The Info List - Lisa Donovan

Lisa Donovan
Lisa Donovan
(born June 11, 1980) is an American actress. As of September 2015, her YouTube
channel has over 550,000 subscribers and 135 million video views.[1] She is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios, a YouTube
video network which provides production and marketing services for over 1,000 YouTube
channels.[2] She was also a founder of Zappin Productions,[3] a production company that specialized in viral videos.


1 Early life 2 On YouTube 3 Mainstream success 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Donovan grew up in Scarsdale, New York.[4] She was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
before moving to Los Angeles, California.[5] On YouTube[edit] Donovan made her first YouTube
channel in September 2005[6] and uploaded her first video, "Introducing LisaNova," a reel of facial clips in black-and-white accompanied by the Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
song Non, je n'ai rien oublié, to YouTube
on June 7, 2006.[7] She has parodied a number of celebrities and public figures; her impersonation of Sarah Palin was praised in Wired as "ruthlessly hilarious", and in 2008 Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
made a guest appearance in one of the skits.[8] Her 2010 half-hour interview of Katy Perry
Katy Perry
on Perry's official YouTube
channel has received over 5.9 million views.[9] In a Forbes
magazine article, YouTube
founder Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
highlighted Donovan's success as an example of the changing paradigm of entertainment.[10] Donovan is also a co-creator of the popular YouTube
channel 'The Station', which led to her co-founding the YouTube
network Maker Studios. Mainstream success[edit] Donovan was one of the first YouTube
content creators to cross over to mainstream Hollywood when she was cast on MADtv
in 2006.[11] She debuted in a spoof of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she played Salma Hayek, the producer of the ABC Comedy Ugly Betty, and Rosie O'Donnell.[12] The episode aired on February 17, 2007. After signing a contract and only appearing in four episodes of MADtv, she left the following season. In 2010, she was given a role in Cosmopolitan's Fun & Fearless campaign for females.[13] In 2011, she was honored as Pioneer in New Media at the third annual Burbank International Film Festival[14] alongside fellow honorees Bill Plympton, Mark Kirkland, Fred Willard, Al Jean, and Roger Corman. In 2015, she played the role of the flight attendant in Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer.[15] See also[edit]

List of YouTube


^ "LisaNova". YouTube. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2012-05-23.  ^ "Smaller Studios, for the Smaller Screen". The New York Times. April 10, 2011.  ^ Morrissey, Brian (2007-01-01). "Lisa Nova On The Spot". Adweek. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-04.  ^ 15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming a Star in the YouTube
Revolution by Frederick Levy, P. 75 ^ " Lisa Donovan
Lisa Donovan
Joins the Cast of MADtv". 2007-01-31. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-07-11.  ^ "lisa's channel - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-12-05.  ^ "Introducing LisaNova - YouTube". YouTube. 2006-06-07. Retrieved 2007-07-16.  ^ Wortham, Jenna (September 2, 2008). " YouTube
Comedian LisaNova Packs Heat for Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin
Spoof". Wired.  ^ Donovan, Lisa (May 2, 2013). "The YouTube
Interview with Katy Perry". YouTube. ^ "YouToo". Forbes. May 7, 2007.  ^ Nova, Lisa. "Lisa Nova". Huffington Post.  ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (2007-04-29). "How YouTube
Helped LisaNova Start Her Career". The New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved 2007-07-07.  ^ "Cosmo's Fun Fearless Female Campaign Video Clip". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2012-05-23.  ^ Burbank International Film Festival, 2011 Honorees Archived 2011-10-24 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " The Wedding Ringer
The Wedding Ringer
(2015)" – via www.imdb.com. 

External links[edit]

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