Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tecumseh, Ontario & Royal Oak, Michigan's Lise Lacasse in Youth in Revolt

Lise Lacasse grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario. She now lives in Royal Oak, Michigan. She stars in Youth in Revolt, which opens Friday. She'll be at the second evening screening at Lakeshore Cinemas in suburban Windsor, following the Michigan premier earlier this week. The film was shot in Michigan including in Detroit, Traverse City with interior shots at Marygrove College and exteriors at Oakland University's Meadowbrook Hall. She graduated from University of Windsor Theatre. A journeyman actor for almost 20 years in SE Mich Lacasse got her break with Second City and has had numerous roles in local theatre along with commerical and voiceover work. This is her first "substantial" role in a feature. She plays the Matron and has scenes opposite Michael Cera, lead role as Nick Twisp. This is the first of five made-in-Michigan films in which she has roles. She plays Mrs. Shaughnessy opposite Ray Stevenson as notorious gangster Danny Greene in The Irishman opening late this year. The film stars Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. She also has scenes with Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in Trust directed by David Schwimmer, and as Lila in Cedar Rapids directed by the man who helmed Youth in Revolt Miguel Arteta. Lacasse has always had steady roles but credits the Michigan tax credits with opening a whole new level of work for actors. "Many people who moved to LA 10 or 15 years ago are moving back home," she said. "This is where it's happening right now."

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