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FactStudied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.

Liza Snyder (born March 20, 1963) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber, as Carol Vessey on the NBC sitcom Jesse, and as Christine Hughes on the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear.

Early Life

Snyder was born in New York City, the daughter of Eileen (née Ivers) and Robert Snyder. She has two sisters, Amy and Susan. Snyder was raised in a Catholic family of Irish descent. She graduated from high school in 1981.


Snyder began her career as a child actress, appearing in commercials and guest starring on television shows such as The Equalizer and The Cosby Show. She made her film debut in the 1984 comedy This Is Spinal Tap.

Snyder’s breakout role came in 1994, when she played Mary Swanson in the comedy Dumb and Dumber. She subsequently appeared in films such as Mr. Wrong (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), and What Women Want (2000).

From 1998 to 2000, Snyder starred as Carol Vessey on the NBC sitcom Jesse. She later starred as Christine Hughes on the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear from 2000 to 2006.

Snyder has also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies, such as A Stranger in Town (1995), A Cooler Climate (1999), and The Christmas Shoes (2002).

Personal Life

Snyder has been married to actor Scott Patterson since 2002. They have two children together.

Snyder is a Democrat and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Physical Characteristics

Snyder is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameLiza Snyder
ProfessionActor, Film director
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre


ParentsBarbara Green


MoviesPay It Forward, Innocent Victims, Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah
TV ShowsYes, Dear, Jesse, Man with a Plan, Sirens

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1Snyder's maternal grandmother was actress/consumer reporter Betty Furness.
2Studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.
3Grand-daughter of actor/composer Johnny Green.




Man with a Plan2016-2017TV SeriesAndi Burns
Raising Hope2013TV SeriesChristine
House M.D.2011TV SeriesVanessa
Yes, Dear2000-2006TV SeriesChristine Hughes
Pay It Forward2000Michelle
Jesse1998-2000TV SeriesLinda
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesRebecca Santori
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesSerena Paretsky
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah1996TV MovieMartha
Innocent Victims1996TV MovieAngela Hennis
Sirens1994-1995TV SeriesOff. Molly Whelan
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesJeannine Bonelli
Down the Shore1992TV SeriesClaire
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1992TV Series


Yes, Dear2005TV Series 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2002TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials II2002TV SpecialHerself - Host
Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups2000TV SeriesHost
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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