Soleil Moon Frye

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Quotes (7)

  • Soleil: (about her large breasts as a pre-teen) I'm a very petite person, and it got to the point where my back started hurting. Going through a rapid development at that age can be really hard. It was hard because people would look at me and go, "Oh, it's Punky Boob-ster!" You know, you get the jokes. I finally decided to have a breast reduction, and I'm talking about it now because there may be people out there who are thinking about it and wondering if it's the right thing, and it's one of the best things I ever did.

  • Soleil: (about naming her second daughter Jagger Joseph Blue) I had no idea her name would create such controversy! For the record, she's named Jagger because we wanted a unisex name, Joseph after my godfather, and Blue because we loved it. Coming from a household of crazy names, this is normal for us!

  • Soleil: If people are still coming up to me when I'm 80 and saying "Hey, weren't you Punky?" I won't mind because it was such a huge inspiration in my life. The fact that people still come up to me and remember the show, and remember the impact that it had on them......it's wonderful.

  • Soleil: I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television - the ability to heal through laughter.

  • Soleil: Everything is strange in our world now, and that's definitely true in large part for my dad. But what he taught me-and this is switching gears just a little bit-is the importance of, I guess, seizing the day. It's a beautiful thing if you can find it, to be in the moment. It's a nice refuge from our reality that I try take sometimes-to free myself to dance, to love, you know, and leave all the scary stuff for tomorrow.

  • Soleil: You know, I just want to keep on making movies. This medium, this forum has been incredible for me. As a kid, especially a teenager, I took a camera with me everywhere I went and it was my diary. I shot my friends, holidays, dinners, breakfasts, any moment-hanging out in parking lots. I love, I love human beings, studying them.

  • Soleil: I feel like this business is sometimes a boxing ring... They try to knock you out in the different rounds, but you just have to rise up again.

Trivia (33)

  • Soleil authored the book, Happy Chaos, which chornicles her experiences of giving birth to her children.

  • Soleil admits that she was "super shy" as a child and did not speak for a long time. Her mother was urged to take her to a doctor, but then, completely out of the blue, she started talking at her third birthday party. From there, Soleil claims that she really came out of her shell.

  • After the birth of her first daughter, Soleil started working to open "The Little Seed," an environmentally conscious baby shop that offers healthy, organic, and nontoxic alternatives for new moms.

  • Soleil's actress friend Demi Moore helped deliver both of Soleil's daughters, Poet and Jagger. Among her tasks, Demi massaged Soleil's legs during labor.

  • Soleil and her husband have two daughters. Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg born August 24, 2005 and Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg born March 17, 2008.

  • Cherie Johnson, who played Soleil's best friend on Punky Brewster, remembers that Soleil was extremely shy during the auditioning process for the show, but once both girls landed their roles and did one of their first scenes, all the adults left the room, and Soleil's bright, bubbly personality came barreling out of nowhere, according to Johnson. "It was like I'd known her my whole life," Johnson says. "We had the greatest time."

  • Cherie Johnson and Ami Foster, who played Soleil's friends on Punky Brewster, swear that Soleil is the exact same warm and spirited girl that she was when they were little girls on the show. "She's still the type of girl who, if she wants to wear her pajamas all day, she'll wear them all day," Foster once said in an interview.

  • She appeared in Different Strokes as Terry Harris in 1985.

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