American multi-faceted actress who is acting, dancing and singing her way through Hollywood Lisa Foiles is best known to TV audience as a regular performer on the popular, but now dead Nickelodeon show “All That” from 2000 to 2005. She jointly picked up two Young Artist nominations for her work on the sketch comedy series. Foiles has also appeared in the movie “Master of Disguise” (2002) and many TV commercials, in addition to guesting in such TV series as “Even Stevens,” “The 700 Club” and “Malcolm in Middle.”
An accomplished ballet dancer/singer, Foiles has won over 200 competitions for dance/sing since at age 4. In 2002, she performed with the prestigious Cuban Ballet in the production of “Bravura!.” She has sung the national anthem at Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels baseball games.
As for her personal life, Foiles, who counts Amanda Bynes as her biggest inspiration, has been very close with her family and acknowledges the love and support of her parents. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, riding horses and spending time with her beloved pets that include three cats, a dog and a turtle.
In 2004, Foiles participated in the Toy Mountain Campaign, in which she helped raise money to buy toys for less privileged kids by donating numerous signed head-shots to Rocky Stone to be sell. She has also created a CD single called “Lonely Road,” a song of hope for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The profits gained is donated to the Salvation Army and Red Cross.
Childhood and Family:
Lisa Renee Foiles was born on September 29, 1986, in Spokane, Washington, to Steve Mansel and Dawn Marie Foiles. The family relocated to Riverside, California in 1998, when she was 12 years old. Lisa showed an interest in the performing arts from an early age, specially after watching the 1960s musical movie “The Sound of Music,” and went on to become a musical movie buff. Her parents then enrolled the 4-year-old Lisa in a dance school. She later added vocal training to her endeavors. A former home schooling student, Lisa, whose nickname is Lili, attended the Vocal Merit Program at the University of Redlands College of Music.
Starting her dance lessons when she was still 4 years old, Lisa Foiles soon proved she was promising by taking home a first place trophy for dance shortly after she attended the dance school. Despite an inscrutable staph infection in her hip that required many surgeries when she was seven years old, the multi-talented girl continued to compete in a number of singing and dancing competitions all over the Pacific Northwest, Canada, New York and California and to date has collected more than 200 trophies on her pocket.
A long time movie fans, specially musicals, Foiles could be seen acting the Civic Theatre in such productions as “Once On This Isalnd” and “Wizard of Oz” when she still lived in Spokane. She added her stage resume with performances in “Little House on the Prairie” and “Cinderella” at the Redland's Lifehouse Theatre in Southern California. First stepping in front of the cameras as a model in commercials, the appealing girl attracted the attention of Hollywood producers when she starred in the pilot episode of “The Everyday Adventures of Hannah Handleman,” about a 12-year-old mastermind who saves the world on a day-to-day basis.
It was in 2000 that Foiles scored major breakthrough when she became a regular performer on the sixth season of the successful Nickelodeon sketch comedy series “All That,” a gig she would keep until 2005, when the show came to its demise. During her tenure on the prime time show, she was known by fans as the magnetic, humorous and endearing player and had the opportunities to act along side such notable guest stars as Britney Spears, Frankie Muniz, Aaron Carter, Tony Hawk and Will Friedle. For her fine effort, Foiles co-received two Young Artist nominations for Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series (2003, 2005). She also appeared “All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special” in 2005.
In addition to her work in “All That,” Foiles took a recurring role as Carla in the Disney Channel's popular family/comedy series “Even Stevens” (2001), had an uncredited part in the Dana Carvey feature “Master of Disguise” (2002) and made a self-appearance in an episode of “The 700 Club” (2002). Also in 2002, she could be found performing sections Paquita and Swan Lake in “Bravura!,” along side the world celebrated Cuban Ballet. Foiles also played Mallory in “If Boys Were Girls,” a 2003 episode of “Malcolm in Middle.”
In 2007, Foiles appeared in a television commercial for Twix.