Liza Lapira is an American actress best known for her recurring role as NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee on the television police procedural NCIS, from 2006-2007.
She also has starring roles in the sitcoms Traffic Light, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and Super Fun Night.
Lapira began her career doing workshops and Off-Broadway plays with various theatre companies, including Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Play Company and New Dramatists.
Her theatre credits include As You Like It, School for Wives, The Odyssey and No. 11 (Blue and White).
Her first television series regular role was as Maggie, Oliver Platt's long-suffering assistant on the cable series Huff. She also played neuroscientist Ivy on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.
Other television credits include recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, The Parkers, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Dexter, NCIS, ER and Dollhouse.
Film credits include Tony Scott's Domino, the independent feature The Big Bad Swim, J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield, 21, Fast & Furious and Repo Men. Lapira was also seen in Crazy, Stupid, Love, opposite Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon and Ryan Gosling.
Lapira is a proud supporter of LA's BEST, an after-school enrichment program in conjunction with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Originally from Queens, NY, she currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.