Lark Voorhies

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    • She was 16 years old when she signed on to play the role of Lisa Turtle on Saved By the Bell.

    • In the years 1990-1993, Lark was nominated for a Young Artist Award for the category "Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Family Series" for her role in the television series Saved By the Bell. She actually won the award in 1990 and 1993.

    • In 1990, Lark was nominated (along with the rest of the cast) for "Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast" for the hit television series Saved By the Bell.

    • Lark is a classically trained vocalist.

    • Lark danced for five years with the Pasadena Civic Ballet Company.

    • Lark's favorite type of music ranges from R&B, certain styles of rap, jazz, country, and classical.

    • Lark was formerly in a band named Third Degree. She was the lead singer.

    • Lark was an aspiring ballerina when she was younger.

    • Lark has been nominated for many Young Artist Awards. In 1989, she was nominated for the "Best Young Actress in a Cable Family Series" for her role as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss.

    • Lark spends her free time writing screenplays.

    • Lark had dated co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar while filming the show Saved By the Bell.

    • On May 8, 2007, Lark married Andy Prince. The couple has one child together.

    • Lark had contract roles on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, but eventually quit when she realized that she would have to film sex scenes. She refused to do anything that clashed with her religious beliefs.

    • On May 30, 2006, Lark filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer for libel. The tabloid printed an article that claimed she had a drug problem.

    • Although Lark was born in Nashville, TN, she grew up in Pasadena, CA.

    • Lark is a Jehovah's Witness.

    • She played Alfonso Ribeiro's love interest twice on two different shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In the House.

    • She was once engaged to Martin Lawrence. She found out their engagement was off by watching his interview on the Arsenio Hall Show, where he announced his engagement to another woman.

    • She acts and manages her own production company.

    • She married Miguel Coleman on March 9th, 1996. The two divorced in 2004.

    • She has appeared in commercials for "Head and Shoulders" shampoo (1998) and "Oxy10".

    • Lark has appeared in several music videos such as Kenny Lattimore's "Never Too Busy", Dru Hill's "These Are The Times" and Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee."

    • She postponed her acting career until the age of 11. The reason behind this was because of Lark's shyness. Her mother put Lark's acting career on hold until she was more comfortable in front of the cameras.

    • She first began acting at the age of two.

    • Her name "Lark" came from the character with the same name in the movie Cool Breeze (1972), portrayed by Margaret Avery.

    • She is 5'3" (1.60 m).

    • She is the niece of Jermaine Jackson.

  • Quotes

    • Lark Voorhies: I understand my part as a role model. I have a young following. I'd like to pass onto young women that femininity is in your strength and intelligence. It's not what's on the surface.

    • Lark Voorhies: I do have a fashion bug, but my style isn't as wacky as some of my characters. I have a more classic taste, things that just kind of never are on a trend. They kind of always stay in style. Kind of boring, but it's me.

    • Lark Voorhies: Wow...I can't think of my favorite actor or actress, but I do have to say that the most fun times I've had during my career were at Saved by the Bell. It was incredible to grow up on a sitcom in front of everyone. It was one of the best experiences in my life. We had so much fun on the set.

    • (When asked how she got started in acting, and if she had any advice for aspiring actors)
      Lark Voorhies: I did the footwork myself. Well, my mother did it. And went around to different agencies and sent regular headshots of me with a 35 mm. camera and got an agent. And I suggest that if you plan on getting into this business, understand that absolute dedication is required because the competition nowadays is massive and fierce. This is a career and it's not a place to just test the water. You have to want it with all your heart and soul.

    • Lark: (On Saved by the Bell's eventual success) It was shocking and, uh, I think it took all of us by surprise.

    • Lark Voorhies: My mother saw a movie when she was 14 years old. I forget the name of the movie, but one of the lead characters was named Lark. She decided then she would name me and she stuck to it, and here I am.

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