Cara DeLizia

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Cara DeLizia
Born Cara Elizabeth DeLizia
(1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 30)
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Robert Chambers (2004–2006) Nick Rich (2009-present)

Cara Elizabeth DeLizia (born April 10, 1984) is an American television actress most known for her portrayal as Fiona "Fi" Phillips alongside Mackenzie Phillips in the Disney Original Series So Weird.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

She got her start in acting at the age of 5 doing theater productions. She was later discovered and starred regularly in the WB's Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. Later she had guest spots on Mad About You, 7th Heaven, The West Wing (in "The Stackhouse Filibuster"), Strong Medicine, and ER. She has also starred in several TV movies and had minor roles in several motion pictures such as Sleepless in Seattle and Avalon. She also starred in some Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen Productions, such as You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Sleepover Party, singing a song called "Gimme Pizza!" and the popular line "whipped cream pouring like waterfalls!"[1] At this stage in her career, DeLizia was known for her high-pitched voice and pixie haircut.

So Weird[edit]

It was her role on So Weird that was her breakout. She starred as Fiona "Fi" Phillips, an adolescent girl obsessed with the paranormal. She traveled around the country on a tour bus with her rockstar mother (Phillips). At various stops along the way Fi would encounter paranormal activity ranging from aliens, to ghosts, to Bigfoot. Fi's interest was driven to find out what had caused her father's death when she was a child. Her investigations culminated in the show's Season 2 finale. DeLizia left the show in the Season 3 premiere and was replaced by a young Canadian Alexz Johnson. To that point, the show had been "darker" for a Disney show in the vein of The X-Files. However, when DeLizia departed, the show took on a lighter tone for the remainder of its run.

Later work[edit]

Her other major role was as Marcy Kendall on the FOX drama Boston Public where she played the assistant to Chi McBride's Principal Harper.

She voiced school bad boy, "Z" for three episodes of the Nickelodeon cartoon series All Grown Up!.

DeLizia became engaged to Robert Chambers in 2001. The couple married in 2004 and lived in Burbank, California. In 2006, the couple divorced.

In December 2009, she married Nick Rich.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Sleepover Party Cara Video
1995 Under the Gun Daughter (uncredited)
1997 Crayola Kids Adventures: Tales of Gulliver's Travels Cara - Queen of the Big Enders Video
1997 Crayola Kids Adventures: The Trojan Horse Atheniea Video
2011 Rogue Kit
2012 Homecoming Young Bobby (voice) Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Literary Visions Actor TV documentary
1996-1997 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Sarah 22 episodes
1997 Don King: Only in America Teen Girl #1 TV movie
1999 7th Heaven Glenda Episode: "Sometimes That's Just the Way It Is"
1999 Mad About You Teenage Mabel Buchman Episode: "The Final Frontier: Part 2"
1999-2001 So Weird Fiona 'Fi' Phillips Lead Role (Seasons 1–2) / Appearance (Season 3)
2000 ER Andrea Parks Episode: "Be Patient"
2001 Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Baru, Monkey (voice) TV movie
2001 Close to Home Alison TV movie
2001 NYPD Blue Joanna Episode: "Writing Wrongs"
2001 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Winifred Hooper Episode: "The Stackhouse Filibuster"
2001 Go Fish Lisa Episode: "Go Student Council"
Episode: "Go Wrestling"
2001 Strong Medicine Felicity Farber Episode: "Rebirth"
2001 Nightmare Room, TheThe Nightmare Room Vanessa Episode: "The Howler"
2001 Just Shoot Me! Randy Episode: "Maya Judging Amy"
2002 As Told by Ginger Laetitia Bowans (voice) Episode: "New Girl in Town"
2002 Anna's Dream Beth Morgan TV movie
2002-2003 Boston Public Marcie Kendall Recurring role
2003 Twins TV movie
2003 All Grown Up! Z (voice) TV series
2004 Still Life Willa Episode: "Disappearances"
Episode: "Gravity"
2004 JAG Midshipman Emma Green Episode: "One Big Boat"
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Annie Walker TV movie
2006 Mr. Nice Guy Max TV series
2006 Ghost Whisperer Libby Grant Episode: "Dead Man's Ridge"
2007 Close to Home Kaitlin Howard Episode: "Hoosier Hold Em"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whipped Cream Pourin Like Waterfalls". YouTube. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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