'Now' picture of Alisa Besher


'Then' picture of Alisa Besher

Alisa Besher (born October 3, 1985 in Moscow, Russia) was a former ZOOMer from the show's 1st and 2nd seasons of the 1999 revived version of "ZOOM".

Early CareerEdit

  • During her auditions she said if she spoke to someone she didn't know, they would.
  • One day while at recess, some kid yelled out "The Russians are coming!" and Alisa thought that she might not have known that she was a Russian.


I'm funny, outgoing, crazy and a little disorganized. I think other ZOOMers would say I'm creative and silly. When I'm not on the ZOOM set, I enjoy school and hanging out with friends. During the summer, I'm a Counselor in Training at a local camp where I get to work with lots of kids.

The silliest thing I've ever done on ZOOM is dress up in crazy outfits for the plays! Zmail is my favorite part of this site. I check it out every week! The Butterfly Cake and Homemade Ice Cream are the most delicious ZOOM treats, and my favorite ZOOMsci is the Rube Goldberg Invention. The best things about working on ZOOM have been going to the Emmy's and just relaxing in the ZOOM room during taping.

I do think that being a ZOOMer has changed me. I'm better around crowds of younger kids, and the experience really helps me at camp. And I've met so many new people! I don't think that people really treat me differently, at least my friends don't. But I guess more people know who I am now. I think in twenty years I'll look back on my ZOOM experience and think, "Those were some of the best times of my life!"

And to all of the ZOOMers out there: Thanks SO much for watching! It's a great experience.

In March 2003, she was a junior at NHS.

Alisa QuotesEdit

  • Raspberries are my culinary fave.
  • I love to wakeboard in the summer.

Outfits that she wore on ZOOMEdit

Season 1Edit

Alisa wore a navy blue hooded sweater jacket over a short sleeved green shirt with 3 different stripes colored light blue, white and navy blue.

Season 2Edit

Alisa wore a long sleeved orange shirt with the sleeves being navy blue. On some episodes, she wore a blue hooded sweater jacket.


  • Alisa gets nicknamed Lisa dropping the first letter in her own name.
  • She was a ZOOMer in seasons 1 and 2 (1999-2000).
  • She made a special appearance titled "ZOOM: America's Kids Remember".
    • She already knew Caroline and Kenny but she never met Kaleigh, Rachel, Eric, Buzz and Aline after she left for the show's 2nd season. However, she did meet them for the first time she was invited back on the ZOOM set for the special episode.
  • At the age of 3, Alisa moved from Russia to the United States.
  • Alisa's first language was Russian and picked up on the English language when she was 3 or 4. Nobody taught her, she listened in to kids who spoke English and now she is a pro.
  • Alisa attended NYU with her former co-star Zoe Costello.


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