The latest episode of The Orville: New Horizons paid tribute to Lisa Banes at the very beginning of the show’s latest episode, titled Gently Falling Rain.

The talented actress tragically passed away in 2021.

Here’s a look at her career and personal life.

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Who is Lisa Banes?

American actress Lisa Banes was born on the 9th of July, 1995, and appeared in a number of shows and films during the course of her acting career.

Born in Ohio, she studied acting at the Juilliard School. Before landing regular roles on television shows, she actively appeared on Broadway.

She had regular roles on shows such as The Trials of Rosie O’Neill and Son of the Beach.

Lisa also acted in commercially successful films such as Gone Girl, Legally Blondes, Cocktail and A Cure for Wellness.

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Actress passed away in 2021

Lisa sadly lost her life in a road accident in 2021 at the age of 65.

She was reportedly hit by a scooter while crossing the road on June 14 in the Upper Westside of Manhattan near Lincoln Center.

She is said to have been on her way to the Juilliard School when the tragedy struck.

The actress is survived by her wife, Kathryn. The two lived in Los Angeles and did not have any children.

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The Orville : New Horizons pays tribute

Usually, tributes appear at the end of an episode. But The Orville: New Horizon dedicated their latest segment to the actress at the very beginning.

The tribute read: “In memory of Lisa Banes, 1955-2021.”

According to IMDb, she featured as Speria Balask in two episodes, including the season finale, ‘Future Unknown’.

This week’s episode of The Orville: New Horizons is available to stream on Hulu.

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