Former child star to appear at MVCC

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The Mohawk Valley Cultural Series will present “How Social Anxiety Changed My Life,” a lecture by author and former child actor Lisa Jakub, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Schafer Theater, Information Technology Building, at MVCC’s Utica Campus. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.

As a child, Jakub starred in hit films like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Independence Day,” but after 18 years in the limelight, she decided to pursue a quieter life. Now a writer with work that has appeared in Newsweek,, The Huffington Post and her memoir, “You Look That Girl,” Jakub will share how social anxiety and introversion made her leave acting and gave her a new direction in life.

For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit Tickets can be purchased over the phone and in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, in-person at the Utica Campus Bookstores, or online at any time at

Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.”

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