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 nine years.
Ms. Whelchel also has several films to her credit, including the features "Where the Red Fern Grows, Part Two," and "The Double McGuffin," as well as numerous telefilms.
Ms. Whelchel's vocal and music writing talents have been acknowledged with her critically acclaimed debut solo album "All Because of You" for which she received a Grammy nomination as "Best Inspirational Album."
Her acting and vocal abilities have also been put to good use on the legitimate stage, including Kansas City's Starlight Theater where Ms. Whelchel performed the title role in "Peter Pan."
Ms. Whelchel is married and homeschools her three children. She is the author of "Creative Correction" published by Tyndale House released October 2000. The book has sold over 80,000 copies and received a Gold Medallion Nomination in the Family and Parenting Category.
Her second book "The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me" published by Multnomah Publishers was released September 2001.
Her third book, "So You're Thinking About Homeschooling" was released April 2003.
Ms. Whelchel and her family went on a yearlong journey across America in an RV through July 2002