Actress, author, advocate, and motivational speaker Lisa Whelchel was born on May 29 in Littlefield, Texas. At age 13, her first professional acting experience was as a Mouseketeer for Walt Disney's "The New Mickey Mouse Club." Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC's "The Facts of Life" for nine years.
Her first book, "Creative Correction," was released in October 2000 and has sold over 200,000 copies. She went on to write over a dozen more books including, "The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me," "The ADVENTure of Christmas," "The Busy Mom's Guide" series, and her most recent, "Friendship For Grownups."
With a goal to refresh and equip other mothers, she is the founder of MomTime Ministries and "Personal Mom Coaching." Whelchel is also an international speaker and has toured with "Women of Faith," "Extraordinary Women," and "Women of Joy."
Lisa Whelchel's latest adventure was participating on Season 25 of CBS' "Survivor: Philippines." She tied for second place and won the Sprint "Player of the Season" as awarded by the fans of the show.
After taking 20 years away from show business to raise her children, Whelchel returned in 2013 with a role in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas."