Lisa Langlois has starred in feature films, network television, prestigious theaters and TV commercials, yet her first public appearance can be traced back to “Romper Room” in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Then, at age 14 she won Miss Teen Hamilton, was second runner-up Miss Teenage Intercontinental as well as a unanimous vote by the press as Miss Photogenic. Eventually she appeared in a slew of TV commercials, a way to pay her University tuition.
It was through commercials Lisa was discovered by the legendary French director Claude Chabrol who cast her in “Blood Relatives” with Donald Sutherland. Then came the classic “Violette Noziere” opposite Isabelle Huppert.
John Huston cast her in his dark, controversial thriller, “Phobia” and Hal Ashby chose Langlois to make her singing debut with three songs as the rock and roller in the Neil Simon comedy “The Slugger’s Wife”. Quincy Jones added a fourth tune. According to Jones, "Lisa tears it up!” For Director Mark Lester, Langlois was memorable as a high school tough in the cult classic, “Class of ‘84” with Michael J. Fox.
On TV Lisa is best remembered for playing opposite Tony Danza in the highly rated film, “Doing Life”, a starring role as the mom in the Canadian production, “Heartland” and the acclaimed series “The L Word”. Her stage debut was at the Tony Award winning, LaJolla Playhouse, where Des McAnuff was the artistic director.
Among her many achievements, Lisa considers her greatest is Emerson, her 16 year old son who now lives in Toronto with her. "My family is a great support line for me,” she said. "Family and dogs have been by my side all along the way. In fact, other than Emerson, dogs have been my happiest and healthiest relationships. My hope has always been to be as great as my dog thought I was."
Lisa's latest dog was a rescue, found at the Southern California Wheaten Association. "Riley was special…her mother and one son were champions and she was actually part of a breeder's program to strengthen the Wheaten line. Lisa's favorite aspect of the dog world…"they don't lie".
Check out her website: www.lisalanglois.ca