Lisa Guerrero Coles, also known as Lisa Coles and Lisa Guerrero, is a broadcaster, actress, host and model who began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams before becoming an entertainment director for the Atlanta Falcons and later the New England Patriots. As an actress, she is probably best known as Francesca Vargas on the daytime series “Sunset Beach” (1998-1999) and appeared in such films as “Batman Returns” (1992), “Fire Down Below” (1997), “A Plumm Summer” (2007, also served as executive producer) and “Fragments” (2008). Respected in the world of sports for her broadcasting, Lisa has reported or hosted such shows as “Sports Geniuses” (2000), “Southern California Sports Report” (2000), “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” (2001-2003) and “NFL Monday Night Football” (2003). She has also appeared as a correspondent for “Inside Edition” (2007-2010)
Lisa has been married to former pitcher Scott Erickson since 2004.
Childhood and Family:
Lisa Guerrero Coles was born on April 8, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Walter Coles, a businessman, and Lucy Guerrero, who came from Chile. She was raised in San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Her mother died in 1972, leaving 8-year-old Lisa devastated. To help her cope with her mother’s death, Lisa’s father sent her to theater therapy and Lisa was subsequently bitten by the acting bug. She was also an excellent athlete.
In February 2004, Lisa married Scott Erickson. Her husband is an ex-pitcher of the Major League.
A Plumm Summer
Lisa Guerrero, sometimes also credited as Lisa Coles or Lisa Guerrero Coles, began her career in the 1980s when she was recruited as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams. After four years, she moved on to become a cheerleader director and choreographer for the Atlanta Falcons and then for the New England Patriots. Lisa, however, did not venture into broadcasting until she was in Boston.
Also an actress, in the early 1990s Lisa was seen acting in the films “Batman Returns” and “Love Position No. 9” (both 1992) and guest starring in such series as “In the Heat of the Night” (1990), “Matlock” (1991) and Seinfeld” (1994). In 1996, she decided to return to California to further pursue her acting career but still worked as a marketing executive for the World League of American Football and the International Basketball Association franchise.
In 1997, Lisa had a small role in Steven Seagal's “Fire Down Below” and portrayed characters in two episodes of the TV series “Frasier.” The same year, she also served as an anchor on the Los Angeles KCBS station. Her big break as an actress came in the late 1990s when she landed the role of Francesca Vargas on the Aaron Spelling produced daytime show “Sunset Beach,” which starred Susan Ward. She played the role from 1998 to 1999.
While on the series, Lisa was recognized as a capable female sports reporter in the Los Angeles area thanks to her work at Fox affiliate KTTV. Hired as an exclusive broadcast journalist for Fox Sports in 1999, she has appeared in many of the network's programs, including “Fox Overtime,” “Fox Extra Innings” (both as a reporter), “Sports Geniuses” (2000, as a co-host) and “Southern California Sports Report” (2000). From 2001 to 2003, she served as the co-host of the talk show “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.” Lisa left Fox in 2003
After leaving Fox, Lisa could be seen as a sideline reporter for “NFL Monday Night Football” (2003), in which she replaced an empty place left by Melissa Stark. Also that year, she appeared as Linda Lorenzo in an episode of “George Lopez.” Lisa then appeared in FHM's 2004 calendar and posed for “Playboy” for an early 2006 issue of the magazine. She next became a commentator for the game show “World Series of Pop Culture” (2006).
In 2007, Lisa starred as Roxie Plumm in the adventure film “A Plumm Summer,” which she also executive produced. Costars of the film included Jeff Daniels, William Baldwin and Henry Winkler. In 2008, she appeared in the dramatic movie “Fragments,” which starred Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning.