Lacey Nicole Chabert (/ʃəˈbɛr/; born September 30, 1982) is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She first gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).[2] 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,[13] 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), Daddy Day Care (2003) and had leading roles as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2004), and as Dana Mathis in the horror remake Black Christmas (2006).

Chabert has also appeared in twelve Hallmark Channel movies,[22] 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."[5]

Early life

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (née Johnson) and Tony Chabert. Her father, a French-speaker from Louisiana, is of Cajun, Sicilian, and English descent; he worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company.[6][7] Her mother has English, Scottish, and remote Italian ancestry. Chabert has a younger brother, and two older sisters. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" in 1985.[9] In 1992 and 1993 she played Young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.

Career

Chabert's first major role was as Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her debut to the big screen in the late 1990s starring as Penny Robinson in the fantasy-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. [13][10]

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. 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 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.[2]

Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim,[13] and again in November 2013.

From 2013–2014, Chabert had a recurring role on the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy as Dr. Amy Shaw.[2]

Personal life

Chabert lives in Southern California, where she moved with her family in 1994 to begin work on Party of Five.

Chabert married her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, on December 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.[2] Chabert gave birth to their daughter in September 2016.[2] Chabert has spoken publicly about her faith and said she related to her character in Christian Mingle.[2]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993GypsyBaby June Hovick
1997AnastasiaYoung Anastasia RomanovSinging voice only
1998Lost in SpacePenny Robinson
1998The Lion King II: Simba's PrideYoung VitaniVoice role
2001
Not Another Teen MovieAmanda Becker
TartEloise Logan
2002Hometown LegendRachel Sawyer
Balto II: Wolf QuestAleuVoice role
The Scoundrel's WifeFlorida Picou
The Wild Thornberrys MovieEliza ThornberryVoice role
2003Rugrats Go Wild
Daddy Day CareJenny
2004Mean GirlsGretchen Wieners
Shadow of FearAllison Henderson
2005Dirty DeedsMeg Cummings
High HopesCindy
Bratz: Rock AngelzKayceeVoice role
2006FatwaNoa Goldman
A New WaveJulie
The Pleasure DriversFaruza
Black ChristmasDana Mathis
Hello Sister, Goodbye LifeOlivia Martin
2007Being Michael MadsenVanessa Rapaport
2008Sherman's WayMarcy
Reach for MeSarah
2009The LostJane
Ghosts of Girlfriends PastSandra Volkom
2010In My SleepBecky
Elevator GirlLiberty TaylorTelevision film (Hallmark)
ThirstNoelle
2011A Holiday HeistJennifer
2012The Ghost of Goodnight LaneDani
Slightly Single in L.A.Dale Squire
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!Charlotte (voice)Video
Matchmaker SantaMelanieTelevision film (Hallmark)
2013Telling of the ShoesAbby
Anything is PossibleMaggie
ScarecrowKristen Miller
Non-StopAmy
SanitariumMs. Lorne
Off Season: Lex Morrison StorySally Summers
2014The Color of RainGinaTelevision film (Hallmark)
Christian MingleGwyneth Hayden
Living the DreamJenna Harris
The Tree That Saved ChristmasMolly LoganTelevision film (UP)
A Royal ChristmasEmily TaylorTelevision film (Hallmark)
2015The Lost TreeJenna
Family For ChristmasHannahTelevision film (Hallmark)
All of My HeartJenny FintleyTelevision film (Hallmark)
2016A Wish for ChristmasSara ThomasTelevision film (Hallmark)
2017Moonlight in VermontFiona RangleyTelevision film (Hallmark)
All of My Heart: Inn LoveJenny FintleyTelevision film (Hallmark)
The Sweetest ChristmasKylie WatsonTelevision film (Hallmark)
Television, video games, direct to video/VHS
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Children's Palace and Child WorldHerselfVHS "Video Toy Chest"
1991A Little Piece of HeavenPrincess, or 'Hazal'
1992–93All My ChildrenBianca Montgomery2 episodes
1993Best Busy People Video Ever!Voice role
Best Learning Songs Video Ever!
1994–2000Party of FiveClaudia Salinger142 episodes
1994Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!Voice role
Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever!
1996ABC Afterschool SpecialCarly GallagherEpisode: "Educating Mom"
Gargoyles: The Goliath ChroniclesBobbi Porter / Kim2 episodes
Aaahh!!! Real MonstersGirl / Kids / Tiffany4 episodes
1997Redux Riding HoodRed Riding HoodVoice role
Babes in ToylandJill
The Oz Kids Journey Beneath the SeaMerla (voice)
When Secrets KillJenny NewhallTV film
1997–98Hey Arnold!Ruth P. McDougal2 episodes
1998–2004The Wild ThornberrysEliza Thornberry / Additional Voices / Cub85 episodes, voice role
1998Stories From my ChildhoodJennyEpisode: "The Last Petal"
The Lion King II: Simba's PrideYoung VitaniVoice role
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan IslandTanya
HerculesCallista
1999An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night MonsterTanya
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasCindy
1999–2000, 2012Family GuyMeg Griffin / Jan Brady14 first production season episodes; 1 guest appearance
2001The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of DonnieEliza ThornberryVoice role
Nicktoons Racing
2002The Proud FamilyEpisode: "Romeo Must Wed", voice role
Strong MedicineMaryEpisode: "Heartbeat"
Jackie Chan AdventuresCheerleader 21 episode, voice role
The Drew Carey ShowGraceEpisode: "Drew's Girl Friday"
2003Rugrats Go Wild: The Video GameEliza ThornberryVoice role
2004Brooke Ellison Story, TheThe Brooke Ellison StoryBrooke EllisonTV film
2005American Dragon: Jake LongJasmineEpisode: "Dragon Breath", voice role
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!SurthannaEpisode: "Girl Trouble", voice role
2006She Said/He SaidTV film
Hello Sister, Goodbye LifeOlivia MartinTV film
Ghost WhispererDonna EllisEpisode: "Love Still Won't Die"
Sonic the HedgehogPrincess Elise IIIVoice role
2007Me, EloiseEpisode: "Eloise Goes to Hollywood Part 1, voice role
What If God Were the Sun?Jamie SpagnolettiTV film
2008–09The Spectacular Spider-ManGwen StacyVoice role (main cast)
2009The LostJaneTV film
Glenn Martin, DDSAmish girlEpisode: "Amish Anguish", voice role
2010Elevator GirlLiberty (Libby) TaylorTV film
2011–13Young JusticeZatanna ZataraVoice role (guest star episodes 15 & 18, main cast episodes 19–present)
2011–15Transformers: Rescue BotsDanielle "Dani" Burns / Additional VoicesVoice role
2011Mike DA MustangAngelTV film
Allen GregoryBethVoice role
Star Wars: The Old RepublicMako[2]
2012Imaginary FriendEmma TurnerTV film
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesQuakeVoice role
Matchmaker SantaMelanie HoganTV film
2013Robot ChickenCarly Shay / Eliza ThornberryVoice role
Injustice: Gods Among UsZatanna Zatara
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt MenaceMelanie StaplesVoice role[2]
Young Justice: LegacyZatanna ZataraVoice role
2013–14Baby DaddyDr. Amy Shaw6 episodes
2015Infinite CrisisZatanna ZataraVoice role[2][2]
2016The Twilight FairiesNia Reynolds, Additional VoicesVoice role
TeachersGinnyEpisode: "Jacob"
Still the KingLaura Beth
Shimmer and ShineZeta the SorceressVoice role (recurring)
A Wish for ChristmasSaraTV Film
Kulipari: An Army of FrogsCoorahVoice role
The Lion GuardVitaniVoice role
Rhys Sheehy Cunningham & WWE Mr's Brown's MammymaniaJinxVoice role
Justice League ActionZatanna ZataraVoice role
Voltron Legendary DefenderNymaEpisode: Taking Flight

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