Lisa Niemi is an American actress, film director, producer, and dancer by profession. Similarly, Lisa Niemi is best known as the window of the Late Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze.

Table of Biography


Lisa was born on May 26, 1956. As of the present, she is 65 years old. Likewise, she was born in Houston, Texas. The names of her parents are Edmond Melvin Happaniemi (Father) and Edna Karin Happaniemi (Mother). Other than her parents and she herself, she has five brothers of her own.

Talking more about her family, her father used to be the director of the Water Safety Service of Red Cross. Similarly, her mother worked as a certified nurse. Further, she was an excellent swimmer from a very young age.

Lisa Niemi

Caption: A portrait of Lisa when she was still very young. Source: Wikipedia


As for her educational qualification, Lisa comes from an acting background. She first joined Houston Music Theater and later moved to Alley Theater to continue her studies. Similarly, she further graduated from the Houston Ballet Dance Company where she majored in dance. She is also trained as a ballet dancer at Harkness Ballet.


Lisa first started acting at a very young age. She had the opportunity to get casted for her first-ever role as a child artist in the pilot episode of the television series ‘Two Boys’. After moving to Los Angeles, she starred in a couple of projects alongside her husband Patrick Swayze.

Some of the movies the couple was a part of are,’ Killer(1998)’,’ Last Dance( 2003)’, ‘ Beat Angel( 2004)’, and some others. Other than acting, she was also highly involved in scriptwriting, filmmaking, and directing. Similarly, the actress also made herself a part of Broadway whenever the opportunity fit her right.

Some of the Broadway projects that she has worked on are ‘Love Letter’, ‘Will Rogers Follies’, ‘The Brick and the Rose’, and a few others. She very often receives compliments from both her audience and the critics for her versatile performance and the portrayal of her characters.

Moreover, Niemi also works as a screenwriter, film director, and filmmaker. Other than these, she is also an author who has published two beautifully written memoirs titled, ‘The Time of My Life’ and ‘Worth Fighting For’.

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Caption: A poster of one of her movies. Source: Pinterest

Awards and Nominations

In the year 2011, the American actress won the AARP Inspire Award for her ‘passion, creativity, and energy to make the world a better place. Similarly, she was also rewarded with the title of ‘Dame’ at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles in the same year.

Net Worth

According to various online sources, Lisa has an astounding net worth of $40 million. The major source of her income is her profession as an actress and all of her other works in the film and entertainment industry. At the present, her salary is not available. She most likely owns a house of her own.

Relationship Status

Currently, she and a jeweler named Albert DePrisco are in a loving marriage which they officially tied the knot on May 25, 2014. Before marrying her present husband, she was married to the late actor Patrick Swayze. Patrick and Lisa first met each other at the Houston Ballet Dance Company in the year 1971. After dating one another for about 4 years, they decided to tie the knot of marriage on June 12, 1975.

Furthermore, they did not have any children of their own during their marriage as once when Lisa conceived and suffered a miscarriage. Patrick and she was in a very loving marriage for 34 long years before the late actor passed away due to pancreatic cancer in the year 2009.

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Caption: A beautiful picture of Lisa and Patrick together. Source: Good Housekeeping

Body Measurement and Social Media

The 66-years-old actress stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches. Likewise, Lisa has beautiful long blonde hair and dazzling blue eyes. Other physical measurements are not obtainable at the present.

Her social media presence is not that great on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. However, she is an active Twitter user and tweets on her official Twitter account regularly. Lisa’s Twitter handle is @LisaNiemiSwayze. To date, she has garnered a total of 6799 followers on her account. She has more than 8,439 followers on her Instagram account.

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