Where Are They Now: Lacey Chabert, AKA Claudia From 'Party Of Five'
March 21st, 2013 7:07pm EDT
You may remember the beautiful Lacey Chabert from Party of Five or Mean Girls. But did you know she was on Broadway when she was only 10? Catch up with Lacey with some of the latest photos and fun facts on the following pages.
Lacey was born in Puris, Mississippi, and is of Cajun descent. At the age of three, she got her first taste of fame when she was named World's Baby Petite in the World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition beauty pageant.
As we mentioned earlier, Chabert was on Broadway at a very young age. In 1992 and 93, she held the role of Young Cosette in the production of Les Miserables. She would appear in the group The Broadway Kids for an album. Other notable members of The Broadway Kids include Andrea Bowen and Ashley Tisdale.
After her family moved to California when she was 12, she was cast in her career-defining role as Claudia Salinger, the second youngest child of the orphaned Salinger family in Party of Five. She would star in 142 episodes of the series, which spanned from 1994 to 2000.
While Party of Five landed her a big-screen role in Lost in Space, Lacey's next notable appearances would be only in voice. She played Eliza Thornberry for six years in the cartoon The Wild Thorberrys.
In 1999, Lacey voiced Meg in Family Guy but was never listed in the credits due to her negotiated contract. Her voice would appear in the second season due to production issues, but ultimately the role was permanently given to Mila Kunis. Lacey would return to the show in 2012 during a time-traveling episode, voicing Meg again as an in-joke.
In Lacey's role in the poorly-rated Not Another Teen Movie, she spoofs fellow Party of Five alum Jennifer Love Hewitt's character from Can't Hardly Wait.
Another connection: Lacey voiced Gwen Stacey for The Spectacular Spider-man animated series, a character later played by Emma Stone in The Amazing Spider-Man. Emma and Lacey shared the screen in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Lacey made a mini-comeback in 2004 when she starred in Mean Girls. She would also be featured in the horror remake Black Christmas and made news when she did a steamy photo shoot for Maxim.
Lacey still lends her voice to several productions - her most recent recurring role is superhero Zatanna Zatara in Young Justice.
Lacey also continues to act in front of a camera - in 2012, she was featured in five smaller, independent films. She has four films already completed for 2013 and in post production.
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