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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.[1] 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.[2]

Personal life

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.[3][4] 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.[5]


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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Little Piece of Heaven, AA 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 Lion King II: Simba's Pride, TheThe 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 American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, AnAn American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya Mousekewitz
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Amanda Becker
Tart Eloise Logan
2002 Hometown Legend Rachel Sawyer
Balto II: Wolf Quest Aleu Voice role
Scoundrel's Wife, TheThe Scoundrel's Wife Florida Picou
Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe 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
Nice Guys Cindy
Dirty Deeds Meg
2006 Be My Baby Tiffany
Fatwa Noa Goldman
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Crista North Voice role
Black Christmas Dana Mathis
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Olivia Martin
2007 New Wave, AA New Wave Julie
Being Michael Madsen Vanessa Rapaport
2008 Thirst Noelle
Sherman's Way Marcy
Reach for Me Sarah
2009 Lost, TheThe Lost Jane
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
Year Title Role Notes
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 Wild Thornberrys, TheThe 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
2002 Punk'd Herself
2003 Drew Carey Show, TheThe 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
2005–2006 Bratz Kaycee Voice role
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 Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man Gwen Stacy Voice role (Seasons 1 and 2)

Other media

  • Les Misérables .... young Cosette (1992–1994)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) video game (voice) .... Princess Elise


  1. "The 'sparkle' that holds Fox's 'Party of Five' together is called Lacey". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy". Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. "Vibe chat". Lacey 1998. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  4. "Lacey Chabert Biography (1982–)". Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  5. "Where Are They Now?". Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  6. Daniel Robert Epstein. "Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy". Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  7. Chabert's awards on IMDB
  8. Fontoura, Maria (January 2007). "Jessica Hundley". Maxim Magazine Online. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 

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