Danielle Spencer (American actress)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Danielle Spencer
Danielle Spencer 1977.JPG
Spencer in 1977.
Born(1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 48)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
OccupationActress, Veterinarian
Years active1976–2001
Spouse(s)Garry Fields (1999–present)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Danielle Spencer
Danielle Spencer 1977.JPG
Spencer in 1977.
Born(1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 48)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
OccupationActress, Veterinarian
Years active1976–2001
Spouse(s)Garry Fields (1999–present)

Danielle Spencer (born June 24, 1965 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American actress and former child star best known for her role as Dee Thomas on the ABC sitcom What's Happening!!, which ran from 1976 to 1979. She would later reprise the role in four episodes on the series' sequel, What's Happening Now!!

Life and career[edit]

Spencer is the stepdaughter of actor Tim Pelt, who was killed in a car accident on September 7, 1977. Spencer herself was seriously injured and suffers chronic back pain as a result of that same accident. Spencer attended the University of California-Davis two years (1983–85) to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, a pursuit encouraged by her late stepfather. She later took a break from her studies to participate in the revival of her character, Dee, in What's Happening Now!! (1985–1988). While matriculating her sophomore year, Danielle pledged and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Spencer attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School, in Tuskegee, Alabama and became a veterinarian in 1996. She also portrayed a veterinarian in the films As Good as It Gets in 1997 and Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix in 2001.

Spencer was featured on TV One's hit series "Life After" in 2013.

Personal[edit]

Spencer has been married since 1999. Spencer tied with Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, for the "Character Most in Need of a Time-out" award on the 2006 TV Land Awards.

Spencer currently works at Saugus Animal Hospital as a Doctor of Veternary medicine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saugus Animal Hospital - Danielle Spencer DVM, 27737 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Ste 130, Saugus, CA 91350 Retrieved from Superpages business directory December 16, 2013 via the internet

External links[edit]