Patrick Swayze’s wife is Lisa Niemi. See her photos, biography, and a dance video here.
Lisa’s famous husband, the star of “Dirty Dancing,” has sadly announced that he has pancreatic cancer. The celebrity couple have been married for 32 years, a most remarkable achievement in Hollywood.
She was born as Lisa Anne Haapaniemi on May 26th, 1956, in Houston Texas. Her long last name is the result of her family heritage (both parents) in Finland. She has five brothers.
Lisa and Patrick met when she was only 15 years old, and later married when she was 20 years old on June 12th, 1975. They met because she had been the teenage student of Patrick’s mother, Patsy, who ran her own dance studio.
She became a professional dancer after her dance training. Major dance companies include the Harkness Ballet Theater School in New York City, the Houston Jazz Ballet, and the famous Joffrey II Ballet
Along with dancing, Lisa is an actress who appeared in a dozen films and television programs, mostly in the 1980’s. She also wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the movie “One Last Dance” in 2003. The movie trailer is below.
Niemi knew very early that she wanted to be a performer. She attended the High School for the Performing Arts in Houston and after attending public schools.
See pictures and her dance video.
Lisa Niemi Video
“One Last Dance” with Patrick Swayze