Liza Tarbuck ( /ˈliːzə/ lee-za; born 21 November 1964 in Liverpool) is an English actress and television and radio presenter, and daughter of comedian Jimmy Tarbuck.
She trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA graduating in 1986 alongside Clive Owen, Rebecca Pidgeon and Serena Harragin.
Her first big break came in the late 1980s with a starring role in the long-running Granada Television comedy series Watching, in which she played a character called Pamela, opposite Emma Wray. Tarbuck then appeared as Angie in the 1988 Falklands War drama Tumbledown, which also starred Colin Firth, Paul Rhys and David Calder. In 2001, she took the title role in Linda Green, which ran for two series, ending in 2002.
In more recent times, she has guest starred on the Ricky Gervais comedy Extras, and has appeared in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries as DI Fiona Knight. In 2004, Tarbuck appeared in Series 6 of the long-running BBC One comedy, French & Saunders, as a fictionalized version of herself, where she had the role of Producer for "Saunders & French Productions". In 2005, Tarbuck appeared as Mrs. Jellyby in the BBC One Serial Bleak House. And in 2006, She appeared in episode six of the