Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel


5/29/1963, Fort Worth, TX

Birth Name

Lisa Diane Whelchel


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Lisa Whelchel was born on May 29 in Littlefield, Texas. At age 13, her first professional acting experience was as a Mouseketeer for "The New Mickey Mouse Club." Ms. Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC's "The Facts of Life" for…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lisa sings in her own family band. Son Tucker plays the guitar, Haven plays the drums, Clancy plays bass guitar, and Steve plays the piano.

    • Lisa's idea of a perfect evening is one spent with family, ordering a pizza so she doesn't have to cook, and playing a game together.

    • Lisa puts out a weekly spiritual journal on the internet called Coffee Talk, where she communicates to readers the lessons that the Lord has given her that week.

    • Lisa played the part of Sara Coleman in Where The Red Fern Grows: Pt II in 1992.

    • Lisa was nominated for the 'Young Artist Award' for her role on Facts Of Life from 1982 through 1984.

    • Lisa appeared in the 1997 infommercial for the 'Spacemaker Gold' exerciser.

    • Lisa auditioned for the female lead opposite John Schneider in the Aaron Spelling television series Heaven Help Us, but was unsuccesful.

    • Lisa is the founder of two groups with a goal to refresh and equip other mothers, Mom Time Ministries and Mom Time Get-A-Ways. They are held at Lisa's home every week.

    • Lisa has written the following books: Creative Corrections, The Facts Of Life And Other Lessons My Father Taught Us, So, You're Thinking About Home Schooling, and The ADVENTure Of Christmas.

    • Lisa organized several reunions for the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club.

    • Lisa's real life daughter Clancy Cauble appears as an extra in the Facts Of Life Reunion 2001.

    • Lisa and husband Steve worked from the road, and estimate that they ate out more than 700 times during their year long trek.

    • Lisa loaded up her family in an RV and took a year-long adventure traveling, and learning hands-on, exploring America.

    • Lisa is a licensed airplane pilot.

    • Lisa gave up her professional acting career to be a stay-at-home mother who home schools her children. She teaches them through the 'Christian Liberty Academy' school system.

    • Lisa says she is obsessed with scrapbooking.

    • Lisa was a cheerleader.

    • All Because Of You, became number 17 on the Contemporary Christian Billboard Charts.

    • In 1984 Lisa put out a Christian Pop Album titled All Because Of You on the Nissi Record label. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in the 'Inspirational' category in 1985.

    • On "The Facts Of Life", Blair was supposed to be the first of the four girls to lose her virginity, this was against Lisa's religion so Natalie became the first.

    • Lisa homeschools her children.

    • Lisa now writes books of anecdotes and advice on various topics and how she feels they should be handled in a way of following Jesus.

    • Lisa has decided to devote her life to teaching other Christians.

    • Lisa became a born again Christian at age 10.

    • Even though Lisa has had other acting roles, her career ended when Facts Of Life went off the air.

    • Lisa says The Facts Of Life were the greatest years of her life.

    • Lisa says as much as she enjoyed making the Facts Of Life Reunion Blair wasn't the same without Jo (Nancy McKewon couldn't be on the reunion due to her filming one of her shows).

    • When she went into audition for Blair Warner it was supposed to be a fast talking southern girl but they decided to make Blair a New Yorker after seeing how perfect Lisa was for the role.

    • She has three children Clancy, Haven and Tucker.

    • Lisa works alongside her husband Steve, who is an Associate Pastor in the Church On The Way, In Van Nuys, California.

    • Lisa married Steven Cauble on July 9, 1988.

    • Even though she was born in Littlefield, Texas she was raised in Fort Worth Texas.

    • Lisa's first acting experience was as a 'Mousketeer' on The Mickey Mouse Club at age 13.

    • Lisa is a trained ventriloquist, who performs at Bible Study classes, and at birthday parties for friends & family.

  • Quotes

    • Lisa: I think the greatest benefit to having a big family, especially a family with five or more children, is that it's harder to be selfish. In today's prosperous world, it's hard to teach our children sacrifice.