Lu Elrod is a versatile character actress who has appeared in more than a dozen feature films over the past three decades. Her memorable film appearances include: The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), High School High (1996), Wag the Dog (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Primary Colors (1998), Freaky Friday (2003), and Kicking & Screaming (2005). She has also appeared in a variety of television programs including General Hospital (1972), Hill Street Blues (1981), Superior Court (1986), and Dream On (1990).
Dr. Lu Elrod is a Professor Emeritus of Music at California State University, Los Angeles and continues to teach and play an active role in fund-raising for music scholarships at Cal State LA. She has written a number of professional articles and videotape programs for instructional television on music education and on building a positive self-concept through music. Dr. Elrod has been a Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions finalist and is a critically acclaimed opera singer and expert in music education.
She is listed in national directories, including Who’s Who in America, International Who’s Who in Music, and is a multiple year honoree in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. As an actress, she is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AGVA.