Born in Auckland Lisa Chappell made her acting debut at the age of 19 years in the New Zealand television series Gloss in which they in 1987 pampered Chelsea Redfern embodied and so gained first notoriety. Then she got a cameo role in the police series Shark in the Dark, where she was seen between 1989 and 1991 in 13 episodes. Then moved to Sydney and the Australian Chappell also served there in various guest and supporting roles in television series like Desperate Remedies or Hercules and films such as Jack Brown Genious with.
So far, no acting training active, she took on the Actor Center in Sydney in 1999 the acting workshop The Journey. In 2001, she auditioned for a supporting role in the new TV series McLeod's Daughters before, but got the lead role of Claire McLeod offered. This role embodied Lisa Chappell 2001-2003 in three seasons at the side of Bridie Carter. Chappell left the series at his own request in order to focus on her musical career.
In 2005 the actress began on her first album When Then is Now to work. On 14 July 2006, that album was released in Germany. As a producer acted Rick Price, who is a successful Australian singer and songwriter.
In addition to her musical career, however, Lisa Chappell took further guest roles on as in 2004 in eight episodes of the series Stingers and stood in 2006 together with Claudia Karvan and Rebecca Gibney for the TV movie Small Claims - The Reunion front of the camera.
As of 2007, took over Lisa Chappell in a stage production of Educating Rita the female lead role opposite David Downer. The play was performed in a theater tour across Australia.
Directed by Rupert Glasson actress in 2009 is the thriller rendezvous with a killer on the side of Robert Taylor and Terry Camilleri front of the camera. Also in 2009, took over Lisa Chappell again a role in a television series. In The Cult she played the role of Sophie McIntyre on the side of Dwayne Cameron. In addition, she appeared in the short film Be carefull. In the 12 - minute film some of Lisa Chappell's songs from her debut album can be heard.
In 2011 she took on a role in the German television movie The Magic of New Zealand. It is a film adaptation of Emily Richards Duncan's novel Lady. That same year, Lisa Chappell returns to the theater. Together with Willenhall she stands in the piece Mike and Virginia on stage at the Herald Theatre in her hometown of Auckland.
After she had the occupation connected daughters in McLeod, Lisa Chappell became a vegetarian.
In December 2001, she married Chris Taylor, whom she had previously met at the birthday party of her colleague Rachael Carpani series. The couple separated in 2005.
- 2002: Awarded the Silver Logie Award as the most popular female newcomer for McLeod's Daughters
- 2003: Nominated for the Golden Logie Award for most popular TV personality
- 2003: nominated for the Silver Logie Award for most popular actress
- 2004: Awarded the Silver Logie Award for Most popular actress for McLeod's Daughters
- 2010: Awarded the Qantas Film & Television Award for The Cult