Vanessa Lee Chester
Vanessa Lee Chester
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Vanessa Lee Chester (born July 2, 1984 in Los Angeles) is an American television and film actress who rose to fame as a child actor for her roles in A Little Princess (1995) and Harriet the Spy (1996), before gaining wide-scale recognition for her role in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Chester made her film debut in the comedy CB4 (1993) starring Chris Rock. The following year, she appeared in a supporting role in Alfonso Cuarón's A Little Princess (1995). In 1996, she appeared opposite Michelle Trachtenberg as Janie in the Nickelodeon film Harriet the Spy, which was a moderate box office success. The following year, she was cast in a lead role as Kelly in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), playing the daughter of Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). The film was a box office hit, grossing over $600 million worldwide. Chester later worked mostly in television, most notably appearing in Malcolm in the Middle and The West Wing. She was nominated for a Saturn Award (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Image Award (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Young Artist Award (A Little Princess) and took home the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (Harriet The Spy). In early 2012, Chester began work on an unnamed film by Ty Hodges.
|1995||A Little Princess||Becky|
|1996||Harriet the Spy||Janie Gibbs|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Kelly Malcolm|
|1999||She's All That||Melissa's Friend|
|2000||Dreams in the Attic||Angel|
|2000||Stepsister from Planet Weird||Michelle||Television film|
|2014||The Costume Shop||Young Janie|
|2014||The Arrangement||Emily Myers-Stanley||Short film|
|1992||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Stephanie||Episode: "Miracle in Oaktown"|
|1994||Me and the Boys||Renee||Episode: "Talent Show"|
|1995||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||School Child #3||1 episode|
|1997||Promised Land||Emily Dixon||Episode: "Stealing Home: Part 1"|
|1999||Get Real||Rude Girl||Episode: "Anatomy of a Rumor"|
|1999||Once and Again||Annie||5 episodes (1999–2000)|
|2002||Family Law||Girl #1||Episode: "Celano v. Foster"|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Student #3||Episode: "Humilithon"|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Andrea||Episode: "Most Likely"|
|2005||Without a Trace||Dori||Episode: "Lost Time"|
|2006||The West Wing||Youth Voter #2||Episode: "Duck and Cover"|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Maureen||Episode: "I Am God"|
|2006||Justice||2nd Mock Juror||Episode: "Filicide"|
|2010||Lone Star||Tamar Wilson||Episode: "Small Time"|
|2011||Switched at Birth||Lizzy||Episode: "The Stag Hunt"|
|2012||How I Met Your Mother||Mia||Episode: "The Autumn of Break-Ups"|
|2013||Welcome to Sanditon||Letitia "Griff" Griffiths||4 episodes|
|2016||Ladies Like Us: The Rise of Neighborhood Watch||Natalia||Episode: "Quite the Garage Sale"|
- "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29YF-4PJ : 23 May 2014), Vanessa Lee Chester, Residence, Los Angeles, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
- "Vanessa Lee Chester". The New York Times.
- Box Office Mojo: Harriet the Spy
- Holden, Stephen (May 23, 1997). "The Lost World Jurassic Park (1997) A Jurassic Romp of Parental Mayhem". The New York Times.
- "The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
- "Natural Hair Talk with Vanessa Lee Chester". Mz Mahogany Chic. Retrieved 16 April 2012.