Lisa Whelchel (Lisa Diane Whelchel)
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BiographyLittlefield, Texas, USA
Lisa was born in Littlefield, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of James "Jimmy" and Virginia "Genny" Whelchel. Her parents divorced in 1981, and her mother married Roy Coleman in 1983. Whelchel is the oldest sister of James (Cody) Whelchel and half-brother, Casey Coleman. She was raised for most of her childhood in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She is an American actress, singer-songwriter, author and speaker. Whelchel discovered acting at the age of eight and proceeded to perform in musical theater for the next four years. She became a born-again Christian and devoted her life to her Christian faith at age ten. Read more... When Lisa was twelve years old, she wrote to the Disney Studios asking for an audition as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977). She moved to California the next year and appeared in syndication from 1977-1978. In 1979, she played the role of preppy and wealthy "Blair Warner" on The Facts of Life (1979). The show lasted nine years and she filmed the last episode in March 1988. On July 9, 1988, she married Steven Cauble, who was an associate pastor at "The Church On the Way" in Van Nuys, California, where Whelchel attended at the time. She gave birth on January 17, 1990 to a son, Tucker Stephenson Cauble, her first child. She gave birth on September 26, 1991 to a daughter, Haven Katherine Hill Cauble, her second child. Her third child, a daughter named Clancy Elizabeth Cauble (aka Clancy Cauble), was born on November 12, 1992. She released a Christian pop album called "All Because of You" in 1984. The next year, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance. She has written many books including "Creative Correction", "So Your're Thinking About Homeschooling", "The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me)", "Friendships for Grown-Ups", "Taking Care of the Me in Mommy" and "Speaking Mom-Ese". In 2001, she reprised her role of "Blair Warner" for the made-for-television movie, The Facts of Life Reunion (2001), on the ABC Network. On March 7, 2004, She and Charlotte Rae performed "The Facts of Life" theme song at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards. On April 10, 2011, Whelchel and the cast of The Facts of Life (1979), including Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Geri Jewell and Cloris Leachman were honored with the Pop Culture Award at the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in New York City. She officially divorced her husband, Steven Cauble, on March 1, 2012 after 23 years of marriage. She appeared on the 25th season of Survivor (2000), located in the Philippines, as part of the Tandang tribe. The first episode aired on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. She appeared on the CBS talk show, The Talk (2010), to promote her appearance on "Survivor" on September 19, 2012. Whelchel appeared on "The Jeff Probst Show" (2012) on October 29, 2012 on the episode "Teen Star Lisa Whelchel: Surviving 'Survivor' and Divorce". She also appeared on a second episode titled "Survivor Finalists" along with fellow 'Survivor: Philippines' contestants, Abi-Maria Gomes, Michael Skupin, Denise Stapley and Malcolm Freberg for being in the final five. On December 16, 2012 during the 25th Season Reunion Show on CBS, "America's Sweetheart" won the fan-voted Sprint Player of the Season by 0.7% over Malcolm which is the closest margin of victory in Survivor history. The prize money that Lisa Whelchel won was $100,000 U.S. Lisa will began to co-host on "The Jeff Probst Show" (2012) with tapings airing in January 2013.