Dr. Oz is a physician and TV personality with a bit of a controversial reputation for "promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain," as doctors at Columbia University described him. What isn't up for debate, however, is Oz's incredible success — which wouldn't be possible without his wife, Lisa.
When Lisa married Dr. Oz in 1985, after a disastrous first date set up by their parents, she wanted to be an actor. The former Lisa Lemole gave up that career path to help turn her husband's popularity into a successful brand; she has worked with him on books and TV projects, and often co-hosts "The Dr. Oz Show".
In an interview with Prime Woman, Lisa explained that the auditioning process for acting took a toll on her mental health, whereas Dr. Oz seemed to enjoy "putting himself out there." She figured her husband was more well-suited to the world of entertainment, anyway, so she gave up her career in favor of his.