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|Born||Melody Lynn Knight
February 17, 1969
Brentwood, California, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Tuesday Lynn Knight (born February 17, 1969) is an American actress, singer and jewelry designer. Born Melody Lynn Knight in Brentwood, California, she is best known for her role as Kristen Parker in the 1988 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1987.
Outside her acting and musical career, Knight also has her own jewerly line "Tuesday's Hip Vintage". Her Victorian, Gothic and Egyptian-styled pieces have been worn by many celebrities including Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Kim Basinger and many others.
In 1987, Knight appeared as Val on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She has also appeared in a number of television movies. Knight has made guest appearances various on TV series, including Fame (1984), The Facts of Life, Law & Order, and The X Files. She was also a series regular on the short-lived 1992 Aaron Spelling prime time soap opera 2000 Malibu Road.
- Fame (Suzi Detroit, 1984; episode: "The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas")
- General Hospital (Val, 1987)
- The Facts of Life (Amy, 1988; episode: "Let's Face the Music")
- Matlock (Abby Smith, 1989; episode: "The Starlet")
- 2000 Malibu Road (Joy Rule, 1992; series regular)
- Law & Order (Candy, 1995; episode: "Humiliation")
- Profiler (Morissa, 1996; episode: "I'll Be Watching You")
- The X-Files (Jackie Gurwitch, 1999; episode: "Trevor")
- Promised a Miracle (1988) (TV)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (Kristen Parker, 1988)
- The Preppie Murder (1989) (TV)
- Teach 109 (1990)
- Who Killed Baby Jesus? (1992)
- The Prom (1992)
- Mistress (1992)
- Calendar Girl (1993)
- Cover Story' (1993)
- Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Herself, 1994)
- Cool and the Crazy (1994)
- The Babysitter (1995)
- Star Witness (1995)
- Strike Back (1995)
- Beast City (1996)
- Mad About You (1996) (Soundtrack)
- The Fan (1996)
- The Hindsight (1996)
- The Cottonwood (1996)
- Telling Lies in America (1997)
- Brother (2000)
- Theory of the Leisure Class (2001)
- Daddy and Them (2001)
- Sweet Underground (2004)
- Diamond Zero a.k.a. IceMaker (video title) (2005)
- Opening Night (2013)
- How to Be Single (2016)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Knight, along with most of the Elm Street franchise alumni, is featured in a documentary, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, about New Line Cinema’s hit movie series. The documentary is directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch, produced by Thommy Hutson, and was hosted by Elm Street veteran Heather Langenkamp. The documentary wove the tale of how one of the most successful horror genre franchises came to be. It came out in May 2010.
After working on the Quiet Riot album "Metal Health" as backing vocals, Tuesday released a solo album Tuesday Knight in 1987 on Parc/CBS Records. It contained a cover version of Prince's "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" The album's sole single was called "Out of Control." Her second album Here it Comes did not chart and has been discontinued since its release. In 1990, she sang the song "Ivory Tower" on the Mad About You soundtrack. In 1996, she sang a cover of The Police's song "Every Breath You Take" in an episode of the Profiler entitled "I'll Be Watching You". In 2001, Tuesday provided her voice for the song "If It Takes All Night" in the film The Theory of the Leisure Class. She later watched a performance by the David Bowie Tribute Band Space Oddity and joined them as Keyboardist and Backing vocals.
On September 17, 2012, Knight released "Faith (Tuesday Knight album)", an 18 track album featuring a collection of songs recorded over the past twenty-five years.
Tuesday's iconic cult classic song "Nightmare (Tuesday Knight song)" heard in the opening credits of 1988's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is finally being released on physical CD format and digital download through her official website . The song, which over the past 27 years, has become just as popular as the movie itself. However, it was never released on the official soundtrack. This is the first and last time the song will be released.
In 2000, Knight and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 co-star Lisa Wilcox founded the footwear jewelry company ToeBrights. Knight later started her own jewelry line called Tuesday's Hip Vintage.
- "Never Sleep Again: Dan Farrands, Andrew Kasch and Thommy Hutson Speak!". DreadCentral. May 3, 2010.