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Born: March 25, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA Profession:

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A beautiful, effervescent teen star, Lark Voorhies went from being one of the original stars of the minor hit "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (The Disney Channel, 1988-89) to one of the six iconic high school leads of the international smash "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). As the lovably shallow fashionista Lisa Turtle, Voorhies won two Young Artist Awards and achieved teen idol immortality as a beloved member of the Bayside High crew, a role she would repeat in all the made-for-TV movies, spin-offs and reboots. After the original "Bell" rang for the last time, she lensed long-running roles on the soaps "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) and "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ). Romantically linked to Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Martin Lawrence, Voorhies also notched film roles in "How to Be a Player" (1997) and "How High" (2001) but worked most steadily on TV in multiple guest roles, including appearances on "In the House" (NBC, 1995-96; UPN, 1996-99) and "The Parkers" (UPN, 1999-2004). In 2012, she inadvertently made headlines when she gave several interviews appearing physically altered and mentally distracted; her mother would tell People that Voorhies had suffered a breakdown after an...

A beautiful, effervescent teen star, Lark Voorhies went from being one of the original stars of the minor hit "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (The Disney Channel, 1988-89) to one of the six iconic high school leads of the international smash "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). As the lovably shallow fashionista Lisa Turtle, Voorhies won two Young Artist Awards and achieved teen idol immortality as a beloved member of the Bayside High crew, a role she would repeat in all the made-for-TV movies, spin-offs and reboots. After the original "Bell" rang for the last time, she lensed long-running roles on the soaps "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) and "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ). Romantically linked to Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Martin Lawrence, Voorhies also notched film roles in "How to Be a Player" (1997) and "How High" (2001) but worked most steadily on TV in multiple guest roles, including appearances on "In the House" (NBC, 1995-96; UPN, 1996-99) and "The Parkers" (UPN, 1999-2004). In 2012, she inadvertently made headlines when she gave several interviews appearing physically altered and mentally distracted; her mother would tell People that Voorhies had suffered a breakdown after an unspecified trauma and had also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which the actress denied. Although her later-in-life troubles were definite cause for concern, Lark Voorhies retained enormous goodwill with fans who had grown up idolizing her and who wished her the best in health and happiness.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Civil Brand (2002) Little Momma
2.
 How High (2001) Lauren
3.
 Mutiny (1999)
4.
 How to Be A Player (1997) Lisa
8.
 What About Your Friends? (1995) Breena Black
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1988:
Made TV acting debut on syndicated sitcom "Small Wonder"
1988:
Landed breakthrough role of rich girl Lisa Turtle on junior high-set comedy "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (Disney Channel)
1989:
Reprised character of Lisa on hit NBC Saturday morning sitcom "Saved by the Bell"
1993:
Played single mom Wendy Reardon on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
1994:
Formed music group X-Girls with Stacee and Yashi Brown, the daughters of Rebbie Jackson
1994:
Guest starred as Lisa Turtle on spin-off series "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" (NBC) and appeared with cast mates in TV-movie "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas"
1995:
Cast as fashion designer Jasmine Malone on "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
1997:
Feature film debut, "How to Be a Player"
1997:
Landed recurring role on sitcom "In the House" (NBC, UPN), starring LL Cool J
2001:
Played supporting role in comedy feature "How High"
2002:
Appeared in ABC miniseries "Widows"
2008:
First film in over six years, "The Next Hit"
2008:
Voiced several characters, including Lisa Turtle, on animated series "Robot Chicken" (Comedy Central)
2012:
Returned to film acting in family drama "Jessica's Journey"
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