Lisa Edelstein stars as Abby McCarthy in Bravo's first original scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. She has penned two episodes of the series, including episode #303, "Rule #187: You Are What You Eat, So… Chow Down" and episode #203, "Rule #8: Timing Is Everything," the latter which she wrote with creator and executive producer Marti Noxon. Edelstein also plans to direct an episode of Season 5.
Edelstein is most recognized for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit medical drama House, where she garnered a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress. After a seven-season run, she has since transitioned into memorable arcs on The Good Wife, House of Lies, and Castle, as well as guest starred on Elementary and Scandal.
No stranger to fearless roles, Edelstein has portrayed Rob Lowe's call-girl girlfriend on The West Wing, the transsexual boyfriend of James Le Gros on Ally McBeal, David Conrad's lesbian sister on Relativity, and an Orthodox Jew losing custody of her child on Family Law.
Additional television credits include her series regular role on Leap of Faith and guest turns on Seinfeld, The Practice, Without A Trace, Frasier, Felicity, and ER to name a few. She got her start in television as Lisa E on MTV's Awake on the Wild Side. Edelstein also works extensively in the realm of voiceover; most recently on The Legend of Korra, as well as voicing the character of Mercy Graves on the animated Superman and Justice League series, and memorable guest spots on American Dad and King of the Hill.
In feature films, Edelstein is probably best known as Ben Stiller's aerobics-obsessed date in Keeping the Faith. Additional credits include What Women Want, Daddy Day Care, and As Good As It Gets. Most recently she's been seen in Joshy, which premiered at Sundance and has since been acquired by Lionsgate/Hulu.
After honing her craft at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Edelstein performed in numerous off- and off-off-Broadway productions, including the AIDS-related musical, "Positive Me" which she authored, composed and performed. In fact, Common Ground recently bestowed her with an honor on behalf of her efforts to further awareness.
Edelstein currently resides in Los Angeles in a century old home with her family and rescue dogs. She volunteers her time by working with a variety of charity organizations, namely Best Friend Animal Sanctuary, Save the Children, and Planned Parenthood.