Ami Foster

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Ami Foster
Born(1975-08-05) August 5, 1975 (age 39)
Years active1983-1995
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Not to be confused with Amy Foster, a short story by Joseph Conrad.
Ami Foster
Born(1975-08-05) August 5, 1975 (age 39)
Years active1983-1995

Ami Foster (born August 5, 1975) is a American former child actress, voice artist and singer. Foster is best remembered for playing Margaux Kramer on the American television program Punky Brewster.


Foster, a native of California, won the National Tap Dance Championship after which she was discovered on Star Search as a singer at age five. In 1984, Foster landed her most notable role, in the NBC series Punky Brewster as Margaux Kramer, the spoiled upper class friend of the title character. During the run of Punky Brewster, Foster appeared on Circus of the Stars; she shared an act with actor-musician Corey Yothers, whose sister Tina (of Family Ties fame) was also featured that year in COTS.

Following the end of Punky Brewster in 1988, Foster appeared in various guest roles: on The Wonder Years, Quantum Leap, and Life Goes On. In 1986-87 she was the voice of Holly, the young owner of the Puppy Pound in the Pound Puppies television series. She also voiced Sally Brown in the 1988 animated Peanuts special Snoopy!!! The Musical and Lucy van Pelt in an episode of This Is America, Charlie Brown. In 1989, she had a role in the film Troop Beverly Hills. Foster's last role to date was in a 1995 episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special.

Personal life[edit]

Foster has one elder brother, Shawn, a motion-picture director whose output consists largely of straight-to-video productions.


1986Wrinkles: In Need of CuddlesAmy Lenore SmithDirect-to-video release
1987When Mom and Dad Break UpSinger/ChildDirect-to-video release
1989Troop Beverly HillsClaire Sprantz
1983WebsterMaxine1 episode
1984FameTracy Donlon1 episode
1984–1988Punky BrewsterMargaux Kramer58 episodes
1985WildsideSissy Jonsen1 episode
The Little Troll PrinceKristi (Voice)Television movie
1985–1986It's Punky BrewsterMargaux Kramer (Voice)26 episodes
1986Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!Sally Brown (singing voice)Uncredited
1986–1987Pound PuppiesHolly (Voice)26 episodes
1988Snoopy!!! The MusicalSally Brown (voice)Television special
CBS Summer PlayhousePatty Palevski1 episode
Full HouseNina1 episode
This Is America, Charlie BrownLucy van Pelt (voice)Miniseries
I'm Telling!HerselfEpisode #1.22
1988Garfield and FriendsGirl (Voice)1 episode
1989A Peaceable Kingdom1 episode
1990Life Goes OnTara Carlson1 episode
The OutsidersGirl at party1 episode
1991Quantum LeapAlexandra Rickett1 episode
ChangesPam HallamTelevision movie
The Wonder YearsSusan1 episode
Empty NestWanda Sue1 episode
Step by StepBernice1 episode
1995CBS Schoolbreak SpecialMarla1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryFilm or series
1986Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesPunky Brewster
1987Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Long Running Series Comedy or DramaPunky Brewster
1988Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Comedy SeriesPunky Brewster
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Special, Movie of the Week or Variety ShowCircus of the Stars #12
Best Animation Voice Over GroupIt's Punky Brewster (Shared with Casey Ellison, Teddy Field III, Soleil Moon Frye, and Cherie Johnson)
Best Animation Voice Over GroupPound Puppies
1989Best Young Actress - Voice Over RoleThis Is America, Charlie Brown
1992Best Young Actress Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV SeriesEmpty Nest


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