top of page
Untitled design (1).png
Lisa Parasyn Casting Director Toronto Ontario Canada Los Angeles California.jpg

About lisa

Lisa Parasyn is an Emmy®-Award winning Casting Director.

She is best known for her work on Schitt’s Creek, Star Trek Discovery, Outlander, Workin’ Moms, and The Coroner.


With critical acclaim in both the US and Canada, she is no stranger to industry nominations and awards across her more than 200 professional credits to-date.  A noted four-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Casting, Lisa won her first in 2014 for Bomb Girls, her second in 2018 for Cardinal, and two Canadian Screen Awards for Schitt’s Creek in 2020 and 2021.  The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Lisa her first Emmy® for Outstanding Casting in a Comedy Series for her work on Schitt’s Creek in 2020.


With a career spanning 2 decades, Lisa remains one of the industry’s most in-demand Casting Directors and passionate producers.  She demands a commitment to excellence on every project she undertakes.


To connect, please email or fill out the contact form below.

Lisa Parasyn Casting RBC's Women Of Infl


View Master Reel.png

Pilar Golden
Creator + Showrunner | Beyond Black Beauty

"It was my first time working in Toronto. Our show's needs were demanding and I was nervous about the casting process. But Lisa and her team are the kind of people who read the material thoroughly and thoughtfully. Every discussion, every session is a warm dialogue with a friend who is rooting for you and your project. Lisa's a visionary whose contributions have only elevated Beyond Black Beauty. I can't wait for us to work together again."
View Master.png

lisa's work




Lisa Parasyn Emmy Award Schitt's XCreek.jpeg
Lisa Parasyn Casting.jpeg


In CoversationAnn Rohmer
00:00 / 11:41

Recent Projects

WAYWARD (fka TALL PINES) is a thriller set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.

Netflix - 8 episode Limited Series starring Mae Martin and Brandon Jay McLaren. Series regulars include Toni Collette, Sarah Gadon, Brandon Jay McLaren, Sydney Topliffe and Alyvia Alyn Lind.


Mae Martin.jpeg
Read More

Vertical has acquired U.S. rights from AGC Studios to The Order, a dramatic thriller directed by Australia’s Justin Kurzel. Written by Oscar and BAFTA nominee Zach Baylin, the film adapts Kevin Flynn and Gary Gerhardt’s book The Silent Brotherhood.


Starring Jude LawNicholas HoultTye Sheridan, and Jurnee Smollett, the  film will will have an exclusive release in theaters nationwide later this year.


The Order.png
Read More

The comedy pilot, 1266, set at Onyx Collective has added Karim Diané, Kristin Dodson, and Kassandra Lee Diaz as series regulars to star alongside Gabourey Sidibe, who will executive produce and play the lead role of Gabby.


The series is inspired by the true-life story of Sidibe who worked as a phone sex operator, which she wrote about in her 2017 memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare." 


Book - Onyx 1266 New Series based on Gabourey Sidibe Memoir Lisa Parasyn Casting.png
Read More

THE ABANDONS tells the story of a group of diverse renegade families living on the fringes of society in 1850s Oregon.

Created by Kurt Sutter, the first season is currently in production, bringing together an all-star ensemble cast led by Lena Headey and Gillian Anderson as two mothers locked in a bloody feud.


The Abandons Netflix.jpeg
Read More

Star Trek: Discovery will end with Season 5 and can be viewed on Paramount+.


This final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can’t wait to celebrate the series’ impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year.


Star Trek Discovery Season 5.jpeg
Read More

Benito Skinner‘s comedy series “Overcompensating” has been ordered at Amazon Prime Video.

The series is described as a college-set ensemble comedy about the wild, chaotic journey of Benny (Skinner), a closeted former football player and homecoming king, as he becomes fast friends with Carmen, a high school outsider on a mission to fit in at all costs.


Benito Skinner.jpeg
Read More
Upcoming Projects

Meet The Team

Emily Johnston Headshot.jpg

Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston is a casting professional with nearly a decade of experience across film, television, and theatre. She also works as a freelance casting consultant for several theatre companies, including Canadian Stage and Company Theatre. Emily lives in Toronto with her very grumpy cat, Sally Field. 

Jaedie Sansom Headshot_edited_edited.jpg

Jaedie Sansom

Originally hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jaedie joined the LPC team in 2019. She has a deep love of storytelling and film photography.

ACE Lisa Parasyn Casting Dog.png

We have collaborated with!

Avy Kaufman

Rhonda Fisekci

Alyson Silverberg

Amanda Lenker Doyle

Andrea Kenyon

Bonnie Zane

Brett Greenstein

Candice Elzinga

Jonathan Clay Harris

Contact Us
bottom of page