Joely Fisher

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Joely Fisher
Fisher, Joely (2007).jpg
in 2007
Born(1967-10-29) October 29, 1967 (age 46)
Burbank, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationBeverly Hills High School
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Emerson College
OccupationActress
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Duddy (m. 1996)
Children3
ParentsEddie Fisher
Connie Stevens
RelativesTricia Leigh Fisher (sister)
Carrie Fisher (half sister)
Todd Fisher (half brother)
 
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Joely Fisher
Fisher, Joely (2007).jpg
in 2007
Born(1967-10-29) October 29, 1967 (age 46)
Burbank, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationBeverly Hills High School
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Emerson College
OccupationActress
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Duddy (m. 1996)
Children3
ParentsEddie Fisher
Connie Stevens
RelativesTricia Leigh Fisher (sister)
Carrie Fisher (half sister)
Todd Fisher (half brother)

Joely Fisher (born October 29, 1967) is an American actress best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death, and most recently as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag U, and also on stage and in films.

Background[edit]

Fisher was born in Burbank, California,[1] the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She has a half sister, actress Carrie Fisher, and a half-brother, Todd Fisher, from her father's previous marriage to actress Debbie Reynolds. Her parents divorced when she was age two, and she was raised by her mother.

Fisher began performing on stage in her mother's Las Vegas act at age seven. She and Tricia toured the world with Stevens, attending many different schools and having tutors. They then attended Beverly Hills High School. Fisher went to the University of Paris for one semester. While on her way there, she stopped off in New York and dropped in unannounced on her father, reestablishing relations with him.[citation needed] She then attended Emerson College, but left before graduating to begin an acting career.

She was named Miss Golden Globe at the 1992 Golden Globe Awards.

Career[edit]

Her first movie role was Averil in the comedy Pretty Smart (1986), which starred her sister, Tricia. Joely then played Kris in TV's Schoolbreak Special drama Dedicated to the One I Love (1991) opposite Danielle Ferland. Next came the feature I'll Do Anything (1994) starring Nick Nolte, which helped her career as bigger roles followed.

She had a variety of guest roles on shows such as Growing Pains, Blossom, Caroline in the City, The Outer Limits, Grace Under Fire and Coach.

In 1994, she landed her most prominent role when she was cast as Paige Clark on the sitcom Ellen. She played the role until the series ended in 1998. That same year she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.

She followed Ellen with the role of Dr. Brenda Bradford in the feature movie Inspector Gadget (1999) opposite Matthew Broderick.

Fisher's Broadway debut was as a replacement in the revival of Grease (1994). She was also a replacement in the revival of Cabaret (1998).

From 2003 until 2005, she starred in the Lifetime network's drama series Wild Card as insurance investigator Zoe Busiek. After that, she had a recurring role as Lynette's boss Nina on Desperate Housewives.

From 2006 until 2010, Fisher starred opposite actor Brad Garrett as Joy Stark in the Fox TV sitcom 'Til Death.

Personal life[edit]

Fisher married cinematographer Christopher Duddy on December 31, 1996. They have three daughters, Skylar Grace (born June 14, 2001), True Harlow (born February 2, 2006), and Olivia Luna (adopted September 2008). She is also stepmother to Duddy's two sons, Cameron and Collin.[2] The family lives in Los Angeles next to Fisher's sister Tricia, with whom she is very close.[3]

In late 2008, she became an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children. She traveled to Xai-Xai, Mozambique, to visit with children that are part of the child sponsorship programs.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1987Pretty SmartAveril
1994I'll Do AnythingFemale D Person
1994Mask, TheThe MaskMaggie
1994Mixed NutsSusan
1997Family PlanLauren OsborneUncredited
1999Inspector GadgetBrenda Bradford / Robobrenda
2000NostradamusLucy Hudson
2005SlingshotEmma
2007Cougar ClubLulu
2007Murdering Mama's BoyClaireShort film
2009YouKimberly
Television
YearTV ShowRoleNotes
1988Something Is Out ThereLeanne HealyEpisode: "The Keeper"
1989Starting from ScratchSylviaEpisode: "Kate Leaves Home"
1990Mulberry StreetRosalieTV movie
1990Growing PainsSally GarnerEpisode: "Future Shock"
Episode: "The World According to Chrissy"
1991BlossomBambiEpisode: "Tough Love"
1991CBS Schoolbreak SpecialKris StoneEpisode: "Dedicated to the One I Love"
1993Golden Palace, TheThe Golden PalacePaula WebbEpisode: "Runaways"
1994ABC Weekend Specials(voice)Episode: "The Magic Flute"
1994Companion, TheThe CompanionStacyTV movie
1994-1998EllenPaige Clark96 episodes
1996Caroline in the CityJillEpisode: "Caroline and the Ex-Wife"
1996Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsAmyEpisode: "Out of Body"
1996Superman: The Animated SeriesLana Lang (voice)Episode: "My Girl"
1997Superman: The Animated SeriesLana Lang (voice)Episode: "The Late Mr. Kent"
1997Seduction in a Small TownSandy BarlowTV movie
1997CoachPaige ClarkEpisode: "Viva Las Ratings"
1997Grace Under FirePaige ClarkEpisode: "Vegas"
1997Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey ShowPaige ClarkEpisode: "Drew Gets Married"
1997JittersRita DominoTV movie
1998In the LoopTV series
1998Icebergs: The Secret Life of a RefrigeratorTV movie
1998Perfect PreyElizabeth CraneTV movie
1998ThirstSusan MillerTV movie
1998Superman: The Animated SeriesLana Lang (voice)Episode: "Obsession"
1999Love, American StyleJeannieSegment: "Love and The Heimlich Maneuver"
1999Coming UngluedLaura HartwoodTV movie
1999Kidnapped in ParadiseBeth EmersonTV movie
2000Grosse PointeHope Lustig5 episodes
2000Normal, OhioPamela Theresa Gamble-Miller7 episodes
2001DannyMolly9 episodes
2002-2003Baby BobLizzy Collins Spencer14 episodes
2003-2005Wild CardZoe Busiek36 episodes
2005Fertile GroundDr. Jamie NovakTV movie
2005Desperate HousewivesNina Fletcher5 episodes
2006-2010'Til DeathJoy Stark81 episodes
2011Wizards of Waverly PlaceMeg RobinsonEpisode: "Alex the Puppetmaster"
2012CupidEve LovettTV movie
2012RuPaul's Drag UGuest ProfessorEpisode: "Time to Grow Up"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Joely Fisher) [database on-line]". United States: The Generations Network. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Julia. - "'Til Death's Joely Fisher Adopts a Baby Girl". - People. - September 29, 2008. -. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
  3. ^ "In Step With: Joely Fisher". Parade Magazine. July 18, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Actress Joely Fisher Joins Save the Children to Promote Child Sponsorship Programs". - Save the Children. - September 8, 2008. -. Retrieved January 4, 2009.

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