Actress, producer and improviser Lisa Linke truly does it all. From appearing on countless hit TV shows to hosting her own hilarious podcast, the triple threat has made a name for herself across several industries. Many critics have recognized Linke’s talent, including the panel at LA WebFest, which named her best lead actress, as well as the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, which recognized her web series as the overall winner of the event. Linke has put her comedic talents to the test in the podcast Go Help Yourself, which she created alongside fellow comedian Misty Stinnett. Together, the two review selfhelp books, bringing humor to a serious topic. Linke and Stinnett cover much ground with discussions covering “what they loved, what they hated, and all the absurdities of life,” according to the podcast’s website.
The pair’s unique approach to comedy and podcasting has helped their show generate more than 100,000 downloads to date. In her acting career, Linke most recently appeared on ABC’s Bless This Mess, starring in a recurring role alongside other eminent actors from shows including Veep, Parks and Recreation and Gilmore Girls. You may also recognize her as Sue from the legal drama Goliath or Terry from the hit comedy Teachers. Linke has also guest starred on a number of popular shows, including ABC’s For The People, Disney’s Bunk’d, and Netflix’s AJ and the Queen.
Her most notable recent appearances on the small screen have been on successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us, Black-ish, Modern Family and Shameless. Before she became a full-time actress, Linke lived and worked in Chicago, honing her improv skills and gaining experience at the famed Second City comedy club and the iO Theater. Not long after, she made the 2,000-mile drive from Chicago to Los Angeles, where she advanced her career in entertainment. Now she uses her social media platforms to continue sharing her passion: every Sunday, Linke hosts a live improv show on her Instagram. The series, which she has coined #SuggestionSundayShow, includes a different celebrity guest each week to shake up the content.
Outside of improv, Lisa Linke uses her comedic flair to contribute to several web series. She co-created Rick & Len Fix Sh!t In Your House, an award-winning show that she also produced and starred in. She is the creative mind behind and star of Dog Moms, a satirical web series that has been recognized at multiple film festivals, including the New Media Film Festival and Austin Revolution Film Festival. Finally, her most popular role online is in Successful People, a comedic web series in which she plays the lead’s classmate (who helps jumpstart his musical career). Both Successful People and Dog Moms are available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Written by Katie Jensen