Lizzie Simon grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where, as a child, she acted for stage, T.V., film and radio. She graduated from Columbia with a B.A., in history in 1988. While at Columbia she hosted a weekly arts radio show called Art Attack, which she continues to guest host. For two years, she was creative producer at the Flea Theater in Tribeca, where she produced and promoted over fourteen full-scale productions, fifty concerts and the works of over thirty choreographers. In the past year she has been freelance writing and speaking on bipolar disorder.