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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
Born in Cheektowaga, New York, 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, "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"; since Kirk Cameron would refuse to kiss any woman who was not his wife, for romantic scenes the actress playing his love interest would be replaced with Noble in an appropriate costume and filmed from behind.
Noble and Kirk Cameron worked together on Growing Pains where she portrayed his girlfriend Kate MacDonald while they were dating in real life. They married on July 21, 1991 in Cheektowaga, New York. They now have six children, four of whom were adopted: Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1998), Anna (born 1999), and Luke (born 2000); and two biological: Olivia Rose (born July 18, 2001) and James Thomas (born April 13, 2003).
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.
|1988||Full House||Samantha||Episode: "The Seven-Month Itch: Part 1"
Episode: "The Seven-Month Itch: Part 2"
|1988||Days of our Lives||Kristina Andropolous||TV series|
|1988||Who's the Boss?||Cynthia||Episode: "My Fair Tony"|
|1989||Who's the Boss?||Cynthia||Episode: "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|
|1990||Willies, TheThe Willies||Anchor Woman|
|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|
|2001||Left Behind: The Movie||Hattie Durham|
|2002||Left Behind II: Tribulation Force||Hattie Durham|
|2004||Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Kate Seaver||TV film|
|2005||Left Behind: World at War||Hattie Durham|
|2008||Fireproof||Catherine Holt (photo double; uncredited)|