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Born in San Diego, Sydney Forest is the daughter of Gayla Peevey (who became famous in her childhood for singing the novelty hit I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas). Upon entering into her career, Forest was signed to a deal with Disney Music Publishing shortly after she began gigging in Los Angeles. Her lyrics and music gained a great deal of attention including the National Academy of Songwriters’ Lionel Richie Songwriting Award. Forest has credited her inspirations to be from Charles Dickens to Honoré de Balzac, even Dr. Seuss and to Shel Silverstein. Later on, Forest appeared on the Warner Bros. network TV series Popular in which she had performed her own songs as melodic interludes.
- Autumn in New York (2000) (songs: “Our Love Never Ends”)
- Simply Irresistible (1999) (songs: “Once In A Blue Moon”)
- Popular (1999) (songs: “High School Highway”)
- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) (songs: "Soaring" and "I'm Gonna Fly")
Episode: "The Phantom Menace" (1999) (Role: Herself)
- "Sydney Forest". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.