Writer, Director Producer, Activist, Author
Lisa Niemi Swayze has spent decades in the film industry, both in front of and behind the cameras. She has written, directed and produced several films and plays, and as an actress, Lisa has held many film, television, and Broadway roles.
But it is perhaps her current role as an activist on behalf of pancreatic cancer where she is having the most impact.
Married for 34 years to celebrated actor Patrick Swayze, Lisa was truly his partner in all sense of the word. They collaborated on numerous projects, including the play Without a Word, which won six Drama Critics Awards including Best Play, Writing, Direction, and Performance.
Speech Topic and DescriptionWorth Fighting For
Married for 34 years to celebrated actor Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze was truly his partner in all sense of the word.
From being on Hollywood's "A-List" to the quiet times on their ranches with their beloved Arabian horses, Lisa and Patrick shared a bond that transcended the tough times most couples can face.
But it was during Patrick's 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer that Lisa's strength was tested the most. An emotionally honest and unflinching depiction of battling illness and loss, her story is also an incredible, life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit.
She is a tireless advocate for cancer research and funding, and serves as the National Spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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