Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American film and television actress.

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi to Julie and Tony Chabert, who is a French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana. She has a brother, T.J., and two sisters, Wendy and Crissy; as well as a dog, Abu.

Career

Chabert made her start as Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway. Chabert was a member of the Broadway Kids which included Christy Carlson Romano, Chris Trousdale, and Greg Raposo. She was originally selected to play the role of "Young Lily" in the movie Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), but bailed out for unknown reasons. Chabert became famous worldwide 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. She also gained fame for her portrayal of Penny Robinson in the 1998 movie based on the 1960s TV show Lost in Space.

Since 1998, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys; she also voiced Eliza in two Wild Thornberrys movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003). She also 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. Chabert also had a role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a made-for-TV movie produced by Christopher Reeve, in which she played Brooke Ellison, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard. She also starred in Daddy Day Care (2003), as Gretchen 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 the classic horror movie Black Christmas. She also performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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's 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. The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV and music performances made exclusively by 6 to 18 year olds and are voted on by the Hollywood Reporter readers.

Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim

6 comments:

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Wow she looks nothing like what she did in Mean Girls! How beautiful and versatile, very girl next door.

Although she doesn't look at all like how I imagine a Cajun...

ColbyPants said...

She's come a long way since the whiny little kid my sis watched her on in mean girls! By the way, out of curiosity, how do you imagine a cajun looks?

;)

TomC

Princesse Ecossaise said...

haha I imagine a cajun looks like a hillbilly...I do apologise to anyone who may read this that is insulted!

I want to visit New Orleans and the Bayous near there. FP does too, but only to see the New Orleans football team (I don't know the name, but he loves them). I want to see the people, the traditional music, traditional parties (fais dodos?), the swamps, the old houses, the voodoo people, the gumbo, the alligators...

I read a series of novels that were set there, the cajuns were all described as hillbillies. I tried to google images of cajuns but they all looked normal...I was disappointed!

I know, I know, I've totally fallen for the stereotype but it just seems another world to me, sort of not modern, and simple. And I like that. Also they speak French; thats cool.

I'm definitley going there one day.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

And P.s.... Don't you pretend you didn't watch Mean Girls!!!

Every guy watched Mean Girls, even if it was just for the hot girlies!

ColbyPants said...

The NFL Football Franchise in New Orleans is the "Saints", which I am sure is a reference to the Jazz Standard.

And while there are a lot of rural folk around that area that at least I might consider calling hillbillies, esp living in the bayou around the town, you have two remember that New Orleans it self is a fairly large city. (484 thousand or so). Also it is one of the poorest cities of its size in the country, and nowhere near recovered from hurricane katrina that hit in August 2005. I would like to visit myself (especially for MArdi Gras!), but think holding off a few more years may be prudent.


And yes I sayw "Mean Girls", one of the least horrible "Teen Movies" of recent years.

TomC

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Yes! The Saints, FP loves the Saints!

I do have plans to go in the future, but yes I will be leaving it a good few years. What a shame that they still haven't really recovered from Hurricane Katrina, thats a tragedy. Still, it will be amazing to go there one day. I 'you tubed' New Orleans at Mardi Gras and wow, it looks fantastic fun!

I imagine that the people living by the Bayou are what could be called as hillbillies, but then in the city of New Orleans, Baton Rouge etc I think they are more modern. Are these 'creoles'? I'm not sure.

Anyway, I will never know until I go. (When I have some money :o( It's damn expensive)