Lisa Chappell

Lisa Chappell


10/18/1968, Auckland, New Zealand

Birth Name

Lisa Irene Chappell


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Lisa grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. She played a role in the New Zealand tv show Gloss. She would later make frequent guest starring appearances in the US tv show Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, which brought her some familiarity in America. After that, she decided to move…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2010, Lisa won for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in General Television" at the Qantas Film & Television Awards for her role on the series The Cult.

    • In 2008, Lisa was the Presenter for an Auckland Tourism Video.

    • In 2007, Lisa served as the MC/Host of the AUT Universtiy Scholarship Awards.

    • Lisa's theatre credit include:
      (2013) Bad Jelly the Witch "Bad Jelly", ATC, dir. Simon Coleman
      (2012) Much Ado About Nothing "Beatrice", Court Theatre
      (2012) The Motor Camp "Jude", Auckland Theatre Company, Dir Roy Ward
      (2011) Mike & Virginia "Virginia", M & V Productions, Ltd
      (2011) The Wizard of Oz "Aunt Em/Glinda the Good Witch of the North", Peach Theatre Company, Dir Jesse Peach
      (2010) The Importance Of Being Earnest "Gwendolen Fairfax", Auckland Theatre Company Limited, Dir Colin McColl
      (2009) The Thirty-Nine Steps "Various", Auckland Theatre Company, Dir Ross Gumbley
      (2008) Design for Living, "Gilda", ATC, Dir Roy Ward
      (2007) Educating Rita "Rita", HIT Productions, Dir Jennifer Hagan
      (2007) The Homecoming "Ruth" Potent Pause, Dir Paul Gittens
      (2005) A. R. Gurney's Love Letters "Melissa Gardner" Dir Paul Gittins
      (2000) Hamlet "Hamlet" Journey 2000, Dir Dean Carey
      (1998) All My Sons "Ann Deaver" Auckland Theatre Company, Dir David Berthold
      (1997) The Herbal Bed "Suzannah Hall" The Court Theatre, Christchurch, Dir Elrick Hooper
      (1995) The Lover "Wife" Pumphouse Theatre, Dir David Coddington
      (1994) Girl Talk "Woman" Rose Theatre, Dir Lisa Chappell
      (1993) Up the Garden Path "Woman" Rose Theatre, Dir Lisa Chappell
      (1992) The Sneeze Independent Theatre Co, Dir Tim Bray
      (1992) The Nice Show Independent Theatre Co, Dir Tim Bray
      (1992) Chicago "Velma" Auckland Operatic, Dir Robert Price
      (1991) The Merchant of Venice "Portia" Pumphouse Theatre, Dir Paul Wright

    • Lisa, who appeared in several episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, first met series star Michael Hurst when he was teaching acting classes and she became one of his students.

    • Lisa's song 'When Then Is Now' has been selected to be on a world wide peace compilation CD, called Hope: Love Is The Answer.

    • Lisa wrote her first song when she was eighteen. It was a country-western song, and it was about a recent break-up she had experienced.

    • Though Lisa wasn't nominated for a Logie in 2005, she still attended the Awards Show, and presented an Award to Aaron Jeffery, her McLeod's Daughters castmate.

    • Lisa supports the charity NRMA Careflight, which uses helicoptors to take doctors directly to patients in need of critical care in Australia.

    • In 2003, Lisa was nominated for both the Gold and Silver Logie Awards.

    • Lisa enjoys horseback riding, tennis, roller skating, netball, and juggling.

    • In 2004, Lisa was nominated for both the Gold and Silver Logie Awards. She won the Silver Logie, which is given to the Most Popular Australian Actress.

    • Lisa is 5'8-1/2" (174cm), with dark brown hair and blue/green eyes.

    • Lisa is represented as an actress by the firm Johnson & Laird Management.

    • Her album When Then Is Now was released May 1st 2006. She plans on touring Australia and New Zealand for the album.

    • Lisa comes from a family of artists. Her father is a painter, her sister is a dancer and her brother is a sculptor.

    • Lisa is a supporter of giving blood, and encourages others to do so.

    • Lisa spent five years and her life savings to follow her musical dreams.

    • Lisa married her ex-husband, Chris Taylor in 2001, three months after they had met at Lisa's McLeods Daughters co-star Rachael Carpani's 21st birthday party.

    • In 2005, her debut album called When Then Is Now was released, which is only available for purchase in the US through the internet. Lisa funded the album herself. It is for sale in music stores in Australia, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, where it is also getting some radio play and favorable reviews.

    • In March 2004, Lisa became an ambassador for The Human Foundation, which raises money to help keep clown doctors in Australian hospitals.

    • She is hard pressed to name her favorite color, but says her favourite color for flowers is yellow.

    • She is a vegetarian.

    • In 2002, Lisa won a TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent for her role as Claire McLeod on Australian drama McLeods Daughters.

  • Quotes

    • Lisa: Perfectionism kills creativity and it certainly killed my singing for many years. It wasn't until I started listening to people like Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart and realized that it's okay to be imperfect that I started singing the songs I was writing.

    • Lisa: I have a Dictaphone and I'll sing into it or I'll pick up a guitar if there's one around. If I'm filming and people are looking for me, they just ask everyone to quiet down for a second and then say, 'Oh there she is. I can hear her singing.'

    • Lisa: (comparing her role as Megan on "Stingers" with her part on "McCleod's Daughters") That was the exciting part of the role, that's the reason I the role on, because she was so different, it was like the flipside to Claire. Megan has quite a few skeletons in her closet. Claire trod the high moral ground and Megan is a lot shadier than that, a lot more complex.

    • Lisa: (on her album "When Then Is Now") The album reflects the last few years of my life, and there was heartbreak. Someone said to me that it had a lot of longing and yearning in it, and I said, 'well, it's not surprising.'

    • Lisa: (on her new album "When Then Is Now") I felt compelled to make this album. I wrote a lot of music when I was younger, but not so much in my twenties. By the end of my first year on McLeod's [Daughters] I started writing again and the songs just kept pouring out of me.

    • Lisa: People said, "You're going to walk away from the show (McLeod's Daughters) to make an album? When you're scared of singing?" I'd grown up singing in choirs and musicals but had to stop because I got such bad nerves. But I felt ready to leave McLeod's, and what bubbled was music. I really wanted to make my album and sing my songs, so I realised I had to get over myself.

    • Lisa (on her transition from acting to singing): Some people might think I'm nuts, but I honestly have no regrets.

    • Lisa: I'm much happier with the person I am today. I feel like I've grown into being a woman.

    • Lisa (on her new album): I wrote a lot of the songs while I was healing from the pain of my divorce, and that seems to have infused the album. People say they play it and it makes them feel better. It puts babies to sleep around the world, apparently!

    • Lisa: There's nothing like a bit of love and pain to make you learn fast.

    • Lisa: It's quite fun taking risks. It's such a great feeling not to live life in fear. Just jump off! Life's too short. It doesn't matter if you fail.

  • best tv series ever

    Lisa i hope you get this note from me you were the best on McLoed,s daughters .my little girl her name is lisa did not like it when you got killed .i cryed .claire mcloed i will miss seeing you you are the best.
  • WoW! Lisa Chappell! Everyone knows here as Claire McLoed... The whole world was Strucked when Claire died in a ute accident...

    WoW! Lisa Chappell! Everyone knows here as Claire McLoed... The whole world was Strucked when Claire died in a ute accident...

    Don't you miss Claire, well I certinly do.. The day Claire died in the car accident I don't think I've cried as much in my life, it was so sad with Alex and the ring... Wow.. more tears!! Don't you think Lisa should have stayed at Mcloeds, I certainly do. And now that Claire has gone the show is still good but in a way not the same. Lisa is a brilliant beatiful singer and everyone who has heard her, or when they hear her will agree, And personal tip for Lisa Where your hair down!! It looks so much prettier. Well thanx for reading if you have any qu or comments email me...