Now & Then
What do you know now that you wished you knew then?
Lisa Edelstein: Oh please, I was an idiotic (though remarkably enthusiastic) kid who thought she was a grown up. But that’s not so unique. I like my life, I like my story. I wouldn’t change it, wrinkles and all.
Lisa Edelstein is an actress and playwright. Though she is now known mostly for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit Fox TV show House, she has appeared in numerous television shows throughout the 90s and 2000s, including Seinfeld, Ally McBeal, Frasier, Wings, ER, Just Shoot Me! and The West Wing. She also wrote, composed and starred in Positive Me, a musical about AIDS which was informed by her celebutante days as Lisa E., the Queen of Downtown, in New York City in the 80s.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Photography by Patrick McMullan and Jimi Celeste for Patrick McMullan
Design by Marie Havens
Lisa Edelstein, 2nd Annual Change Begins Within Benefit Celebration Presented by the David Lynch Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, December 13, 2010, Photography by Jimi Celeste for PatrickMcMullan.com
Lisa Edelstein, NYC, 1980s, Photography by Patrick McMullan for PatrickMcMullan.com