Lynne Thigpen Biography
Birthday: December 22, 1948 (Capricorn)
Born In: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Lynne Thigpen was an American actress, who garnered widespread fame for portraying "The Chief" of ACME in the various Carmen Sandiego television series and computer games between 1991 and 1997. A native of Illinois, Thigpen had earned a teaching degree and taught English at a high school while attending the University of Illinois on an acting fellowship. She started her career on stage in New York City in 1971 and continued to act and perform until her death in 2003. Over the course of those 32 years, she worked in films, TV shows, plays, and audio productions, as well as computer games. For her outing as "The Chief" of ACME in PBS’ ‘Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?’ and ‘Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?’, she was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards. In 1997, Thigpen won the Tony Award for the Best Featured Actress in a Play for ‘An American Daughter’. Following her death, she posthumously received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for lending her voice to Luna the moon in ‘Bear in the Big Blue House’, but the award ultimately went to Jeff Corwin for his wildlife reality series ‘The Jeff Corwin Experience’.