Lisa also adds thrills with stunts on TV including Supergirl and Supernatural
It is non-stop action for actress Lisa Chandler as she takes on her latest acting role as Mary Lou Henchy, a recurring role, on the newly released Netflix series Altered Carbon that is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.
Lisa Chandler in her Altered Carbon character Mary Lou Henchy
Based on an award-winning cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan, and starring Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing) this action adventure and Sci-Fi Fantasy television series is created by Laeta Kalogridis and is available on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80097140
Recently released on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Lisa plays Phoenix, a tough S.W.A.T. officer who considers her team family members in Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s explosive action-thriller S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE. In the latest high-octane adventure in the S.W.A.T. franchise, Phoenix is a “tough chick” who loves to crack the dirty jokes with the gang and stops at nothing to carry out a fully completed mission, even if that means being bold and taking one for the team. Lisa also completes the stunts for her character.
When the drug war hits home, the tables are turned in the S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE, LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team (S.W.A.T.) must defend their compound from a series of assault units seeking to recover a mysterious prisoner with ties to a powerful drug cartel. Lisa joins Sam Jaeger (TV’s “Parenthood,” American Sniper), Adrianne Palicki (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” John Wick) and Michael Jai White (Never Back Down series, The Dark Knight) in S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE that features hard-hitting performances, hair-trigger suspense, and intense combat and gunfight sequences action fans won’t want to miss.
Lisa’s other acting credits include Lucifer, Reign, Motive, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Lost Without You, Random Acts of Kindness, just to name a few.
As Vancouver stunt actor Lisa has made the cross over to acting while continuing to be in demand in stunts on high profile TV series including her second season on Supergirl doubling Chyler Leigh. From Anne Hathaway to Charlize Theron and a host of many others in-between, Lisa’s career has enabled her to work with some of Hollywood’s A-list actors. Lisa is a multi-talented performer who switches gears from stunts to acting, and incorporates the two depending on the role. In Tully, she worked with Oscar Award winner Charlize Theron where she performed water stunts. She doubled Margaret Qualley on the thriller film Death Note, as well as Elizabeth Lail on Dead of Summer.
If you have watched Once Upon a Time, Man in the High Castle, Bates Motel, Fifty Shades Darker, Britney Ever After, The Crossing, The Magicians, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency or Aftermath, you have seen Lisa’s stunt work in action. Lisa also stunt doubled for Rose Marie DeWitt on the spine-chilling horror film Poltergeist, in which she also got to work alongside Sam Rockwell. Lisa has also been a part of many Lifetime and Hallmark films and is a regular with the Supernatural team working with Jared Padalecki and Jenson Ackles ‘fighting them and demons’ for over 17 episodes. Keeping busy in 2018 Lisa’s new credits include The Miracle Season, Midnight Sun and Action #1 and the list goes on.
Lisa Chandler on the Netflix Red Carpet at the Altered Carbon Premiere.
Lisa’s workout is not your ordinary regimen. “As a stunt performer, training is 90% of the job and filming is 10%”, says Lisa. She trains in the water doing free-diving/scuba, film fighting, wirework, boxing, MMA and anything that challenges and prepares her for what may come. Lisa’s motto is “Anything is possible in the world of stunts so be ready”.
Lisa resides in Vancouver, BC.
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Altered Carbon: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/reference
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