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Years active
  
2006–present

Name
  
Lisa Donovan

Web hosting service(s)
  
Siblings
  
Ben Donovan

Web alias(es)
  
LisaNova

Movies
  
The Wedding Ringer

Website
  
www.lisanovalive.com

Role
  
Actress


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Born
  
June 11, 1980 (age 43) (
1980-06-11
)
New York City, New York, United States

Occupation
  
Radio personality, actress

Education
  
Scarsdale High School, University of Colorado Boulder

Similar People
  
Kassem G, Shay Carl, Philip DeFranco, Rebecca Black, Snoop Dogg

Profiles


Organizations founded
  
Maker Studios

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Lisa Donovan (born June 11, 1980) is an American actress. As of September 2015, her YouTube channel has over 550,000 subscribers and 135 million video views. She is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios, a YouTube video network which provides production and marketing services for over 1,000 YouTube channels.

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She was also a founder of Zappin Productions, a production company that specialized in viral videos.

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Early life

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Donovan grew up in Scarsdale, New York. She was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder before moving to Los Angeles, California.

On YouTube

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Donovan made her first YouTube channel in September 2005 and uploaded her first video, "Introducing LisaNova," to YouTube on June 7, 2006. She has parodied a number of celebrities and public figures; her impersonation of Sarah Palin was praised in Wired as "ruthlessly hilarious", and in 2008 Ralph Nader made a guest appearance in one of the skits. Her 2010 half-hour interview of Katy Perry on Perry's official YouTube channel has received over 5.9 million views. In a Forbes magazine article, YouTube founder Chad Hurley highlighted Donovan's success as an example of the changing paradigm of entertainment. Donovan is also a co-creator of the popular YouTube channel 'The Station', which led to her co-founding the YouTube network Maker Studios.

Mainstream success and MADtv

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Donovan was one of the first YouTube content creators to cross over to mainstream Hollywood when she was cast on MADtv in 2006. She debuted in a spoof of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she played Salma Hayek, the producer of the ABC Comedy Ugly Betty, and Rosie O'Donnell. The episode aired on February 17, 2007. After signing a contract and only appearing in four episodes of MADtv, she left the following season.

In 2010, she was given a role in Cosmopolitan's Fun & Fearless campaign for females.

In 2011, she was honored as Pioneer in New Media at the third annual Burbank International Film Festival alongside fellow honorees Bill Plympton, Mark Kirkland, Fred Willard, Al Jean, and Roger Corman.

In 2015, she played the role of the flight attendant in Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer.

Filmography

Actress
2015
The Wedding Ringer as
Flight Attendant
2011
Melodia de Amor (TV Series) as
Stacey Cohen
2011
The Legend of Zelda Gets Played (Short) as
Zelda / Sheik (as Lisa Nova)
2011
Carmageddon: The 405 (Short) as
Frozen fearful driver
2011
Epic Rap Battles of History (TV Series short) as
Sarah Palin
- Sarah Palin vs. Lady Gaga (2011) - Sarah Palin (as Lisa Nova)
2010
South Park (TV Series) as
Women from Jersey
- It's a Jersey Thing (2010) - Women from Jersey (voice)
2009
The Station (TV Series) as
Mary Poppins / Blair / Phil's Wife / ...
- Screaming at Kids! (2010) - Mary Poppins (uncredited)
- Girls Gone Wild on Gossip Girl (2009) - Blair
- Spider Problem (2009) - Phil's Wife
- Hardcore Bloody Fights! (2009) - Lisa
- Burn Down the Station- (2009) - Lisa Nova
- Hot Girls on Teen Cribz (2009) - Ariel
- It's Like Wow! (2009) - Chris Brown
- Porn Set (2009) - Misty
- NigaHiga Beats Shane Dawson?!?! (2009) - Jeffrey's Mom
- Adopt a Hot Chick with Randy and Janet (2009) - Janet
- Fantasy Goes Wrong! (2009)
- Zombies Take Over (2009)
- The Station is Coming- (2009)
2010
Full Nelson (TV Series)
2009
Electric Spoofaloo (TV Series) as
Sarah Palin
- Palinormal Activity (2009) - Sarah Palin
2009
Crappy Holidays Presents... (TV Series) as
Victorian Lady
- Crappy Easter (2009)
- Death Cab for Cupid (2009) - Victorian Lady
2007
Smosh (TV Series) as
Lisa
- Three Guys in a Hotel (2007) - Lisa (as Lisa Nova)
2007
Lisa Nova (TV Series) as
Lisa Nova / Hillary Clinton intern
- LisaNova does YOUTUBE!!!! (2007) - Lisa Nova (as Lisa Nova)
- Hillary vs Obama (2007) - Hillary Clinton intern (as Lisa Nova)
2007
Mad TV (TV Series) as
Various / Kelli Pickler / Salma Hayek
- Episode #12.21 (2007) - Various
- Episode #12.20 (2007) - Kelli Pickler
- Episode #12.14 (2007) - Various / Kelli Pickler / Salma Hayek
- Oscar Special (2007) - Various
- Shawne Merriman (2007) - Various
- Episode #12.10 (2007) - Salma Hayek
Producer
2012
La Chamba (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Power Trippin' (2012) - (executive producer)
- Kiss Hello - Pilot (2012) - (executive producer)
2011
The Moms View (TV Series) (executive producer - 2011-2013)
2006
Lisa Nova (TV Series) (executive producer)
Writer
2007
Lisa Nova (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hillary vs Obama (2007)
2007
Mad TV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.21 (2007) - (writer)
Director
2006
Lisa Nova (TV Series)
Soundtrack
2011
The Legend of Zelda Gets Played (Short) (performer: "Im Questing (A Legend of Zelda Rap)")
Thanks
2016
Road to the Well (special thanks)
Self
2021
Work in Progress with Sophia Bush (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Lisa Donovan (2021) - Self - Guest
2008
Blackcatloner (TV Series) as
Librarian LisaNova
- The Librarian: 5th Anniversary Edition (2013) - Librarian LisaNova
- The Librarian (2008) - Librarian LisaNova
2011
Actors Entertainment (TV Series) as
Self
- ActorsE Chat with Lisa Nova and Brett Walkow (2011) - Self
2011
The Moms View (TV Series) as
Feature Guest
2010
Who's Next? (TV Mini Series) as
Self - Host (2010)
2009
Butterflies (Documentary)
2009
We Gotta Get Buscemi (Documentary) as
Lisa Nova
2009
The John Kerwin Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 October 2009 (2009) - Self
2008
YouTube Live (TV Special) as
LisaNova
Archive Footage
2015
Blackcatloner (TV Series) as
Librarian LisaNova
- How You Doin'? (2016) - Librarian LisaNova
- I Can Has 100 Videos! (2015) - Librarian LisaNova

References

Lisa Donovan Wikipedia


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