Lisner’s love of theatre began at the age of eight while studying speech at the Trinity College of London with Ms Joyce Foreman. Lisner continued with Foreman for seven years. In that time, she appeared in numerous plays. This included J M Barrie’s Peter Pan, playing the role of Tinker bell.
Lisner has had extensive training as an actor. It continued in Sydney at The Ensemble Theatre under the direction of the late Broadway legend Hayes Gordon .In that time Lisner worked with Hayes, Lorrane Desmond, Zika Nester and Daniel James just to name a few. Lisner has also studied at the Melbourne Actors Lab with Peter Kalos. Lisner works with Anna Mc Crossin- Owen (MTC) for her dialect training. When Lisner wanted to learn gun safety and handling skills she went to veteran armourer John Fox. Lisner received a certificate of competency which is rarely given by Fox.
As a platinum MEAA member and serving on the board of WIFT Vic (Women in Films and TV) for 2 years Lisner is known for advocating change. Qualities Naomi values are gender equity, ageism and diversity.
Lisner works as an actor, writer and a producer. In 2017 Lisner made her directorial debut with the short film Hannah Rosenthal and followed it up with L’Chaim. Both premiered at the Girona International Film Festival in Barcelona with Hannah Rosenthal winning a special award. Internationally, both films have won numerous awards including Lisner receiving best actress in Malta & the UK and best director in the UK.
In the past few years, Lisner has turned her attention to writing feature films . In 2023 Lisner completed her 6th feature screenplay and continues to write. Lisner has won many international awards for her work. As a writer, Naomi is drawn to relatable characters with a strong sense of who they are and where they have come from.
Naomi spends her down time with family, friends, keeping fit and painting. Her humor and joy translates into her artwork with a unique dinstinctive style that has been described as vivid, quirky, bold and playful.
Lisner is represented by Daniel Scharf at Profile Creative for her acting.