Lacey Chabert

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Lacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert.jpg
Lacey Chabert, 2007
Born Lacey Nicole Chabert
(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 31)
Purvis, Mississippi, United States
Occupation Actress and voice actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) David Nehdar (m. 2013)
Website
thereallacey.com

Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American actress and voice actress. She first gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).[1] She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys TV show (1998–2004) and two feature films, and Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy.[2] In film she has appeared in Lost in Space (1998), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Daddy Day Care (2003), and as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls (2004).

Early life[edit]

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, the daughter of Julie (née Johnson) and Tony Chabert. Her father, a French-speaker from Louisiana, is of Cajun, along with Sicilian and English, descent; he worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company.[3][4] Her mother has English, Scottish, and remote Italian, ancestry.[5] Chabert has a younger brother, and two older sisters. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" of 1985.[6] In 1992 and 1993 she played Young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.

Career[edit]

Chabert's first major role was as Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her debut to the big screen in the late 1990s starring as Penny Robinson in the fantasy-space thriller Lost in Space (1998). Since then, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She then had a supporting role in the parody film Not Another Teen Movie playing Amanda Becker, a parody of Jennifer Love Hewitt's character Amanda Beckett from Can't Hardly Wait. She provided the voice for Aleu in Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2002) and she provided the voice of Meg Griffin for the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role after Chabert became busy with school work and her duties on Party of Five.[2][7]

Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a made-for-TV movie produced by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard. She starred in Mean Girls (2004) and the made for TV movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006) on ABC Family. She appeared in a 2006 remake of Black Christmas. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer opposite former Party of Five costar Jennifer Love Hewitt. She performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. She also voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Chabert, along with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for Mean Girls. She won both the 1997 and 1998 Hollywood Reporter Annual YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for Party of Five, and had been nominated three other times for work from 1999–2000.[5]The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV and music performances made exclusively by six to eighteen-year-olds.

In 2007, Chabert starred in the pilot episode of the Fox comedy The Hot Years, which revolved around the lives of four female friends who live together. The pilot was not ordered to series by Fox.

Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim,[8] and again in November 2013.

She currently has a recurring role on the sitcom Baby Daddy as Dr. Amy Shaw.

Personal life[edit]

Chabert lives in Southern California, where she moved with her family in 1994 to begin work on Party of Five.

Chabert married her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Gypsy Baby June
1997 Anastasia Young Anastasia Singing voice only
1998 Lost in Space Penny Robinson
2001 Disney's House of Mouse Tanya Voice role
Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
Tart Eloise Logan
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer
Balto II: Wolf Quest Aleu Voice role
Scoundrel's Wife, TheThe Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Movie Eliza Thornberry Voice role
2003 Rugrats Go Wild
Daddy Day Care Jenny
2004 Mean Girls Gretchen Wieners
Shadow of Fear Allison Henderson
2005 Dirty Deeds Meg
2006 High Hopes Cindy
Fatwa Noa Goldman
New Wave, AA New Wave Julie
Pleasure Drivers, TheThe Pleasure Drivers Faruza
Black Christmas Dana Mathis
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia
2007 Being Michael Madsen Vanessa Rapaport
2008 Sherman's Way Marcy
Reach for Me Sarah
2009 Lost, TheThe Lost Jane
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Sandra
2010 In My Sleep Becky
Thirst Noelle
2011 Holiday Heist, AA Holiday Heist Jennifer
2012 Ghost of Goodnight Lane, TheThe Ghost of Goodnight Lane Dani
Slightly Single in L.A. Dale Squire
2013 Telling of the Shoes Abby
Anything is Possible Maggie
Scarecrow Kristen
Non-Stop Amy
Sanitarium Ms. Lorne
2014 The Lost Tree Jenna
The Color of Rain Gina
Christian Mingle Gwyneth Hayden
Christmas Tree Farm filming
Television, video games, direct to video/VHS
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Children's Palace and Child World Herself VHS "Video Toy Chest"
1991 Little Piece of Heaven, AA Little Piece of Heaven Princess, or 'Hazal'
1992–93 All My Children Bianca Montgomery 2 episodes
1993 Best Learning Songs Video Ever! Voice role
Best Busy People Video Ever! Voice role
1994–00 Party of Five Claudia Salinger 142 episodes
1994 Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever! Voice role
Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever! Voice role
Gargoyles Bobbi Porter / Kim 2 episodes
1996 ABC Afterschool Special Carly Gallagher 1 episode
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (TV series) Bobbi Porter / Kim 2 episodes
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Girl / Kids / Tiffany 4 episodes
1997 Redux Riding Hood Little Red Voice role
Babes in Toyland Jill
The Oz Kids Journey Beneath the Sea Merla (voice)
When Secrets Kill Jenny Newhall TV film
1997–98 Hey Arnold! Ruth P. McDougal 2 episodes
1998–04 The Wild Thornberrys Eliza Thornberry / Additional Voices / Cub 85 episodes, voice role
1998 Stories From my Childhood Jenny 1 episode
Lion King II: Simba's Pride, TheThe Lion King II: Simba's Pride Young Vitani Voice role
American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, AnAn American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya Voice role
Hercules Callista Voice role
1999 American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, AnAn American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Tanya Voice role
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cindy Voice role
1999–00, 2012 Family Guy Meg Griffin / Jan Brady 13 episodes; 1 guest appearance
2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Eliza Thornberry Voice role
Nicktoons Racing Eliza Thornberry Voice role
2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest Aleu Voice role
Proud Family, TheThe Proud Family 1 episode, voice role
Strong Medicine Mary 1 episode
Jackie Chan Adventures Cheerleader 2 1 episode, voice role
Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Grace 1 episode
2004 Brooke Ellison Story, TheThe Brooke Ellison Story Brooke Ellison TV film
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Jasmine 1 episode, voice role
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Surthanna 1 episode, voice role
2005–06 Bratz Kaycee Voice role
2006 She Said/He Said TV film
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia Martin TV film
Ghost Whisperer Donna Ellis 1 episode
Sonic the Hedgehog Princess Elise Voice role
2007 Me, Eloise 1 episode, voice role
What If God Were the Sun? Jamie Spagnoletti TV film
2008–09 Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy Voice role (main cast)
2009 Lost, TheThe Lost Jane TV film
Glenn Martin, DDS Amish girl 1 episode, voice role
2010 Elevator Girl Liberty (Libby) Taylor TV film
2011–13 Young Justice Zatanna Zatara Voice role (guest star episodes 15 & 18, main cast episodes 19–present)
2011 Mike DA Mustang Angel TV film
Allen Gregory Beth Voice role
Transformers: Rescue Bots Danielle "Dani" Burns Voice role
Star Wars: The Old Republic Mako Voice role
2012 Imaginary Friend Emma Turner TV film
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Quake Voice role
Matchmaker Santa Melanie Hogan TV film
2013 Robot Chicken Carly Shay Voice role
Injustice: Gods Among Us Zatanna Voice role
Young Justice: Legacy Zatanna Voice role
2013–14 Baby Daddy Dr. Amy Shaw 6 episodes
2016 The Twilight Fairies Nia Reynolds, Additional Voices Voice role

Other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendoza, N.F. (1994-10-23). "The 'sparkle' that holds Fox's 'Party of Five' together is called Lacey". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy". UGO.com. Retrieved 2009-01-04. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Vibe chat". Lacey Chabert.com. 1998. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Lacey Chabert Biography (1982–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  5. ^ a b Lacey Chabert at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "Where Are They Now?". Ourlittlemiss.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  7. ^ http://info.sonicretro.org/Lacey_Chabert_interview_by_GameSpy_%28October_6,_2006%29
  8. ^ Fontoura, Maria (January 2007). "Jessica Hundley". Maxim Magazine Online. Archived from the original on 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  9. ^ Blumm, K.C. (January 3, 2014). "Lacey Chabert Is Married". People. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 

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