Lisa Roberts Gillan

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Lisa Roberts Gillan
BornLisa Roberts
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Tony Gillan (?-present)
FamilyEric Roberts (brother)
Julia Roberts (sister)
Emma Roberts (niece)
 
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This article is about the actress. For the original bassist for the band Hole, see Lisa Roberts (Musician).
Lisa Roberts Gillan
BornLisa Roberts
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Tony Gillan (?-present)
FamilyEric Roberts (brother)
Julia Roberts (sister)
Emma Roberts (niece)

Lisa Roberts Gillan (born Lisa Roberts; circa 1964-1965)[1] is an American actress. She is the sister of actors Eric Roberts and Julia Roberts, and the aunt of actress Emma Roberts.

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born in Decatur, Georgia. Her parents, Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, met while touring a production of "George Washington Slept Here" for the armed forces.[2] In 1963 they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Roberts' mother, became a church secretary and real estate agent, and her father, a vacuum cleaner salesman.[3] They filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972.[4] Eric stayed with his father in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters.[2] Father Walter died of cancer in March 1977.[2] [5] Julia and her mother, Betty, moved to Smyrna, Georgia, after the divorce.[2] In 1972, mother Betty married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life.[6] Michael Motes and Betty had a daughter in 1976,[2] Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose.[7]

Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.[8][9]

Career[edit]

She has had roles in such films as I Love Trouble (1994), Something to Talk About (1995), Runaway Bride (1999), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and Raising Helen (2004). She produced the film Nothing to Lose (1997) in which she played a small role; other actors were Adrien Brody and Tony Gillan. She also had a guest role in the TV-series Friends in an episode that guest-starred her sister, Julia Roberts. In the 2011 movie Mirror Mirror, based on the story of Snow White, she played Julia Roberts' reflection in a magic mirror.

Personal life[edit]

Gillan was maid of honor at Julia Roberts' wedding to Lyle Lovett.[1] She is married to actor Tony Gillan.[1]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1988To Heal A NationQuestioner
1994I Love TroubleKim's Friend
1995Nothing to LoseLinda
Something to Talk AboutKitty
FriendsCathyTV episode "The One After the Superbowl: Part 2"
1996The Call BackJudy
1999Law & OrderMadelyn BishopTV episode "Tabula Rasa"
Runaway BrideElaine from Manhattan
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMrs. SimmonsTV episode "Countdown"
100 Centre StreetMrs. GayleyTV episode "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
2002Sex and the CityShower Guest (uncredited)TV episode "A 'Vogue' Idea"
Grand ChampionMiss Robinson
Maid in ManhattanCora
2003Mona Lisa SmileMiss Albini
2004Raising HelenZoo Reporter
2007Queen SupremeAlonaTV episode "Words That Wound"
2010Eat Pray LoveWoman in Play
2012Mirror MirrorQueen's Reflection

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gliatto, Tom (September 15, 2003). "My Sibling, the Star". People. Retrieved 2014-02-10. ...actress Lisa Roberts Gillan, 38 ... 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Julia Roberts Biography — Yahoo! Movies". Archived from the original on 2005-12-03. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Famous Family Tree: Julia Roberts at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2006)
  4. ^ "Julia: Her Life", James Spada. St Martin's Press, New York. Page 32
  5. ^ Julia Roberts Profile - Info 2 India
  6. ^ Bucktin, Christopher (2013-11-17). "Picture exclusive: Julia Roberts smiles through the terror of abusive stepfather she 'feared and despised'". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  7. ^ Dillon, Nancy; Cristina Everett. "Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes found dead from reported suicide: Family says cause was 'apparent drug overdose'". Daily News (New York City). Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Julia Robert's Swedish ancestors" in Swedish, Genealogi.se
  9. ^ "Julia Roberts Isn't a Roberts" February 27, 2011, Huffington Post

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