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Lisa Vidal: It Was Quite The Experience, I Had A Blast

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Lisa Vidal, who plays a busy, cable news producer on the new, BET original series, "Being Mary Jane," says it's important that she can represent real women of color in real world jobs.

"It means a lot," said Vidal, who is of Puerto Rican descent. "It means that we're starting to see more of ourselves in the real world on television. Characters representing women of color and minorities that are in the workplace, that have really important jobs that contribute to our society and how women are juggling so much."

The series is a follow up to the network's original movie by the same name.  Lisa joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Lisa Vidal: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress, best known for her roles in television series Third Watch, The Division, ER, and The Event. In 2013, Vidal began starring in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane.

2) From 1994-1995, Vidal appeared in New York Undercover in a recurring role as a reporter named Carmen. In the series she was sister to Det. Eddie Torres, played by Michael DeLorenzo. In 1995, she did some Off-Broadway and worked in The Commish. Vidal has also appeared in number of films, such as Odd Girl Out (2005), Naughty or Nice (2004); Chasing Papi (2003); I Like It Like That (1994); The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) and in Night and the City (1992), alongside Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange, directed by Irwin Winkler.

3) Vidal was series regular in the ABC police drama High Incident (1995-1996), and on The Brian Benben Show in 1998, and later had major recurring roles on Third Watch from 1999-2001 as Dr. Sarah Morales, and ER from 2001-2004 as firefighter Sandy Lopez. From 2001 to 2004, Vidal starred opposite Bonnie Bedelia in the Lifetime drama series The Division, for which she received the 2002 nomination for the ALMA Award in the Best Actress Category. In 2006, she had a brief role in the short-lived action series Smith, as one of the federal agents looking for Ray Liotta's group of thieves. In 2010 she starred in NBC drama The Event.

4) In 2013, Vidal began starring opposite Gabrielle Union in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane.

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