• Liza Snyder is an American actress known for her role in CBS sitcom "Man With a Plan"
• She is from a family of artists; her mother is a singer and her grandmother was an actress
• After high school she studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York
• She has appeared in many television series, including "Jesse" and "Yes, Dear"
• Her net worth is estimated to be $500,000

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FactGrand-daughter of actor/composer Johnny Green.

Liza Snyder is a popular American actress who is easily recognized for her participation in the CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” in which she played the role of Andi Burns, sharing the screen with Matt LeBlanc, the star of the legendary TV series “Friends”. Let’s find out more about her personal life, if she is married, what her net worth is, etc.

Early life and family

Liza Snyder was born on 20 March 1968, in Northampton, Massachusetts USA, so under the sign of Pisces, and holding American nationality. Liza was born in a very artistic family – her mother is Barbara Green, who is a songwriter and a singer, and while her father’s name is unavailable for the moment, it is well-known that he was a professor of theatre at Smith College, Massachusetts.

It is also worth saying that Liza’s grandmother, Betty Furness was an actress, and she was married to Johnny Green, a famous composer who won several Oscars and many other awards. From a young age Liza absorbed the family passion for everything related to art and music, and daydreamed about her future actress career, which came true.


After matriculating from a local high school in Northampton in 1986, Liza studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. She was lucky enough to attend acting classes under the mentorship of Sanford Meisner, a famous American actor and a mature acting professor. Liza isn’t known to have graduated from any other colleges or universities – there is no information about her degree.


First steps

In 1992 Liza managed to get her first role, in an episode of the TV drama series called “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” (1990-1992) in which Sharon Gless, the Golden Globe winning actress, was playing the title role. Liza’s appearance was quite brief, but it was her first job in a serious project and she moved on to get more roles., although her role in the TV series “Down the Shore” was so tiny that she wasn’t even mentioned in the credits. Liza worked hard to improve her acting skills, spending hours training in front of the mirror, and soon secured another episodic role in the legendary TV detective series “Murder, She Wrote” (1984 – 1996), playing the role of Jeannine Bonelli. Her first major role was in the ABC TV series entitled “Sirens” (1993 – 1995), in which she played Officer Molly Whelan, starring alongside young Jack Black.

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Getting recognized

Liza’s career developed quickly, and by the end of ‘90s she had already appeared in such TV series as “Pacific Blue” (1996 – 2000) playing Rebecca Santori, and “Chicago Hope” (1994 – 2000), in the role of Serena Paretsky. Her fame grew when she landed the role of Linda in the NBC sitcom entitled “Jesse” (1998 – 2000). Starring along with such prominent actors and actresses as Christina Applegate, Jennifer Milmore and Bruno Campos, Liza had the great experience of working in the team of talented directors and mature cast, appearing in more than 40 episodes of the series. Concurrently Liza debuted on the silver screen in the movie “Pay It Forward” (2000) in which she played opposite Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey in the role of a young girl named Michelle.

“Yes, Dear” success

Liza got the perfect opportunity to transform her career into something notable when she got the role of Christine Hughes in the CBS sitcom “Yes, Dear” (2000 – 2006), a leading role for the first time in her career, and it was her time to shine. The show was on air for six seasons, telling the story of two very different families who had to share one house. There were the Warners, the upper-middle class family of Greg (played by Anthony Clark) and his wife Kim (Jean Louisa Kelly), and their neighbors, the Hugheses, a mere working class family of Kim’s sister Christine (played by Liza) and her husband Jimmy (Mike O’Malley). The show wasn’t nominated for any notable awards, but it gave Liza a chance to fully display her acting skills.

“Man with a Plan” period

When “Yes, Dear” was over, Liza disappeared from the screens for over five years, and returned to acting only in 2011. No one knows the precise reason for her absence, as she never shared any details of her life in this period. However, she started appearing in episodes of such series as “House, M.D.” (2004 – 2012) playing Vanessa and sharing the screen with Hugh Laurie, and “Raising Hope” (2010 – 2014), in the role of Christine. In 2016, Liza played medical lab technician Andi Burns in the sitcom series “Man With a Plan” (2016 – present) shown on CBS, the series telling the story of Adam Burns, an ‘old-school’ father (played by Matt LeBlanc) who got into a situation when he had to find a life-work balance between his career (he currently has problems with) and his family of three children and a wife, Andi. The series has had three seasons, and the fourth one is coming soon. In total, the series has 66 episodes.

Personal life, ex-boyfriend Mike O’Malley

Although Liza is a very popular actress and has been on media’s radar for several decades already, no one could ever find out any proper information about her relationship status. While she was starring in the series “Yes, Dear”, there were rumors of an affair with her on-screen husband Mike O’Malley; even though neither Mike nor Liza ever confirmed their relationship, the audience was thinking of them as real spouses for a long period of time. However, Liza is most likely single, as she’s never posted any photos of a boyfriend or husband, nor mentioned any names in her interviews.

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Hobbies and interesting facts

  • Liza is a dedicated Democrat.
  • She is a big fan of the series “Game of Thrones”, and even shared a photo of her wine bottle collection prepared for the last episode of the show, consisting of wines mentioned in the series, such as “Castle Black”, “Dornish Red” and “Casterly Rock”.
  • Speaking about wine, Liza is a big fan of this drink – she finds nothing to be ashamed of for having a bottle of wine at the end of a good day, and often shares photos of her dinners with fondue, wine or champagne and other appetizers.
  • She likes to paint and sometimes spends her time with coloring by numbers.
  • Liza is a pet lover – she has two dogs named Daisy and Dudley, and a cat named Gatsby.
  • Another hobby of hers is spending time at winter resorts in Utah. She often goes there to ride snowmobiles.

Social media presence

Liza is quite active on several social media platforms. Her Twitter account is read by over 2,300 people, while her Instagram account is followed by over 6,700 subscribers. She doesn’t have a Facebook page.

Appearance, clothing style

Liza has long, straight dark brown hair, dark brown eyes and sometimes wears glasses. She is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, weighs around 143lbs (65kgs), and her vital statistics are 40-30-41.

As for her clothing style, she prefers casual but feminine looks, and often wears simple skirts, jeans, dresses and shirts.

Net worth

As of 2019, authoritative sources estimate Liza’s net worth to be around $500,000, accumulated working hard as a series and movie actress. She’s known to earn around $50,000 per month, and as her main project entitled “Man With a Plan” is prolonged for a fourth season, and she is still in the cast, her net worth is going to grow in future.

General Info

Full NameLiza Snyder
ProfessionActor, Film director
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre


ParentsBarbara Green


MoviesPay It Forward, Innocent Victims, Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah
TV ShowsYes, Dear, Jesse, Man with a Plan, Sirens

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1Snyder's maternal grandmother was actress/consumer reporter Betty Furness.
2Studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.
3Grand-daughter of actor/composer Johnny Green.




Man with a Plan2016-2017TV SeriesAndi Burns
Raising Hope2013TV SeriesChristine
House M.D.2011TV SeriesVanessa
Yes, Dear2000-2006TV SeriesChristine Hughes
Pay It Forward2000Michelle
Jesse1998-2000TV SeriesLinda
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesRebecca Santori
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesSerena Paretsky
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah1996TV MovieMartha
Innocent Victims1996TV MovieAngela Hennis
Sirens1994-1995TV SeriesOff. Molly Whelan
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesJeannine Bonelli
Down the Shore1992TV SeriesClaire
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1992TV Series


Yes, Dear2005TV Series 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2002TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials II2002TV SpecialHerself - Host
Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups2000TV SeriesHost
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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