Lisa Jakub
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Lisa Jakub

Lisa Jakub is an author, speaker, Kripalu yoga teacher, and retired actor. She 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 such as 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 new path. She left Los Angeles, attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a degree in sociology. She has embraced her lifelong passion for the written word and is now an author. She has written two books, You Look Like That Girl: A child actor stops pretending and finally grows up, and Not Just Me: Anxiety, depression, and learning to embrace your weird.

Lisa's writing has been featured in Newsweek, Today.com, NY Daily News, LA Times, DailyMail, Parade, Yahoo, AOL, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Yoga Magazine, US Magazine, and HelloGiggles. She has appeared on the Today Show, HuffPost Live, MSNBC, CTV, BBC, and CNN.

Lisa leads writing/yoga workshops all over the county and frequently speaks at colleges and organizations. Her podcast can be found at EmbraceYourWeirdPodcast.com.
She lives in Virginia with her husband Jeremy, and their rescue dog, Olive.

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    • You Look Like That Girl

    • A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
    • By: Lisa Jakub
    • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author opens up about life and living.

    • By K. Burkhardt on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Not Just Me

    • Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird
    • By: Lisa Jakub
    • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Lisa Jakub has always been a little weird....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye and soul opening

    • By K. Burkhardt on 07-17-18
    • Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird
    • By: Lisa Jakub
    • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 08-31-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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