Senta Moses

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Senta Moses
Born (1973-08-08) August 8, 1973 (age 40)
Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973–present

Senta Moses (born August 8, 1973) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her co-starring role as Phoebe, the lab assistant in the children's series Beakman's World.

Life and career[edit]

Moses was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, she is of Italian and Lebanese decent.[1]

She has been in show business since she was six months old appearing in a diaper commercial—which she refers to as "embarrassing".[1] She has since appeared in more than 100 national commercials—including ones for Teleflora, Wendy's and Toyota.

At the age of seven, she landed the role of Molly in the National Touring Company of Annie, appearing in 487 performances. While pursuing her high school diploma at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, Moses co-starred in the 1990 feature film Home Alone and its 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as a cousin of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin).[2] After graduation at age sixteen, Moses moved to California to attend University of Southern California's School of Theatre.[3]

Moses has appeared in the feature films Choose Connor, Can't Hardly Wait, D.C. Cab, Scream Queen, The Kiss and Tequila Body Shots. Her television credits include Strong Medicine, The Education of Max Bickford, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Division, Touched by an Angel and Party of Five had has recurring roles on My So-Called Life, Sister Sister, Greek and General Hospital.[4] In 1993, Moses was a series regular on the NBC Saturday morning sitcom Running the Halls,[3] the series lasted one season.

Moses was also in an improv troupe "Danger Danger".[5] She currently lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Things Are Tough All Over Kid in Laundromat
1983 D.C. Cab Ambassador's Daughter
1990 Home Alone Tracy McCallister
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Tracy McCallister Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy (1994)
1999 Tequila Body Shots Linda
2001 Dodgeball Rose Short film
2001 Best Friends Tara Short film
2003 Scream Queen Missy Direct-to-video
2003 The Kiss Julianna Direct-to-video
2007 Choose Connor Stacy also known as The Politician
2008 Boiler Maker Willow
2010 10 Years Later Becky Clark
2011 Love, Gloria Bonnie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Lottery! Season 1, episode 14 – "Miami: Sharing"
1986 ABC Weekend Special Rebecca "The Day the Kids Took Over"
1991 Who's the Boss? Taylor Season 8, episode 10 – "Field of Screams"
1992 Baby Talk Season 2, episode 14 – "Requiem for a Lightweight"
1993 Running the Halls Nikki Watson 13 episodes
1994 California Dreams Rosie Melcher Season 3, episode 5 – "Yoko, Oh No!"
1994–95 My So-Called Life Delia Fisher 3 episodes; recurring role
1995 Party of Five Madeline Season 1, episode 21 – "All-Nighters"
1995 Step by Step Lauren Season 5, episode 9 – "The Wall"
1996 Kirk Tina Balducci Season 1, episode 13 – "The Spare"
1996 CBS Schoolbreak Special Season 13, episode 3 – "Crosstown"
1996 Maybe This Time Felice Season 1, episode 16 – "Stand Up Your Man"
1997 Born Into Exile Lauren Film
1992–97 Beakman's World Phoebe 26 episodes
1997–98 Sister Sister Dot 6 episodes; recurring role
1998 Touched by an Angel Katy Season 4, episode 25 – "Last Dance"
1998 Perfect Prey Lady #3 Film
1998 Everybody Loves Raymond Lisa Season 3, episode 3 – "The Sitter"
1998 One World Natalie Zuckerman Season 1, episode 8 – "Crushes, Lies & Zuckerman"
1999 Sorority Megan Pilot
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Gina Season 1, episode 14 – "Critical"
2000 Opposite Sex Petra Season 1, episode 8 – "The Car Episode"
2000 Bull Cookie Rutigliano 4 episodes; recurring role
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Ms. Pratt season 1, episode 1 – "Pilot"
2003 The Division Lauren Season 3, episode 5 – "Testimonial"
2005 Strong Medicine Delia Pryor Season 6, episode 1 – "New Blood"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Alyssa Adams Season 2, episode 17 – "The Walk-In"
2007 The Kidnapping Karen Film; also known as Black Friday
2008 Bones April Presa Season 3, episode 10 – "The Man in the Mud"
2009 General Hospital Winifred Leeds 42 episodes
2008–09 Greek Lizzi 5 episodes; recurring role
2009 The Wishing Well Michelle Film
2010 Castle Michele Langford Season 2, episode 14 – "The Third Man"
2011 Working Class Megan Season 1, episode 11 – "Short, Then Sweet"
2012 The Mentalist Tiffany Stark Season 5, episode 9 – "Black Cherry"
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Ruby Burke Season 3, episode 13 – "Virtual Love"
2014 Faking It Principal Penelope Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biography from Moses' official website, sentamoses.com (no longer active)
  2. ^ Senta Moses. listal.com Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Not acting her age: Winfield's Senta Moses is taking a... by Vicky Edwards Gehrt of the Chicago Tribune dated October 24, 1993
  4. ^ Senta Moses Biography (1973-), Film Reference
  5. ^ ilgreven: The ramblings of a fan of obscurity... - livejournal.com, December 14, 2006

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