Lisa Jakub (born December 27, 1978) is a Canadian writer, yoga teacher, and former actress. She is best known for her roles as Lydia Hillard in the comedy-drama film Mrs. Doubtfire and as Alicia Casse in the 1996 film Independence Day.
|Occupation||Actress, writer, and yoga teacher|
|Years active||1985–2001 (actress)|
Early life and educationEdit
Jakub was born on December 27, 1978, in Toronto, Ontario. She is of Slovak (father) and Welsh and Scottish (mother) descent. She attended multiple schools in her early life, including Hillfield Strathallan College.
Jakub's first role was as Katis' Granddaughter in the 1985 film Eleni. She appeared in comedy-drama film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) alongside Mara Wilson, Sally Field, Matthew Lawrence, and Robin Williams. When Jakub received the part of Lydia in Mrs. Doubtfire, her high school expelled her for accruing too many absences. Robin Williams wrote a letter to Jakub's high school, pleading with them to re-admit Jakub but this was unsuccessful.
She played Sandra in Matinee (1993), appeared in A Pig's Tale (1994) and Independence Day (1996), The Beautician and the Beast (1997), and played the "inspiration" for Princess Leia in the short film George Lucas in Love (1999). She starred in Picture Perfect (1995), and portrayed a bordello worker in the American Old West in Painted Angels (1997).
After retiring from acting in 2001 at the age of 22, Jakub moved to Virginia and married her longtime partner, former Hollywood theater manager Jeremy Jones, in 2005. She has publicly stated that she has no plans to return to acting. Jakub later became a writer, authoring two books called You Look Like That Girl (2015) and Not Just Me (2017) and regularly contributes to online blogs. Jakub is also a qualified Kripalu yoga teacher. She has openly discussed her battles with anxiety, depression and panic attacks, which she has suffered from since her teenage years and credits her yoga practice in helping her overcome her battles.
- You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up (2015)
- Not Just Me: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird (2017)
|1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Lydia "Lydie" Hillard|
|1994||A Pig's Tale||Tiffany||Video|
|1996||Independence Day||Alicia Casse|
|1997||The Beautician and the Beast||Katrina Pochenko|
|1999||A Walk on the Moon||Myra Naidell|
|1999||George Lucas in Love||Marion||Short film|
|1986||The Right of the People||Katie||TV film|
|1986||Kay O'Brien||Allison Villaneuva||Episode: "Taking the Heat"|
|1986||Christmas Eve||Little Girl||TV film|
|1987||Friday the 13th: The Series||Kristen||Episode: "A Cup of Time"|
|1988||Once Upon a Giant||Little Red Riding Hood||TV film|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Missy||Episode: "Kandinsky's Vault"|
|1988||Emergency Room||Angie Sertoli||Episode: "All Hallows Eve"|
|1989||The Twilight Zone||Lisa Cranston||Episode: "Street of Shadows"|
|1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Janine Carlson||Episode: "The Playhouse"|
|1989||Glory! Glory!||TV film|
|1989||The Phone Call||Holly Henderson||TV film|
|1990||War of the Worlds||Julie||Episode: "The Pied Piper"|
|1990||Night Court||Barbie||Episode: "My Three Dads"|
|1991||The Rape of Doctor Willis||Carrie Willis||TV film|
|1991||The Story Lady||Alexandra Pollard||TV film|
|1993||Bride of Violence 2||Anna||TV film|
|1994||A Child's Cry for Help||Amanda Spencer||TV film|
|1994||Due South||Christina Nichols||Episodes: "Chicago Holiday: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1995||Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story||Leisa Conn||TV film|
|1995||Picture Perfect||J.J. Thomas||TV film|
|1996||Bermuda Triangle||Annie||TV film|
|1996||Reckoning||Shelley Maitland||TV film|
|1997||Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs||Clara Storey||TV film|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Ally Winthrop||TV film|
|1998||Dream House||Jenny Thornton||TV film|
|1999||Mentors||Joan of Arc||Episode: "Raising the Siege"|
|1999||Jack & Jill||Meg||Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"|
|2000||The Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla||Isabel||TV film|
- "Mrs. Doubtfire's Lisa Jakub Turns 40: See Cast Then and Now". E! Online. 2018-12-27. Retrieved 2019-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Kitchener, Shaun (2018-04-06). "Mrs Doubtfire child star Lisa Jakub looks like THIS now: What happened to Lydia?". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
- "Lisa Jakub". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- Lisa. "What are you? | Lisa Jakub". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "What happened the 1st time 'Mrs. Doubtfire' star saw Robin Williams in character". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
- TODAY (2018-10-05), 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Actress Lisa Jakub Reveals Robin Williams' Impact On Her Life Now | TODAY, retrieved 2019-05-08
- "Robin Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire Costar Pens Moving Blog Post in His Honor". Retrieved 21 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Former Child Star Trades Fame for Happiness—and a New Best Friend". Retrieved 21 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Lisa Jakub's Post-'Mrs. Doubtfire' Life: Former Child Star Blogs To Inform Us Of Her Whereabouts". Huffpost. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2019-11-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Jacobs, Soraya. "'Mrs. Doubtfire' star Lisa Jakub reveals why she left acting". ca.omg.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
- Jakub, Lisa (2014-04-23). "Things change and nothing changes: Mrs. Doubtfire 2 debrief". Lisajakub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "About". Lisa Jakub. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Lisa Jakub". Kripalu. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "The Anxiety Book: Not Just Me". Lisa Jakub. Retrieved 2018-07-26.