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April 13, 1981 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Peldon was born in New York City, New York. Her younger sister Ashley Peldon is also an actress. Both she and Ashley became involved in the entertainment industry as child actors. Peldon graduated from Skidmore College where she majored in Abnormal psychology and minored in Film. She has started her own line of jewelry called "Charmed Jewelry".
Peldon is perhaps best known for her three seasons as Jonathan Taylor Thomas's on-screen girlfriend Lauren on Home Improvement, and for her three seasons on Boston Public. She has appeared in many roles on various television shows such as That '70s Show, Entourage, The Pretender, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Renegade and Nash Bridges to name a few.
She has also had roles in several films including Angel Heart with Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke, Out on a Limb with Matthew Broderick, Little Giants, indie favorite Skin Walker, National Lampoon's Adam & Eve, Tobe Hooper's Mortuary, the Farrelly brothers' comedy Say It Isn't So, and most recently the science-fiction thriller InAlienable with Walter Koenig and Richard Hatch, the psychological thriller The Road to Hell with Michael Paré and she's slated to star in the new film 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys alongside Robert Englund and her sister Ashley Peldon.
Peldon also starred on Broadway at the age of 8 in the Gershwin Theatre smash hit Meet Me in St. Louis for the show's entire run in the role of 'Tootie', originated by Margaret O'Brien in the Judy Garland film version.
Awards and nominations
She is a multiple and a nine years consecutive nominee and award winner of a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards:
- 1993 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series for Harry and the Hendersons (1991) and won for Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture for Out on a Limb (1992).
- 1994 - Won for Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
- 1995 - Nominated for Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series for The Mommies (1993).
- 1996 - Nominated for Best Performance by a Young Actress in TV Drama Series for Renegade (1992).
- 1997 - Won for Best Performance in a TV Comedy by a Guest Starring Young Performer for Home Improvement (1991) tied with Seth Adkins for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996).
- 1998 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series by a Supporting Young Actress for Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997) (TV).
- 1999 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series by a Guest Starring Young Actress for Home Improvement (1991).
- 2000 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series by a Supporting Young Actress for Home Improvement (1991).
- 2001 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress for The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000) (TV).
|1986||Ellen Burstyn Show, TheThe Ellen Burstyn Show||Lily||Episode: "Family Affair"|
|1989||Adventures in Babysitting||Sara Anderson||TV pilot|
|1992||Out on a Limb||Marci Campbell|
|1991-1993||Harry and the Hendersons||Darcy Payne||26 episodes|
|1993||Civil Wars||Episode: "Captain Kangaroo Court"|
|1993||Empty Nest||Libby||Episode: "Bye-Bye Baby... Hello: Part 2"|
|1993||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Amy Valdez||Episode: "Smart Kids"|
|1994||Little Giants||Debbie O'Shea|
|1994-1995||Mommies, TheThe Mommies||Beth Booker||4 episodes|
|1995||Renegade||Lisa St. John||Episode: "Hit Man"
Episode: "An Uncle in the Business"
|1995||Client, TheThe Client||Julia||Episode: "The Way Things Never Were"|
|1995||Tom and Huck||Townspeople|
|1996||Spider-Man||Additional Voices||Episode: "Sins of the Fathers Chapter 2"
Episode: "Sins of the Fathers Chapter 3"
|1996||ABC Afterschool Special||Megan||Episode: "Me and My Hormones"|
|1996-1998||Home Improvement||Lauren||7 episodes|
|1997||Little Girls in Pretty Boxes||Katie Bryant||TV movie|
|1997||Ice Storm, TheThe Ice Storm||Billie (uncredited)|
|1997||Visitor, TheThe Visitor||Donna||Episode: "Teufelsnacht"|
|1998||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Farris||Episode: "Valiant"|
|1998||Pretender, TheThe Pretender||Kaley Isaac||Episode: "Bank"|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Janine||Episode: "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons"|
|1999||Murder on Shadow Mountain, AA Murder on Shadow Mountain||Young Sherry Gaines||TV movie|
|1999||Promise, TheThe Promise||Susie Miles||TV movie|
|1999||Miss Supreme Queen||Brittani Golden||Short film|
|1999||Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show||Cindy||Episode: "My Two Big Daddies"|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Zoe Karros||Episode: "Line of Sight"|
|2000||Wild Grizzly||Terri Bradford||TV movie|
|2000||Princess & the Barrio Boy, TheThe Princess & the Barrio Boy||Gilda||TV movie|
|2001||Say It Isn't So||Cher Falwell|
|2001||Special Unit 2||Megan Benson||Episode: "The Depths"|
|2001||That '70s Show||Katie||Episode: "Hyde Gets the Girl"|
|2002||Raising Dad||Alison||3 episodes|
|2003||Lost at Home||Lori||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2003-2004||Boston Public||Becky Emerson||14 episodes|
|2005||National Lampoon's Adam & Eve||Patty|
|2005-2006||W.I.T.C.H.||Courtney Grumper (voice)||3 episodes|
|2006||Emperor's New School, TheThe Emperor's New School||Cuxi, Cuca & Curi (voice)||5 episodes|
|2008||InAlienable||Dr. Amanda Mayfield|
|2008||Road to Hell||Ashley|
|2010||L.A. Detectives||Ann Favor||Short film|
|2011||Jesus Sex Scandal||Miriam Ben Hur||Video short|