|Also known as:||LisaNova|
|Born:||June 11, 1980|
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight:||115 lb (52 kg)|
|Hair:||Light Brown, Blonde|
Long, Wavy, Straight
Donovan was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder before moving to Los Angeles, California hoping to become an actress. There she founded Zappin Productions, a production company specializing in viral videos. She is currently in charge of Creative Development. She is the sister of fellow YouTuber Ben Donovan, who is known as TheBDonski.
LisaNova on YouTube
Donovan uploaded her first video, "Introducing LisaNova," to YouTube on June 7, 2006. She has parodied a number of celebrities and public figures, including Keira Knightley, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian. Her most popular video is a commercial parody entitled "Dumb Water." As of August 23, 2010 LisaNova is listed as the 33rd most subscribed of all time and 9th most subscribed for directors with 594,423 subscribers. On July 10, 2007, Donovan posted a video titled "LisaNova does YOUTUBE!!!!", in which she kidnaps prominent YouTube users and forces them to comment to her subscribers, a reference to accusations and outrage from the YouTube community that she had used spambots to send thousands of messages to other YouTube users for publicity. The video received more than 2.65 million views as of March 23, 2010 and while YouTube chose not to suspend Donovan's channel for violation of their Terms of Service, it resulted in YouTube altering its messaging policy, restricting the number of messages that could be left on a channel in a certain time period. She is also part of the YouTube channel 'The Station'. She worked in parodies with other YouTubers such as ShayCarl, Davedays, Kassem G, Ceciley, thebdonski, hiimrawn, WhataDayDerek, BrettTheIntern, TimothyDeLaGhetto2, NigaHiga, and AndreasChoice. In 2008, Ralph Nader appeared in a video with Donovan (as Sarah Palin). She is also well known for her character squeegloss22 were she makes fun of beauty guru and 56th most subscribed of all time juicystar07, Blair Fowler.
On July 27, 2010 a video was released featuring Lisa interviewing Katy Perry. In the video Lisa asked Katy questions sent in by viewers by a moderator box on Katy's channel. 20,500 questions were asked and then voted on.
Lisa Donovan was given a featured player role in MADtv in February 2007. She debuted in a spoof of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she played Salma Hayek, the producer of the ABC Comedy Ugly Betty, and Rosie O'Donnell. The episode aired on February 17, 2007. After signing a contract and only appearing in four episodes of MADtv, her featured player role was not extended into the following season.
- Lisa Donovan Joins the Cast of MADtv (2007-01-31). Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
- Morrissey, Brian. "Lisa Nova On The Spot", Adweek, 2007-01-01. Retrieved on 2007-01-04.
- Zappin Productions (click 'contact' on website)
- "Introducing LisaNova"
- YouTube - LisaNova's Channel
- YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
- "W13Wj34Lpto LisaNova does YOUTUBE!!!!"
- MADtv Uploads YouTube Star (2007-01-31). Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
- Wallenstein, Andrew. "How YouTube Helped LisaNova Start Her Career", The New York Times, 2007-04-29. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.