Lisa Niemi Swayze is the co-author of The Time of My Life, which she wrote with her late husband, Patrick Swayze. She wrote, directed and produced the film One Last Dance in 2004. She has held many film, television, and Broadway roles and in addition, she wrote, directed and starred in the play Without a Word with her husband, garnering six Drama Critics Awards. Before turning to directing and acting, Niemi Swayze began her professional life as a dancer. Lisa lives on a ranch outside Los Angeles.