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Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert, 2007
Born Lacey Nicole Chabert
September 30, 1982 (1982-09-30) (age 27)
Purvis, Mississippi, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present

Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American actress and vocal performer, best known for her roles as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five and as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls. She has also become famous for providing the voice of Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys TV show and two feature films, as well as Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy.[1]

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Personal life

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, the daughter of Julie, a homemaker, and Tony Chabert, a French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana who worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company.[2][3] She has a younger brother, T.J., and two older sisters, Wendy and Crissy, one of whom owns a restaurant in Purvis. Chabert lives in Southern California, where she moved with her family in 1994 when she began work on Party of Five. Lacey was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" of 1985.[4]

Career

Chabert made her start as young Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway. Chabert was a member of the Broadway Kids which included Christy Carlson Romano, Chris Trousdale, Eden Riegel, and Greg Raposo. She was originally selected to play the role of "Young Lily" in the movie Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), but withdrew for unknown reasons. Chabert then landed the role of Bianca Montgomery on the ABC soap opera All My Children in 1993. Chabert became famous for her role as Claudia Salinger in the TV drama Party of Five, "I had to go through everything on that show — my first kiss, my first bra. I was 11 when it started," she said.[5] She gained fame for her portrayal of Penny Robinson in the 1998 Lost in Space (film), based on the 1960s television show. Chabert played in Hometown Legend as Rachel Sawyer.

Since 1998, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003). 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.[6] Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a made-for-TV movie produced by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard. She starred in Mean Girls (2004) and the made for TV movie 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 Po5 costar Jennifer Love Hewitt, portraying a woman who looked like Melinda as a nod to fans who occasionally confuse the two stars. [7] She performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PS3 and Xbox 360. She provides Gwen Stacy's voice in the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Chabert won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for Mean Girls, shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried. She won both the 1997 and 1998 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 1999-2000.[8] The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV and music performances made exclusively by six to eighteen-year-olds.

In 2007, Chabert starred in the FOX comedy pilot The Hot Years, which revolved around the lives of four female friends who live together. The pilot was not ordered to series by FOX. Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim.[5]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Princess, or 'Hazal'
1997 Redux Riding Hood Little Red Voice role
Babes in Toyland Jill Voice role
Journey Beneath the Sea Merla Voice role
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Young Vitani Voice role
Lost in Space Penny Robinson
1999 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cindy Voice role
2000 An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya Mousekewitz Voice role
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
Tart Eloise Logan
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer
Balto II: Wolf Quest Aleu Voice role
The Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Eliza Thornberry Voice role
2003 Rugrats Go Wild Eliza Thornberry Voice role
Daddy Day Care Jenny
2004 Mean Girls Gretchen Weiners
Shadow of Fear Allison Henderson
2005 The Pleasure Drivers Faruza
Nice Guys Cindy
Dirty Deeds Meg
2006 Be My Baby Tiffany
Fatwa Noa Goldman
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Crista North Voice role
Black Christmas Dana Mathis
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia Martin
2007 A New Wave Julie
Being Michael Madsen Vanessa Rapaport
2008 Thirst Noelle
Sherman's Way Marcy
Reach for Me Sarah
2009 The Lost Jane
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Sandra
In My Sleep Becky
2010 Flights of Fancy Sandy (rumored) Pre-Production
Slightly Single in L.A. Dale Squire took rumor willis' place

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Star Search with Ed McMahon Jr Vocal Finalist
1993 All My Children Bianca Montgomery #3 2 episodes
Gypsy Baby June Television movie
1994-2000 Party of Five Claudia Salinger
1996-1997 Hey Arnold! Ruth P. McDougal 2 episodes
1997 When Secrets Kill Jennie Newhall Television movie
1998-2004 The Wild Thornberrys Eliza Thornberry Voice role
1999 Family Guy Meg Griffin Voice role, (Season 1 Production) (Uncredited)
Rayman: The Animated Series Betina Voice role, 1 episode
2002 Punk'd Herself
2003 The Drew Carey Show Grace 1 episode
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story Brooke Ellison Television movie
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Jasmine Voice role, 1 episode
2005-2006 Bratz Kaycee Voice role
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia Martin Television movie
2007 Ghost Whisperer Donna Ellis 1 episode, Love Still Won't Die
What If God Were the Sun? Jamie Spagnoletti Television movie
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy Voice role (Seasons 1 and 2)

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