Tricia Leigh Fisher
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|Tricia Leigh Fisher|
December 26, 1968 |
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Other names||Tricia Fisher|
|Education||Beverly Hills High School|
|Spouse(s)||Byron Thames (m. 2007)|
|Relatives||Joely Fisher (sister)
Carrie Fisher (half sister)
Todd Fisher (half brother)
Fisher was born in Burbank, California, to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens. Her older sister is actress Joely Fisher. Other siblings include half-brother Todd Fisher and half-sister actress Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, whose mother is actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher's parents divorced when she was a baby; and she and Joely were raised by Stevens. As children, both Tricia and Joely began performing on stage in their mother's Las Vegas show. They toured the world with their mother, attending many different schools and having tutors. Both girls would go on to attend Beverly Hills High School.
Fisher made her debut in the 1985 crime drama Stick, starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, and Charles Durning. She then starred as Daphne Ziegler in the 1986 comedy Pretty Smart. In 1987, Fisher appeared in the television movie Strange Voices, opposite Valerie Harper. The following year, she landed a role in the TV movie Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, also starring her mother as well as Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver. In 1989, Fisher appeared in two movies, Hollywood Chaos and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D., followed by roles in the 1990 comedy, Book of Love and Arizona Dream starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, and Faye Dunaway.
In addition to Fisher's work in movies, she has also made guest appearances on Our House, Growing Pains, Ellen, Wild Card, 7th Heaven, and 'Til Death. In 1996, she portrayed Heidi Fleiss in the CBS television movie The Making of a Hollywood Madam.
On October 7, 2006, Fisher was honored at The Thalians 51st Anniversary Ball along with producer Marc Cherry, her mother Connie Stevens, and her sister Joely Fisher. They performed together at the event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.
In September 2011, Fisher and her husband Byron Thames, appeared in her mother's Las Vegas stage show. In July 2012, Fisher, her husband and children began appearing on the ABC Family reality series Beverly Hills Nannies.
Fisher performed the theme song for her 1986 movie Pretty Smart, and released a self-titled debut album for Atco Records in 1990. The album's single "Empty Beach", written by Dennis East, was a modest hit.
|1987||Pretty Smart||Daphne Ziegler|
|1989||C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud||Katie|
|1990||Book of Love||Gina Gabooch|
|1994||I'll Do Anything||Airplane Passenger|
|1997||Men Seeking Women||Amanda|
|2009||Saving Grace B. Jones||Ella Jean Jones|
|1986||One Big Family||Melinda Clarke||Episode: "Image Breaker"|
|1986||Our House||Bonnie||Episode: "Different Habits"|
|1987||Time Out for Dad||Shelley Kowalski||TV movie|
|1987||Strange Voices||Lisa Glover||TV movie|
|1988||Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis||Chatsie||TV movie|
|1988||Growing Pains||CJ||Episode: "Nude Photos"|
|1996||Making of a Hollywood Madam, TheThe Making of a Hollywood Madam||Heidi Fleiss||TV movie|
|1996||Brotherly Love||Miss Harper||Episode: "Kernel of Truth"|
|1996||Ellen||Joanie||Episode: "Lobster Diary"|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Julia Randall||Episode: "The Tractor"|
|1998||Ellen||Megan||Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2"|
|1999||Love, American Style||Amy||Segment: "Love and the Internet"|
|2001||These Old Broads||Hooker||TV movie|
|2001||Huntress, TheThe Huntress||Cashier||Episode: "The Quest: Part 2"|
|2003||Wild Card||Nicolette||Episode: "Backstabbed"|
|2004||7th Heaven||Mrs. Shearers||Episode: "Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do"|
|2006–10||'Til Death||Denise||8 episodes|
|2010||'Til Death||Tricia||Episode: "Work Wife"|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Alice Costigan||Episode: "No Ordinary Vigilante"|
|2011||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Prudence||Episode: "Bloodhounds"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Foster Mother||Episode: "I Love You, Tommy Brown"|
|2013||Rizzoli & Isles||Mrs. Cole||Episode: "All for One"|
- 1990: Tricia Leigh Fisher
- 1990: Dreams‡
- 1990: "Empty Beach"
- 1990: "Let's Make the Time"
- 1990: "My Heart Holds On"/"Good As Gold"‡
- ‡ Japan release only
- Monush, Barry (2003). Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 702. ISBN 1-55783-551-9.
- King, Susan (February 2, 1991). "With Two Famous Parents, Show Biz Is a Natural Course for Fisher". The Los Angeles Times. p. 2.
- "Tricia Leigh Fisher Biography". Movies.aol.com. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Going for the Gold...51st Anniversary Ball of the Thalians". L.A. Style Watch. 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- Lifson, Hal (September 4, 2011). "Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher Are More Than Sisters". palmdesert.patch.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Lifson, Hal (June 29, 2012). "Tricia Leigh Fisher of 'Beverly Hills Nannies' Gets Her Gidget On in Malibu". malibu.patch.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Tricia Leigh Fisher at AllMusic
- Chilvers, Garth; Jasiukowicz, Tom (1994). History of Contemporary Music of South Africa, Part 1. Braamfontein: Toga Publishing. p. 33. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Official website
- Tricia Leigh Fisher on Twitter
- Tricia Leigh Fisher at the Internet Movie Database
- Tricia Leigh Fisher at AllMovie
- Tricia Leigh Fisher discography at Discogs