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Full Name: Lisa Stephanie Girolami
Nationality: 1/2 Italian, 1/4 English, 1/4 Norwegian
Birthday: September 13
Typical Virgo?: Afraid so.
Bachelors degree: Fine Art
Masters degree: Psychology
Professional status: Licensed MFT
Stuffy (ages 2 - 5, my brothers were having fun with my middle name),
Germ (5th and 6th grade, it was too hard for my classmates to pronounce Girolami),
Rainbow (junior high during the Vietnam War in the early 70's),
Bo (derivative of rainbow, as an undergrad in college),
LisaLisa (during the 80's "Cult Jam" days),
Famous relatives: Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) (inventor of the radio)
Novels written: 7 (and 1 screenplay...hey, I live in LA, whaddaya expect?!)
Novels published: 4 and 3 short stories in 3 BSB anthologies.
Movies I wish I could have worked on:
Fried Green Tomatoes ("That's what you are, a bee charmer."),
Dirty Dancing ("No one puts baby in a corner!"),
The Godfather ("Goddamn FBI don't respect nothin'."),
Pulp Fiction ("If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions."),
Arthur ("Don't you hate Perry's wife?"),
Movies I wish I'd never worked on:
Hello Again (a certain actress made us all nuts)
Refrigeration (caught pneumonia on the shoot)
Favorite authors: Nicola Griffiths, Radclyffe, Kelley Eskridge, Karin Kallmaker, Katherine V. Forrest, Fannie Flagg, and anything by Dean Koontz
Best non-fiction books read while in graduate school: Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb and Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
Worst vice: gambling in Vegas
Favorite vacation places: Salzburg, Austria; Paris, France; Oaxaca, Mexico; Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Cambria, California; Banff, Canada.
What's recording on my DirecTV box: Dexter (best show on TV), Flash Forward, Fringe, The Good Wife, Most Haunted.
DVD that's in my player: Deadwood, season three
Showgoddess (when I was the show producer on Universal's
Girolami (used by most of my friends and co-workers pretty much all the time now).