Lark Voorhies Movies and Career Information

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Mar 25, 1974

Lark Voorhies (born March 25, 1974) is an American actress who rose to fame playing Lisa Turtle in Saved by the Bell, for which she was nominated for the Young Artist Award four times, winning in 1990 and 1993. Voorhies was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Pasadena, California. Voorhies is the second oldest of four siblings. Her mother chose to name her "Lark" after a character in the movie Cool Breeze. Voorhies is of African American descent. Growing up, Voorhies took vocal lessons, dance lessons, joined the church choir, and attended gymnastic classes. She went to Pasadena Civic Ballet Company, where she studied different dance style routines for five years, including jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop. Voorhies was an aspiring ballerina when she was younger. Voorhies made her acting debut at the age of two. She postponed her acting career until the age of 11. The reason behind this was because of her shyness. Her mother put Voorhies' acting career on hold until she was more comfortable in front of the cameras. Later, at the age of fourteen, Voorhies reappeared on an episode of Small Wonder in 1988. That same year, she landed the recurring role of Lisa Turtle in Good

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