Tuesday Knight

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Tuesday Knight
Born Melody Lynn Knight
(1969-02-17) February 17, 1969 (age 49)
Brentwood, California, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • jewelry designer
Years active 1983–present
Musical career
Genres
Labels
  • Parc
  • Knight and Day
Website tuesdayknight.com

Tuesday Lynn Knight (born Melody Lynn Knight; February 17, 1969) is an American actress, singer and designer. She is best known for her role as Kristen Parker in the 1988 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, replacing Patricia Arquette in the sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Her other film roles include Mistress (1992), The Fan (1996), Daddy and Them (2001), and How to Be Single (2016). Knight has had guest appearances on several television series, such as Profiler (1996) and The X-Files (1999), as well as a starring role on 2000 Malibu Road (1992). Outside of acting, her self-titled debut album was released in 1987 and her jewelry line was launched in 2001.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1988 Promised a Miracle Roberta Palmer Television film
1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Kristen Parker
1989 The Preppie Murder Shawn Kovell Television film
1990 Teach 109 Technician Television short
1992 Who Killed Baby Jesus? Eve Cody
1992 The Prom Porn Girl in Waiting Room
1992 Mistress Peggy
1993 Calendar Girl Nude Woman / Marilyn Monroe
1993 Cover Story' Tracy / Reen
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Herself
1994 Cool and the Crazy Brenda Television film
1995 The Babysitter Waitress
1995 Star Witness Anna Television film
1995 Strike Back Anna
1996 The Fan Nurse
1996 The Hindsight Karen
1996 The Cottonwood Ruby
1997 Telling Lies in America WHK Receptionist
2000 Brother Prostitute
2001 Theory of the Leisure Class Callie
2001 Daddy and Them Billy Montgomery
2004 Sweet Underground Frances
2005 Diamond Zero a.k.a. IceMaker Lil
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Herself Documentary
2013 Opening Night Victoria Lawson
2016 How to Be Single Actress Uncredited

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1984 Fame Suzi Detroit Episode: "The Monster That Devoured Las Vegas"
1987 General Hospital Val
1988 The Facts of Life Amy Episode: "Let's Face the Music"
1989 Matlock Abby Smith Episode: "The Starlet"
1990-92 Sunset Beach Lucy 6 episodes
1992 2000 Malibu Road Joy Rule 6 episodes
1995 Law & Order Candy Episode: "Humiliation"
1996 Profiler Morissa Episode: "I'll Be Watching You"
1997 Spicy City Virus Episode: "Love is a Download"
1999 The X-Files Jackie Gurwitch Episode: "Trevor"

Discography[edit]

  • Little Things (1985)
  • Don't Talk Back (1986)
  • Tuesday Knight (1987)
  • Here It Comes (2000)
  • Faith (Compilation) (2012)
  • Uncovered (2017)

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy[edit]

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.[1] The documentary wove the tale of how one of the most successful horror genre franchises came to be. It came out in May 2010.[2]

Music[edit]

Tuesday has been on the music scene since 1985 with her debut album Little Things.  She later signed a recording deal with Vanity Records, which was one of the most sought-after labels at the time.  She released her album Don’t Talk Back in 1986.

In 1986, she appeared on the original demo for the production that would become Jekyll & Hyde for Frank Wildhorn.

After working on the Quiet Riot album Metal Health as backing vocals, Knight was bought out of her contract by CBS/PARC Records where she then recorded what would be a self-titled 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 Released in 2000, Had More Of a Commercial Success Than Her Previous attempt. 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, an 18-track album featuring a collection of songs recorded over the past twenty-five years.

In September 2017, Tuesday returned with a new album called Uncovered.

Her iconic cult classic song "Nightmare" is heard in the opening credits of 1988's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. The song was never released on the official soundtrack. But has since been released by Tuesday on CD and Mp3 formats.

Jewelry design[edit]

In 2000, Knight and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 co-star Lisa Wilcox founded the footwear jewelry company ToeBrights. Knight also has her own jewelry 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.

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