Lisa Jakub is a writer, speaker, writing teacher and retired actor. She grew up in Hollywood, as a child actor who appeared in more than forty movies and television shows during her eighteen-year career. She worked on such blockbusters as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, as well as critically-acclaimed films such as Rambling Rose, A Walk on the Moon and Matinee.
Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from the film industry at the age of twenty-two, in search of a new path. She left Los Angeles, attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a degree in sociology. She has embraced her lifelong passion for the written word, and is now an author. Her memoir, You Look Like That Girl, is available now and she is currently working on her next book.
She has appeared on HuffPost Live, MSNBC, CNN, BBC and CTV. Her writing has been featured in Newsweek, Today.com, Yoga Magazine, US Magazine, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog and she is a contributing writer to HelloGiggles. Lisa does speaking events at high schools, colleges and conferences and runs workshops about living an authentic life. She also teaches online writing classes through Writing Pad.
Lisa lives in Virginia with her husband, Jeremy.