Chelsea Noble

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Chelsea Noble
Born Nancy Mueller
(1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 51)
Cheektowaga, New York, U.S.
Other names Chelsea Noble Cameron
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988 - present
Spouse(s) Kirk Cameron (m. 1991)
Children 6

Chelsea Noble (born Nancy Mueller, December 4, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Kate MacDonald on the American television sitcom Growing Pains. She is the wife of her former Growing Pains co-star and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron and the sister-in-law of former "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure.

Early life and career[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 Phi Kappa Pi (Alpha Clionian) sorority, and played women's rugby. She continues to act, mostly in Christian films with her husband, with the exception of an appearance on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The English Patient". Noble 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 refuses to kiss any woman who was not his wife, so for romantic scenes the actress playing his love interest has been replaced by Noble in an appropriate costume and filmed from behind.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Chelsea and Kirk met when he was visiting Candace on the set of Full House.[3] They dated in real life and got married on July 21, 1991 in Cheektowaga, New York.[4] They now have six children. Their four adopted children are Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1998), Anna (born 1999), and Luke (born 2000). Two biological children, Olivia Rose (born July 18, 2001) and James Thomas (born April 13, 2003), followed.[5]

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.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Instant Karma Penelope
1990 Willies, TheThe 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
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Full House Samantha Episodes: "The Seven-Month Itch" (Parts 1 & 2)
1988 Days of Our Lives Kristina Andropolous TV series
1988–1989 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"
1989–1992 Growing Pains Katherine "Kate" MacDonald 14 episodes
1991 Little Piece of Heaven, AA Little Piece of Heaven Carrie Lee TV film
1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Rachel Episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter"
1994 Star Struck Robyn Call TV film
1995–1996 Kirk Elizabeth Waters 31 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Danielle Episode: "The English Patient"
1998 You Lucky Dog Alison Taylor TV film
2000 Growing Pains Movie, TheThe Growing Pains Movie Katherine "Kate" MacDonald Seaver TV film
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Katherine "Kate" MacDonald Seaver TV film


  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 Reminisces on Meeting Wife
  4. ^ When Growing Pains Make a Marriage by John Tayman, People, dated August 05, 1991 Vol. 36 No. 4
  5. ^ "Kirk Cameron: Summary". Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ "'Fireproof' shows Christian movies sell". ABC News. October 3, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2009. [dead link]

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