If you think you’ve seen Lacey Chabert around, then you will likely watch the Hallmark channel a lot and have possibly seen some of the movies she’s been in throughout the years. Much of what she’s done has been spread over her career as she’s grown from being a child actor into the woman she is now. That’s been by design since Lacey has wanted to let her fame accumulate to make it known that she is a serious and dedicated individual that isn’t about to spend all her time accruing roles in one stage of her life to fade out and be forgotten when the next batch of stars comes rushing in. So far, that plan has been working pretty well since she’s managed to stay quite relevant when it comes to TV and movies, though at this point, it seems that TV movies might be her niche, as that’s where she seems to be the most comfortable.
Here are a few things about Lacey that you might not have known.
1. She was going to play the role of Young Lily in Return to the Blue Lagoon but she backed out for unknown reasons.
This film didn’t gain as much attention as the first one, but it might have been another part of her career that she could have leaned upon to further her rise to fame. Unfortunately, it’s unknown what happened or why she backed out, but it could have been a conflict of schedule or something just as pressing that forced her to drop the role.
2. Her role in Not Another Teen Movie was a spoof of her costar from Party of Five.
This movie was a flop, but it did have its funny moments since she played the young woman that every guy was after, much like her costar Jennifer Love Hewitt from Party of Five, who played the same role in Can’t Hardly Wait.
3. She was the only choice to play Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls.
This movie rose to acclaim for some reason that a few people can’t figure out, but it did manage to elevate the careers of those that were picked for the most prominent roles as Lacey was. Even today, it’s considered one of the better teen movies.
4. By the time she was cast in Party of Five she was taken out of school and tutored on the set.
Lacey was only in the 5th grade when she was taken out of school, but thankfully, she managed to get her studying done while on set. It seems like a hard way to get an education, but for some people, it’s a little more liberating.
5. Lacey has a Clothing Line with HSN
Most actresses go into business years into their acting career, and Lacey decided to start a clothing line with Home Shopping Network (HSN). In her InStyle interview, Lacey revealed that she had always dreamed of having a clothing line. She would personalize her clothes with her sisters and even sketch designs just for fun. She creates feel-good loungewear that you can comfortably sit in when you want to relax. The collection includes leggings, dresses, pullovers, and sleeping sets.
6. She had a lot of reservations about being a teen star.
This is very understandable as many people who become child, and teen stars don’t seem to outgrow that stage in their lives when their careers are finally over, and there’s nothing else to cling to. She didn’t want to be one who couldn’t realize when her career was over.
7. Lacey is an avid photographer.
She loves taking pictures of the world and finding beauty wherever possible. Photography might not be the same as traditional art, but it takes a trained and skilled eye to find the right lighting and appreciate the subtlety of one’s subjects and surroundings. It’s art, just in a different medium, is all.
8. She wanted to be a waitress but that was a fleeting dream.
When her sister opened a restaurant, she took a job as a waitress and figured out within three days that it wasn’t the glamorous job she’d hoped for. If you’re laughing right now, it means you’ve been there and done that and can fully understand what she might have gone through.
9. Lacey is famous on the Hallmark Channel.
There was a time when Lacey Chabert was almost synonymous with Hallmark movies, especially around the Christmas season. She has been on the network since 2010 and has completed over 35 projects for Hallmark. With recent management changes in the network, Lacey is looking forward to more changes and having their creative ideas put into their movies. Her fans know her as the reigning queen of Hallmark, and the title is well-deserved.
10. She played Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway for 2 years.
The role and the play are big enough that this is a major accomplishment in her life and why she was seen as such a talent when she was younger. She’s multi-talented, which shows in her work, whether on screen or on stage.
11. Lacey Chabert played the original voice of Meg on Family Guy
Though few people are aware of it, this iconic angsty teen girl’s original voice was not Mila Kunis. Neither Chabert nor Seth McFarlane has ever indicated there was any bad blood. She stated that she was too busy handling homeschooling and other acting obligations at the time and had to make a break from the show.
12. She played a famous lesbian… sort of
In 1992-1993 Chabert was cast as Bianca Montgomery, the fictional daughter of Erica Kane and Travis Montgomery on All My Children. Though she played a part in the early years, her character Bianca went on to be played by other actresses and hailed as the first openly Lesbian character on a major daytime TV show and hailed (by the Advocate) as “the most famous gay soap role of all time.”
13. She didn’t tell anyone she was married
Lacey Chabert and her husband, David Nehdar, are known for being extremely private people. Though they were married in 2013, they didn’t tell anyone for quite some time. She hid her husband’s name from the media, and he seemed happier with the quiet life. Even now, the couple prefers to live almost completely out of the spotlight.
14. Baby and a dog
When she first got pregnant with her daughter Julie, Chabert announced the happy event by putting an adorable shirt on her dog Kitty. As private as her home life is, occasionally, on social media, shares about her daughter crop up. She is fond of posting on Twitter and isn’t shy about how much she loves being a mother to Julie. They even wear matching clothes which makes them look like the cutest twins. Facts shut
15. She won an award as a baby
In 1985 Lacey would have been about three years old. Her youth, however, did not stop her from winning her first major award in the World’s Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition. She won the title of World’s Baby Petite that year. Her formative experiences with this may have contributed to her later career on stage.
16. A great big… filmography
Beginning in 1997, Lacey Chabert made appearances in dozens of movies. To Be precise, including her roles in short films and straight-to-disk movies, she has been in at least 51 movies. That is a lot of films for someone so young. Her career averages out to around one and a half movies a year, and that doesn’t consider the roughly 80 TV show appearances in her career.
17. Beyond TV
In addition to her ridiculously impressive number of film and TV credits, Lacey Chabert has also been a part of several video games. That includes four Star Wars games: The Old Republic, The Old Republic- Rise of the Hutt Cartel, The Old Republic- Shadow of Revan, and The Old Republic- Knights of the Fallen Empire, where she voices Mako. Altogether she is credited with voicing characters in eleven games. How she manages to fit it into her schedule is an intriguing question.
18. Lacey Takes her Health and Fitness Seriously.
Lacey has never been shy about taking better care of her health. Being a mother, her body underwent many changes while and after she was pregnant. Her morning routine always involves going to the gym. While she won’t go to the gym some days, she loves how she always feels stronger and better after an intense workout. So when she can, she drags herself to the workout classes because she wants to feel better.
19. A long way from Hollywood
Sometimes we think of our favorite stars as an entirely Hollywood phenomenon, but most were born and raised elsewhere. Such is the case for Lacey Chabert. She was born in Purvis, Mississippi, in 1982, which makes her 36 this year. The small town, with a population of under 3000 people, is the county seat of Lamar County. That’s a long way from the bright lights of the west coast and the fame of a Hollywood career.
20. Net Worth
While a person’s worth is certainly not measured in dollars, we also don’t hear anyone complaining about having ‘too much’ money. Chabert has racked up a respectable net worth of about 4 million dollars during her career. She may not be the wealthiest person in Hollywood, but that’s nothing to sneer at, and she’s still young.
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