LISA GAY HAMILTON Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Lisa Gay Hamilton                                                         
Born: 25 March 1964 Los Angeles, California                                     
Lisa Gay Hamilton (born March 25, 1964) is an American actress known for her     
role as attorney Rebecca Washington on the ABC legal drama The Practice.         
Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Tina, a social     
worker, and Ira Hamilton, a realtor and construction worker. She graduated       
with a degree in theatre from New York University and earned her master's degree 
from The Juilliard School.                                                       
She directed the documentary film Beah: A Black Woman Speaks in 2003. This film, 
about pioneering black actress Beah Richards, dealt with Hamilton seeking out   
Richards, an African-American actress who had broken ground making inroads for   
black actresses, and who had performed in major films like Guess Who's Coming to 
Dinner. Richards also made a memorable late-career appearance on the TV series   
Designing Women.