Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Her role as Claudia on Fox drama Party of Five


Former child star Lacey Chabert, known for her natural acting skills and
charming personality, is an American actress of French and Scottish ancestry who
made successful transformation to adult actor. Initially coming to prominence
for being a model for cough syrup TV ads and playing young Cosette in the highly
successful Broadway musical “Les Misrables,” young Chabert acquired her
worldwide fame and recognition while portraying regular Claudia Salinger in the
Fox acclaimed series “Party of Five” (1994-2000) which also launched the career
of such young actress as Neve Campbell. For her brilliant efforts, she earned
rave reviews and took home two Young Star Awards. In 2005, one of the best young
actresses of her generation, Chabert won a MTV Movie Award after making a strong
comedic impression with her not-so-bright Gretchen Weiners role in the comedy
film Mean Girls (2004).

In addition to acting, Chabert is also known as one of fruitful voice actors.
Her cotton candy voice is well-remembered for voicing Eliza Thornberry in the
popular TV series “The Wild Thornberrys” (1998) and its movie installments The
Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001, TV), The Wild Thornberrys Movie
(2002) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003), and Meg Griffin in the cult hit series “The
Family Guy” (1999-2000). Additionally, she gained wealth exposure as the voice
of young Anastasia in the 1997 Fox animated film of the same name.

Off screen, one of Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” (2005), Chabert is a passionate
photographer and an active supporter of programs that encourage youngsters to
spend their time innovatively and effectively. During 1999-2000, she sponsored
and judged a national in-school photography contest, Eastman Kodak Company’s The
Yearbook Click. The brown-eyed, brown-haired beauty is also a competent
violinist. She currently resides in Southern California, in which she moved with
her supportive family since 1994.

Miss Jr. Mississippi

Childhood and Family:

On September 30, 1982, Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to
parents Tony Chabert, a French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana who worked as a
continuance operations representative for an oil company, and Julie Chabert. She
has two older sisters, Crissy and Wendy, and a younger brother named T J. As a
child, Lacey was deeply interested in acting, appearing in musical and dramatic
plays before attaining double digits in age. A lively young girl, Lacey also
began taking voice lessons when she was 5, and became one of junior vocalist
finalists on a talent show four years later. Later, she also crowned the title
of Miss Jr. Mississippi.

As for her personal life, Lacey owns three Chihuahuas named Teacup, Teaspoon and
Tealeaf, as well as a dog named Abu. She is a big fan of actors Leonardo
DiCaprio, Jodie Foster and Claire Danes. During her off, the 5’ 3” tall actress
likes practicing various activities, including dancing, singing, golfing, ice
skating, roller skating, cooking and shoe shopping.

Naïve Gretchen


Lacey Chabert had acting since she was five, appearing in dramatic and musical
performances on stage in and around her hometown in Mississippi, and was
approached by an agent four years later while on a family vocation in New York
City. A junior vocalist finalist on TV’s Star Search, Chabert then landed
several TV gigs, most notably in a cough syrup commercial. However, the
multi-talented young star got her big break when she won the pivotal role of
young Cosette in the hit Broadway musical “Les Misrables” (1991). She remained
with the role for the next two years.

As for TV acting, Chabert, who made her TV movie debut with A Little Piece of
Heaven (1991), got a bigger part when she was tapped to play Baby June, opposite
Bette Midler as Mama Rose in the CBS TV-movie version of Gypsy (1993), detailing
the prototypical stage mother of topless dancer Gypsy Rose Lee. The same year,
she was also seen joining the cast of the popular ABC daytime soap “All My
Children” in the recurring role of Bianca Montgomery.

Nevertheless, it was her first regular turn as Claudia Salinger, one of five
siblings, along with Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox and Neve Campbell, who dared by the
unexpected death of both parents, in the Fox long-running series “Party of Five”
(1994-2000) that earned Chabert worldwide recognition. Playing the stubborn,
egotistic but musically gifted little sister, she correctly conveyed the
precocious quality that gave the character a sensitive edge. As a result, her
acting earned her a plenty of appreciation and she was garnered the 1997 and
1998 Young Stars for Best Performance by a Young Actress. During the1999-2000
periods, she added three Young Star nods to her impressive accomplishment.

While working on the acclaimed drama serial, Chabert kept on busy doing other
projects. After a role in the television movie Educating Mom (1996), the former
Star Search’s junior-vocalist finalist lent her voice to the 1997 animated
movies Redux Riding Hood, Babes in Toyland, and Anastasia, a Fox film where she
showcased her musical talents by providing the speaking and singing voice of the
young Anastasia. Lured by her impressive work in Anastasia, Chabert was handed
her first film role in the following year when director Stephen Hopkins cast her
in the supporting role of Penny Robinson in the silver screen adaptation of Lost
in Space. The sci-fi film starred William Hurt as Prof. John Robinson, and Mimi
Rogers as Dr. Maureen Robinson was a commercially hit though it didn’t receive
the same success with the critics. She followed it up with several voice-over
works, most notably as the recurring role of Eliza Thornberry in the series “The
Wild Thornberrys” (1998), a character she later reprised for the TV movie The
Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001) and the wide screen films The Wild
Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003), and as regular Meg Griffin
in the cult favorite “The Family Guy” (1999-2000).

After “Party of Five” ended, always a pedant for snuffing out excellence
projects, Chabert rejected several MTV-movie offers. Instead, she engaged in two
independent films in 2002 with the great Hometown Legend and The Scoundrel’s
Wife. She also could sporadically be seen playing supporting roles in big screen
films like Christina Wayne’s drama Tart (2001), the comedy Not Another Teen
Movie (2001, starred Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans and Jaime Pressly) and the Eddie
Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care (2003).

In 2004, the chirpy and sexy girl delivered a memorable comedic turn as Gretchen
Weiners, the not-so-intelligent and most naive member of the nasty high school
group, in the Mark Waters-helmed Mean Girls, opposite Lindsay Lohan, Rachel
McAdams, Tina Fey and Amanda Seyfried. Chabert’s bright efforts in the comedy
film won her a 2005 MTV Movie for Best On-Screen Team, an award she shared with
other costars like Lohan, MCAdams and Seyfried. The same year, she also found
herself acting with Matthew Davis, James Spader and Robin Tunney in the thriller
Shadow of Fear (2004), as well as assumed the plum role of Brooke Ellison in
Christopher Reeve-helmed television movie The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), based
on a true-life quadriplegic woman who surmounted many difficulties to complete
her study at Harvard.

Chabert’s raising film career was well-established in the following year when
she was signed to have four different roles within a year. She first costarred
with Andrew Keegan in writer/director Jason Carvey’s A New Wave (2005) before
portraying sociopathic prostitute Faruza in the indie crime thriller The
Pleasure Drivers (2005). Next up, she shared the screen with Jason Mewes in the
comedy Nice Guys (2005) and starred as the defensive sister in the live-action
teen comedy Dirty Deeds (2005), directed by David Kendall and also starred Milo
Ventimiglia. In addition to acting, Chabert also provided the voice of Kaycee in
the Jen Klein-created animated serial “Bratz” (2005) and Surthanna in an episode
of “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” (2005).

The 24-year-old young woman recently played the lead of Olivia Martin in the
telepic Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, a drama by Steven Robman, starred as Noa
Goldman, opposite John Doman, in a drama-thriller by John Carter, Fatwa, and
will soon support René Ashton and Brody Hutzler in the comedy film Be My Baby,
as well as play Dana in Glen Morgan’s horror Black Christmas. Moreover, Chabert
is scheduled to play roles in the pre-produced horror movie These Woods (2006)
and the series “She Said/He Said,” in addition to the announced Accidental
Murder (2006), a mystery film written and helmed by Jeff Vargen. As a voice
actor, she is set to star as Jeanna in Andrian Carr’s animated 2004: A Light
Knight’s Odyssey (2006).


MTV Movie: Best On-Screen Team, shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel
McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls, 2005
Young Star: Best Performance by a Young Actress in a TV Drama Series,
Party of Five, 1998
Young Star: Best Performance by a Young Actress, Party of Five in a TV
Drama Series, 1997
It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom.More Lacey Chabert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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I had to have my first kiss in front of, like, a hundred people. I didn't know what to do. So my sisters told me to, like, practice on a pillow, you know? But it didn't kiss me back so I didn't know what to expect.More Lacey Chabert quotes [09/28/2011 03:09:25]
I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices.More Lacey Chabert quotes [09/28/2011 03:09:48]
We did a remake of Lost in Space. Filmed it in London for four months.More Lacey Chabert quotes [09/28/2011 03:09:15]

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