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American actress and singer Tricia Leigh Fisher began performing on stage as a child with her mother, actress/singer Connie Stevens and older sister, actress Joely Fisher. Her screen debut arrived in 1985 with the film “Stick,” for which she also performed the theme song. She has since appeared in several films, including “Pretty Smart” (1987), “C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D” (1989), “Hollywood Chaos” (1989), “Book of Love” (1990), “I'll Do Anything” (1994), “Men Seeking Women” (1997) and “Saving Grace B. Jones” (2009). She has also acted in television films, including “The Making of a Hollywood Madam” (1996) and “These Old Broads” (2001) and in television series like “7th Heaven” and “'Til Death.” In 1990, Fisher released an album titled “Tricia Leigh Fisher.”
Childhood and Family:
Tricia Leigh Fisher was born on December 26, 1968, in Burbank, California, to actress Connie Stevens and singer Eddie Fisher. Her parents divorced when she was a baby. She and her older sister, Joely, then lived with their mother. The girls began performing on stage in their mother's Las Vegas show when they were children. They also toured the world with their mother. As a result, they attended many different schools and had tutors. The sisters were later educated at the prestigious Beverly Hills High School.
On August 12, 2007, Tricia married actor/singer Byron Thames. She has a son named Holden Chabot from a previous relationship. Tricia is the younger half sister of actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher.
The Making of a Hollywood Madam
Tricia Leigh Fisher made her professional acting debut as Katie in the film “Stick” (1985), which starred Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal and Charles Durning. She followed it up with guest spots on the television series “One Big Family” and “Our House” (both 1986) and a supporting role in the television film “Time Out for Dad” (1987), opposite Dick Butkus, Sandy Faison and Harriet Hilliard. She next acted with Patricia Arquette and Dennis Cole in the comedy “Pretty Smart” (1987), playing Daphne “Zig” Ziegler. Still in 1987, she also portrayed Lisa Glover in the TV film “Strange Voices,” alongside Nancy McKeon, Valerie Harper and Stephen Macht. She went on to play Chatsie in the television movie “Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis” (1988), CJ in an episode of “Growing Pains” called “Nude Photos” (1988) and Katie in the film “C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D” (1989), opposite Brian Robbins and Bianca Jagger. She then starred with Kathleen Freeman and Robin Lynn Heath in the film “Hollywood Chaos” (1989), which was directed by Sean McNamara.
In 1990, Fisher, who had previously performed the theme song for the film “Pretty Smart,” launched a self titled debut album for Atco Records. It produced a modest hit with “Empty Beach” and an additional single called “Let's Make the Time.” The same year, she also released the album “Dreams” in Japan.
Fisher was next seen onscreen portraying the role of Gina Gabooch in the comedy film “Book of Love” (1990), which was directed by Robert Shaye. The film starred Chris Young, Keith Coogan and John Cameron Mitchell. She returned to the big screen in 1993 when she landed an unaccredited part in “Arizona Dream,” a dramatic comedy directed by Emir Kusturica that starred Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway. She followed it up with a bit part in the James L. Brooks film “I'll Do Anything” (1994), starring Nick Nolte.
In 1996, Fisher was cast as Heidi Fleiss in the CBS television film “The Making of a Hollywood Madam,” opposite Michael Gross and Cindy Pickett. The same year, she also supported Tia Carrere, Rigg Kennedy and Lisa Dean Ryan in the action film “Hostile Intentions,” for director/writer Catherine Cyran, and guest starred in an episode of “Brotherly Love” and “Ellen.” In 1997, she portrayed Amanda in Jim Milio's comedy “Men Seeking Women,” starring Grant Shaud, Maureen Teefy and Anthony Palermo, and appeared in two episodes of “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction” (as Julia). Two years later, she played Amy in segment “Love and the Internet” of the TV film “Love American Style.”
In the new millennium, Fisher appeared in the 2001 TV film “These Old Broads” and guest starred in the TV series “The Huntress” (2001), “Wild Card” (2003) and “7th Heaven” (2004). In 2006, she portrayed Denise in the pilot of the Fox sitcom “'Til Death.” She went on to play the role in several more episodes until 2010. In 2009, Fisher portrayed Ella Jean Jones in the thriller “Saving Grace B. Jones,” which was directed and co-written by her mother. The film starred Tatum O'Neal, Michael Biehn and Penelope Ann Miller.
Fisher next appeared as Alice Costigan in an episode of “No Ordinary Family” called “No Ordinary Vigilante,” which aired on October 19, 2010. Recently, in 2011, she appeared as Prudence in an episode of “The Mentalist” called “Bloodhounds,” which was broadcasted on January 20th.