LisaGay Hamilton Bio, Age, Husband, Movies, SVU, Net Worth, Salary, Twitter

LisaGay Hamilton Biography

LisaGay Hamilton is an American actress best known for her role as attorney Rebecca Washington on the ABC legal drama The Practice (1997-2003). She also played Melissa Thoreau on TNT’s comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age (2009-2011), Celia Jones on Netflix’s House of Cards (2016), Suzanne Simms on Hulu’s Chance (2016), and Kayla Price on Hulu’s The First (2016-2017). (2018).

LisaGay Hamilton Age

Hamilton is 57 years old as of 2021. She was born on March 25, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. She celebrates her birthday on 25th March every year.

LisaGay Hamilton Height

Hamilton stands at a height of 1.57 meters.

LisaGay Hamilton Family

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California, but spent the majority of her youth on Long Island, in Stony Brook. Her mother, the former Eleanor Albertine “Tina” Blackwell, was from Meridian, Mississippi, and her father, Ira Winslow Hamilton, Jr., was from Bessemer, Alabama. Tina attended Talladega College, while Ira attended Morehouse College, and both parents went on to become successful professionals. Ira worked as an engineer for a while before starting his firm as a general contractor. Tina went on to acquire a master’s degree in social work and spent many years working with the Girl Scouts.

LisaGay Hamilton Husband

Hamilton married historian and writer Robin Kelley in August 2009. They live in Los Angeles, California, in the View Park-Windsor Hills area.

LisaGay Hamilton Net Worth

Hamilton has an estimated Net Worth of $1.5 Million which she has earned from her career as an actress.

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LisaGay Hamilton Photo

LisaGay Hamilton Salary

Hamilton earns a salary of around $60 thousand to $320 thousand per role according to our sources.

LisaGay Hamilton Career

Hamilton was enamored with theater from a young age. She watched several Negro Ensemble Company off-Broadway shows in the 1970s, including A Soldier’s Story and The First Breeze of Summer. She began her studies in theater at Carnegie Mellon University, but after a year, she was accepted into New York University’s Tisch Drama School, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater in 1985. She went on to The Juilliard School for graduate study, earning an M.A. in Drama in 1989. Hamilton set her sights on classical theater from the start. She starred opposite Kevin Kline in Measure for Measure at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was one of her first prominent roles.

Hamilton established a reputation as a serious dramatic actor with her performances in Much Ado About Nothing, Tartuffe, Reckless, Family of Mann, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. In 1995-96, she won an Obie Award, a Clarence Derwent Award, an Ovation award for best actress, and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as a young, aspiring South African singer in Athol Fugard’s Valley Song. For her work as Suzanne Alexander in Adrienne Kennedy’s The Ohio State Murders, Hamilton received critical acclaim, a second Obie Award nomination, and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination.

Hamilton performed in nearly two dozen films, including Jonathan Demme’s The Truth About Charlie and Beloved, Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Palookaville, Drunks, Showtime’s A House Divided, and Campbell Scott’s cinematic adaptation of Hamlet as Ophelia. She has collaborated with filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia on several projects, including the movie Ten Tiny Love Stories, Nine Lives, and Mother and Child. John Sayles directed Honeydripper, and Joe Wright directed The Soloist.

In 2005, Hamilton received a Peabody Award for her work on Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, a documentary film she produced and directed in 2003. The film depicts the life of Beah Richards, a pioneering black actress who paved the way for African-American actresses. On the set of Beloved, the two women had met (1998). Hamilton recorded more than 70 hours of their chats over the next two years. Richards’ political involvement and poetry were also explored in Hamilton’s film. At the AFI Film Festival, the film received the Grand Jury Prize.

Following Richards’ death in 2000, Hamilton teamed up with illustrator R. Gregory Christie to create a children’s book based on one of her poems. Simon & Schuster published Keep Climbing Girls in 2006. Men of a Certain Age, an hour-long comedy-drama starring Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, and Scott Bakula that aired from 2009 to 2011, included Hamilton as Melissa. Hamilton joined the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater in the fall of 2010.

LisaGay Hamilton The Rookie

He was cast as Henry’s Doctor on the TV series The Rookie in the Episode: “Brave Heart” in 2021.

The Practice

She is famous for playing the role of attorney Rebecca Washington on the ABC legal drama The Practice (1997-2003).

Lisa gay Hamilton SVU

Hamilton guest-starred on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Teresa Randall.

LisaGay Hamilton, This is Us

She was cast on the movie This Is Us an American drama television series, that premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016, as Aunt Mae.

LisaGay Hamilton Movies

  • 2000 A House Divided
  • Hamlet
  • 2002 The Sum of All Fears
  • Ten Tiny Love Stories
  • The Truth About Charlie
  • 2005 Nine Lives
  • Conviction
  • 2007 Honeydripper
  • 2008 Deception
  • 2009 The Soloist
  • Mother and Child
  • 2011 Take Shelter
  • Beastly
  • 2012 The Hypnotist
  • 2013 Lovelace
  • Go for Sisters
  • Life of a King
  • Redemption Trail
  • 2014 Line of Sight
  • 2016 Indiscretion
  • The Wilding
  • 2018 Beautiful Boy
  • Vice
  • 2019 Ad Astra
  • The Last Full Measure
  • Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas

TV Shows

  • 2002 Sex and the City
  • 2004 The L Word
  • 2005 ER
  • 2006 Without a Trace
  • 2006-13 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2007 Numb3rs
  • 2009-11 Men of a Certain Age
  • 2012 Southland
  • 2013 Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2014 Grimm
  • Scandal
  • 2016 House of Cards
  • Chance
  • Code Black
  • 2018 Elementary
  • The First
  • 2018–19 Sorry for Your Loss
  • 2019 The Blacklist
  • 2021 This Is Us
  • The Rookie
  • TBA The Dropout

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