Lisa Vidal
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Lisa Vidal (born June 13, 1965) is an American film and television actress.

Early LifeEdit

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 TV with parts in shows such as The Cosby Show.

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married to real estate agent Jay Cohen since 1990 and has two sons, Scott (b. 1992) and Max (b. 1998), and a daughter, Olivia (b. 2003). She lives in Los Angeles, California with them. She used to own a children's clothing store called Oodles in Studio City, California.


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," and ER from 2001-2004 as "firefighter Sandy Lopez." Vidal had starring roles in the police series High Incident (1996) and The Division (2001), 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, and in 2010 she starred in NBC's The Event.

Vidal has also participated in the following movies: Odd Girl Out (2005), Naughty or Nice (2004), Chasing Papi (2003), I Like It Like That (1994), The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998), and Night and the City (1992), alongside Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, directed by Irwin Winkler.


Year Film Role Notes
1985 Delivery Boys Tina Film Debut
1986 Christmas Eve Maria TV Movie
1988 Nightmare Beach Girl at Pool
1992 Night and the City Carmen
1994 I Like It Like That Magdalena Soto
1995 Mighty Aphrodite Chorus Voice
1997 Destination Unknown Marisol
Fall Sally
The Third Twin Lisa TV Movie
1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Ramona
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Babs Cardoza TV Movie
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Lori Halloran
Naked City: A Killer Christmas
1999 Hit and Run Detective Rico
Active Stealth Maria Direct-to-video
2001 The Blue Diner Elena
2003 Chasing Papi Carmen
2004 Naughty or Nice Diana Ramiro TV Movie
2005 Odd Girl Out Barbara
2007 Dark Mirror Deborah Martin
2009 Signal Lost TV Newswoman
Star Trek Barracks Officer
2010 Baby Dominique Short Movie
Year Title Role Notes
1980 Oye Willie Unknown Role Unknown episode(s)
1987 The Cosby Show Mrs. Miron 1 episode
1987-1991 ABC Afterschool Special Gloria Rodriguez 2 episodes
1988 Miami Vice Angel Montepina 1 episode
1992 Law & Order Lena Armendariz 1 episode
1994-1995 New York Undercover Carmen Recurring character
1995 The Commish Connie Muldoon 2 episodes
1996-1997 High Incident Officer Jessica Helgado
1998-2000 The Brian Benben Show Julie Recurring character
1999 Wasteland Unknown Role 2 episodes
1999-2001 Third Watch Dr. Sara Morales
2001-2004 The Division Inspector Magdalena "Magda" Ramirez
ER Sandy Lopez
2006 Boston Legal Irma Levine 2 episodes
Criminal Minds Gina Sanchez 1 episode
2006-2007 Smith Valez Recurring character
2007 Numb3rs Jennifer Malloy 1 episode
2009 Without a Trace Detective Bianca Gonzalez 1 episode
CSI: Miami Patricia Busick
2009-2010 Southland Mia Sanchez Recurring character
2010-2011 The Event Christina Martinez Main character
2011 American Horror Story Stacy Ramos Afterbirth episode
2012-2013 Grimm Lauren Castro 2 episodes:
("To Protect and Serve Man" & "One Angry Fuchsbau")

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