Lisa Lynn Masters
Lisa Lynn Masters
|Born||(1964-03-20)March 20, 1964
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||November 15, 2016(2016-11-15) (aged 52)|
|Known for||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt|
|Spouse(s)||William Brooks (2004–2016; her death)|
Early life and education
Masters was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University in Broadcasting with a minor in Modern Dance. She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
After college, Masters worked as a model and news reporter and landed an uncredited role as a news reporter in the feature film The Siege. She appeared in TV commercials and later, the feature films ‘The Stepford Wives, It’s Complicated.
Masters continued modeling and acted in several television series, including an episode each in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, Iron Fist, Gossip Girl, Nashville, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Masters married William Ben Brooks in 2004. They resided in Brooklyn, New York. William Ben Brooks is an award-winning singer/songwriter on the Magnatune label, author and healing arts practitioner.
At nearly midnight on November 15, 2016, Masters was found dead in a hotel room in Lima, Peru by hotel workers. 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. Masters left two letters, some of which discussed her history of mental illness.
|1998||The Siege||Reporter #2|
|2002||One Day||Mom||Short film|
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Carol Wainwright|
|2008||The Clique||Mrs. Marvil|
|2009||It’s Complicated||Woman in Elevator|
|2015||The Girl in the Book||Alana|
|2004||Hope & Faith||Guest #2||Episode: “Faith’s Maid”|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Wendy||Episode:”Gone”|
|2008||Ugly Betty||Crying Museum Curator||Episode: “Filing for the Enemy”|
|2010||Beach Lane||Wife||Television film|
|2011||Gossip Girl||Bryn Harold||Episode: “While You Weren’t Sleeping”|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Tina Heller||Episode: “Official Story”|
|2012||Royal Pains||Mrs. Burns||Episode: “About Face”|
|2015||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Dr. Goodman||Episode: “Kimmy Goes to a Party!”|
|2015||Nashville||Dr. Laurel Kennedy||Episode: “Before You Go Make Sure You Know”|
|2017||Iron Fist||Doctor||Episode: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”|