Lisa Spoonauer (Lisa Ann Spoonauer)

Lisa Spoonauer

Lisa Ann Spoonauer (December 16, 1972 – May 20, 2017) was an American character actress best known for the role of Caitlin Bree in Clerks, which she reprised for an episode in the animated series. Lisa Spoonauer was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and raised in Freehold Township. She attended Brookdale Community College, where she was spotted (in an acting class) by Clerks director Kevin Smith, who was having difficulty casting the part of Caitlin. He offered her the role and a script, and she later accepted. Spoonauer began dating her Clerks co-star Jeff Anderson in 1993, and they were married for one year from 1998 to 1999. According to the documentary Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks, included on the 10th anniversary DVD release, Anderson proposed to her on the set of the film. Spoonauer’s only other film credit is for the Gabe Torres movie Bartender. Spoonauer later married her second husband Tom Caron and relocated to Jackson Township, where she became a restaurant manager and event planner. Lisa Spoonauer died at age 44 on May 20, 2017, due to unknown causes. Clerks co-stars Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti both shared the news and posted tributes to their personal Facebook accounts on May 23, 2017. Smith posted a tribute to Spoonauer via his personal Instagram account and during an episode of his podcast Hollywood Babble-On, She is survived by her husband, daughter Mia, and stepson Tyler.


  • December, 16, 1972
  • USA
  • Rahway, New Jersey


  • May, 20, 2017
  • USA
  • Jackson Township, New Jersey

Cause of Death

  • natural causes

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