Lacey Chabert is an established American actress who is best known for starring in the films Not Another Teen Movie (2001) and Mean Girls (2004) and the television series Party of Five (1994–2000). She struck stardom with the telefilms like All of My Heart: Inn Love (2017), Love, Romance & Chocolate (2019), and Christmas Waltz (2020), which premiered on Hallmark Channel.
Lacey Chabert was born on Thursday, September 30, 1982 (age 39 years; as of 2021), in Purvis, Mississippi. Her zodiac sign is Libra.
In an interview, while sharing her childhood memories, she said,
First thing in the morning, Mom would open the back door and we’d dash out, making forts, dreaming up shows…I would put on plays and musicals with my two older sisters and younger brother. We’d invite our grandparents, hand out programs, even serve snacks.”
While growing up in Mississippi in the 80s, Lacey Chabert participated in beauty pageants.
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Tony Chabert, worked offshore for an oil company. Her mother’s name is Julie Chabert. She has three siblings; two sisters, Crissy Chabert Taylor and Wendy Chabert, and a brother, T.J. Chabert.
Relationships, Husband & Children
On December 22, 2013, Lacey Chabert secretly got married to her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar. In 2014, she posted a tweet that read,
I’m starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend and love of my life we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love.”
Together, Lacey and David have a daughter, Julia Mimi Bella Nehdar.
Since childhood, she was inclined towards acting and secured herself a role in a cough syrup commercial at a very young age. At the age of seven, before making her debut on the big screen, she played the role of Cosette in the Broadway musical ‘Les Misérables’ for two years.
Lacey Chabert made her telefilm debut with A Little Piece of Heaven (1991) in which she played the role of Princess, aka ‘Hazal.’ Later, she gained popularity when she started appearing in a series of Hallmark Channel’s telefilms. She starred in Hallmark’s film series All of My Heart (2015-2018) in which she played the role of Jenny Fintley, a young woman who inherits a house in Bucks County and develops an unexpected friendship with her co-owner.
In 2017, she appeared in ‘The Sweetest Christmas’ as Kylie Watson, a struggling pastry chef who is thrilled to learn that she has made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition.
In 2019, she played the role of ‘Emma’ in the film ‘Love, Romance and Chocolate,’ which premiered as a part of the Valentine’s Day countdown on the Hallmark channel. The storyline of the film revolves around the budding romance between Emma Colvin, an accountant who takes a solo trip to Belgium after her breakup, and Luc Simon, a renowned chocolatier.
In 2020, she appeared in the film ‘Christmas Waltz’ in which she played the role of ‘Avery,’ a perfectionist who decides to step out of her comfort zone and take the dance lessons that had been scheduled for her wedding.
Other Hallmark telefilms in which she appeared include Moonlight in Vermont (2017), Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (2018), and Love on Safari (2018).
Lacey Chabert made her television debut in 1992 with ‘All My Children’ in which she played the role of Bianca Montgomery. She rose to prominence with the Golden Globe Award-winning drama series Party of Five (1994–2000) in which she played one of the protagonists Claudia Salinger, a skillful violinist who struggles to build a life after being orphaned.
Thereafter, she appeared in various television series like Ghost Whisperer (2005), Baby Daddy (2012), and Still the King (2016).
As a Voice Artist
In 1997, Lacey began her journey as a voiceover artist when she lent her voice in the film ‘Journey Beneath the Sea’ for the character of ‘Merla.’ Thereafter, she worked as a voiceover artist in various films like The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998) and Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (2013) and television series The Wild Thornberrys (1998) and Family Guy (1999). Apart from films, she also gave her voice in various video games like Nicktoons Racing (2001), Young Justice: Legacy (2013), and series of Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011-2015).
In 1998, Lacey made her film debut with ‘Lost in Space’ in which she played the role of Penny Robinson. She came into the limelight with the film Not Another Teen Movie (2001) in which she played the role of Amanda Becker, a beautiful, perverted, and popular high school student.
She earned immense recognition for appearing in the film Mean Girls (2004) in which she played the role of Gretchen Wieners, one of the most popular girls of North Shore High School who loves to gossip.
Thereafter, she appeared in various films like Dirty Deeds (2005), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), and Slightly Single in L.A. (2013).
- Won YoungStar Award (1997) in the category of Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series for Party of Five (1994–2000)
- Won YoungStar Award (1998) in the category of Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Television Series for Party of Five (1994–2000)
- Won Young Artist Award (1999) in the category of Leading Young Actress for the television series Party of Five (1994–2000)
- Won MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (2005), along with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, for the film Mean Girls (2004)
- Won Best Supporting Actress Award (2017) at Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival for the film The Lost Tree (2017)
In October 1996, she was among the celebrities who dished out meals in the third-annual Celebrity Server Dinner, with proceeds benefiting the Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, a harm reduction organization in the US. On October 11, 1998, Lacey paid for meals worth 250 USD in the fifth-annual Celebrity Server Dinner, which was held at the Palm Restaurant in Los Angeles. The proceeds benefitted Victory over Violence, a movement that inspired people to identify and counteract the root causes of violence. In 2011, she was associated with Angel 34, a non-profit organization that helps kids struggling with cancer. In 2020, Lacey Chabert took part in the virtual fundraising event “Hope Shines No-Show Glow,” organized by Rochester Hills-based New Day Foundation for Families. The event featured celebrity appearances, musical entertainment, a silent auction, and stories from families facing cancer who were served by New Day.
- As an avid photographer, she judged and promoted Eastman Kodak Company’s “The Yearbook Click,” a national in-school photography contest for the 1999-2000 school year. She is a strong supporter of programs that encourage teens to spend their time creatively and productively.
- In 2005, she was originally cast in the film Left Behind III: World at War to play the role of “Chloe Steele.” Due to a scheduling conflict, Janaya Stephens secured the role instead.
- She has three chihuahua dogs named Teacup, Teaspoon & Tealeaf.
- She was ranked 56th in Maxim Magazine’s 2005 Hot 100 List. Her rank ascended to 32nd in 2007, but in 2008, she secured the 90th rank in the list.
- She is fond of cooking. In an interview, she said,
I love to bake! Being a Southern girl I guess it’s in my blood! Coconut cake and peach cobbler are my specialties!”
- Apart from cooking, she also loves to play Blackjack. In an interview, she also revealed that Las Vegas is her favorite travel destination.
- Like her character Claudia Salinger in the television series ‘Party of Five’ (1994), Lacey Chabert also plays the violin. In an interview, she revealed that musical talent runs in her family.