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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 29, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Burbank, California, USA Profession: actor, singer, receptionist

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Having two enormously popular performers for parents might have seemed like the ideal base camp for a young girl with dreams of becoming an actress. In the case of Joely Fisher - daughter of 1950s' teen idol Eddie Fisher and singer/actress Connie Francis - it actually made for a rocky start in life. Behind the perfect coif and shiny teeth of dad's hit album covers, lay an unhappy addict who split from the family early on. Add to her father's departure, Fisher's pressure to compete with her vivacious and glamorous mom, and she emerged as an unhappy teen with a weight problem. But the future actress survived the ups and downs of youth and the subsequent soul-searching, surfacing as a Golden Globe-winning TV actress, a Broadway performer, and the mom of a much higher-functioning family of her own. She was not just another child of Hollywood. Instead, she was as much a self-made woman who paid her dues, as were any ambitious redheads who had stepped off a bus into Hollywood with dreams of fame and fortune.

Having two enormously popular performers for parents might have seemed like the ideal base camp for a young girl with dreams of becoming an actress. In the case of Joely Fisher - daughter of 1950s' teen idol Eddie Fisher and singer/actress Connie Francis - it actually made for a rocky start in life. Behind the perfect coif and shiny teeth of dad's hit album covers, lay an unhappy addict who split from the family early on. Add to her father's departure, Fisher's pressure to compete with her vivacious and glamorous mom, and she emerged as an unhappy teen with a weight problem. But the future actress survived the ups and downs of youth and the subsequent soul-searching, surfacing as a Golden Globe-winning TV actress, a Broadway performer, and the mom of a much higher-functioning family of her own. She was not just another child of Hollywood. Instead, she was as much a self-made woman who paid her dues, as were any ambitious redheads who had stepped off a bus into Hollywood with dreams of fame and fortune.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fatal Acquittal (2014)
2.
3.
 Cupid, Inc. (2012)
4.
 Cougar Club (2007)
5.
 Nostradamus (2000) Lucy Hudson
6.
 Coming Unglued (1999)
7.
 Inspector Gadget (1999) Brenda; Robobrenda
8.
 Kidnapped in Paradise (1999) Beth
9.
 Perfect Prey (1998) Elizabeth Crane
10.
 Thirst (1998) Susan Miller
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Raised in Los Angeles
1980:
Made stage debut at age 12 singing a song with her mother Connie Stevens
1988:
TV debut, "Bob Hope's USO Christmas From the Persian Gulf--Around the World in Eight Days"
1990:
Appeared in the recurring role of Sally Garner on several episodes of the ABC sitcom, "Growing Pains"
1994:
Feature acting debut, "I'll Do Anything"
1994:
TV series debut as a regular, "Ellen"; joined show in its second season
1994:
TV-movie debut, "The Companion" (USA Network)
1995:
Made Broadway debut as Rizzo in revival of "Grease"
1999:
Starred opposite Matthew Broderick in "Inspector Gadget"
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Headlined touring company of the stage musical "Cabaret"
2000:
Replaced Susan Egan in the Broadway production of "Cabaret"
2000:
Had four-episode recurring stint on The WB's "Grosse Pointe"
2001:
Portrayed the recurring role of title character's ex-wife in "Danny", a fall CBS sitcom starring Daniel Stern; series cancelled after only two airings
2002:
Starred in the CBS midseason sitcom "Baby Bob"
2005:
Had a recurring role on "Desperate Housewives" (ABC) as Nina Fletcher, Lynette's boss (Felicity Huffman)
2006:
Cast as one half of a middle aged couple in the Fox comedy, "Til Death" (Fox)
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -
University of Paris: -
Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -

Notes

"I was raised with Eddie Fisher as a father and Connie Stevens as a mother. It was sort of hard for me to pick anything else, because this was the life I knew." --Joely Fisher in DAILY NEWS, August 31, 1994

"If it were a plus [having celebrities for parents] I'd be a huge star by now. People might be curious to see if you turned out okay--to see if Eddie Fisher's kid does drugs--but they won't hire you. Brandon Lee, who was friend of mine, said, 'Don't you feel like you always have a comma before or after your name?' It's like, 'Joely Fisher comma daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens.'" --Fisher to MOVIELINE, July 1994

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husband:
Christopher Duddy. Director of photography. Married on December 31, 1996.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Eddie Fisher. Singer, actor.
mother:
Connie Stevens. Singer, actor.
half-sister:
Carrie Fisher. Actor, writer. Born on October 21, 1956; mother, Debbie Reynolds.
half-brother:
Todd Fisher. TV commercial director, film producer. Born on February 24, 1958; mother, Debbie Reynolds.
sister:
Tricia Leigh Fisher. Singer, actor. Younger; born in 1970.
daughter:
Skylar Grace Fisher-Duddy. Born on June 14, 2001.
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