Lisa Gerritsen

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Who is Lisa Gerritsen?

Lisa Gerritsen is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. She has made her name being an amazing actress. Her acting skills since childhood have been adored endlessly. Lisa gained attention after her role as Bess, in the TV series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Moreover, being loved for the role, she also replayed the role in its spin-off “Phyllis”. Though the actress became active from the year 1968 to 1977, her acting has left imprints in the industry.

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Lisa Gerritsen, a former American child actress, was born on December 21, 1957, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Great-granddaughter of True Boardman and his wife Virginia True Boardman who were silent film actors, Lisa also followed them. Lisa has the star sign of Sagittarius.

Besides, Lisa holds the nationality of America and as per ethnicity, belongs to white. She is a grand-daughter of the screenwriter True Eames Boardman. With the blond hair color and the eye color hazel, she has an amazing look. Also, her average height makes her have an outstanding personality.


Lisa was onto the acting from her very young age of eight. There, she was introduced to a local summer parks department production. Her mother and grandfather encouraged her into the acting career. She first started her career in television working in an episode of “The Dorris Day Show” in 1968 after running the gamut of numerous casting calls. After the show, she has a cameo appearance in several TV shows such as “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, “The Odd Couple, Bonanza”, “Family Affair”, and “The Virginian”. In the same year, she enrolled in the TV series “The Gunsmoke” till 1970. Furthermore, her debut in the film was in the film “Airport”, in 1970. Next year, she appeared in “A Hollowing in the Woods”.

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Lisa made an amazing impression on herself in her acting career in the American TV sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1970 to 1975. From the same year, she reprised the role of the spin-off series “Phyllis” till 1977. Eventually, Gerritsen has worked in several movies including “The Amazing Chan Clan”, “The Wonderful World of Disney”, “The Amazing Chan” where she gave a voice. Though she was cast in many Television roles, her first big-screen appearance was in “Airport”. Also, she has shared her screen with Jack Lemmon and Barbara Harris working in “The War Between Men and Women”.

Gerritsen has also worked in the San Francisco Bay area as an Independent Relocation Coordinator and Facilities Project Manager. Furthermore, she had also involved in a large software company in the 1990s in California. Gerritsen lastly appeared in the Tv series “Insight” in 1987 portraying the role of Lisa Sears.

Net Worth

With her amazing career in the acting, Gerritsen has earned popularity along with a wise amount of money. Her net worth is around $1 million. Though away from the mainstream from the past few records, the actress main source of earning is through her work in TV series and movies. There is no other information about her house and property.

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Personal Life of Lisa Gerritsen

Talking about her personal life, Gerritsen is a married woman. Gerritsen had been sharing a lovable relationship with her husband John Rustan. The couple is married since 2000. Moreover, the couple is blessed with a son. Lisa is living a happy family life along with her husband and son in Petaluma, California.

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