Lisa Vultaggio landed the role of General Hospital's sensuous yet strong-
willed Hannah Scott in March 1999. Born in Vancouver, Canada, Lisa was raised
with a strong Italian upbringing. Always a performer, she began singing at
the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver at the age of five.
At age seven, she found her passion for acting after watching Franco
Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. "I would recite monologues and entire
passages from the play," recalls Lisa of her newfound love. Shakespearean
tragedies were not Lisa's only material -- Lisa possesses an uncanny ability
to do impressions, impersonating with impeccable precision such well-known
celebrities as Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Cher.
Throughout high school, Lisa studied drama and performed in several high-school
productions. During her senior year, she was discovered by an agent while
starring in a production of Early Frost. She immediately began studying
acting at the renowned Breck Academy in Vancouver.
Television work came in steadily for the Canadian actress. She booked her
first job, a guest-starring role on Street Justice, in only four months.
In less than one year, she co-starred with Christopher Reeve in the
television movie, Mortal Sins. She went on to guest star in such hit
television series as The X-Files, Millennium, Highlander, Lonesome Dove
and The Commish, to name a few. She also co-starred in the television movie,
A Killer Among Friends, and starred in the title role in The Anissa Ayala
Story. She also continued to pursue another dream -- singing. Lisa underwent
extensive singing training for five years in Vancouver, before moving to
After nearly five years of pursuing her dream in Vancouver, Lisa made the
momentous decision to move to Los Angeles. Within one year, she guest-starred
on such television shows as Melrose Place and Murder, She Wrote, among others.
She continued to study her craft with acting coach Paul E. Richards. Destined
to be on ABC Daytime, Lisa flew to New York in November of 1998 to screen test
for the part of Raquel on All My Children. While she did not get that role,
just four months later she landed the part of Hannah on General Hospital.
Lisa resides in Los Angeles and in her spare time loves going to the beach,
reading spiritual books, and spending time with her boyfriend and two best
friends. She also enjoys yoga and salsa dancing.