Lacey Chabert

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Lacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert.jpg
Lacey Chabert in 2007
BornLacey Nicole Chabert
(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 36)
Purvis, Mississippi, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
Years active1990–present
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Spouse(s)
David Nehdar (m. 2013)
ChildrenJulia Mimi Bella Nehdar
Websitewww.laceychabert.com

Lacey Nicole Chabert (/ʃəˈbɛr/; born September 30, 1982) is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. Lacey Chabert landed one of her first roles playing Erica Kane's daughter on All My Children. She was the third actress to play Bianca Montgomery from 1992 until 1993. Then gained prominence as a child actress on television for her first big role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).[1] She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and two feature films, Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy,[2] and superheroine Zatanna Zatara in various pieces of DC Comics-related media. In film, she has appeared in Lost in Space (1998), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), and Daddy Day Care (2003), and had leading roles as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2004), Meg Cummings in Dirty Deeds (2005), and Dana Mathis in the horror remake Black Christmas (2006).

Chabert has also appeared in 12 Hallmark Channel movies,[3] saying "I love working for Hallmark. They've been so good to me. I have friends there now. I'm proud of their movies and the message of their movies."[4]

Early life[edit]

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (née Johnson) and Tony Chabert. Her father is of Cajun, Italian, and English descent; he worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company.[5][6] Her mother has English, Scottish, and remote Italian ancestry.[7] Chabert has a younger brother named T.J., and two older sisters, Chrissy and Wendy. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" in 1985.[8] In 1992 and 1993, she played young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.

Career[edit]

Chabert played the role of Cosette in "Les Miserables" on Broadway before taking the role of Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her big screen debut in the late 1990s, starring as Penny Robinson in the space thriller Lost in Space (1998). Since then, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two films, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She then had a supporting role in the parody film Not Another Teen Movie as Amanda Becker. She provided the voice for the title character's daughter Aleu in Balto 2: Wolf Quest (2002) and she provided the voice of Meg Griffin for the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role.[2][9]

Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a movie produced and directed by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard University. She starred in Mean Girls (2004) and the television film Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006) on ABC Family. She appeared in a 2006 remake of Black Christmas. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer opposite former Party of Five costar Jennifer Love Hewitt. She performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. She also voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Chabert, along with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for Mean Girls. She won both the 1997 and 1998 The Hollywood Reporter Annual YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for Party of Five, and had been nominated three other times for work from 1999 to 2000.[7] The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV, and music performances made exclusively by six- to 18-year-olds.

In 2007, Chabert starred in the pilot episode of the Fox comedy "The Hot Years", which revolved around the lives of four female friends who live together. The pilot was not ordered to series by Fox.[10]

Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim,[11] and again in November 2013.

From 2013–2014, Chabert had a recurring role on the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy as Dr. Amy Shaw.[12] After working in various TV movies during this time, she opened 2018 with an original Hallmark movie that premiered as part of the Valentine's Day Countdown.

Personal life[edit]

Chabert married her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, on December 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.[13] Chabert gave birth to their daughter, Julia Mimi Bella Nehdar on September 1, 2016.[14]

Chabert has spoken publicly about her faith and said she related to her character in Christian Mingle.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Journey Beneath the Sea Merla film debut; Direct-to-Video

voice role

Redux Riding Hood Little Red Short film

voice role

Babes in Toyland Jill voice role
Anastasia Young Anastasia voice role (singing voice only)
1998 Lost in Space Penny Robinson
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride Young Vitani voice role; Direct-to-Video
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya
1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cindy
2001 Tart Eloise Logan
Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer also known as "Evil Twin"
Balto: Wolf Quest Aleu voice role; Direct-to-Video

also known as "Balto II"

The Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Eliza Thornberry voice role
2003 Daddy Day Care Jenny
Rugrats Go Wild Eliza Thornberry voice role
2004 On Tracy Lane: Back to Maybe Leading Lady Short film
Mean Girls Gretchen Wieners
Shadow of Fear Allison Henderson
2005 Dirty Deeds Meg Cummings
2006 High Hopes Cindy
Fatwa Noa Goldman
A New Wave Julie
Bratz: Genie Magic Kaycee voice role; Direct-to-Video
The Pleasure Drivers Faruza
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Crista North voice role; Direct-to-Video
Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion - Diamondz Kaycee
Black Christmas Dana
2007 Be My Baby Tiffany
Being Michael Madsen Vanessa Rapaport
2008 Sherman's Way Marcy
Reach for Me Sarah
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Sandra
2010 In My Sleep Becky
Thirst Noelle Direct-to-Video; also Executive Producer
2011 Destruction Party Ava Short film
A Holiday Heist Jennifer
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Charlotte voice role; Direct-to-Video
2013 Sanitarium Ms. Lorne segment "Monsters are Real"
Slightly Single in L.A. Dale Squire
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Melanie Staples Short film; voice role
Anything Is Possible Maggie
2014 Telling of the Shoes Abby
Ghost of Goodnight Lane Dani
Christian Mingle Gwyneth Hayden
2016 Ginger & Snapper Ginger Short film
The Lost Tree Jenna
2017 All I Want for Christmas Is You Penelope voice role; Direct-to-Video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Princess aka "Hazel" Television debut

Television Movie

Reading Rainbow Herself Episode: "Snowy Day: Stories and Poems"; voice role
1992-1993 All My Children Bianca Montgomery 2 episodes
1993 Gypsy Baby June Television Movie
1994–2000 Party of Five Claudia Salinger Series regular; 142 episodes
1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Carly Gallagher Episode: "Educating Mom"
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles Kim/Bobbi Porter 2 episodes; voice role
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Girl/Kids 3 episodes; additional voices
1997 The Adventures from the Book of Virtues The Younger Daughter Episode: "Respect"; voice role
When Secrets Kill Jenny Newhall Television Movie
1997-1998 Hey Arnold! Ruth P. McDougal Voice role; 2 episodes
1998 Stories from My Childhood Jenny Episode: "The Last Petal"
Hercules Callista Episode: "Hercules and the Kids"; voice role
1998–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Eliza Thornberry Series regular; 90 episodes

Voice role

1999 Rayman: The Animated Series Betina Episode: "High Anxiety"

voice role (English version)

1999–2000, 2012, 2018 Family Guy Meg Griffin/Jan Brady Series regular; 14 episodes

Voice role

2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Eliza Thornberry Voice role; Television Movie
2002 The Proud Family Additional voices Episode: "Romeo Must Wed"; voice role
Strong Medicine Mary Episode: "Heartbeat"
The Drew Carey Show Grace Episode: "Drew's Girl Friday"
2003 Punk'd Herself Episode: "#1.4"
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story Brooke Ellison Television Movie
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Jasmine Episode: "Dragon Breath"; voice role
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyerforce Go! Surthanna Episode: "Girl Trouble"; voice role
2005–2006 Bratz Kaycee Series regular; 17 episodes

Voice role

2006 She Said/He Said Television Movie
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia
Ghost Whisperer Donna Ellis Episode: "Love Still Won't Die"
2007 Me, Eloise Episode: "Eloise Goes Hollywood (Part 1)"; voice role
What If God Were the Sun? Jamie Spagnoletti Television Movie
2008 Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Liz Meriwether
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy Series regular; 25 episodes

voice role

2009 The Lost Jane Television Movie
2009 Glenn Martin DDS Amish Girls Episode: "Amish Anguish"; voice role
2010 Elevator Girl Liberty Taylor Television Movie
2011 Mike DA Mustang Angel
Allen Gregory Beth Recurring role; 6 episodes

voice role

2011–2012 Generator Rex Additional voices/Jojo 2 episodes; additional voices
2011–2013 Young Justice Zatanna Zatara/Isis/Little Girl Series regular; 11 episodes

voice role

2011–2016 Transformers: Rescue Robots Dani Burns/Additional voices Series regular; 104 episodes

voice role

2012 Doc McStuffins Gabby the Giraffe Episode: "Arcade Escapade/Starry, Starry Night; voice role
Imaginary Friend Emma Television Movie
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Daisy Johnson/Quake 2 episodes; voice role
Matchmaker Santa Melanie Television Movie
2013 Off Season: Lex Morrison Story Sally Summers
Scarecrow Kristen
Non-Stop Amy Nightingale
2013–2014 Baby Daddy Dr. Amy Shaw Recurring role; 6 episodes
2013–2015 Robot Chicken Eliza Thornberry/Carly Shay 2 episodes; voice role
2014 The Color of Rain Gina Kell Television Movie
A Royal Christmas Emily Taylor
The Tree That Saved Christmas Molly Logan
Living the Dream Jenna Harris
2015 All of My Heart Jenny Fintley
Family for Christmas Hanna Dunbar
A Christmas Melody Kristin Parson
Family Fortune Nichole
2016 Teachers Ginny Episode: "Jacob"
Still the King Laura Beth Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Coorah Series regular; 13 episodes

voice role

2016–2017 Shimmer and Shine Zeta the Sorceress Series regular; 20 episodes

Voice role

Justice League Action Zatanna Zatara Recurring role; 5 episodes

Voice role

2016–2018 Voltron Nyma / Romelle / Te-osh 4 episodes; voice role
2016 A Wish for Christmas Sara Thomas Television Movie; also Co-Executive Producer
The Lion Guard Vitani Episode: "Lions of the Outlands"
2017 Moonlight in Vermont Fiona Television Movie
The Sweetest Christmas Kylie Watson
All of My Heart: Inn Love Jenny Fintley
2018 My Secret Valentine Chloe Grange
Love on Safari Kira Slater
All of My Heart: The Wedding Jenny Fintley
Pride And Prejudice And Mistletoe Darcy Fitzwilliam

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nicktoons Racing Eliza Thornberry Voice role from "The Wild Thornberrys"
2003 Rugrats Go Wild!
2005 Bratz Rock Angelz Kaycee Voice role
2006 Sonic the Hedgehog Princess Elise Voice role (English version)
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Mako Voice role
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel
Injustice: Gods Among Us Zatana Zatara Voice role; uncredited
Young Justice: Legacy Zatana Zatara/LexCorp Bot/Tourist Voice role
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Mako
2015 Infinite Crisis Zatana Zatara
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Mako

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Accolade Results
1993 A Little Piece of Heaven Young Artist Award, Best Young Actress Under 10 in a Television Movie Nominated
1995 Party of Five Young Artist Award, Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1996 Young Artist Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Drama Series Nominated
1997 Online Film & Television Association award, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
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Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Drama Series - Young Actress Nominated
YoungStar award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Won
1998 Lost in Space The Stinkers Bad Movie award, Worst Supporting Actress Won
Party of Five YoungStar award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Won
1999 Lost in Space Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Party of Five Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Television Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young Actress Won
YoungStar award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series Nominated
2000 Nominated
The Wild Thornberrys YoungStar award, Best Young Voice Over Talent Nominated
2005 Mean Girls MTV Movie + TV award, Best On-Screen Team

(shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried)

Won
2012 Young Justice Online Film & Television Association award, Best Voice-Over Performance Nominated
2013 Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/Drama Nominated
Transformers: Rescue Bots Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Nominated
2015 Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children/s/Educational Nominated
2017 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series Nominated
Behind the Voice Actors award, Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Nominated
The Lost Tree Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival award, Best Supporting Actress Won

Other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendoza, N.F. (1994-10-23). "The 'sparkle' that holds Fox's 'Party of Five' together is called Lacey". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ a b Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy". UGO.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
  3. ^ http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/search?first=RELEVANT&second=MOVIE&q=Lacey+Chabert
  4. ^ Pantera, Gabrielle. "Hallmark A Family For Christmas, Lacey Chabert Wakes Up as a Wife with Two Kids". HollywoodDailyStar.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  5. ^ "Vibe chat". Lacey Chabert.com. 1998. Retrieved 2006-11-24.
  6. ^ "Lacey Chabert Biography (1982–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  7. ^ a b Lacey Chabert on IMDb
  8. ^ "Where Are They Now?". Ourlittlemiss.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  9. ^ "Lacey Chabert interview by GameSpy (October 6, 2006)". Sonic Retro.
  10. ^ "Shows A-Z - hot years, the on fox - TheFutonCritic.com". thefutoncritic.com.
  11. ^ Fontoura, Maria (January 2007). "Jessica Hundley". Maxim Magazine Online. Archived from the original on 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  12. ^ Richard Steven Hack. "ABC Family Casts Lacey Chabert and Grace Phipps to Guest Star in New Episodes of Original Series 'Baby Daddy' - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  13. ^ Blumm, K.C. (January 3, 2014). "Lacey Chabert Is Married". People. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  14. ^ Juneau, Jen (September 8, 2016). "Lacey Chabert Welcomes Daughter Julia Mimi Bella". People. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "http://www.faith.com/video/Lacey-Chabert-Opens-Up-About-Her-Faith-Finding-The-One/". External link in |title= (help)

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