Baby-Sitters Club Leader
"People used to introduce me, 'This is Sissy Spacek's daughter.' It was the worst thing in the world. I'm very proud of my mom, but it's much better when I have my own identity." Schuyler Fisk.
Daughter of Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek and production designer/art director Jack Fisk, Schuyler Fisk first appeared in her parents' films before making her own name with the film “Baby-Sitters Club” (1995), in which she portrayed the lead role of Kristy Thomas, the 13-year-old tomboy and the president of the club. The 5' 5" actress whose trademarks are her long dark red hair and freckles, has since appeared in such films as "My Friend Joe" (1996), "Snow Day" (2000), "Skeletons in the Closet" (2001), "Orange County" (2002), "American Gun" (2005) and "I'm Reed Fish" (2006).
A talented singer-songwriter who has written and sung several songs for the soundtracks of some of her films, Schuyler has signed to Universal Records and plans to release her music album sometime in 2007. She has also started her own range of handbags called “Applesky.”
Sissy Spacek's Daughter
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek and production designer/art director Jack Fisk, Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk (name is pronounced “Skyler”; “Fisk” means “fish” in Swedish) was born on July 8, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. She was raised on an east coast farm in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her parents established their home. She has one younger sister, Madison Fisk (cinematographer/actress; born in 1990).
Schuyler, nicknamed “Sky,” enjoys playing soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. A fan of The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Loretta Lynn, Bob Dylan, and Rickie Lee Jones, Schuyler also plays the guitar, which she learned from her mother. She enrolled in an accelerated program at the prestigious Virginia private school St. Anne's-Belfield, and graduated in August of 1999 before moving to L.A. At age 17 without her parents. She currently attends University of Virginia.
Schuyler is a vegan and has one dog.
My Friend Joe
Born into acting legacy, Schuyler Fisk spent much of her youth on film sets. She made her first foray into acting in school plays, beginning with a role as a bumble-bee in a community theatre production of “Charlotte's Web,” and later played the lead in a local theater production of the musical "Annie" in sixth grade.
At age 8, Schuyler landed her first film role, as the younger version of Tess Harper's character, in a southern comedy/drama film directed by his father, "Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will?" (1990), which also stars Beau Bridges and Beverly D'Angelo. She also appeared as little girl at Oak Park in Richard Pearce's historical drama "The Long Walk Home" (1990), which stars her mother and and Whoopi Goldberg.
In the following years, Schuyler reteamed with her mother in Martin Davidson's independent romantic comedy film "Hard Promises" (1991) and in Tia Brelis' film adaptation of Nancy Brelis' novel, "Trading Mom" (1994). She later made her own name with her performance as Kristy Thomas, the 13-year-old tomboy and the president of the club, in Melanie Mayron's big screen version of Ann M. Martin's children's books series, “Baby-Sitters Club” (1995). And after her first film lead, Schuyler went to star as Joe, a young girl disguises herself as a boy and runs away with the circus, in Chris Bould's independent family/drama film “My Friend Joe” (1996).
Completing high school early, Schuyler packed for Los Angeles at age 17 without her parents to pursue an acting career. After appearing in Hoku's "Another Dumb Blonde" music video and wrote and performed her song "It's Not Her" for the film “Snow Day” (2000), she landed a supporting role in Chris Koch's comedy movie "Snow Day" (2000), alongside Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber and Emmanuelle Chriqui. She was also cast in Wayne Powers' low budget crime/thriller movie, "Skeletons in the Closet" (2001; with Treat Williams, Linda Hamilton and Jonathan Jackson), in which she also wrote and sang "Catching up With Yesterday."
Next, Schuyler was cast alongside Colin Hanks and Jack Black in Jake Kasdan's drama comedy movie "Orange County" (2002), as Hanks' girlfriend Ashley, a surfer girl with a relaxed, beach-loving attitude. She subsequently could be seen in Aric Avelino's dramatic film "American Gun" (2005), starring Linda Cardellini, Tony Goldwyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Donald Sutherland and Forest Whitaker. In the film, she was also credited for performing the song "The Good Stuff."
Also in 2005, Schuyler acted opposite Dominique Swain in Eric O. Lodal's 22-minute film "The Locrian Mode." Meanwhile, TV audiences could catch her in an episode of the CW teenage drama series "One Tree Hill" and NBC legal drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Recently, Schuyler supported Alexis Bledel and Jay Baruchel in Zackary Adler's romantic drama comedy movie inspired by a story by Reed Fish, "I'm Reed Fish," which was released theatrically on June 1, 2007. In the film, she co-starred as Jill, an aspiring singer and Baruchel's ex-flame. She also co-wrote and performed the songs "From Where I'm Standing" and "On Your Arm" in the film.
Also a talented singer-songwriter, Schuyler has signed to Universal Records and plans to release her music album sometime in 2007. Her song "Paperweight" was then featured on the soundtrack of the movie “The Last Kiss” (2006).
Schuyler has also started her own range of handbags called “Applesky,” along with business partner and friend Leslie Appleyard.