Lisa Jane Persky (aka Eljay Persky) grew up in New York City's Greenwich Village and began her acting career at La Mama E.T.C. in H.M. Koutoukas' "Grandmother Is In The Strawberry Patch" as the "World's Most Perfect Teenager". She next crossed East 4th St. to co-star with Divine in Tom Eyen's "Women Behind Bars". She has appeared in many plays including Broadway's "Steaming", and at L.A.'s Met Theater and LATC. She made her film debut as 'Robert Duvall''s daughter in The Great Santini (1979). Other movie credits include Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). She created memorable roles in The Big Easy (1986) and Coneheads (1993), and gave Quentin Tarantino his first screen kiss in Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) and played the role of "Dirty Dee" in the cult classic _"Kiss Meets the Phantom of The Park" (1978).
Lisa has had featured roles in numerous television shows, such as _"NYPD Blue" (2004)_, The Practice (1997), _"Touched by an Angel: The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life" (#2.9) (#6.3) (1999) _, _"Quantum Leap: Memphis Melody" (#6.21) (1993)_ and The X Files (1993). Working in a wide variety of fields, from Assistant Executive Producer on Barbet Schroeder's Kiss of Death (1995) to shaping and generating special projects for the producers of television's Jeopardy! (1984), she is also a freelance writer, photographer, and editorial collage artist and has worked for numerous publications including The Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, Q, MOJO, Journal of Popular Music Studies and The Pitchfork Review. She is a founding editor of both New York Rocker and L.A. Review of Books, a recipient of a Print Magazine Award for Design Excellence and her first short story was featured in BOMB magazine.