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Joely Fisher

Growing up in a Beverly Hills mansion, well-fed, well-educated and well-traveled - what could be more perfect? But absentee father Eddie Fisher, an alcoholic and self-confessed drug addict, and sexpot mother Connie Stevens, introducing a succession of men into her life, made growing up very complicated. Childhood was emotional and problem filled. Having so vivacious a mother produced jealousy and an eating disorder and, by adolescence, she was overweight and playing the "fat friend" in summer stock and on TV. Entertaining was, however, in her blood, and her first show business gig was in Las Vegas at the age of 7. Two years later, she and her sister, Tricia Leigh Fisher, joined her mother in a nightclub act. Travel became a part of her life as the act toured the world. Schooling was sporadic, with many different schools and tutors until high school, when she and Tricia entered Beverly Hills High School. But, even there, the fast-lane, experimenting with drinking, drugs, smoking. Also, after-school jobs in an ice cream parlor and as a receptionist. A semester at the University of Paris was followed by Emerson College, but she left before graduating to start a serious acting career. Her weight cost her parts - she went into therapy, lost weight, and turned the career corner with I'll Do Anything (1994). On the personal front, she re-established relations with her father by "dropping in", unannounced, in New York as she was traveling to the University of Paris, and forced her way into his life.

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Oct 29, 1967 In Burbank, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Jeopardy! 1984-09-10
Latest Project:
Series Celebrity Name Game 2014-09-22

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.

Known For
Poster of 'Til Death
Poster of Ellen
Celebrity Name Game Unknown 2014-09-22
The Haunting Of Herself 2012-10-27
Last Man Standing Unknown 2011-10-11
RuPaul's Drag U Unknown 2010-07-19
The Bronx Bunny Show Unknown 2007-03-01
Wizards of Waverly Place Unknown 2007-10-12
'Til Death Joy Stark 81 episodes, 2006-2010 2006
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Dana Carvey Show Unknown 1996-03-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
Caroline in the City Unknown 1995-09-21
Ellen Paige Clark 95 episodes, 1994-1998 1994-03-29
Grace Under Fire Unknown 1993-09-29
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Golden Palace Unknown 1992-09-18
Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Growing Pains Unknown 1985-09-24
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10