Lisa Rieffel
Lisa Rieffel

Actress-singer Lisa Rieffel played the character Sara Spooner (Carrie's younger sister) for four episodes of the first season of "King of Queens", before the character was dropped without explanation.
Vital statistics
Title: Lisa Rieffel
Birthplace Denville, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Years active 1984-present
Family and Personal
Character information
Appeared on: The King of Queens
Episodes appeared in: 4 episodes in first season, 1998
Appears as: Sara Spooner

Lisa Rieffel (born January 12, 1975) appeared as Sara Spooner, Carrie Heffernan's younger sister, and Arthur Spooner's younger daughter in several episodes of The King of Queens, which included the pilot episode (Pilot, #1.1). Her character, who was supposed to be a somewhat irresponsible aspiring actress, was dropped after the sixth episode of the series without explanation.

Life and careerEdit

Born and raised in Denville, New Jersey. As a child, Lisa starred on Broadway and at The Kennedy Center in Raggedy Ann. She is a founding member and lead singer of the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band "Killola".[1] The band has released three albums: Louder, Louder! (2006), I Am The Messer (2008)[2] and Let's Get Associated (2010) as well as a live DVD/CD titled Killola: Live in Hollywood (2007).

In television, Rieffel was a series regular in the series The Thorns, Ann Jillian (TV series)|Ann Jillian, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, Women of the House and Empty Nest (season 5 only). In 1998, Rieffel was an original cast member of The King of Queens during the show's first season, taking part in five of the sitcom's first six episodes before leaving the show. Some of Rieffel's other television credits include The Cosby Show, Blossom, Roseanne, Married... with Children, Party of Five, The Pretender, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Brotherly Love and NCIS.[3]

Her film credits include Forget Paris (1995) and Drowning Mona (2000).

Rieffel co-wrote and recorded a song entitled "So Pretty" for the 2003 film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the song however was not featured on the soundtrack album.[4]


  1. Lisa Rieffel « ORIGINAL HIPSTER,
  2. Killola, AllMusic
  3. Lisa Rieffel Biography (1975-)
  4. SOUNDTRACK - Movies Showing on The Movie Channel: Movie ... Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

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