Lisa Jakub

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Lisa Jakub
Born (1978-12-27) December 27, 1978 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1985–2001
Spouse(s) Jeremy Jones (2005-present)

Lisa Jakub (born December 27, 1978)[citation needed] is a Canadian-American writer, and a former child actress. She is best known for her roles in Mrs. Doubtfire as Lydia Hillard and Independence Day as Alicia Casse.

Early life and career

Jakub was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is of Slovak (father) and Welsh and Scottish (mother) descent.[1]

Her first role was in the 1985 film Eleni. She later appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, played Sandra in Matinee, appeared in A Pig's Tale and Independence Day, The Beautician and the Beast and played the "inspiration" for Princess Leia in the short film George Lucas in Love. She starred in Picture Perfect (1995) and portrayed a bordello worker in the American Old West in Painted Angels (1997).

Personal life

After retiring from acting in 2001 at the age of 22,[2] Jakub moved to Virginia and married longtime partner, a former Hollywood theater manager, Jeremy Jones.[3]

Jakub has publicly stated that she has no plans to return to acting.[4] She has written about her experiences as a child actor.[5] When Jakub received the part of Lydia in Mrs. Doubtfire, her school expelled her.[6] Her book You Look Like That Girl was released on June 30, 2015.[7]


  • You Look Like That Girl (2015)



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Eleni Katis' Granddaughter
1991 Rambling Rose Doll
1993 Matinee Sandra
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Lydia Hillard
1994 Pig's Tale, AA Pig's Tale Tiffany Video
1996 Independence Day Alicia
1997 Beautician and the Beast, TheThe Beautician and the Beast Katrina Pochenko
1998 Painted Angels Georgie
1999 Walk on the Moon, AA Walk on the Moon Myra Naidell
1999 George Lucas in Love Marion Short film
2000 Double Frame Tara


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Right of the People, TheThe Right of the People Katie TV film
1986 Kay O'Brien Allison Villaneuva Episode: "Taking the Heat"
1986 Christmas Eve Little Girl TV film
1987 Friday the 13th: The Series Kristen Episode: "A Cup of Time"
1988 Once Upon a Giant Little Red Riding Hood TV film
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Missy Episode: "Kandinsky's Vault"
1988 Emergency Room Angie Sertoli Episode: "All Hallows Eve"
1989 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Lisa Cranston Episode: "Street of Shadows"
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Janine Carlson Episode: "The Playhouse"
1989 Glory! Glory! TV film
1989 Phone Call, TheThe Phone Call Holly Henderson TV film
1990 War of the Worlds Julie Episode: "The Pied Piper"
1990 Night Court Barbie Episode: "My Three Dads"
1991 Rape of Doctor Willis, TheThe Rape of Doctor Willis Carrie Willis TV film
1991 Story Lady, TheThe Story Lady Alexandra Pollard TV film
1993 Bride of Violence 2 Anna TV film
1994 Child's Cry for Help, AA Child's Cry for Help Amanda Spencer TV film
1994 Due South Christina Nichols Episodes: "Chicago Holiday: Parts 1 & 2"
1995 Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Leisa Conn TV film
1995 Picture Perfect J.J. Thomas TV film
1996 Bermuda Triangle Annie TV film
1996 Reckoning Shelley Maitland TV film
1997 Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs Clara Storey TV film
1997 On the Edge of Innocence Ally Winthrop TV film
1998 Dream House Jenny Thornton TV film
1999 Mentors Joan of Arc Episode: "Raising the Siege"
1999 Jack & Jill Meg Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"
2000 Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla, TheThe Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla Isabel TV film


  1. Lisa. "What are you? | Lisa Jakub". Retrieved 2014-08-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Former Child Star Trades Fame for Happiness - and a New Best Friend
  3. "Lisa Jakub's Post-'Mrs. Doubtfire' Life: Former Child Star Blogs To Inform Us Of Her Whereabouts". 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2014-08-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Lisa (2014-04-23). "Things change and nothing changes: Mrs. Doubtfire 2 debrief | Lisa Jakub". Retrieved 2014-08-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Robin Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire Daughter Lisa Jakub Pens Moving Blog Post After His Death
  7. 'Doubtfire' star reflects on Hollywood life, and leaving it

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