Who is Lisa Ann Russell?
Lisa Ann Corpora was born in Sterling, Illinois USA, on 21 March 1972 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress with only five credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Lisa in the 1996 action crime thriller movie “Kounterfeit”. It was directed by John Asher, starred Gil Bernardy, Corbin Bernsen and Rob Stewart, and follows a former criminal who has become involved in a deal which includes counterfeit money, and which had led to the murder of a police officer.
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Lisa’s also known for being the wife of American TV producer and reality show host Jeff Probst.
Early life and education
Lisa was raised in Sterling by her parents, about whom not a lot is known because she respects their privacy; the family moved a lot while she was growing up, and this is believed to be because of her father’s job, but which remains undisclosed. She hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus assumed to be an only child.
Lisa became interested in modeling when she was around 13 years old, and she and her peers would occasionally buy girly magazine to admire the models featured in these. She was physically quite active while attending a local high school, as she played soccer and ran track, while it’s believed that she was also on the school’s cheerleading team.
Lisa matriculated in 1990, then didn’t enroll at college, but instead launched a modelling career.
Career as an actress
Lisa spent the first couple of years upon matriculating focused on modelling, and it was in 1993 that she chose to transition to acting; however, she gave up on acting in 1998, and then returned to modelling.
She made her debut TV series appearance in the 1993 episode “Rush Week” of the romantic comedy “Saved by the Bell: The College Years”, created by Elaine Aronson and Sam Bobrick, and which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen and Dustin Diamond. It follows a group of friends who are all attending the same college, the series aired in 1993 and 1994, and was nominated for two awards.
Lisa made her debut film appearance in the following year, with her portrayal of Natasha Sinclair, one of the lead characters in the action science fiction “A. P. E. X.”, written and directed by Phillip J. Roth, and which also starred Richard Keats and Mitchell Cox. It follows a scientist who has travelled to the year 2073, to help a resistance group fight an army of killer robots which he’d created; the movie was nominated for a 1994 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film.
Lisa has appeared in only two other movies – she played a supporting character in the 1995 thriller “Twisted Love”, and in 1998, she portrayed Shalazar in the adventure fantasy “Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights”; both movies received mostly negative reviews.
Love life and marriage with Jeff Probst
Lisa exchanged vows with her first husband Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar on 26 August 1996, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Mark-Paul’s a successful American actor with close to 80 credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of the main character Peter Bash in the crime comedy series “Franklin & Bash”.
On 31 January 2004, Lisa gave birth to their son Michael Charles Gosselaar, and their daughter Ava Lorenn Gosselaar followed on 7 May 2006, however, Lisa and Mark-Paul divorced on 27 May 2011 for unknown reasons.
She married her second husband, Jeff Probst on 5 December 2011 – they don’t have children together. Jeff was also once married before meeting Lisa, as he exchanged vows with American psychotherapist Shelley Wright in 1996, and their divorce was finalized in 2001.
Lisa hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of May 2022, she’s married to her second husband Jeff Probst, and has two children with her first husband Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
Hobbies and other interests
Lisa’s passionate about travelling, and her career has taken her to many US states and European countries, while her dream travel destination seems to be Venice, Italy.
She’s a dog-lover, and has two pet dogs; Lisa volunteered at a local animal shelter while she was growing up in Sterling, and her favorite animals are otters and hamsters.
She’s physically highly active and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and she also practices yoga nearly every day.
Lisa’s a fashionista, and is trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading popular magazines, such as “Vogue” and “GQ”; one can say that she’s also a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
Summer’s her favorite season, mostly because she likes to sun tan at the beach.
Lisa has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Ted”, “The Last Samurai” and “Girl, Interrupted”.
Age, height and net worth
Lisa’s age is 50. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $2 million, while her husband Jeff’s net worth has been estimated at more than $50 million.
Who is her husband Jeff Probst?
Jeff was born in Wichita, Kansas USA, on 4 November 1961 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s undoubtedly known best for having been the host of the American reality show “Survivor” since 2000; it was created by Charlie Parsons, and follows a group of people who are stranded on a remote island, with the ‘last survivor’ winning the prize of $1 million. It has won 50 awards, including seven Primetime Emmys, while it’s been nominated for 128 other awards.
Jeff was raised in Wichita alongside his brothers Brent and Scott, by their father Jerry Probst and mother Barbara; when he was around 16 years old, the family moved to Bellevue, Washington State, where Jeff attended Newport High School. Upon matriculating in 1979, he enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1983; he then began working as a narrator at Boeing Motion Picture/Television, and as a producer.
Jeff only gained recognition after he began hosting “Survivor”, but is also known for having hosted the half-hour show “Backchat”, which aired on FX, and the game-show “Rock & Roll Jeopardy!”, which aired on VH1 between 1998 and 2001. A couple of Jeff’s other notable works include having been a correspondent on the show “Access Hollywood”, his writing and directing of the 2001 movie “Finder’s Fee”, and his guest appearances in the comedy series “Mad TV”.
He has won eight awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class), and four other Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, all for his performance in “Survivor”; he’s been nominated for 21 other awards.