PROFILE
Name:
Courtney Peldon
Birth Date:
April 13, 1981
Birth Place:
New York, USA
Height:
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Home Improvement

Background:

American actress of television and film Courtney Peldon became involved in the entertainment business as a child performer. She took home Young Artist Awards for her performances in the film “Out on a Limb” (1992) and the television shows “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (1994, as Amy Valdez) and “Home Improvement” (1996-1998, as Randy's sweetheart Lauren). She also received Young Artist nominations for her work in “ Harry and the Hendersons” (1991-1993), “The Mommies” (1994-1995), “Renegade” (1995), “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes” (1997) and “The Princess & the Barrio Boy” (2000). Peldon played Becky Emerson in several episodes of the Fox drama series “Boston Public” between 2003 and 2004. 

Peldon has a jewelry company called “Charmed Jewelry.” An avid animal lover, she keeps six dogs, two cats, and five birds as her pets. Since August 2010, Peldon has been married to Bradley Lieberman.    


Magna Cum Laude

Childhood and Family:

In New York City, New York, Courtney Peldon was born on April 13, 1981. She is the daughter of Jeffrey “Jeff” Peldon (attorney) and Wendy Peldon (college professor). Her younger sister Ashley Peldon (born April 2, 1984) is also an actress. Courtney graduated magna cum laude from Skidmore College with a major degree in Abnormal Psychology and a minor in Film.   

Courtney married Bradley Lieberman in August 2010.


Out on a Limb

Career:

Courtney Peldon made her television debut at age 5 when she played Lily in an episode of “The Ellen Burstyn Show” called “Family Affair” (1986). Three years later, she hit Broadway by playing Sarah Mahala Redway “Tootie” Smith on the Gershwin Theatre smash hit musical “Meet Me in St. Louis,” adapted from the 1944 film of the same name. Peldon landed her first series regular role in a television series adaptation of the 1987 William Dear film, “Harry and the Hendersons,” which aired in syndication from January 13, 1991 until June 18, 1993. The talented novice received a Young Artist Award     in the category of Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series for her role as Darcy Payne, which she played during 1991-1992.

In 1992, Peldon broke into the big screen with the Francis Veber failed comedy “Out on a Limb,”  where she portrayed Matthew Broderick's younger sister, Marci. The role earned her the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture. She followed it up with a supporting part as Ed O'Neill's daughter in the family/comedy movie “Little Giants” (1994), helmed by    Duwayne Dunham. In between the jobs, Peldon made guest appearances in television shows “Civil Wars” (1993), “Empty Nest” (1993, as Libby) and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (1993, as Amy Valdez), the latter of which brought her a Young Artist for Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show.

Peldon next had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom “The Mommies,” where her younger sister Ashley was in the regular cast. As Beth Booker (4 episodes, 1994-1995), she was nominated for a 1995 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series for her performance. She got another Young Artist nomination for her two episode turn as Lisa St. John (1995) in the Lorenzo Lamas hit series “Renegade.” 1995 also saw her appear in an episode of “The Client” called “The Way Things Never Were” and in the Disney film “Tom and Huck,” an adaptation of the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain.

Peldon began a 1996-1998 desirable role of Lauren, the girlfriend of Randy (played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas) in the Tim Allen hit sitcom “Home Improvement” (ABC, 1991-1999). She won a Young Artist for Best Performance in a TV Comedy - Guest Starring Young Performer in 1997 and two more nominations for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Guest Starring Young Actress and Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress and  in 1999 and 2000, respectively.

Peldon contributed voices to episodes of “Spider-Man” (1996), portrayed Megan in the “ABC Afterschool Specials” episode “Me and My Hormones” (1996), received a Young Artist nomination in the category of Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Supporting Young Actress for playing Katie Bryant in Lifetime's “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes” (1997), a made for television version of Joan Ryan's 1995 non fiction book “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters,” and had an uncredited part in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of “The Ice Storm” (1997), starring Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire and Elijah Wood. She continued to make guest appearances in television shows like “The Visitor” (1997, as Donna), “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1998, as Farris), “The Pretender” (1998, as
Kaley Isaac), “3rd Rock from the Sun” (1999, as Janine) and “The Steve Harvey Show” (1999, as Cindy). She portrayed Young Sherry Gaines in the based on book TV film “A Murder on Shadow Mountain,” co-starred with Isabella Hofmann, Tracy Nelson and Neil Maffin in the made for television film “The Promise” and appeared in the Emily Weissman short film “Miss Supreme” (all 1999).

Entering the new millennium, Peldon could be seen in television movies or films like “Wild Grizzly” (2000), the Tony Plana directed romance “The Princess & the Barrio Boy” (2000), where she was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) - Supporting Young Actress for her role as Gilda, “Say It Isn't So” (2001, starred Chris Klein and Heather Graham) and the horror flick “Reality Check” (2002, starred Vanessa Christel Cambell, Natalia Cigliuti and Timothy Lee DePriest). Additionally, she landed guest spots in television series “Nash Bridges” (2000, as Zoe Karros), “Special Unit 2” (2001, as Megan Benson), “That '70s Show” (2001, as Katie) and joined the cast of the MTV series “Undressed” during its fourth season as Angie (2001). She had a recurring role on the WB short lived series “Raising Dad” (2002).   

In January 2003, Peldon started her recurring role as Becky Emerson on the David E. Kelley series Boston Public,” which she played in 14 episodes until May 2004. In April 2003, she appeared with Mitch Rouse, Connie Britton and Gregory Hines in the pilot of “Lost at Home.” She also appeared in the first episode of the HBO popular comedy/drama series “Entourage” (2004). Back to features, Peldon took on the role of Candy in Rob Howard's indie favorite, “Skin Walker” (2004), fro which she reunited with her sister Ashley, co-starred in the horror/thriller “Mortuary” (2005), helmed by Toby Hooper, and played Patty in “National Lampoon's 'Adam and Eve'” (2006). Meanwhile, around 2005-2006, Peldon's voice could be heard in the animated television series “W.I.T.C.H. (as Courtney Grumper) and “The Emperor's New School” (as Cuxi, Cuca, & Curi).     

In 2008, Peldon was cast in the science fiction/horror film “InAlienable,”    which was written and directed by Walter Koenig of the original “Star Trek” series, and co-starred with Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh and Clare Kramer in Albert Pyun's “Road to Hell,” a non-official sequel to Walter Hill's “Streets of Fire.” Following a starring role on a four minute action/drama “LA. Detectives,” which was directed and written by Jon Lee Brody (also starred in), she had a supporting role in “Freeloaders” (2011), a comedy film directed and co-written by Dan Rosen and starring Olivia Munn, Jane Seymour and Dave Foley, and appeared in a video short, “Jesus Sex Scandal” (2011).       

Peldon is scheduled to star as Julie Webster on the upcoming action/drama film “Legacy” (2013), penned by Jon Lee Brody and Jon Knitter. Co-stars in the film will include Deborah Twiss, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lester Speight, Elizabeth J. Carlisle and Billy Smith.     


Awards:

Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Comedy - Guest Starring Young Performer, “Home Improvement,” 1997
Young Artist: Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” 1994
Young Artist: Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture, “Out on a Limb,” 1993  Show Less

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