Lacey Chabert

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Lacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert.jpg
Chabert in 2007
Born (1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 39)
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse
David Nehdar
(m. 2013)
Children1

Lacey Nicole Chabert (/ʃəˈbɛr/; born September 30, 1982)[1] is an American actress. One of her first roles was playing Erica Kane's daughter on All My Children. She was the third actress to play Bianca Montgomery, playing the part from 1992 until 1993. She then gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the Fox television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).[2]

She provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and two feature films, The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Rugrats Go Wild. She was also the voice of Meg Griffin during the first season of the animated sitcom Family Guy,[3] and superhero Zatanna Zatara in several parts of DC Comics-related media. In film, she has appeared in Lost in Space (1998), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), and Daddy Day Care (2003), and had leading roles as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2004), Meg Cummings in Dirty Deeds (2005), Dana Mathis in the horror remake Black Christmas (2006) and Penelope in the Christmas animated movie All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017).

Chabert has also appeared in 27 Hallmark Channel movies.[4]

Early life[edit]

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, on September 30, 1982. Her father is Cajun from Louisiana.[5] She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" in 1985.[6] In 1992 and 1993, she played young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.

Career[edit]

Chabert played the role of Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway before taking the role of Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her big-screen debut in the late 1990s, starring as Penny Robinson in the space thriller Lost in Space (1998). Since then, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two films, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She then had a supporting role in the 2001 parody film Not Another Teen Movie as Amanda Becker. She provided the voice for the titular character's daughter Aleu in Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2002) and she provided the voice of Meg Griffin, uncredited, for the first season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role when she became too busy with schooling and her other work.[3][7]

Chabert played the titular role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a biopic produced and directed by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard University. She starred as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2004) and the television film 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 co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt. She does the voice of Princess Elise in the video 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 in 2019

Chabert, alongside Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for "Best On-Screen Team" for Mean Girls, where she was chastised by McAdams's character for trying persistently to make her apparent slang coinage "fetch" happen (i.e., become broadly adopted.) She won both the 1997 and 1998 The 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 to 2000. The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV, and music performances made exclusively by 6- to 18-year-olds.

From 2013 to 2014, Chabert had a recurring role on the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy as Dr. Amy Shaw.[8] After working in several television films during this time, she opened the year 2018 with an original Hallmark movie that premiered as part of the Valentine's Day Countdown.

In 2015, she starred in the successful Christmas TV movie A Christmas Melody alongside Mariah Carey, Brennan Elliott, Kathy Najimy and Fina Strazza. It debuted on the Hallmark Channel on December 19, 2015. The film was viewed by 3.95 million people upon its debut.[9][10]

In 2017, she gave her voice to the animated film All I Want for Christmas Is You, based on the book All I Want for Christmas Is You written by Mariah Carey and Colleen Madden. The film stars the voices of Mariah Carey, Breanna Yde and Henry Winkler.[11]

In 2019, Chabert began starring in the Crossword Mysteries series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.[12]

In the media[edit]

Appearing in 27 Hallmark Channel films,[13] Chabert has been referred to as the 'Queen of Hallmark Christmas Movies' by The New York Post and other media sources.[14][15][16] Hallmark Channel has called Chabert "one of the best young actresses of her generation" going on to say that her "resume is as extensive as it is versatile".[17] Chabert stated in an E! interview that "One of the things I love about [working with Hallmark] is you’re guaranteed a happy ending ... I think in the world we’re living in today, to be a part of a project that adds a little love and light and levity into the world is something I’m very proud of."[18] Dr. Phil has explained that he has seen all of Chabert's Hallmark Christmas Movies.[19]

Chabert has been featured in blogs and magazines such as Saturday Night, Stuff, People, Entertainment Weekly and Maxim.[20][21] Chabert appeared on the cover of Maxim at age 31, saying "I got the call from Maxim and then immediately put down the cupcake and ran to the gym."[22]

More recently, Chabert signed an exclusive multi-film deal with Hallmark Channel's parent Crown Media Family Networks.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Chabert married her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, on December 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.[24] Chabert gave birth to their daughter Julia in September 2016.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Journey Beneath the Sea Merla Voice; Direct-to-video
Redux Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood Voice; Short film
Babes in Toyland Jill Voice; Direct-to-video
Anastasia Young Anastasia Voice; Singing voice
1998 Lost in Space Penny Robinson
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Young Vitani Voice;Direct-to-video
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya Voice
1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Tanya Voice
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cindy Voice
2001 Tart Eloise Logan
Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer
2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest Aleu Voice;Direct-to-video
Snow Dogs Little Aleutia Voice
The Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Eliza Thornberry Voice
2003 Daddy Day Care Jenny
Rugrats Go Wild Eliza Thornberry Voice
2004 On Tracy Lane: Back to Maybe Leading Lady Short film
2004 Mean Girls Gretchen Wieners
2004 Shadows of Fear Allison Henderson
2005 Dirty Deeds Meg Cummings
2006 High Hopes Cindy
2006 Fatwa Noa Goldman
2006 A New Wave Julie
2006 Bratz: Genie Magic Kaycee (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 The Pleasure Drivers Faruza
2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Crista North (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion – Diamondz Kaycee (voice)
2006 Black Christmas Dana Mathis
2007 Be My Baby Tiffany
2007 Being Michael Madsen Vanessa Rapaport
2008 Sherman's Way Marcy
2008 Reach for Me Sarah
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Sandra
2010 In My Sleep Becky
2010 Thirst Noelle Edwards Direct-to-video; also Executive Producer
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Jeanna (voice)
2011 Destruction Party Ava Short film
2011 A Holiday Heist Jennifer
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Charlotte (voice) Direct-to-video
2013 Sanitarium Ms. Lorne segment "Monsters are Real"
2013 Slightly Single in L.A. Dale Squire
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Melanie Staples (voice) Short film
2013 Anything Is Possible Maggie
2013 Off Season: Lex Morrison Story Sally Summers
2014 Telling of the Shoes Abby
2014 Ghost of Goodnight Lane Dani
2014 Christian Mingle Gwyneth Hayden
2016 Ginger & Snapper Ginger Short film
2016 The Lost Tree Jenna Lynds
2017 All I Want for Christmas Is You Penelope (voice) Direct-to-video
2018 Do You Jane Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Princess aka "Hazel" Television movie
Reading Rainbow Herself Episode: "Snowy Day: Stories and Poems"; voice role
1992–1993 All My Children Bianca Montgomery 2 episodes
1993 Gypsy Baby June Television movie
1994–2000 Party of Five Claudia Salinger Series regular; 142 episodes
1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Carly Gallagher Episode: "Educating Mom"
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles Kim, Bobbi Porter (voice) 2 episodes
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Girl, Kids, Additional voices 3 episodes
1997 The Adventures from the Book of Virtues The Younger Daughter (voice) Episode: "Respect"
When Secrets Kill Jenny Newhall Television movie
1997 Hey Arnold! Ruth P. McDougal (voice) 2 episodes
1998 Stories from My Childhood Jenny Episode: "The Last Petal"
Hercules Callista (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Kids"
1998–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Eliza Thornberry (voice) Series regular; 90 episodes
1999–2000, 2011, 2012 Family Guy Meg Griffin, Jan Brady (voices) Series regular; 14 episodes; Uncredited
2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Eliza Thornberry (voice) Television movie
2002 The Proud Family Additional voices Episode: "Romeo Must Wed"
Strong Medicine Mary Episode: "Heartbeat"
The Drew Carey Show Grace Episode: "Drew's Girl Friday"
2003 Stuart Little: The Animated Series Katy (voice) 1 episode
Punk'd Herself Episode: "#1.4"
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story Brooke Ellison Television movie
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Jasmine (voice) Episode: "Dragon Breath"
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Surthanna (voice) Episode: "Girl Trouble"
2005–2006 Bratz Kaycee (voice) Series regular; 17 episodes
2006 She Said/He Said Unknown role Television movie
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia
Ghost Whisperer Donna Ellis Episode: "Love Still Won't Die"
2007 Me, Eloise! Ida (voice) Episode: "Eloise Goes Hollywood (Part 1)"
What If God Were the Sun? Jamie Spagnoletti Television movie
2008 Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Liz Meriwether
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy (voice) Series regular; 25 episodes
2009 The Lost Jane Television movie
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS Amish Girls (voice) Episode: "Amish Anguish"
2010 Elevator Girl Liberty Taylor Hallmark Channel Television movie
2011 Mike DA Mustang Angel Television movie
Allen Gregory Beth (voice) Recurring role; 6 episodes
2011–2012 Generator Rex Jojo, Additional voices 2 episodes
2011–2013, 2019–2022 Young Justice Zatanna Zatara, Isis, Little Girl (voices) Series regular; 18 episodes
2011–2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Dani Burns, Additional voices Series regular; 104 episodes
2012 Doc McStuffins Gabby the Giraffe (voice) Episode: "Arcade Escapade/Starry, Starry Night
Imaginary Friend Emma Television movie
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Daisy Johnson, Quake (voices) 2 episodes
Matchmaker Santa Melanie Hallmark Channel Television Movie
2013 Off Season: Lex Morrison Story Sally Summers Television movie
Scarecrow Kristen Television movie
Non-Stop Amy Nightingale Television movie
2013–2014 Baby Daddy Dr. Amy Shaw Recurring role; 6 episodes
2013–2015 Robot Chicken Eliza Thornberry, Carly Shay (voices) 2 episodes
2014 The Color of Rain Gina Kell Hallmark Channel Television Movie
A Royal Christmas Emily Taylor Hallmark Channel Television Movie
The Tree That Saved Christmas Molly Logan UP TV television movie
Living the Dream Jenna Harris Television movie
2015 All of My Heart Jenny Fintley Hallmark Channel Television Movies
Family for Christmas Hanna Dunbar
A Christmas Melody Kristin Parson
Family Fortune Nichole Television movie
2016 Teachers Ginny Episode: "Jacob"
Still the King Laura Beth Recurring role; 4 episodes
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Coorah Series regular; 13 episodes
Voice role
A Wish for Christmas Sara Thomas Hallmark Channel Television Movie; also Co-Executive Producer
2016, 2019 The Lion Guard Vitani (voice) 2 episodes
2016–2017 Justice League Action Zatanna Zatara (voice) Recurring role; 5 episodes
2016–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Nyma, Romelle, Te-osh (voices) 4 episodes
2016–2020 Shimmer and Shine Zeta the Sorceress (voice) Series regular; 22 episodes
2017 Moonlight in Vermont Fiona Rangley Hallmark Channel Television Movies
All of My Heart: Inn Love Jenny Fintley
The Sweetest Christmas Kylie Watson
2018 My Secret Valentine Chloe Grange
Love on Safari Kira Slater
All of My Heart: The Wedding Jenny Fintley
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe Darcy Fitzwilliam
2019 Love, Romance & Chocolate Emma Colvin
The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movies
The Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder
Christmas In Rome Angela de Luca Hallmark Channel Television Movies
2020 Winter in Vail Chelsea Whitmore
The Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
Christmas Waltz Avery Hallmark Channel Television Movie
Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas Sarah Thomas Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
2021 The Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movies
Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead
Sweet Carolina Josie Wilder Hallmark Channel Television Movie
Christmas at Castle Hart Brooke Bennett
Harriet the Spy Marion Hawthorne (voice) AppleTV+ series
2022 The Wedding Veil Avery Morrison Hallmark Channel Television Movies
The Wedding Veil Unveiled
The Wedding Veil Legacy
Groundswell Emma Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nicktoons Racing Eliza Thornberry Voice role from "The Wild Thornberrys"
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast
2003 Rugrats Go Wild!
2005 Bratz: Rock Angelz Kaycee Voice role
2006 Sonic the Hedgehog Princess Elise Voice role (English version)[26]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Mako Voice role
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel
Injustice: Gods Among Us Zatanna Zatara Voice role; uncredited
Young Justice: Legacy Zatanna Zatara/LexCorp Bot/Tourist Voice role
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic – Shadow of Revan Mako
2015 Infinite Crisis Zatanna Zatara
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Mako
2019–present Sonic P-06 Princess Elise Unity fan-game; archive footage
2022 Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis Eliza Thornberry

Home media[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Child World/Children's Palace - Video Toy Chest Herself
1993 Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever! Unknown Voice role
Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!
1994 Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!
Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever!

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Accolade Results
1993 A Little Piece of Heaven Young Artist Award, Best Young Actress Under 10 in a Television Movie Nominated
1995 Party of Five Young Artist Award, Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1996 Young Artist Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Drama Series Nominated
1997 Online Film & Television Association award, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Ensemble in a Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Drama Series – Young Actress Nominated
YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Won
1998 Lost in Space The Stinkers Bad Movie award, Worst Supporting Actress Won
Party of Five YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Won
1999 Lost in Space Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Party of Five Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Television Drama or Comedy Series – Leading Young Actress Won
YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Nominated
2000 Nominated
The Wild Thornberrys YoungStar Award, Best Young Voice Over Talent Nominated
2005 Mean Girls MTV Movie + TV award, Best On-Screen Team

(shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried)

Won
2012 Young Justice Online Film & Television Association award, Best Voice-Over Performance Nominated
2013 Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Action/Drama Nominated
Transformers: Rescue Bots Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Nominated
2015 Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Children/s/Educational Nominated
2017 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Nominated
The Lost Tree Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival award, Best Supporting Actress Won

Other media[edit]

References[edit]

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