Lisa Lynn Masters

Lisa Lynn Masters

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Lisa Lynn Masters
Born (1964-03-20)March 20, 1964
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died November 15, 2016(2016-11-15) (aged 52)
Lima, Peru
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1996–2016
Known for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Spouse(s) William Brooks (2004–2016; her death)

Lisa Lynn Masters (March 20, 1964[1] – November 15, 2016)[2] was an American actress, writer and model.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.[4] She graduated from Appalachian State University in Broadcasting with a minor in Modern Dance.[3] She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[citation needed]


After college, Masters worked as a model and news reporter[3] and landed an uncredited role as a news reporter in the feature film The Siege.[5] She appeared in TV commercials and later, the feature films The Stepford Wives, Blumenthal (2013), It’s Complicated (2009).[3]

Masters continued modeling and acted in several television series, including an episode each in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,[6] Ugly Betty, Iron Fist, Gossip Girl, Nashville, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Masters married William Brooks in 2004.[3] They resided in Brooklyn, New York.[7] William “Yam” Brooks is an award-winning singer/songwriter on the Magnatune label and a healing arts practitioner.


At nearly midnight on November 15, 2016, Masters was found dead in a hotel room in Lima, Peru by hotel workers.[3] Suicide is suspected, as she was found hanging, and police say there were antidepressants nearby along with her cell phone that had instructions on how to contact her family in the United States.[8] Masters left two letters, some of which discussed her history of mental illness.[3]

Actress (20 credits)
 2017 Iron Fist (TV Series)

Under Leaf Pluck Lotus (2017) … Doctor
 2015 Fishbowl
 2015 Nashville (TV Series)
Dr. Laurel Kennedy

Before You Go Make Sure You Know (2015) … Dr. Laurel Kennedy
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Dr. Goodman

Kimmy Goes to a Party! (2015) … Dr. Goodman
 2013 Blumenthal
 2012 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Mrs. Burns

About Face (2012) … Mrs. Burns
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Tina Heller

Official Story (2012) … Tina Heller
 2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Bryn Harold

While You Weren’t Sleeping (2011) … Bryn Harold
 2010 Beach Lane (TV Movie)
 2009 It’s Complicated
Woman in Elevator (as Lisa Lynn Masters)
 2008 The Clique (Video)
Mrs. Marvil
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Crying Museum Curator

Filing for the Enemy (2008) … Crying Museum Curator
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)

Gone (2005) … Wendy
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Carol Wainwright
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Guest #2

Faith’s Maid (2004) … Guest #2
 2002/I One Day (Short)
 1998 The Siege
Reporter #2 (uncredited)
 1998 Burn
Reporter (uncredited)
 1996 Close Up

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