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Chabert at the University City Hilton Hotel 27th Annual Movieguide® Awards in 2019.
Born
Lacey Nicole Chabert

(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 41)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Known for
Spouse(s)
David Nehdar
(m. 2013)
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Lacey Nicole Chabert (/ʃəˈbɛər/ SHƏ-bair; born September 30, 1982) is an American actress. One of her first roles was playing Bianca Montgomery, the daughter of Erica Kane, on All My Children, from 1992 until 1993. She then gained further prominence as a child actress for her role as Claudia Salinger in the Fox television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).

Chabert provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) along with two feature films, The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Rugrats Go Wild. She was also the voice of Meg Griffin during the first season of the animated sitcom Family Guy and superhero Zatanna Zatara in several parts of DC Comics-related media. She also provided the voice for Mako in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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), Dana Mathis in the horror remake Black Christmas (2006) and Penelope in the Christmas animated film All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017). Chabert has also appeared in over 30 Hallmark Channel films.

Early life

Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, on September 30, 1982. Her father is Cajun from Louisiana. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" in 1985. In 1992 and 1993, she played young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables.

Acting career

Early in her career, she appeared in television commercials for Burger King, Triaminic Cough Syrup, Zest and Secret Beauties dolls. In 1992 and 1993, Chabert played the role of young Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway. She appeared on The Broadway Kids' first album The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway (1994), where she sang her own solos such as "The Girl I Mean to Be" (The Secret Garden) and "Castle on a Cloud" (Les Misérables). In 1994, she landed the role of Claudia Salinger on Fox's teen and family drama series Party of Five. 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 6- to 18-year-olds.

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 Nickelodeon 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 2001 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, uncredited, for the first season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role when Chabert became too busy with schooling and her other work.

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Chabert in 2007.

Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a biopic produced and directed by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard University. She starred as Gretchen Wieners 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 co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt. She does the voice of Princess Elise in the video 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, alongside Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried, won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for "Best On-Screen Team" for Mean Girls, where she was chastised by McAdams's character for trying persistently to make her apparent slang coinage "fetch" happen (i.e., become broadly adopted.)

From 2013 to 2014, Chabert had a recurring role on the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy as Dr. Amy Shaw. After working in several television films during this time, she opened the year 2018 with an original Hallmark movie that premiered as part of the Valentine's Day Countdown. In 2015, she starred in the successful Christmas television film A Christmas Melody alongside Mariah Carey, Brennan Elliott, Kathy Najimy and Fina Strazza. It debuted on the Hallmark Channel on December 19, 2015. The film was viewed by 3.95 million people upon its debut. In 2017, she gave her voice to the animated film All I Want for Christmas Is You, based on the book All I Want for Christmas Is You written by Mariah Carey and Colleen Madden. The film stars the voices of Mariah Carey, Breanna Yde and Henry Winkler.

In 2019, Chabert began starring in the Crossword Mysteries series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. After several Hallmark Channel actors left the channel in 2022 to go to the new Great American Family (GAF) network, Chabert voiced her allegiance to Hallmark, and she also signed a new contract allowing her to take on a larger role with the network, which will include producing some of her own movies. Chabert portrayed a marketing executive Josie Wilder in Hallmark Channel's romantic drama film Sweet Carolina (2021). The film follows Josie, who returns home when she suddenly becomes the guardian of her niece and nephew. Chabert wrote the story with Jonathan Prince and Michael Reisz.

In November 2023, Chabert starred in a Mean Girls-themed Black Friday commercial for Walmart with her original Mean Girls co-stars Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rajiv Surendra and Daniel Franzese. A second commercial, titled "Gretchen's Wednesday" was entirely centered around Chabert's Mean Girls character Gretchen Wieners and her family life.

Business ventures

In 2016, she wrote a blog series for People magazine's website, focusing on getting ready for her baby. Chabert wrote about discovering that she was pregnant, learning that she was having a girl, and figuring out smart ways to hide her baby bump on film sets.

In September 2022, Chabert launched her own apparel line with home shopping television network HSN called the "Lacey Chabert Collection". In an interview with InStyle, Chabert said: "I've always dreamed of having a clothing line." The line includes jackets, jogger pants, leggings, socks, "Mommy & Me" dresses, and cardigans and is priced between $15.00 and $80.00.

List of fashion collections by Lacey Chabert
Year Title Brand Notes
2022–present "Lacey Chabert Collection" HSN Clothing collection

Personal life

Chabert married her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, on December 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. Chabert gave birth to their daughter in September 2016.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Journey Beneath the Sea Merla (voice) Direct-to-video
Redux Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood (voice) Short film
Babes in Toyland Jill (voice) Direct-to-video
Anastasia Young Anastasia (singing voice)
1998 Lost in Space Penny Robinson
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Young Vitani (voice) Direct-to-video
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya (voice)
1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cindy (voice)
2001 Tart Eloise Logan
Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer
Balto: Wolf Quest Aleu (voice) Direct-to-video
Snow Dogs Little Aleutia (voice)
The Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Eliza Thornberry (voice)
2003 Daddy Day Care Jenny
Rugrats Go Wild Eliza Thornberry (voice)
2004 On Tracy Lane: Back to Maybe Leading Lady Short film
Mean Girls Gretchen Wieners
Shadows 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) Direct-to-video
The Pleasure Drivers Faruza
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Crista North (voice) Direct-to-video
Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion – Diamondz Kaycee (voice)
Black Christmas Dana Mathis
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 Edwards Direct-to-video; also executive producer
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Jeanna (voice)
2011 Destruction Party Ava Short film
A Holiday Heist Jennifer
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Charlotte (voice) Direct-to-video
2013 Sanitarium Ms. Lorne
Slightly Single in L.A. Dale Squire
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace Melanie Staples (voice) Voice
Anything Is Possible Maggie
Off Season: Lex Morrison Story Sally Summers
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 Lynds
2017 All I Want for Christmas Is You Penelope (voice) Direct-to-video
2018 Do You Jane Short film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Princess aka "Hazel" Television film
Reading Rainbow Herself Episode: "Snowy Day: Stories and Poems"
1992–1993 All My Children Bianca Montgomery 10 episodes
1993 Gypsy Baby June Television film
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 Voice, 2 episodes
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Girl (5), Kids (2), Girl (6) Additional voices 3 episodes
1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues The Younger Daughter Voice, episode: "Respect"
When Secrets Kill Jenny Newhall Television film
Hey Arnold! Ruth P. McDougal Voice, 2 episodes
Nightmare Ned Little Girl Voice, episode: "Magic Bus"
1998 Stories from My Childhood Jenny Episode: "The Last Petal"
Hercules Callista Voice, episode: "Hercules and the Kids"
1998–2004 The Wild Thornberrys Eliza Thornberry, additional voices Voice, main role
1999–2000, 2011–2012, 2018 Family Guy Meg Griffin, Jan Brady Voice, 15 episodes; uncredited
2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Eliza Thornberry Voice, television film
2002 The Proud Family Additional voices Episode: "Romeo Must Wed"
Strong Medicine Mary Episode: "Heartbeat"
The Drew Carey Show Grace Episode: "Drew's Girl Friday"
2003 Stuart Little Katy Voice, episode: "Skateboard Dogz"
Punk'd Herself Episode: "#1.4"
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story Brooke Ellison Television film
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Jasmine Voice, episode: "Dragon Breath"
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Surthanna Voice, episode: "Girl Trouble"
2005–2006 Bratz Kaycee Voice, 17 episodes
2006 She Said/He Said Unknown role Television film
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia
Ghost Whisperer Donna Ellis Episode: "Love Still Won't Die"
2007 Me, Eloise! Ida Voice, episode: "Eloise Goes Hollywood (Part 1)"
What If God Were the Sun? Jamie Spagnoletti Television film
2008 Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Liz Meriwether
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy Voice, main role
2009 The Lost Jane Television film
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS Amish Girls Voice, episode: "Amish Anguish"
2010 Elevator Girl Liberty Taylor Hallmark Channel Television movie
2011 Mike DA Mustang Angel Television film
Allen Gregory Beth Voice, 6 episodes
2011–2012 Generator Rex Jojo, Additional voices 2 episodes
2011–2013, 2019–2022 Young Justice Zatanna Zatara Voice, 18 episodes
2011–2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Dani Burns, additional voices Voice, main role
2012 Doc McStuffins Gabby the Giraffe, Little Girl Voice, episode: "Arcade Escapade/Starry, Starry Night
Imaginary Friend Emma Television film
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Daisy Johnson / Quake Voice, 2 episodes
Matchmaker Santa Melanie Hallmark Channel Television Movie
2013 Off Season: Lex Morrison Story Sally Summers Television film
Scarecrow Kristen Miller Television film
Non-Stop Amy Nightingale Television film
2013–2014 Baby Daddy Dr. Amy Shaw Recurring role; 6 episodes
2013–2015 Robot Chicken Eliza Thornberry, Carly Shay, Mother Bird Voice, 2 episodes
2014 The Color of Rain Gina Kell Hallmark Channel Television Movie
A Royal Christmas Emily Taylor Hallmark Channel Television Movie
The Tree That Saved Christmas Molly Logan Television film
Living the Dream Jenna Harris Television film
2015 All of My Heart Jenny Fintley Hallmark Channel Television Movies
Family for Christmas Hanna Dunbar
A Christmas Melody Kristin Parson
Family Fortune Nichole Television film
2016 Teachers Ginny Episode: "Jacob"
Still the King Laura Beth Recurring role; 4 episodes
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Coorah, Thuma Series regular; 13 episodes
Voice role
A Wish for Christmas Sara Thomas Hallmark Channel Television Movie; also Co-Executive Producer
2016, 2019 The Lion Guard Vitani Voice, 2 episodes
2016–2017 Justice League Action Zatanna Zatara Voice, 7 episodes
2016–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Nyma, Romelle, Te-osh Voice, 4 episodes
2016–2020 Shimmer and Shine Zeta Voice, 22 episodes
2017 Moonlight in Vermont Fiona Rangley Hallmark Channel Television Movies
All of My Heart: Inn Love Jenny Fintley
The Sweetest Christmas Kylie Watson
2018 My Secret Valentine Chloe Grange
Love on Safari Kira Slater
All of My Heart: The Wedding Jenny Fintley
Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe Darcy Fitzwilliam
2019 Love, Romance & Chocolate Emma Colvin
The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movies
The Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder
Christmas In Rome Angela de Luca Hallmark Channel Television Movies
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Panda Mother, Xiao Voice, 10 episodes
2020 Winter in Vail Chelsea Whitmore Hallmark Channel Television Movies
The Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
Christmas Waltz Avery Hallmark Channel Television Movie
Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas Sarah Thomas Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
2021 The Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent Tess Harper Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movies
Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead
Sweet Carolina Josie Wilder Hallmark Channel Television Movies
Christmas at Castle Hart Brooke Bennett
Harriet the Spy Marion Hawthorne Voice
2022 The Wedding Veil Avery Morrison Hallmark Channel Television Movies
The Wedding Veil Unveiled Avery Hastings
The Wedding Veil Legacy
Groundswell Emma Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
Haul Out the Holly Emily Hallmark Channel Television Movies
2023 The Wedding Veil Expectations Avery Hastings
The Wedding Veil Inspiration
The Wedding Veil Journey
The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango Detective Constance Bailey Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television Movie
Harley Quinn Supergirl / Kara Zor-El Voice; Episode: "Getting Ice Dick, Don't Wait Up"
A Merry Scottish Christmas Dr. Lindsay Morgan Hallmark Channel Television Movie
Haul out the Holly: Lit Up Emily Hallmark Channel Television Movie

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nicktoons Racing Eliza Thornberry Voice role from "The Wild Thornberrys"
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast
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 Zatanna Zatara Voice role; uncredited
Young Justice: Legacy Zatanna Zatara/LexCorp Bot/Tourist Voice role
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic – Shadow of Revan Mako
2015 Infinite Crisis Zatanna Zatara
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Mako
2022 Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis Eliza Thornberry

Theatre

Year Title Role Venue
1992–1993 Les Misérables Young Cosette Broadway

Home media

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Child World/Children's Palace - Video Toy Chest Herself
1993 Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever! Unknown Voice role
Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!
1994 Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!
Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever!

Commercials

Year Title Brand Role
2023 Walmart Black Friday Deals: Jingle Bell Rockin' Walmart Gretchen Wieners
2023 Walmart Black Friday Deals: Gretchen’s Wednesday
2023 Walmart Black Friday Deals: Karen's Wednesday

Discography

The Broadway Kids albums

  • The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway (1994)
List of songs performed by Lacey Chabert
Year Title Album Notes
1993 "May We Entertain You" Gypsy Performed by Lacey Chabert and Elisabeth Moss
1997 "Prologue" Anastasia Performed by Lacey Chabert and Angela Lansbury

Awards and nominations

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
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Ensemble in a Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
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

See also

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