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Actress

Joely Fisher is an American actress, and singer.

Background

Fisher was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens. She has a half-sister, actress Carrie Fisher, and a half-brother, Todd Fisher, from her father's previous marriage to actress Debbie Reynolds. Her parents divorced when she was age two, and she was raised by her mother.

Fisher began performing on stage in her mother's Las Vegas act at age seven.

Education

They then attended Beverly Hills High School. She then attended Emerson College but left before graduating to begin an acting career.

Career

She is best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death. Her younger sister is actress Tricia Leigh Fisher. She and Tricia toured the world with Stevens, attending many different schools and having tutors.

Fisher went to the University of Paris for one semester. While on her way there, she stopped off in New York and dropped in unannounced on her father, reestablishing relations with him. She was named Miss Golden Globe at the 1992 Golden Globe Awards.

Joely then played Kris in TV's Schoolbreak Special drama Dedicated to the One I Love (1991) opposite Danielle Ferland. Next came the feature I'll Do Anything () starring Nick Nolte, which helped her career as bigger roles followed. She had a variety of guest roles on series such as Growing Pains, Blossom, Caroline in the City, The Outer Limits, Grace Under Fire and Coach.

In , she landed her most prominent role when she was cast as Paige Clark on the sitcom Ellen. She played the role until the series ended in. She followed Ellen with the role of Dr. Brenda Bradford in the feature movie Inspector Gadget (1999) opposite Matthew Broderick.

Fisher's Broadway debut was as a replacement in the revival of Grease (). She was also a replacement in the revival of Cabaret (). From 2003 until 2005, she starred in the Lifetime network's drama series Wild Card as insurance investigator Zoe Busiek.

After that, she had a recurring role as Lynette's boss Nina on Desperate Housewives. From 2006 until 2010, Fisher starred opposite actor Brad Garrett as Joy Stark in the Fox TV sitcom 'Til Death.

Achievements

  • That same year, she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Actor: (films) Pretty Smart, 1987, I'll Do Anything, 1994, The Mask, 1994, Mixed Nuts, 1994, Family Plan, 1998, Inspector Gadget, 1999, Nostradamus, 2000, Slingshot, 2005, Cougar Club, 2007, Murdering Mama's Boy, 2007. (television films) Mulberry Street, 1990, The Companion, 1994, Jitters, 1997, Seduction in a Small Town, 1997, Icebergs: The Secret Life of a Refrigerator, 1998, Perfect Prey, 1998, Thirst, 1998, Love American Style, 1999, Coming Unglued, 1999, Kidnapped in Paradise, 1999, Fertile Ground, 2005. (television series) In the Loop, 1998, Ellen, 1994-1998, Normal, Ohio, 2000-2001, Baby Bob, 2002-2003, Wild Card, 2003-2005, Til Death, since 2006.

      (television appearances) Something Is Out There, 1988, Starting From Scratch, 1989, Growing Pains, 1990, Blossom, 1991, Columbia Broadcasting System Schoolbreak Special, 1991, The Golden Palace, 1993, Caroline in the City, 1996, The Outer Limits, 1996, The Drew Carey Show, 1997, Grace Under Fire, 1997, Coach, 1997, Superman, 1996, 1997, Grosse Pointe, 2000, Danny, 2001, Desperate Housewives, 2005. (Broadway plays) Grease. Performed with Connie Stevens and Bob Hope overseas during Persian Gulf War.

      Sang before President and Mistress Bush at Kennedy Center.

Connections

Married Christopher Duddy, December 31, 1996. Children: Skylar Grace, True Harlow. 1 adopted child, Olivia.

Stepchildren: Cameron, Colin.

father:
Eddie Fisher

mother:
Connie Stevens

spouse:
Christopher Duddy

child:
Skylar Grace Fisher

child:
True Harlow Fisher

child:
Cameron Fisher

child:
Colin Fisher