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December 4, 1964
Cheektowaga, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Chelsea Noble Cameron|
|Children||6; (4 adopted)|
Chelsea Noble (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Kate MacDonald on the American television sitcom Growing Pains. She is the wife of actor and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron.
Early life and career
Noble was born Nancy Mueller in Cheektowaga, New York, to Irene and Fred Mueller. Noble graduated from Maryvale High School and then attended SUNY Geneseo from 1983 to 1987, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Pi (Alpha Clionian) sorority, and played women's rugby. She continues to act, mostly in Christian films with her husband, with the exception of an appearance on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The English Patient". Noble played Hattie Durham in the Left Behind trilogy with husband Kirk Cameron. She also had several uncredited cameos in films starring Cameron as a "kissing double." Kirk Cameron refuses to kiss any woman who was not his wife, so for romantic scenes the actress playing his love interest has been replaced by Noble in an appropriate costume and filmed from behind.
While also dating off-screen, Noble and Kirk Cameron worked together on Growing Pains. She played Kate MacDonald, the girlfriend of Cameron's character, Mike Seaver. The two married on July 21, 1991 in Cheektowaga, New York. They now have six children. Their four adopted children are Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1998), Anna (born 1999), and Luke (born 2000). Two biological children, Olivia Rose (born July 18, 2001) and James Thomas (born April 13, 2003), followed.
Noble and her husband are born-again Christians. They founded The Firefly Foundation, which runs Camp Firefly, a summer camp that gives terminally ill children and their families a week's free vacation.
|1990||Willies, TheThe Willies||Anchor Woman|
|2001||Left Behind: The Movie||Hattie Durham|
|2002||Left Behind II: Tribulation Force||Hattie Durham|
|2005||Left Behind: World at War||Hattie Durham|
|2014||Mercy Rule||Maddie Miller|
|1988||Full House||Samantha||Episodes: "The Seven-Month Itch" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|1988||Days of our Lives||Kristina Andropolous||TV series|
|1988–1989||Who's the Boss?||Cynthia||Episodes: "My Fair Tony" & "Teacher's Pet"|
|1989||Cheers||Laurie Marlowe||Episode: "Send in the Crane"|
|1989||Booker||Taryn McKay||Episode: "Bête Noir"|
|1989–1992||Growing Pains||Kate MacDonald||14 episodes|
|1991||Little Piece of Heaven, AA Little Piece of Heaven||Carrie Lee||TV film|
|1993||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Rachel||Episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter"|
|1994||Star Struck||Robyn Call||TV film|
|1995–1996||Kirk||Elizabeth Waters||31 episodes|
|1997||Seinfeld||Danielle||Episode: "The English Patient"|
|1998||You Lucky Dog||Alison Taylor||TV film|
|2000||Growing Pains Movie, TheThe Growing Pains Movie||Kate MacDonald-Seaver||TV film|
|2004||Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Kate Seaver||TV film|
- When Growing Pains Make a Marriage by John Tayman, People, dated August 05, 1991 Vol. 36 No. 4
- "Kirk Cameron: Summary". TV.com. Retrieved February 23, 2009.
- "'Fireproof' shows Christian movies sell". ABC News. October 3, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2009.[dead link]