Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for her roles as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five and as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls. She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys TV show and two feature films, and Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy.
Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, the daughter of Julie and Tony Chabert, a French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana who worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company. She has a younger brother, T.J., and two older sisters, Wendy and Crissy, one of whom owns a restaurant in Purvis. Chabert lives in Southern California, where she moved with her family in 1994 when she began work on Party of Five. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" of 1985.
Since 1998, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She provided the voice of Meg Griffin for the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), after which Mila Kunis took over the role. Chabert played the title role in The Brooke Ellison Story, a made-for-TV movie produced by Christopher Reeve, based upon a real-life quadriplegic woman who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Harvard. She starred in Mean Girls (2004) and the made for TV movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006) on ABC Family. She appeared in a 2006 remake of Black Christmas. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer opposite former Party of Five costar Jennifer Love Hewitt. She performed the voice of Princess Elise from the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the PS3 and Xbox 360. She also voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Chabert won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for Mean Girls, shared with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried. She won both the 1997 and 1998 Hollywood Reporter Annual YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for Party of Five, and had been nominated three other times for work 1999–2000. The YoungStar awards honor the best film, TV and music performances made exclusively by six to eighteen-year-olds.
In 2007, Chabert starred in the pilot episode of Fox comedy pilot The Hot Years, which revolved around the lives of four female friends who live together. The pilot was not ordered to series by Fox. Chabert was featured as cover girl of the January 2007 issue of Maxim.
|1991||A Little Piece of Heaven||Princess, or 'Hazal'|
|1997||Redux Riding Hood||Little Red||Voice role|
|Babes in Toyland||Jill|
|Journey Beneath the Sea||Merla|
|Anastasia||Young Anastasia||Singing Voice Only (Animation)|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Young Vitani||Voice role|
|Lost in Space||Penny Robinson|
|1999||We Wish You a Merry Christmas||Cindy||Voice role|
|2000||An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island||Tanya Mousekewitz|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Amanda Becker|
|2002||Hometown Legend||Rachel Sawyer|
|Balto II: Wolf Quest||Aleu||Voice role|
|The Scoundrel's Wife||Florida Picou|
|The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Eliza Thornberry||Voice role|
|2003||Rugrats Go Wild|
|Daddy Day Care||Jenny|
|2004||Mean Girls||Gretchen Weiners|
|Shadow of Fear||Allison Henderson|
|The Brooke Ellison Story||Brooke Ellison||Main role|
|2005||The Pleasure Drivers||Faruza|
|2006||Be My Baby||Tiffany|
|Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman||Crista North||Voice role|
|Black Christmas||Dana Mathis|
|Hello Sister, Goodbye Life||Olivia Martin|
|2007||A New Wave||Julie|
|Being Michael Madsen||Vanessa Rapaport|
|Reach for Me||Sarah|
|Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Sandra|
|In My Sleep||Becky|
|2010||Flights of Fancy||Sandy||Pre-production|
|Slightly Single in L.A.||Dale Squire|
|Elevator Girl||Liberty (Libby) Taylor|
|1991||Star Search with Ed McMahon||Jr Vocal Finalist|
|1993||All My Children||Bianca Montgomery #3|
|Gypsy||Baby June||Television movie|
|1994–2000||Party of Five||Claudia Salinger|
|1996–1997||Hey Arnold!||Ruth P. McDougal||2 episodes|
|1997||When Secrets Kill||Jennie Newhall||Television movie|
|1998–2004||The Wild Thornberrys||Eliza Thornberry||Voice role|
|1999||Family Guy||Meg Griffin||Voice role, (Season 1 Production) (Uncredited)|
|Rayman: The Animated Series||Betina||Voice role, 1 episode|
|2003||The Drew Carey Show||Grace||1 episode|
|2004||The Brooke Ellison Story||Brooke Ellison||Television movie|
|2005||American Dragon: Jake Long||Jasmine||Voice role, 1 episode|
|2006||Hello Sister, Goodbye Life||Olivia Martin||Television movie|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Donna Ellis||1 episode, Love Still Won't Die|
|What If God Were the Sun?||Jamie Spagnoletti||Television movie|
|2008||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Gwen Stacy||Voice role (Seasons 1 and 2)|
- Les Misérables .... young Cosette (1992–1994)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) video game (voice) .... Princess Elise
- "The 'sparkle' that holds Fox's 'Party of Five' together is called Lacey". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy". UGO.com. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "Vibe chat". Lacey Chabert.com. 1998. Retrieved 2006-11-24.
- "Lacey Chabert Biography (1982–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "Where Are They Now?". Ourlittlemiss.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy". UGO.com. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
- Chabert's awards on IMDB
- Fontoura, Maria (January 2007). "Jessica Hundley". Maxim Magazine Online. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
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