Lisa Richards
Primary Series Role: Sabrina Stuart 1968-70

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Other Characters: Sabrina Stuart 1970 Parallel Time, Daphne Budd House of Dark Shadows

The traumatised invalid Sabrina Stuart reappears in the life of her one-time boyfriend Chris Jennings, along with her beligerent brother, Ned, following a two year absence. Due to a clouded and devastating incident in their past, Sabrina has been left with a severe loss of speech and memory, barely able to function. However, following a revelation spurred by the shadow the full moon casts over the lives of her and Chris, Sabrina is able to rebuild some of her shattered life, beginning a quest to relieve him of the curse that brought so much pain to their past...

Lisa Richards was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her birth date is May 5th. She is sometimes credited as Lisa Blake Richards.

Her role on Dark Shadows launched Lisa's acting career in daytime drama, having initially auditioned for the role of Victoria Winters in 1966. She followed with roles in The Doctors, One Life to Live, Guiding Light and as Vicki Hathaway on Where the Heart Is.

Lisa's stage roles, which span more than three decades across the United States, include Death of a Salesman, Off on a Tangerine, The Creditors,The Sky's-A-Fallin', A Streetcar Named Desire, The Greeks, A Difficult Burning, Tango, The Boyfriend, The Museum, Dr Faustus, Lemonade, Lay of the Land and California Seagull. She also took some Broadway bows in Love Suicide at Scholfield Barracks, Jumpers, Morning Becomes Electra and Sweet Bird of Youth.

With House of Dark Shadows in 1970, Lisa made her big screen debut as Daphne Budd. Her other cinema credits include Silent Night Bloody Night, The Money, Vern Miller, Rolling Thunder, Heaven can Wait, The Return, Mr Mom, The Man Who Loved Women, Scenes from a Goldmine and more recent Eating.

Besides a State Farm commercial, Lisa's small screen credits boast numerous telefilms, including Midget Bar, David, Seasons of the Heart, The Black Widow Murders, Our Sons, When the Bough Breaks, Growing Pains, Right to Kill, The Atlanta Child Murders, Who Will Love My Children?, Hellinger's Law, Fear in the City, Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story, A Question of Guilt and The Prince of Central Park.

Lisa's many guest credits in primetime series include Rafferty, CHiPs, Eight is Enough, Fantasy Island, Family, The Man from Atlantis, Quincy, Ryan's Four, Hellinger's Law, Lou Grant, Falcon Crest, Two Marriages, Call to Glory, Moonlighting, Highway to Heaven and Hooperman.

More recently, Lisa Richards portrayed Ethel Dean in the 2001 television film James Dean.

Biography written by Vera Marano

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