Lisa Edelstein is an American actress, best known for her work in the Fox medical series, House. Raised in Wayne in conservative Jewish tradition, she moved to New York City at the age of eighteen to study theatre at Tisch School of the Arts. But very soon, she became involved in the city’s club scene, making enough splashes to be noticed by the press, concurrently, becoming aware of the devastating effect of AIDS. Eventually she used her training as well her fame to write and compose a musical called Positive Me and also starred in it. Shortly thereafter she landed a job at MTV, hosting Awake on the Wild Side. Once it went off the air, she began appearing in films and television production, initially in short roles and gradually established herself as an actress.