Actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in the movie “Gone Girl,” died on Monday due to
injuries sustained after getting struck by a hit-and-run scooter driver on the Upper
West Side, a source said. She was 65.
Confirming Banes’ death, a rep told Entertainment Tonight: ‘We are heartsick over Lisa’s
tragic and senseless passing.
She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work,
whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and
friends.’ ‘We were blessed to have had her in our lives,’ they added.
Banes, a Los Angeles resident visiting the Big Apple for the first time since the pandemic
began, was on her way to meet her wife Kathryn Kranhold for a dinner party when she
was mowed down by a red and black scooter on June 4 on West 64th and Amsterdam
Avenue, friends, and police have said.
She suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unable to recover.
An NYPD spokesperson said Monday night that no arrests have been made in the case.
The scooter was last seen going northbound on Amsterdam Avenue.
Born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, Banes attended Julliard before launching a long
and storied career in New York and Hollywood, appearing in dozens of TV shows and
Banes married Kranhold, a former Wall Street journal writer, at an intimate ceremony
roughly four years ago at City Hall.
On the small screen, the actress had roles on “One Life to Live,” “China Beach,” “Royal
Pains,” and “Nashville.”
On the big screen, she was Tom Cruise’s older love interest in 1988’s “Cocktail.”
In “Gone Girl,” she was the mother of the missing woman, played by Rosamund Pike.