Lisa Anne Haapaniemi was born on 26th May, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Finnish Americans Edmond Melvin Haapaniemi and Edna Karin Hyttinen is a Finnish-American actress and dancer. She was married to actor, singer and dancer Patrick Swayze from 1975 until his death in 2009.
Biography and Career
In 1971, she began attending a Houston area ballet school, the Houston Ballet Dance Company, where she met the owner/director's son, Patrick Swayze, to whom she was married from 1975 until his death from pancreatic cancer, on September 14, 2009.
She has lived on a five acre homestead near the Angeles National Forest since 1985, along with a "menagerie of dogs, prized Arabian horses and rodeo cattle." She also has a 20,000 acre ranch in New Mexico.
Niemi is a licensed pilo
t and flew her husband to his cancer treatments before his death. While filming her movie One Last Dance in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Niemi was made an honorary citizen of the Canadian city.
Niemi wrote, directed and starred in the 2003 film One Last Dance, along with Swayze. It was based on a play that she wrote more than 18 years ago, Without a Word, which was very successful and won six Drama Critics Awards.
She co-starred in Steel Dawn (1987) with Swayze and co-starred in Beat Angel (2004). Niemi also appeared in Letters from a Killer, Next of Kin, Younger and Younger, Live! From Death Row, She's Having a Baby and Slam Dance. She choreographed the films Urban Cowboy and Grandview, U.S.A. Niemi directed Dance, a 1990 film.
Niemi co-starred as Carla Frost in 23 episodes of the TV series Super Force from 1990 to 1991. She once again directed her husband, this time in an episode of his TV series The Beast. The episode, titled "My Brother's Keeper", aired on April 9, 2009. It was his last performance before his death.
Niemi and Swayze had been collaborating on a memoir titled The Time of my Life published by Atria and due for release on September 29, 2009.
Why do we like Lisa Niemi?
We like Lisa Niemi because of a TV episode, titled "My Brother's Keeper"
Why is Lisa Niemi famous?
Lisa Niemi was famous as she was actress and dancer
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