Born and raised in Chicago, Born and raised in Chicago, Lisa Joyce (Donna Connolly)received her BFA in Acting from the Theatre School at
DePaul University. Shortly after graduating, she received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for her performance in Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter, which premiered at Steppenwolf before transferring off-Broadway and being named a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Since moving to NY, Lisa has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. She made her West End/Broadway debut in La Bete and toured nationally in the Tony Award winning production of Doubt. Some of her favorite Off-Broadway and regional credits include; Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, The Ugly One at Soho Rep (Drama Desk nom.) and Blackbird at The Studio Theatre in D.C. (Helen Hayes Award). Lisa’s television and film credits include: The Following (recurring), Boardwalk Empire (recurring), The Good Wife, Fringe, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, The Brave
One, The Messenger and Fear of Falling (Wallace Shawn’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, dir. by Jonathan Demme) which will have it’s world premiere at the Rome Film Festival this November.