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lisa jakubLisa began her acting career at the age of four in Toronto, Canada. For the next eighteen years, she worked consistently in the film industry in Los Angeles, in projects that ranged from Hollywood blockbuster to cutting room floor. At the age of 22, she realized that there must be more to life than premieres and pretending to be other people.

“I suspected that there was something outside of movies that would feel more authentic to me. I left the film industry under the guise of following the man I loved to Virginia. Luckily, the man I loved really was in Virginia, so it all worked out and we lived happily ever after in our own version of a Hollywood ending.

While figuring out how to be a normal person, I dedicated myself to my lifelong love of words and my profound respect for a well-told story.”

Her memoir, You Look Like That Girl, will be published by Beaufort Books in fall of 2015, and is available for pre-order now. It is the story of growing up in the film industry and making the decision to leave in search of some peace. You can read more from Lisa at Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Vanichi Magazine, ASPCA, Yoga Magazine and Hello Giggles, where she is a contributing writer. Lisa’s writing has also been featured in Huffington Post, LA Times, Parade, MSN, Newsweek and many other international publications.

Still have more questions? Check out her recent Reddit AMA for answers to all kinds of random/inappropriate queries.

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