lisa_jakubLisa Jakub is a writer, speaker and retired actor. Her memoir, You Look Like That Girl, was published in June 2015 by Beaufort Books. Her next book, Embrace Your Weird: from Anxiety to Authenticity, will be available summer of 2017. Lisa’s writing has been featured in Newsweek,, Huffington Post, NY Daily News, DailyMail, LA Times, Yahoo, AOL, Parade, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Yoga Magazine and US Magazine. She is a contributing writer to HelloGiggles. Lisa grew up in Hollywood, as a child actor who appeared in more than forty movies and television shows during her eighteen-year career. She worked on such blockbusters as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, as well as critically-acclaimed films like Rambling Rose, A Walk on the Moon and Matinee. Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from the film industry at the age of twenty-two, in search of a path that felt more authentic to her. Lisa has appeared on HuffPost Live, MSNBC, CTV, BBC and CNN. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.