Liza Lapira Conjures Up Laughs in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

This past weekend, I went to see "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with my boyfriend and walked away with a new favorite romantic comedy. Unlike other been there, done that romantic comedies, this funny and heartwarming movie managed to portray love realistically in all of its different facets. However, what really made the movie was the actors—including Liza Lapira, who plays the similarly-named Liz, the best friend to Emma Stone’s character Nana in the film.

Lapira, who is of Filipino descent, was hilarious playing the supportive, girlish best friend role and delivered her lines with spot-on humor and slightly over-the-top zest that induced large laughs from the audience. Her role in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is one of her most high-profile jobs to date, as she is perhaps best known for her previous spot as Kianna in the 2008 film "21" or a TV stint as Special Agent Michelle Lee in "NCIS." With her sharp sense of humor and bright personality, we hope to see more of Lapira on the big and small screen in the future.