was 14 years old when she acted in the theater series Oye Willie and later on made her feature debut with a small role in Delivery Boys. Soon, she was working in T.V. with parts in shows such as The Cosby Show.

 acting career
From 1994-1995, Vidal worked in New York Undercover as a reporter named Carmen. In the series she was sister to Det. Eddie Torres, played by Michael DeLorenzo. In 1995, she did some Off-Broadway and worked in The Commish. Among the other series she has worked in are: The Brian Benben Show in 1998 as "Julie"; Third Watch from 1999-2001 as "Dr. Sarah Morales" ; ER from 2001-2004 as "firefighter Sandy Lopez". Vidal had starring roles in in the police series High Incident and The Division , for which she received the 2002 nomination for the ALMA Award in the Best Actress Category. In 2006, she had a brief role in the short-lived action series Smith, as one of the federal agents looking for Ray Liotta's group of thieves.

Vidal has also participated in the following movies: Odd Girl Out , Naughty or Nice ; Chasing Papi ; I Like It Like That ; The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and in Night and the City , alongside Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, directed by Irwin Winkler. She is currently starring in NBC's The Event.

 personal life
She has been married to real estate agent Jay Cohen since 1990 and has two sons, Scott and Max and daughter Olivia and lives in Los Angeles, California with them. She used to own a children's clothing store called Oodles in Studio City, California.

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