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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 June 1982Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameTara Kristen Lipinski
Nickname Lips
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Only child of Jack and Patricia Lipinski. Her father is an oil executive, and her mom is a homemaker. Tara began roller skating at age 3, and won several championships. She turned to ice skating when she was 6, and she and her mom moved to Detroit so Tara could seriously train for international competitions. Her dad remained in Texas, and frequently visited Michigan. She became the youngest person to win a gold medal at the U. S. Olympic Festival, when she was 12. In 1997 she became the youngest person ever to win the U. S. national championship and the youngest ever to win the World Championships. In 1998 she won the Olympic gold medal, at age 15, making her the youngest skater to win that medal. After the Olympics, Tara turned professional. Today, she skates in professional competitions and Stars on Ice. She has said that she would like to continue to act.

Head-lined her own tour called Tara Lipinski's Miracle Match Tour to raise money for leukemia. Hosted a five city fashion show for Limited Too called Passion for Fashion. Made guest appearance on Wheel of Fortune dressed as a genie and donated her winnings to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: robinepowell

Trade Mark (1)

Triple loop-triple loop

Trivia (32)

Her parents hired a man to travel to the '98 Olympics with Tara, just so he could sharpen her blades on her skates whenever she needed them sharpening.
Youngest World Champion ever in women's figure skating.
Was born at 11:18 am.
She keeps all of her old skating costumes
Her parents are Polish.
Graduated from River Oaks Academy, a Houston, TX high school, on 18 May 2000.
Has toured with "Stars on Ice" since 1998.
Is best friends with 1999 US National Bronze Medalist, Angela Nikodinov, and 2000 US Ice Dance Silver Medalist, Jamie Silverstein.
Her car licence plate reads: "98GOLD".
First women to ever land the triple loop/triple loop combination in competition.
Her favorite store is "Bebe". They made her dress for the 1999 Daytime Emmys, where she presented the award for Best Game Show.
Won the 1999 and 2000 Kids Choice Award (Nickelodeon) for best athlete, but was there to accept the award in 1999 only.
Was voted Choice Female Athlete at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards.
Has presented at the Grammies (1998) and was invited again in 1999, but was unable to go due to scheduling conflicts.
Underwent right hip surgery to repair a soft tissue injury in Sept. 2000.
Her cameo scene in Vanilla Sky (2001) was cut.
Is scared of flying
Was a judge for the Miss Teen USA Pagent in 1998
Has a snow-globe with a figurine of her inside from Hallmark
Had an apartment in Soho over the summer
Is building a house on Kiawah Island, by Charleston, SC
Bronze, 1996 U.S. Nationals
15th, 1996 Worlds
All four of her grandparents were born in Poland (mother's parents near to Zakopane and father's near to Warsaw).
Performed with Justin Timberlake, Seth Green, Wilmer Valderrama and Verne Troyer in a skit that spoofed American Idol (2002) at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards.
March 1, 1998 was declared Tara Lipinski Day in Houston, Texas.
She was a roller-skating champion before she began ice-skating.
When Tara was nine years old she moved to Sugar Land, Texas and now considers Sugar Land home.
Is an only child.
She is currently working on a screenplay with Ashley Jones, her The Young and the Restless (1973) co-star. [May 2004]
Will appear in a episode of What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002) as "Camp Counselor Grey". [August 2004]
She is currently filming scenes in Alpha Dog (2006) (Note: she did not appear in Alpha Dog) and will appear in an episode of Still Standing (2002). [February 2005]

Personal Quotes (8)

The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.
I didn't think I'd become an actress after the Olympics, but then I did a little bit and I really enjoyed it.
I can't even imagine what it's like and right now I'm like in shock, I can't believe that I'm Olympic Champion.
"Every time I'm out there, I'm grateful. It's more of a feeling of just being lucky. And maybe that shows in my skating." (On having sucessful hip surgery, which prevented a career ending injury)
It used to be that I wanted to be taller. Once I made 5-foot-1, I was happy.
Over the years, God and St. Therese have kept me going no matter how bad things were.
"I'll be on a plane or something saying, 'Oh, my gosh, can you believe it?' I have to think about it to really realize it's happened." (On winning the Olympic Gold Medal)
You're the ones I'm skating for.

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