Lisa Sosa wanted to act before she even knew what being an actor meant. Once, as a little girl, Lisa padded into the kitchen and asked, “Mama, why would anyone want to be an actor?” “Why do you ask, Mija?” Lisa’s mother responded as she cooked dinner. Then, with both feet firmly planted on the linoleum, Lisa announced: “I want to be an actor!” Guided by a force much stronger than herself, she had no idea what effect such a decision would have on the rest of her life.
Her first play was in middle school. She played Donna Sue, the lead in Hillbilly Blues at St. Margaret Mary in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Fellow thespians often asked her the names of actors, as Lisa knew them all.
Fellow Thespian: Lisa, who played Stephanie in Grease II ?
Lisa: Michelle Pfeiffer.
Fellow Thespian (whispers as she watches What’s Eating Gilbert Grape): Who is that guy? Lisa (whispers back without taking her eyes off of the screen): His name is Leonardo DiCaprio. He was in “Growing Pains.”
One of the most fun parts she had was at the Harlequin Dinner Theater where she played Moth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when she was in high school.
Other parts she has loved include: Jackie in Maritius, Meg in “The Second Beam”, and Jennifer in the feature film No Way Out.
In October of 2000 she moved to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Art. She lived in NYC for nine glorious years. Her work there includes Lois in Maybe Tuesday and Madge in “Aimee” at New York’s Kraine Theatre.
Back home in San Antonio, she has continued to find success with roles in theatre, short films, industrials, print and a really fun commercial for “Pools Now.”
In 2011, she filmed The Interval, her first feature in the role of Ava. She has also recently worked internationally in the U.K.
Lisa wants to be an actor because she loves movies! She plans to move to New York City in order to make more of them. (Cue sound: “Start spreading the news”)