Lark Voorhies

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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Miss You Much 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Getting By 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Grown Ups 1992 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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In the House 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm and Eddie 1992 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Martin 1991 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Robot Chicken 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Civil Brand 2003 (Movie)

Little Momma (Actor)

Fire & Ice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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How High 2001 (Movie)

Lauren (Actor)

Saved By the Bell 1988 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Parkers 1999 (Tv Show)

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Promiscuity... Laying It on the Line 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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How to Be A Player 1997 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Me and the Boys 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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What About Your Friends? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Saved By the Bell: The College Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Saved By the Bell Graduation Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Mutiny (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

Relationships

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Actor

Companion
Dated for three years while co-starring on "Saved by the Bell" (NBC) No longer together

Martin Lawrence Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged in 1993

Milestones

2012

Returned to film acting in family drama "Jessica's Journey"

2008

Voiced several characters, including Lisa Turtle, on animated series "Robot Chicken" (Comedy Central)

2008

First film in over six years, "The Next Hit"

2002

Appeared in ABC miniseries "Widows"

2001

Played supporting role in comedy feature "How High"

1997

Feature film debut, "How to Be a Player"

1997

Landed recurring role on sitcom "In the House" (NBC, UPN), starring LL Cool J

1995

Cast as fashion designer Jasmine Malone on "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

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"

1993

Played single mom Wendy Reardon on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)

1989

Reprised character of Lisa on hit NBC Saturday morning sitcom "Saved by the Bell"

1988

Landed breakthrough role of rich girl Lisa Turtle on junior high-set comedy "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (Disney Channel)

1988

Made TV acting debut on syndicated sitcom "Small Wonder"

Bonus Trivia

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In 2012, Voorhies' mother Tricia revealed to People magazine that her daughter had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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