Chelsea Noble

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Chelsea Noble
Born Nancy Mueller
(1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 53)
Cheektowaga, New York, U.S.
Other names Chelsea Cameron
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Kirk Cameron (m. 1991)
Children 6

Chelsea Noble (born Nancy Mueller, December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Kate McDonnell on the television sitcom Growing Pains (1989–1992). She is the wife of her Growing Pains co-star, Kirk Cameron, and the sister-in-law of Candace Cameron Bure.

Early life[edit]

Noble was born Nancy Mueller in Cheektowaga, New York, to Irene and Fred Mueller.[1] Noble graduated from Maryvale High School and then attended SUNY Geneseo from 1983 to 1987, where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Pi (Alpha Clionian) sorority. She played women's soccer while in college.


Noble appeared in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The English Patient". She co-starred as Hattie Durham in the Left Behind trilogy with her husband Kirk Cameron.[1] She also had several uncredited cameos in films starring Cameron as a "kissing double." Kirk Cameron refused to kiss any woman who was not his wife, so for romantic scenes the actress playing his love interest would be replaced by Noble in an appropriate costume and filmed from a distance or behind.[2] This can be seen in the fire station scene of Fireproof.

In 2014, she co-starred with her husband in the independent movie Mercy Rule, playing a married couple with two children. Although not the first movie in which they have played husband and wife (having done so in two Growing Pains TV movies), this is the first time she has been credited as Chelsea Cameron.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Chelsea and Kirk met when he was visiting Candace on the set of Full House[4] They dated and got married on July 21, 1991 in Cheektowaga, New York.[5] They have six children. Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1998), Anna (born 1999), Luke (born 2000), Olivia (born 2001) and James (born 2003), followed.[6]

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.[7]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Full House Samantha Episodes: "The Seven-Month Itch" (Parts 1 & 2)
1988 Days of Our Lives Kristina Andropolous Series
1988–89 Who's the Boss? Cynthia Episodes: "My Fair Tony" & "Teacher's Pet"
1989 Cheers Laurie Marlowe Episode: "Send in the Crane"
1989 Booker Taryn McKay Episode: "Bête Noir"
1989–92 Growing Pains Katherine "Kate" MacDonald 14 episodes
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Carrie Lee Movie
1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Rachel Episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter"
1994 Star Struck Robyn Call Movie
1995–96 Kirk Elizabeth Waters 31 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Danielle Episode: "The English Patient"
1998 You Lucky Dog Alison Taylor Movie
2000 The Growing Pains Movie Kate MacDonald-Seaver Movie
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Kate Seaver Movie
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Instant Karma Penelope
1990 The Willies Anchor Woman
2001 Left Behind: The Movie Hattie Durham
2002 Left Behind II: Tribulation Force Hattie Durham
2005 Left Behind: World at War Hattie Durham
2014 Mercy Rule Maddie Miller Direct-to-video; credited as Chelsea Cameron


  1. ^ a b "Chelsea Noble Biography (1964–)". filmreference. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Kirk Cameron: I'll only kiss my wife". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Kirk Cameron Announces New film 'Mercy Rule'".
  4. ^ "Kirk Cameron Reminisces on Meeting Wife".
  5. ^ When Growing Pains Make a Marriage by John Tayman, People, dated August 05, 1991 Vol. 36 No. 4
  6. ^ "Kirk Cameron: Summary". Retrieved February 23, 2009.
  7. ^ "'Fireproof' shows Christian movies sell". ABC News. October 3, 2008. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009.

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