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Born: August 6, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Glendora, California, USA Profession: actor, director

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First coming to the public's attention as the adorable child actress in "Punky Brewster," Soleil Moon Frye eventually shed the "kiddie" image and become an acclaimed documentary director. Frye got a head start on her career--her father is actor Virgil Frye and her mother is talent agent Sondra Peluce Londy; she also has two-half brothers who are actors. Frye began her professional acting career in 1982, on the TV movie "Missing Children: A Mother's Story," but she didn't have to wait long for her big breakthrough, as she scored the lead role in the family comedy "Punky Brewster" in 1984. Frye won a pair of Young Artist Awards for her work. After "Punky Brewster," Frye continued to act, although her profile diminished somewhat, before scoring a pair of substantial recurring roles on the teen fantasy show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" as Roxie King and the animated sitcom "The Proud Family" as Zoe. Frye went on to direct the award-winning 2004 documentary "Sonny Boy," which focused on her relationship with her father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

First coming to the public's attention as the adorable child actress in "Punky Brewster," Soleil Moon Frye eventually shed the "kiddie" image and become an acclaimed documentary director. Frye got a head start on her career--her father is actor Virgil Frye and her mother is talent agent Sondra Peluce Londy; she also has two-half brothers who are actors. Frye began her professional acting career in 1982, on the TV movie "Missing Children: A Mother's Story," but she didn't have to wait long for her big breakthrough, as she scored the lead role in the family comedy "Punky Brewster" in 1984. Frye won a pair of Young Artist Awards for her work. After "Punky Brewster," Frye continued to act, although her profile diminished somewhat, before scoring a pair of substantial recurring roles on the teen fantasy show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" as Roxie King and the animated sitcom "The Proud Family" as Zoe. Frye went on to direct the award-winning 2004 documentary "Sonny Boy," which focused on her relationship with her father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Sonny Boy (2004)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Girls' Room, The (1999) Casey
3.
 Mind Games (1998) Becky Hanson
4.
 Secret, The (1997) Emily Decapprio
5.
 Motel Blue (1997)
6.
 Twisted Love (1995)
7.
 Piranha (1995) Laura
8.
 Summertime Switch (1994) Peggy
9.
 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) Marcie
10.
 Liar's Club, The (1993)
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1982:
Received an early screen credit in the TV movie "Missing Children: A Mother's Story"
1984:
Played the title role on the iconic sitcom "Punky Brewster" (NBC)
1985:
Voiced the lead role in the animated series "It's Punky Brewster" (NBC)
1990:
Played a romantic interest to Fred Savage's character in an episode of "The Wonder Years" (ABC)
1994:
Cast in a featured role in the horror sequel "Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings"
1998:
Co-starred alongside Sarah Chalke in the NBC TV movie "I've Been Waiting For You"
1998:
Made her co-writing and co-directing debut (with brother Meeno Peluce) with "Wild Horses," produced by her future husband, Jason Goldberg
1999:
Made a memorable guest appearance on NBC's "Friends" as Joey's roughhousing girlfriend
2000:
Joined the cast of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (WB) for the final three years of the show's run
2001:
Voiced Zoey, Penny's nerdy friend, on the Disney Channel's "The Proud Family"
2004:
Directed and appeared in the documentary "Sonny Boy," about her father's battle with Alzheimer's disease and a cross-country journey the pair took to her father's hometown
2005:
Voiced the character of Jade in the FOX animated series "Bratz"
2009:
Voiced several characters on the Comedy Central animated series "Robot Chicken"
2011:
Wrote the parenting book "Happy Chaos"
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husband:
Jason Goldberg. Producer. Married on October 25, 1998.

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father:
Virgil Frye. Actor. Divorced from Frye's mother c. 1978.
mother:
Sondra Peluce. Caterer, talent manager. Divorced from Frye's father c. 1978.
half-brother:
Sean Frye. Former actor. Born on September 16, 1966.
half-brother:
Meeno Peluce. Schoolteacher, former actor. Born on February 26, 1970.
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