I grew up in the 80s and 90s, and over the years I had a number of celebrity crushes, some that were pretty obscure. Here are at least a few of them with the main movies/shows I remember first noticing them in (in a crush-like way).
“ National Lampoon's Vacation ” - mk1974
“ Ernest Saves Christmas ” - mk1974
“ A Nightmare on Elm Street ” - mk1974
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ Man on the Moon (before she was well known) ” - mk1974
Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino
's stepdaughter in Al Pacino
's Author! Author!
and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school class to her mom...
“ Kate & Allie (TV show) ” - mk1974
“ She's Out of Control ” - mk1974
“ The Last Boy Scout ” - mk1974
Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham
, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's occupation...
“ License to Drive (before she was well known) ” - mk1974
“ Troop Beverly Hills ” - mk1974
Jenny Lewis was born on January 8, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her acting debut was in a Jell-O commercial. During the mid-1980s, her parents divorced and she moved with her mom, Linda, to Los Angeles, California. In 1999, she gathered a couple of her friends, Blake Soper
, Pierre de Reeder
, and Dave Rock
, and formed the band Rilo Kiley
“ Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (really bad movie I saw as a teenager). She was in a lot of stuff, but that's where I remember noticing her. ” - mk1974
“ Encyclopedia Brown TV series on HBO. ” - mk1974
“ The Torkelsons (short-lived TV show) ” - mk1974
“ Stay Tuned ” - mk1974
Nicholle is probably best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny
or "Ryce Newton" in Universals Beethoven
, as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd
. Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv's most popular shows. Most recently portraying Peter Scolari's daughter...
“ Beethoven's 2nd ” - mk1974
A.J. Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively
, who became her acting coach. After roles on television shows...
“ My So-Called Life ” - mk1974
New Yorker Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art and Architecture. She is of mostly German and British Isles descent...
“ My So-Called Life ” - mk1974
Lark Voorhies was born on 25 March 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. She first began acting at the age of two but postponed her acting career until the age of 11, when she appeared on Small Wonder
. Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss
, the predecessor to NBC's popular teen series Saved by the Bell
“ Saved By the Bell ” - mk1974
“ Saved By the Bell. Very obscure one - she played Kelly's little sister in one episode, which I happened to have on tape for some reason. Photo here: http://bit.ly/Nu7wMr ” - mk1974
“ 21 Jump Street ” - mk1974
“ Trancers II ” - mk1974
Auburn haired Kerri Green was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA on 14 January 1967. In 1984, Kerri decided to skip summer camp and attend some movie auditions in New York City instead. This led her to the attention of none other than Steven Spielberg
, who cast her as Andy in Richard Donner's adventure movie The Goonies
“ The Goonies ” - mk1974
Faye Grant was born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in 1957, and was involved in theater as a teenager. She left home at 18, hitchhiking throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. After living in Mexico City, where she did Spanish commercials, she moved to Los Angeles. She played the role of Rhonda on The Greatest American Hero
“ V (TV miniseries/series) ” - mk1974
“ Full House (TV Show). In the later episodes, when she was a teenager. She was a little young, but I kept noticing her... development. ” - mk1974
Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff
moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the Oakland A's baseball games and for the USO...
“ Full House (TV Show) ” - mk1974
Staci Keanan was born Anastasia Sagorsky on June 6, 1975 in Devon, Pennsylvania. She began her career at age four with fashion-show assignments and magazine work. At age eight, she moved to New York City with her mother and sister and balanced a modeling career with a budding theater career, in addition to keeping a high scholastic record...
“ My Two Dads (TV Show) ” - mk1974
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street
. She went on to perform in many productions in her native city...
“ Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV show) ” - mk1974
“ Roseanne (TV show) ” - mk1974
Amy Jo Johnson
Amy Jo Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
. She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests...
“ Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (I was technically an adult when this was out, but I still acted like a kid) ” - mk1974
Eve Plumb, the actress and painter most famous for playing the role of Jan on The Brady Bunch
, began acting professionally in 1966, appearing in TV commercials. The child actor began getting parts on series television in 1967. Her place in TV history was cemented when she landed the role of Jan Brady...
“ The Brady Bunch (TV show) ” - mk1974
Larisa was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Slovak descent. Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her costar was Rider Strong
“ Secret World of Alex Mack (she was a bit young for me, but I couldn't help but notice her) ” - mk1974
Josie Bissett is recognized internationally for her role as the popular 'Jane Mancini' on FOX-TV's "Melrose Place," which ended its successful seven-year run in May 1999. To date, she has graced over 50 magazine covers, including such publications as TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Shape's Fit Pregnancy and New Woman...
“ Melrose Place (TV show) ” - mk1974
“ Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV show) ” - mk1974
“ Uncle Buck ” - mk1974