Lisa Loeb is a GRAMMY™ Award-winning American singer-songwriter & touring musician, SiriusXM radio host, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with several hit singles and six albums, two of which were certified gold.
The Dallas, TX native recently released her 15th album, A Simple Trick To Happiness, to stellar reviews from critics and fans, and followed the release of this album with the debut of her new musical, Together Apart, which she co-wrote and co-produced with over 100 of her fellow Brown University alums to raise money for The Actors Fund. The musical received attention from prestigious outlets like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, People, and Playbill.
Lisa is also the host of her own weekday SiriusXM show, "Stay with Lisa Loeb," on '90s on 9, where she shares first-hand, behind-the-scenes accounts about the music and events of the 90s. During her popular featured segment, 'Where They Are Now,' Lisa interviews fellow hitmakers and industry icons who began their careers during that time, highlighting stories from over the years and current projects on which they're working. Recent interviews have included Hanson, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Ann Wilson.
This past spring, Lisa supported Belinda Carlisle as the special guest performer on Carlisle's Decades Tour across Ireland. In recent years, Lisa has also released a cover version of “All the Young Dudes” for Howard Stern’s David Bowie Special on Sirius XM, led a kids’ songwriting workshop in Sydney, Australia, with AMP, and completed a two-week residency at the legendary Carlyle Hotel in New York. In 2019, Lisa celebrated the 25th anniversary of her hit song 'Stay (I Missed You)' with a special edition Record Store Day Black Friday 12" vinyl. She also made a surprise appearance at the 25th Anniversary reunion of Reality Bites at the Tribeca Film Festival with the full cast.
Other recent highlights and appearances include a collaboration with Ziggy Marley on the song and video for “Music Is In Everything,” as well as her cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of my Life,” which was exclusively premiered through Rolling Stone magazine, and “Love Never Dies,” an original song she wrote and recorded as a theme song to accompany acclaimed author James Patterson’s latest novel, “Sophia, Princess Among Beasts.”
Lisa is also well known to parents and kids for her five children’s albums, and two illustrated children’s books with music.
She collaborated to develop and write the children’s musical “Camp Kappawanna” which debuted at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company. Inspired by her own love of summer camp, in 2008, Lisa started The Camp Lisa Foundation, which sends underserved kids to summer camp. In 2015, The American Camp Association of New England named Lisa Loeb their Camp Champions Honoree with a gala celebration at Fenway Park.
Lisa has also released three children’s albums that are exclusively available with Amazon. Her family-friendly album, Feel What U Feel, won the Grammy for Best Children’s Album, along with rave reviews and The Parents Choice Award. Among other shows, Lisa provides voice talent for the animated series “Creative Galaxy” and composes the original songs for the Emmy nominated, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series. Her songs from the series make up a soundtrack album that was released in June of 2018 exclusively with Amazon.
Often recognized for her iconic cat-eyed glasses, Lisa redefines how women accessorize with her own eyewear line. As an entrepreneur, Lisa oversees the business and eyewear design of Lisa Loeb Eyewear. It’s an ever-growing collection, available at optical shops as well as Costco, where women’s styles and children’s frames are available.
As an actor, Lisa’s recent film and television appearances include Netflix’s “Fuller House,” GEICO’s “Claims Audition,” and John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight.” You might have also heard her voice on commercials including Alfa Romeo, Uber Eats, CNN, and Chili’s. She'll soon be appearing in Hallmark's upcoming holiday movie, Hanukkah on Rye, in December.
A recent personal honor for Lisa was being asked by editor, Will Shortz, to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of The New York Times crossword by creating an original puzzle with pro, Doug Peterson.
When she is not at home in Los Angeles with her husband, Roey, two children, Lyla and Emet, Lisa enjoys performing all over the world and entertaining audiences of all ages!