Interview with actor turned author Lisa Jakub, plus a mini review of her memoir


We talk to Lisa Jakub, former actor (she appeared in such films as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day), now author, at Book Expo America 2015. Our interview with her is below! She wrote the memoir YOU LOOK LIKE THAT GIRL (Beaufort Books) about starting her successful acting career at the age of four, and making the difficult decision to retire from it at the age of 22.

I love memoirs, novels, films, and documentaries that show a behind-the-scenes look at careers in the arts, and YOU LOOK LIKE THAT GIRL was no exception.  I couldn’t put it down! I found it to be a very honest and straightforward account of what it was like for her to be a child actor, feeling like an outcast at times because of how much she missed school, and traveling the world with her mother working on different films. I found it refreshing how it wasn’t…

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