Lisa Banes is an American stage and screen actress. She played Lady Croom in the U.S. premiere of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia in 1995 and won a 1981 Theatre World Award for her performance in Look Back in Anger. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she appeared on Broadway in the 2010 revival of Present Laughter with Victor Garber, and in 2009's "Accent on Youth" with David Hyde Pierce.
She has also appeared in many movies and television series. She loves playing strong ladies.
Banes had a regular role as Mayor Anita Massengil on the television comedy series Son of the Beach, and also had recurring roles on The King of Queens as Carrie's boss Georgia Boone, Six Feet Under as Victoria and One Life to Live as Eve McBain.
Banes starred as Mrs. Berry in the 1984 film The Hotel New Hampshire, Bonnie in the 1988 film Cocktail, Flora in the 2002 movie Dragonfly, and also guest starred as a Trill doctor in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Equilibrium. She appeared in the Broadway musicals High Society and Isn't It Romantic, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She can also be seen on the TNT show Perception