Actor Lisa Banes, who appeared in 'Gone Girl,' has died aged 65 after a scooter hit-and-run in New York City earlier this month

Actor Lisa Banes, who appeared in 'Gone Girl,' has died aged 65 after a scooter hit-and-run in New York City earlier this month
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Lisa Banes has passed away. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images
  • The actor Lisa Banes died on Monday. She was 65.

  • She was in critical condition after being hit by an electric scooter driver on June 4.

  • She appeared in movies and TV shows like "Cocktail," "Gone Girl," and "Masters of Sex."

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The actor Lisa Banes has died after being struck by an electric scooter driver in New York City's Upper West Side earlier this month. She was 65.

She was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's Hospital on Monday, the New York Police Department said in a statement sent to Insider.

Her publicist David Williams released a statement Monday seen by ABC7, saying: "We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing. She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends. We were blessed to have had her in our lives."

Banes was hit on June 4, during a visit to the city, and was in critical condition. She was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit the Julliard School, her alma mater, Williams said, per ABC7.

The pedestrian signal was in her favor when she crossed the street, the NYPD reported, when a scooter drove through a red traffic signal and hit her. The scooter drove away with Banes on the ground. There have been no arrests as of yet, and the investigation is ongoing.

Lisa Banes
Actor Lisa Banes was struck in a hit-and-run accident. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

She suffered a traumatic brain injury after the accident, and did not recover, the New York Post reported.

Born in Ohio in 1955, Banes attended the Julliard School of acting in New York before embarking on a long and varied career as a stage and screen actress. She appeared on Broadway in many high profile projects, including Neil Simon's "Rumors" in 1988 opposite Christine Baranski and the musical "High Society" in 1998 opposite Anna Kendrick.

In 1984, she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for best featured actress in a play for "Isn't It Romantic."

Banes' television career spanned from 1985 until 2021, with her last onscreen credit for the Amazon Prime TV show "Them" - she played Esther Haber.

Before that, Banes had recurring roles in TV shows like "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" and "Son of the Beach." She also appeared in episodes of major TV shows including "Desperate Housewives," "The Good Wife," "Masters of Sex," and "Once Upon a Time" where she played Lady Tremaine.

While predominantly a TV actress, Banes also had a successful movie career, too, with her most famous role as Marybeth Elliot, the mother of Rosamund Pike's character, in 2014's "Gone Girl." She took an immediate liking to her character in the film, telling the Los Angeles Times in a red carpet interview in 2014: "I just have an affinity for her. It seeped in right away."

She also starred in 1988's "Cocktail" as the older love interest to Tom Cruise's character, while her last feature film credit came in 2016 - for the psychological horror "A Cure for Wellness," starring opposite Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs.

Banes resided in Los Angeles with her wife Kathryn Kranhold. She was in New York for the first time since the pandemic, and was due to perform in "The Niceties," a two-woman show that was set to be streamed by the Manhattan Theater Club.

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