Liza Snyder (born March 20, 1968) is an American actress who recently played as Andi Burns in CBS sitcom Man with a Plan. She is known for her roles on the ABC (and syndicated) series Sirens and played as Christine Hughes in the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear from 2000 to 2006.
Early life Edit
Snyder was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her father is a professor of theatre at Smith College, and her mother is a singer-songwriter. Her maternal grandparents were five-time Academy Award-winning composer, Johnny Green, and the actress and consumer reporter, Betty Furness. Snyder is a graduate of New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre where she studied acting under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner.
First career Edit
Snyder began her career appearing in episodes of television dramas such as The Trials of Rosie O'Neill and Murder, She Wrote. In 1993, she landed the leading role of Molly Whelan in the ABC and then syndicated crime drama Sirens. After the series was canceled, she co-starred in two made-for-television movies, and guest starred on Chicago Hope, and Pacific Blue. From 1998 to 2000, she was regular cast member in the NBC sitcom Jesse starring Christina Applegate. She made her big screen debut in a secondary role in Pay It Forward directed by Mimi Leder. Later that year, Snyder began starring as Christine Hughes on the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear. The series ended in 2006.
Following the conclusion of Yes, Dear, Snyder announced that she would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting on TV, which later turned into five years. Her next role would be appear on House, M.D..
Second career Edit
In 2011, she returned to television with guest starring role in an episode of House, playing a patient in need of a lung transplant. She reprises her Yes, Dear role in a 2013 episode of Raising Hope. On August 1, 2016, Snyder returned to regular series television work starring alongside Matt LeBlanc in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan.