Lisa Vidal is an American actress currently making her name through the new ABC series The Baker and the Beauty. She was born on 13th June 1965 in Whitestone, Queens, New York City, to parents Josie Vidal (mother), a secretary, and Manny Vidal (father), a tax consultant and businessman.
The actress belongs to a family of actors. She’s got three siblings; a couple of sisters, both actors, Christina Vidal and Tanya Vidal, and a brother named Christian Vidal. Vidal’s parents moved to Manhattan, New York, from Puerto Rico, where Vidal and her sisters were born.
Lisa went to the High School of Performing Arts upon completing elementary education. Following her graduation, she began working at the La Familia Theatre Company, alongside Raul Julia and Julia Roberts.
Lisa Vidal is best known for The Division (2001-04), Being Mary Jane (2013-19), High Incident (1996-97), The Event (2010-11), Third Watch (1999-01), ER (2001-04), and The Baker and the Beauty (2020).
Stars as Mari Garcia on ‘The Baker and the Beauty’ (2020)
Developed by Dean Georgaris, The Baker and the Beauty is an American romantic comedy-drama series on ABC based on the Israeli romantic-comedy series Beauty and the Baker by Assi Azar that streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The Israeli version ranks as one of the highest-rated shows in the nation’s television history.
Creator Dean Georgaris shed light on the significant differences between the two versions.
The Israeli show stayed focused primarily on the baker and the beauty, and it was a half-hour show. We were able to expand it for the hour and really make it about the entire family, which sets us apart and lets us do family stories which we can all relate to.
A blue-collar baker strikes up a relationship with an international superstar. US version of the Israeli romantic comedy series ‘The Baker and the Beauty.’
Lisa Vidal is playing the role of Mari Garcia on ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty. Mari is the mother of Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk), Mateo Garcia (David Del Rio), and Natalie Garcia (Belissa Escobedo).
Lisa Vidal portrays the character of Mari Garcia on The Baker and the Beauty.
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Set in Miami, Florida, featuring predominantly Latino stars, the rest of the main cast of The Baker and the Beauty includes Nathalie Kelley as Noa Hamilton, Dan Bucatinsky as Lewis, Michelle Veintimilla as Vanessa, and Carlos Gomez as Rafael Garcia. In addition, the recurring cast includes Georgina Reilly as Piper.
The Baker and the Beauty premiered on ABC on 13th April 2020.
Married to Husband Jay Cohen; Family Completed by Three Children
Lisa Vidal is married to her husband Jay Cohen for three decades.
Lisa Vidal is married to her real estate agent husband, Jay Cohen. The couple tied the knot on 6th January 1990 and later welcomed three children.
Lisa gave birth to her first child, a son named Scott Cohen in 1992. He’s got one acting credit to his name as Ritchie Soto in an American comedy-drama film I Like It Like That (1994). Six years after Scott’s birth, the pair welcomed their second son, Max Cohen in 1998. Fast forward five years, they welcomed their only daughter, Olivia Cohen, in July 2003.
Lisa Vidal with her husband Jay Cohen and their kids; Max Cohen (son) and Olivia Cohen (daughter).
The actress credits her chemistry with her husband in raising their kids as one of the major reasons she’s been successful in her career. The entire family currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
The Actress is a Breast Cancer Survivor
Lisa Vidal was diagnosed with breast cancer following an ultrasound test several years ago. Impressively, she beat the fatal disease and later turned into a strong advocate for early identification.
The actress spoke to People Magazine in 2016, opening up about her battle with cancer and the significance of early detection.
My diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinona. And here’s the thing, it’s so crazy because my mammogram showed nothing. The reason I really wanted to talk about this, not only to share the experience but to also say that early diagnosis is so crucial and mammograms don’t always find it.
The mother of three claimed she had nothing against mammograms, but it was an ultrasound that helped save her life.
A mammogram is like a snowstorm and you’re trying to find a snowflake.
Vidal insisted, “You don’t see it until it’s much worse, and so that’s why I really, kind of, want to advocate for women to get ultrasounds and early detection and so that was my diagnosis. The good this was that it was treatable.”
Lisa Vidal’s Wiki/Bio/Career – What’s Her Net Worth?
Lisa Vidal’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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Lisa Vidal was only 14 when she acted in the theatre series Oye Willie. Later, she made her feature film debut with a minor role in Ken Handler‘s Delivery Boys (1985). Soon, she featured on the small screen with a single episode appearance as Mrs. Miron on an American sitcom The Cosby Show (1987).
Vidal landed a series regular role of Officer Jessica Helgado for 22 episodes on ABC’s High Incident, subsequently getting nominated for ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Later, she had a recurring role for 19 episodes as Dr. Sara Morales on Third Watch from 1999 to 2001.
The actress enjoyed a series regular character of Inspector Magdalena “Magda” Ramirez for 88 episodes in Lifetime’s police procedural drama The Division (2001-04). For her impressive performance, she was nominated for the ALMA Award and Imagen Award.
From 2001-04, Vidal portrayed a recurring character of Sandy Lopez for 12 episodes in the medical drama ER. Six years later, she enjoyed a series regular role for 14 episodes as Christina Martinez on NBC’s The Event (2010-11), getting nominated for Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Lisa most recently enjoyed a starring role of Kara Lynch for 51 episodes in an American drama Being Mary Jane (2013-19).
Besides her acting career, The Baker and the Beauty star previously owned a children’s clothing store called ‘Oodles’ in Studio City, California.
Lisa Vidal’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.