Lisa Henson
Henson at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Lisa Marie Henson

(1960-05-09) May 9, 1960 (age 63)
Years active1965–present

Lisa Marie Henson (born May 9, 1960) is an American television and film producer who has been involved in television shows such as Sid the Science Kid. She is the CEO of The Jim Henson Company, founded by her parents Jim and Jane Henson.

Early life

Henson was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter and the oldest child of puppeteers Jane (née Nebel; 1934–2013) and Jim Henson (1936–1990). She has four younger siblings: Cheryl (born 1961), Brian (born 1963), John (1965–2014), and Heather Henson (born 1970).


Henson is the CEO of The Jim Henson Company.[1]

Besides her direct television and movie work, she has been president of production for Columbia Pictures, and an executive for Warner Brothers. She holds a degree from Harvard University, where she majored in folklore and mythology and served as the first female president of the Harvard Lampoon. She has also served on the Harvard Board of Overseers.



Year Title Role
1965 Run, Run Child
2005 Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz Herself
2006 The Making of MirrorMask


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Kingdom Hospital Producer 11 episodes
2006 Laugh Pad Executive producer Failed pilot
Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del
2007 The Skrumps 9 episodes
2008 Frances 6 episodes
2008–2013 Sid the Science Kid 68 episodes
2009–2020 Dinosaur Train 89 episodes
2010–2011 Me and My Monsters 26 episodes
2010 Jim Henson's Pajanimals 11 episodes
2012–2013 Doozers 52 episodes
2013 Teeny Tiny Dogs Failed pilot
2013–2014 Good Morning Today 20 episodes
2013–2016 No, You Shut Up! 58 episodes
2014 Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge 8 episodes
2015 Lily the Unicorn Failed pilot
Good Morning America Herself 1 episode
2016–2017 Word Party Executive producer 14 episodes
2016–2018 Splash and Bubbles
2016 Dot.[2]
2017 Julie's Greenroom
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 10 episodes
2021–2023 Harriet the Spy 20 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Zero Effect Producer
2000 Ivans Xtc Margaret Mead, Executive producer
The Weight of Water Executive producer
2002 High Crimes
2003 Good Boy! Producer
2004 Five Children and It
2005 MirrorMask Executive producer
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Television movie
2008 Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby Producer direct-to-video movie
The Kreutzer Sonata Executive producer
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Producer direct-to-video movie
Unstable Fables: The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show
2012 Sid the Science Kid: The Movie Executive producer television movie
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Producer
2015 Turkey Hollow Executive producer television movie
2017 The Star
2018 The Happytime Murders
2022 Pinocchio Producer
2023 The Portable Door Executive Producer


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Sprout Welcomes Tech-Savvy Animated Original Series "Dot."" (PDF) (Press release). February 8, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2016.