Tricia Leigh Fisher

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Tricia Leigh Fisher
Born (1968-12-26) December 26, 1968 (age 45)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Other names Tricia Fisher
Education Beverly Hills High School
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Byron Thames (m. 2007)
Children 2
Parents Eddie Fisher
Connie Stevens
Relatives Joely Fisher (sister)
Carrie Fisher (half sister)
Todd Fisher (half brother)

Tricia Leigh Fisher (born December 26, 1968) is an American actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Fisher was born in Burbank, California, to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens. Her older sister is actress Joely Fisher.[1] Other siblings include half-brother Todd Fisher and half-sister actress Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, whose mother is actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher's parents divorced when she was a baby; and she and Joely were raised by Stevens. As children, both Tricia and Joely began performing on stage in their mother's Las Vegas show.[2] They toured the world with their mother, attending many different schools and having tutors. Both girls would go on to attend Beverly Hills High School.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Fisher made her debut in the 1985 crime drama Stick, starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, and Charles Durning. She then starred as Daphne Ziegler in the 1986 comedy Pretty Smart. In 1987, Fisher appeared in the television movie Strange Voices, opposite Valerie Harper. The following year, she landed a role in the TV movie Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, also starring her mother as well as Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver. In 1989, Fisher appeared in two movies, Hollywood Chaos and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D., followed by roles in the 1990 comedy, Book of Love and Arizona Dream starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, and Faye Dunaway.[3]

In addition to Fisher's work in movies, she has also made guest appearances on Our House, Growing Pains, Ellen, Wild Card, 7th Heaven, and 'Til Death. In 1996, she portrayed Heidi Fleiss in the CBS television movie The Making of a Hollywood Madam.

On October 7, 2006, Fisher was honored at The Thalians 51st Anniversary Ball along with producer Marc Cherry, her mother Connie Stevens, and her sister Joely Fisher. They performed together at the event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.[4]

In September 2011, Fisher and her husband Byron Thames, appeared in her mother's Las Vegas stage show.[5] In July 2012, Fisher, her husband and children began appearing on the ABC Family reality series Beverly Hills Nannies.[6]

Music[edit]

Fisher performed the theme song for her 1986 movie Pretty Smart, and released a self-titled debut album for Atco Records in 1990. The album's single "Empty Beach", written by Dennis East, was a modest hit.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1985 Stick Katie
1987 Pretty Smart Daphne Ziegler
1989 Hollywood Chaos
1989 C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud Katie
1990 Book of Love Gina Gabooch
1993 Arizona Dream Lindy Uncredited
1994 I'll Do Anything Airplane Passenger
1995 Hostile Intentions Maureen Video
1997 Men Seeking Women Amanda
2009 Saving Grace B. Jones Ella Jean Jones
Television
Year Film Role Notes
1986 One Big Family Melinda Clarke Episode: "Image Breaker"
1986 Our House Bonnie Episode: "Different Habits"
1987 Time Out for Dad Shelley Kowalski TV movie
1987 Strange Voices Lisa Glover TV movie
1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis Chatsie TV movie
1988 Growing Pains CJ Episode: "Nude Photos"
1996 Making of a Hollywood Madam, TheThe Making of a Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss TV movie
1996 Brotherly Love Miss Harper Episode: "Kernel of Truth"
1996 Ellen Joanie Episode: "Lobster Diary"
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Julia Randall Episode: "The Tractor"
1998 Ellen Megan Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2"
1999 Love, American Style Amy Segment: "Love and the Internet"
2001 These Old Broads Hooker TV movie
2001 Huntress, TheThe Huntress Cashier Episode: "The Quest: Part 2"
2003 Wild Card Nicolette Episode: "Backstabbed"
2004 7th Heaven Mrs. Shearers Episode: "Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do"
2006–10 'Til Death Denise 8 episodes
2010 'Til Death Tricia Episode: "Work Wife"
2010 No Ordinary Family Alice Costigan Episode: "No Ordinary Vigilante"
2011 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Prudence Episode: "Bloodhounds"
2012 Criminal Minds Foster Mother Episode: "I Love You, Tommy Brown"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Mrs. Cole Episode: "All for One"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1990: Tricia Leigh Fisher
  • 1990: Dreams

Singles[edit]

  • 1990: "Empty Beach"
  • 1990: "Let's Make the Time"
  • 1990: "My Heart Holds On"/"Good As Gold"
‡ Japan release only

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monush, Barry (2003). Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 702. ISBN 1-55783-551-9. 
  2. ^ King, Susan (February 2, 1991). "With Two Famous Parents, Show Biz Is a Natural Course for Fisher". The Los Angeles Times. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Tricia Leigh Fisher Biography". Movies.aol.com. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Going for the Gold...51st Anniversary Ball of the Thalians". L.A. Style Watch. 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  5. ^ Lifson, Hal (September 4, 2011). "Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher Are More Than Sisters". palmdesert.patch.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lifson, Hal (June 29, 2012). "Tricia Leigh Fisher of 'Beverly Hills Nannies' Gets Her Gidget On in Malibu". malibu.patch.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Tricia Leigh Fisher at AllMusic
  8. ^ Chilvers, Garth; Jasiukowicz, Tom (1994). History of Contemporary Music of South Africa, Part 1. Braamfontein: Toga Publishing. p. 33. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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