|Born||January 23, 1973|
Inglewood, California, U.S.
|Other names||Sharon Millette Hartwell |
|Years active||1992 - present|
|Known for||The Real Housewives of Atlanta|
|Children||Jordan Sweat (b. 1995) |
Justin Sweat (b. 1998)
Ed Hartwell, Jr. (b. 2007)
Lisa Wu is an American television personality, actress, realtor, screenwriter and designer. She is best known for appearing on reality series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Hollywood Divas.
Lisa was born and raised in Inglewood, California as one of nine children. Her father, Stanley Wu, is a first-generation Chinese-American and her mother, Victoria Brislis-Wu, was of Afro-Caribbean descent.
During an early episode of RHOA, Wu and Nene Leakes visited her parents in Inglewood and Lisa recounted her experiences growing up biracial and how she and her family were often the targets of discriminatory comments in their neighborhood.
Wu started her career as a backup dancer for musical artists and bands such as Public Enemy, EPMD, and Candyman. Shortly after this, she joined the rap group 9tene. After leaving music, Wu wrote, produced, and acted in the film Black Ball (2003). She remained in the film industry for many years as a screenwriter, producer, and an actress.
Wu was cast in the inaugural season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She appeared in the main cast for the first two seasons (2008–09) and was a guest for the third season (2010–11). She ultimately made guest appearances further on in the ninth, tenth, and fourteenth seasons, respectively.
Wu is the author of a novel called When The Cake is Made. The novel was published in 2010 following her departure from RHOA.
Since her departure from RHOA, Wu has continued her career as an actress and producer. From 2014 until 2016, she was a cast member with four other actresses working on a short film, The White Sistas, on the TV One series Hollywood Divas.
One of nine children, Wu's elder brother, Meho, is deceased, and Wu was seen grieving over his death in a Season 2 episode of RHOA, during the build-up to an anniversary of his death.
From 1992 until 2002, Wu was married to Keith Sweat. The couple had two sons, Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998).
In 2005, Wu married Ed Hartwell, and the couple had one son, Ed, Jr. Ed Hartwell filed for divorce on August 24, 2011; it was finalized October 7, 2011, with the court document giving her name as Sharon Millette Hartwell.
|At Mamu's Feet||Jalisa|
|2014||Envy or Greed||Adrienne Connell||Short|
|First Impression||Katrinah||TV Movie|
|Atlanta (ATL) Undercover||Actress|
|Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk||Lisa|
|2017||The White Sistas||Gabriella White|
|2019||Professor Mack||Rosalyn Mack|
|London Mitchell's Christmas||Mercedes Mitchell|
|2020||Stolen Lilies||Mrs. Lacey|
|Rift||Supervisory Agent Greene|
|2008-17, 22||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Herself||Main Cast: Season 1-2, Guest: Season 3, 9-10, 14|
|2009-2014||Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen||Herself||2 episodes; Guest|
|2010||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||Herself||Episode: "The Real Housewives of Millionaire 5"|
|Meet the Browns||Jenny||Episode: "Meet the Stepdaughter"|
|2011||Templeton Pride||Michelle Thomas||TV Series|
|2014-16||Hollywood Divas||Herself||Main Cast|
|2015||Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!||Herself||Episode: "After Party Live! 414"|
|Born Again Virgin||Lisa||Episode: "Go Hard or Go Home"|
|2016||Nubbin & Friends||Lena Chick||Episode: "The Letter "A""|
|2019||Last Call||Miranda||Episode: "Stupid Cupid"|
|2021-2022||Saints & Sinners||Felicia Thompson||Recurring Cast: Seasons 5-6|
She's a devoted wife to her husband, NFL player Ed Hartwell, and their three children 13-year-old Jordan, ten-year-old Justin and one-year-old EJ.