Eileen Lacy has been a proud member of The Lambs since 2009, having been sponsored by Sandra Benee and leslie Shreve.
A native New Yorker, she acted and sang in many Community Theater productions on Staten Island, where she was raised. After high school, Eileen graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling and worked as a showroom and runway model in Manhattan’s Garment District. She attended the American Theater Wing Acting School and the Senior Dramatic Workshop before moving to San Francisco, where she became part of the SF Actors’ Workshop under the direction of Jules Irving and Herb Blau. While in San Francisco, Eileen began a long and winding road to completing her education, enrolling in college classes at the University of San Francisco.
Upon her return to New York in 1960, she met and married Paul Lacy, with whom she raised three children in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where she once again appeared in semi-professional and Community Theater.
She graduated from Middlesex County College and attended Rutgers University. Eileen took a job for the State of New York in middle management. She and her husband moved back to Manhattan in the mid-eighties. She finally completed that long road to her Bachelor’s Degree and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English and writing from Hunter College. In 1993, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Upon retiring from New York State, she received her Master’s Degree from the Graduate School, CUNY. She later taught writing at LaGuardia College.
In 2001, Eileen, now a widow, returned to her first love, acting.
She studied at the Barrow Group and Weist-Barron. She has worked in Miriam Fond’s musical workshop, performing in several cabaret shows. Her recent work has included roles in One Life to Live, Orange is the New Black and Mr. Robot. The short independent film, Grandmas’s Not a Toaster, in which she had the title role, was in the Tribeca Film Festival.
Eileen has been active in SAG-AFRA working on several committees. In 2014, Eileen was elected Recording Secretary of The Lambs and has served on the Lamb’s and Lamb’s Foundation Councils ever since.