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Lisa Nicole Carson

Born: July 12, 1969

Carson was born in Brooklyn, New York; her father is a journalism professor at the University of Florida, and her mother was a kindergarten teacher in New York. She spent her adolescence in Gainesville, Florida and attended F. W. Buchholz High School. Her parents separated when she was 14, and her mother moved back to New York alone. In 1986, she entered the Regional competition sponsored by the "America s Junior Miss" talent show, taking second place for the region held in Gainesville. After graduating in 1987, Carson returned to New York and decided that she wanted to be an actor. She began her career by appearing in a number of After School Specials and HBO short films. Carson appeared in productions at the famed Negro Ensemble Company. Her first notable credit came in 1991, when she appeared in Law & Order and in 1992 she had a non-speaking, minor role in the comedy series, The Cosby Show. She was a regular on The Apollo Comedy Hour before appearing in film in Let s Get Bizzee (1993), Jason s Lyric (1994) and Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). She has appeared in Love Jones. She also performed as an R&B singer in the 1995 television movie Divas. She had a role in the (1997) movie Eve s Bayou, as Mattie Monroe. On television, she played the recurring character Carla Reece, the on/off girlfriend of Eriq La Salle s Dr Peter Benton in NBC s ER between 1996 and 2001. Between 1997 and 2002 she played prosecutor Renee Raddick in Fox s Ally McBeal, a role for which she received multiple award nominations. Carson was fired from both roles, amid reports about her erratic behavior on and off set, alleged drug use, being arrested and admissions to a mental health facility. In 2012, she was featured in a guest appearance in the second-season finale of the canceled NBC series Harry s Law reprising her character Renee Raddick from Ally McBeal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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Life (1999)

Movie
Comedy |
Crime |
Drama |
USA |
| 108 Min

Comic stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence co-star in this funny and thoughtful film about the value of life. When the two find themselves shipped off to a Missouri prison for a life term in the 1930s they must learn to deal with the hand life has dealt them... and with each other. Fans will love Murphy and Lawrence as a new kind of "odd couple," aged through the film with Rick Baker's striking make-up effects.

66 1999 108
Poster of Eve's Bayou
73%

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Movie
Drama |
| 109 Min

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not knowing that he is observed by his youngest idealistic daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the incident which is traumatic for her naivete and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll...

73 1997 109
Poster of Devil in a Blue Dress
67%

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Movie
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 102 Min

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet, who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

67 1995 102



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