15 Facts About Lisa Brennan-Jobs


Lisa Brennan-Jobs is the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan.


An early Apple business computer, the Apple Lisa Brennan-Jobs, is named after her, and she has been depicted in a number of biographies and films, including the biopics Pirates of Silicon Valley, Jobs, and Steve Jobs.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs Nicole Brennan was born on May 17,1978, on Robert Friedland's All One Farm commune outside Portland, Oregon.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs claimed that the Apple Lisa was not named for her, and his team had come up with the phrase "Local Integrated System Architecture" as an alternative explanation for the project's name.


Years later, after Jobs left Apple, he acknowledged Lisa Brennan-Jobs and attempted to reconcile with her.


Chrisann Brennan wrote that "he apologized many times over for his behavior" to her and Lisa Brennan-Jobs and "said that he never took responsibility when he should have, and that he was sorry".


Brennan credits the change in Jobs to the influence of Lisa Brennan-Jobs' newly found biological aunt, author Mona Simpson, who worked to repair the relationship between Lisa Brennan-Jobs and her father.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs remained mostly distant, cold and made her feel unwanted; even going as far as refusing to pay her college fees initially.


When Lisa Brennan-Jobs was living with her mother, she attended The Nueva School and Lick Wilmerding High School.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs enrolled at Harvard University in 1996 and studied overseas for one year at King's College London.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs graduated in 2000 and subsequently moved to Manhattan to work as a writer.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs has written for The Southwest Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Harvard Advocate, Spiked, Vogue, and O, The Oprah Magazine.


In 2018, Lisa Brennan-Jobs published Small Fry, a memoir detailing her childhood and the complex and sometimes difficult relationship she had with her father.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs has been portrayed in several biographies of her father, including Walter Isaacson's 2011 authorized biography Steve Jobs.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs has been depicted in three biopic films: Brooke Radding portrayed her in the 1999 TNT TV film Pirates of Silicon Valley, while she is played as a child by Ava Acres, and as an adult by Annika Bertea, in the 2013 film Jobs.