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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 May 1963Littlefield, Texas, USA
Birth NameLisa Diane Whelchel
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Whelchel was born in Littlefield, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of James "Jimmy" and Virginia "Genny" Whelchel. Her parents divorced in 1981, as she was in her upper teens, then her mother married Roy Coleman in 1983. Whelchel is the eldest 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. 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). Lisa moved to California the next year and appeared in syndication from 1977-1978. In 1979, she played the leading student role of preppy and wealthiest girl, "Blair Warner" on The Facts of Life (1979). The show lasted nine years and she filmed the last regular episode, The Facts of Life: Big Apple Blues (1988) televised on Saturday, March 19th, 1988. Six & seven weeks later, there were two specials, with larger cast, as it was in progress of closing. Their title links: The Facts of Life: The Beginning of the End (1988), televised on Saturday, April 30th, 1988 & then the series ending finale, The Facts of Life: The Beginning of the Beginning (1988) televised on Saturday, May 7th, 1988. On Saturday, July 9th, 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 became a mother, after giving birth on Saturday, January 17th, 1990 to a son, Tucker Stephenson Cauble, her first child. She gave birth on Thursday, September 26th, 1991 to a daughter, Haven Katherine Hill Cauble, her second child. Her third child, and second daughter, she named Clancy Elizabeth Cauble (aka Clancy Cauble), was born on Thursday, November 12th, 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 You'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 reprized her role of "Blair Warner" for the made-for-television movie, The Wonderful World of Disney: The Facts of Life Reunion (2001), on the ABC Network. On Sunday, March 7th, 2004, she and Charlotte Rae performed "The Facts of Life" theme song at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards. On Thursday, April 10th, 2011, Whelchel and the cast of The Facts of Life (1979), including Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Geri Jewell & 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 Thursday, March 1st, 2012, after 23 years of marriage. She appeared on the 25th season of Survivor (2000), located in the Philippine Islands, as part of the Tandang tribe. The first episode aired on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. She appeared on the CBS talk show, The Talk (2010), to promote her appearance on "Survivor" on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. Whelchel appeared on "The Jeff Probst Show" (2012) on Monday, October 29th, 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 Wednesday, December 16th, 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 began to co-host on The Jeff Probst Show (2012) with filming, that started televising in January of 2013.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Steven Cauble (9 July 1988 - 1 March 2012) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (18)

Former Mouseketeer.
Released a gospel album entitled "All Because Of You" on the Nissi record label in 1984. The album was nominated for a Grammy in the Inspirational category in 1985.
Real-life daughter Clancy Cauble appears as an extra in the ABC-TV/Wonderful World of Disney presentation, The Wonderful World of Disney: The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) a TV movie which aired in the US 18 November 2001
Has organized several reunions of the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977), the show that was her big break in show business.
Lisa is a trained ventriloquist.
Ranked #30 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Is a licensed pilot.
Auditioned for, but did not get, the female lead (opposite John Schneider and Ricardo Montalban) in the short-lived TV series Heaven Help Us (1994)...which was produced by a fellow Texan, the late Aaron Spelling.
Has one younger brother, Cody.
Has a half-brother (on her mom's side of the family): Casey, who is twenty years her junior.
Remains good friends with her The Facts of Life (1979) co-star, Nancy McKeon.
Has made many appearances on the Christian talk show, The 700 Club (1966).
Resides in Texas.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son Tucker Stephenson Cauble on January 17, 1990. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Steven Cauble.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Haven Katherine Hill Cauble on September 26, 1991. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Steven Cauble.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 29, a daughter Clancy Elizabeth Cauble (aka Clancy Cauble) on November 12, 1992. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Steven Cauble.
Home schooled her 3 children.
June 2000 - Released a book, "Creative Correction", about child discipline.

Personal Quotes (11)

I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms.
My job is to pay attention to my children's genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future.
Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods.
They sent me to these places to get the weight off. The diets never worked; the diets actually made it worse.
My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement.
When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit.
I've been homeschooling for eight years and have always received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers, rather than a book or lecture.
There's something about childhood friends that you just can't replace.
I believe that God has a specific plan and reason He created each one of us.
My purpose is to refuel, refresh and rejuvenate moms.

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