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Lively in November 2014
|Born||Robyn Elaine Lively
February 7, 1972
Powder Springs, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Bart Johnson (m. 1999)|
|Relatives||Ernie Lively (stepfather)
Jason Lively (brother)
Lori Lively (sister)
Eric Lively (half-brother)
Blake Lively (half-sister)
Robyn Elaine Lively (born February 7, 1972) is an American actress. Lively is best known for her role in the film Teen Witch, as well as for her roles in the TV shows Doogie Howser, M.D., Twin Peaks, Savannah, and Saving Grace.
Born in Powder Springs, Georgia, Lively was born into a family of actors. Her mother, stepfather and all four siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry. She is the daughter of talent manager Elaine Lively (née McAlpin) and Elaine's first husband Ronnie Lively (Ronald Otis Lively). Her siblings are sister Lori (born 1966) and brother Jason (born 1968), and her half-siblings are Blake (born 1987) and Eric (born 1981).
Lively began her career as a child actress. At age six, she made her screen debut in the television movie Summer of My German Soldier in 1978. Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in several television shows including Silver Spoons and Punky Brewster. She appeared in the feature films Wildcats, The Karate Kid Part III, and Not Quite Human.
After being cast as Jessica Andrews in The Karate Kid Part III in 1989, producers were forced to modify her role of being the new love interest for the film's protagonist Daniel LaRusso. This change was because Lively was only 17 at the time of filming and still a minor, while Ralph Macchio (LaRusso) was 27 (LaRusso's on-screen age for the film was 18). This situation caused scenes that called for Daniel and Jessica to romantically kiss to be re-written so that the pair only developed a close friendship.
At the age of 19, Lively was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as an insecure teen in the 1991 ABC Afterschool Special episode "Less Than Perfect Daughter". In the 1990s, Lively had recurring roles on Twin Peaks, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Chicago Hope. In 1996, she appeared as Lane McKenzie, one of three lead characters in the short-lived WB drama Savannah.
In 2003, Lively played NCIS Special Agent Vivian Blackadder in the JAG episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" (the backdoor pilot for NCIS). Initially a member of Special Agent Gibbs' team, she never appeared in the spin-off series due to the fact that at the time of Blackadder's debut, there was an overwhelming negative reaction to Blackadder and as such, Lively was dropped from the series.
In 2008, Lively appeared alongside Holly Hunter in an episode of Saving Grace and also had a role in Cold Case. In 2010, she appeared alongside Twin Peaks costars in the Dual Spires episode of Psych. She starred in the TV series Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street for Amazon Studios. She played Gortimer Gibbon's mother.
|1978||Summer of My German Soldier||Sharon Bergen||TV movie|
|1983||Boone||Amanda||Episode: "Words and Music"|
|1984||Knight Rider||Becky Phillips||Episode: "Race for Life"|
|1984||Punky Brewster||Lisa||Episode: "Punky Finds a Home: Part 2"
Episode: "Punky Finds a Home: Part 3"
|1985||New Leave It to Beaver, TheThe New Leave It to Beaver||Tracy||Episode: "Steppin' Out"
Episode: "Movin' On"
|1986||Best of Times, TheThe Best of Times||Jaki|
|1986||Fuzz Bucket||Stevie Gerber||TV movie|
|1986||Silver Spoons||Tammy||Episode: "The Beach House"|
|1986||Starman||Beth McGovern||Episode: "Like Father, Like Son"|
|1986||Amazing Stories||Kate||Episode: "Welcome to My Nightmare"|
|1987||Not Quite Human||Becky Carson||TV movie|
|1988||Dictator, TheThe Dictator||Reggie Domino||Episode: "1.1"|
|1988||Buckeye and Blue||Buckeye Thatcher|
|1989||Teen Witch||Louise Miller|
|1989||The Karate Kid Part III||Jessica Andrews|
|1989||Not Quite Human II||Becky Carson||TV movie|
|1990||Teen Angel Returns||Cindy||TV series|
|1990||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Tracy Lee Summers||Episode: "G.A.G. Dance"|
|1990-1991||Twin Peaks||Lana Budding Milford||6 episodes|
|1991||ABC Afterschool Specials||Melissa Harmon||Episode: "The Less Than Perfect Daughter"|
|1991||Crazy from the Heart||Franny Peyton||TV movie|
|1991–1993||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Nurse Michele Farber||6 episodes|
|1992||In Sickness and in Health||Holly||TV movie|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||Molly Flynn||5 episodes|
|1993||Quantum Leap||Annie Wilkins||Episode: "Dr. Ruth"|
|1993||Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, TheThe Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Nancy Stratemeyer||Episode: "Princeton, February 1916"|
|1993||Precious Victims||Wendy McBride||TV movie|
|1993||Against the Grain||Jill Clemons||3 episodes|
|1994–1995||Chicago Hope||Nurse Maggie Atkisson||8 episodes|
|1995||Dream a Little Dream 2||Rachel Holfield||Video|
|1996||Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father, TheThe Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father||Nancy Stratemeyer||TV movie|
|1996–1997||Savannah||Lane McKenzie Collins||34 episodes|
|1997||Early Edition||Jenny Sloane||Episode: "Jenny Sloane"|
|1997–1998||George & Leo||Casey Wagonman||21 episodes|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Penelope Michaels||Episode: "How Long Has This Been Going On?"|
|1999||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Angela Schiff||Episode: "Field Trip"|
|1999||Sam Churchill: Search for a Homeless Man||Laura Anders||TV movie|
|2000||Chicken Soup for the Soul||Sophie Calloway||Episode: "Thinking of You/Mama's Soup Pot/The Letter"|
|2000||Santa Who?||Claire Dreyer||TV movie|
|2002||District, TheThe District||Jodi||Episode: "The Greenhouse Effect"|
|2002||Another Pretty Face||Andrea 'Andie' Chase||TV movie|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Connie||Episode: "Pandora's Trunk: Part 1"|
|2003||JAG||NCIS Special Agent Vivian Blackadder||Episode: "Ice Queen"
|2003||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Erin||Episode: "A Speedy Recovery"|
|2003||American Dreams||Episode: "Another Saturday Night"
Episode: "Can't Hold On"
|2004||Strong Medicine||Connie||Episode: "Positive Results"|
|2005||Mystery Woman: Snapshot||Madeline||TV movie|
|2005||CSI: NY||Sarah Myers||Episode: "Manhattan Manhunt"|
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Miss Hudson||Episode: "Willy Ward"|
|2007||7-10 Split||Diane Burke|
|2007||Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board||Carla||TV movie|
|2007||A Dance for Bethany||Abbey|
|2007||Cold Case||Miriam Gunden||Episode: "Running Around"|
|2007||Saving Grace||Darlene Dewey||Episode: "And You Wonder Why I Lie"|
|2008||Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change, TheThe Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change||Nancy Stratemeyer (uncredited)||Video|
|2008||Murder Dot Com||Lauren|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Abby Corbin||Episode: "Paradise"|
|2008||30 Rock||Kelsey Winthrop||Episode: "Reunion"|
|2008||Saving Grace||Darlene Dewey||Episode: "Are You an Indian Princess?"
Episode: "I Believe in Angels"
|2009||Alligator Point||Gina||TV movie|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Sadie Harrington||Episode: "Red All Over"|
|2010||Letters to God||Maddy Doherty|
|2010||Psych||Michelle Barker||Episode: "Dual Spires"|
|2011||Who is Simon Miller?||Meredith Miller||TV movie|
|2011||Fishers of Men||Macaire Leemaster||Post-production|
|2012||Longmire||Connie Mallery||Episode: "A Good Death is Hard to Find"|
|2014||Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street||Grace Gibbon||14 episodes|
|2015||Chasing Ghosts||Lydia Simmons||Straight to Video|
|1993||Return to Zork||Fairy|
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1984||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actress in a New Television Series||Boone|
|1985||Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television Series||Knight Rider|
|1987||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film - Comedy or Drama||Wildcats|
|1989||Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture||Teen Witch|
|1991||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special||ABC Afterschool Special (Episode: "The Less Than Perfect Daughter")|
- Filmreference.com: Robyn Lively
- "Biography for Robyn Lively". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
- McAlpin Russell, Doris (1990). McAlpin(e) genealogies, 1730-1990: Alexander McAlpin of South Carolina and Georgia and his descendants, plus other McAlpin(e) families of North America. Gateway Press.
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