Chelsea Noble

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Chelsea Noble
BornNancy Mueller
(1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 49)
Cheektowaga, New York, U.S.
Other namesChelsea Noble Cameron
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Kirk Cameron
(1991–present)
Children6; (4 adopted)
 
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Chelsea Noble
BornNancy Mueller
(1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 49)
Cheektowaga, New York, U.S.
Other namesChelsea Noble Cameron
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Kirk Cameron
(1991–present)
Children6; (4 adopted)

Chelsea Noble (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Kate MacDonald on the American television sitcom Growing Pains. She is the wife of actor and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron.

Early life and career[edit]

Born Nancy Mueller in Cheektowaga, New York, Noble graduated from Maryvale High School and then attended SUNY Geneseo from 1983 to 1987, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Pi (Alpha Clionian) sorority, and played women's rugby. She continues to act, mostly in Christian films with her husband, with the exception of an appearance on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld, "The English Patient". Noble played Hattie Durham in the Left Behind trilogy with husband Kirk Cameron. She also had several uncredited cameos in films starring Cameron as a "kissing double"; since Kirk Cameron would refuse to kiss any woman who was not his wife, for romantic scenes the actress playing his love interest would be replaced with Noble in an appropriate costume and filmed from behind.

Personal life[edit]

Noble and Kirk Cameron worked together on Growing Pains where she portrayed his girlfriend Kate MacDonald while they were dating in real life. They married on July 20, 1991 in Cheektowaga, New York.[1] They now have six children, four of whom were adopted: Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1998), Anna (born 1999), and Luke (born 2000); and two biological: Olivia Rose (born July 18, 2001) and James Thomas (born April 13, 2003).[2]

Noble and her husband are born-again Christians. They founded The Firefly Foundation, which runs Camp Firefly, a summer camp that gives terminally ill children and their families a week's free vacation.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Full HouseSamanthaEpisode: "The Seven-Month Itch: Part 1"
Episode: "The Seven-Month Itch: Part 2"
1988Days of our LivesKristina AndropolousTV series
1988Who's the Boss?CynthiaEpisode: "My Fair Tony"
1989Who's the Boss?CynthiaEpisode: "Teacher's Pet"
1989CheersLaurie MarloweEpisode: "Send in the Crane"
1989BookerTaryn McKayEpisode: "Bête Noir"
1989-1992Growing PainsKate MacDonald14 episodes
1990Instant KarmaPenelope
1990Willies, TheThe WilliesAnchor Woman
1991Little Piece of Heaven, AA Little Piece of HeavenCarrie LeeTV film
1993Doogie Howser, M.D.RachelEpisode: "You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter"
1994Star StruckRobyn CallTV film
1995-1996KirkElizabeth Waters31 episodes
1997SeinfeldDanielleEpisode: "The English Patient"
1998You Lucky DogAlison TaylorTV film
2000Growing Pains Movie, TheThe Growing Pains MovieKate MacDonald-SeaverTV film
2001Left Behind: The MovieHattie Durham
2002Left Behind II: Tribulation ForceHattie Durham
2004Growing Pains: Return of the SeaversKate SeaverTV film
2005Left Behind: World at WarHattie Durham
2008FireproofCatherine Holt (photo double; uncredited)

References[edit]

  1. ^ When Growing Pains Make a Marriage by John Tayman, People, dated August 05, 1991 Vol. 36 No. 4
  2. ^ "Kirk Cameron: Summary". TV.com. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "'Fireproof' shows Christian movies sell". ABC News. October 3, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2009. [dead link]

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