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Liza Lapira
Born December 3, 1981 (1981-12-03) (age 28)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Liza Lapira (born December 3, 1981) is an American actress best known for playing Kianna in the 2008 film 21, based on the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team and on NCIS as Special Agent Michelle Lee. Most recently she starred in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse as Ivy Topher's assistant.

Life and career

Lapira was born in Queens, New York of Filipino descent. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004.

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. Lapira's first major role was a series regular spot on the Showtime TV series Huff. Most recently, 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, NCIS, ER, Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, The Parkers as Shaquan, Sex and the City, and The Sopranos.

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 has a role in the films Table for Three and 21. In 2009, she played Agent Sophie Trinh in film Fast & Furious and in 2010, Liza played Alva in Repossession Mambo.

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