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. Ms. Whelchel is perrhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC’s The Facts of Life for nine years.
Her first book, Creative Correction released 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, So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling, 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.
Ms. Whelchel is also an international speaker and has toured with Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women and Women of Joy. After placing in the top three on Survivor: Philippines, as well as winning Sprint’s Player of the Season which is voted on by fans, Lisa continues to pursue opportunities to encourage and inspire people everywhere.
Favorite food: Mexican food...no, a chair pulled up to a good salad bar...no, hot bread with soft butter... no, a dinner of appetizers... anything with carbs and lots of them.
Favorite type of shoes: Crocs, Uggs or Toms
Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite book: Celebration of Life by Richard Foster
Something people may not know about you: I'm a ventriloquist... and no, I won't say something for you without moving my lips.
Best advice you ever received: Keep the oneness in a relationship by taking care of things one "brick" at a time before a wall is built.
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