Childhood & Early Life
Tricia Leigh Fisher was born on December 26, 1968, in Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Eddie Fisher, a famous actor of his time, and actor Connie Stevens. She was the second daughter in the family and grew up with her older sister, Joely Fisher, who later became a singer and an actor, too. She also had two step-siblings. All her siblings are active in the entertainment industry as actors/musicians.
Tricia was just a baby when her parents divorced, and she, along with her sister, Joely, continued to live with her mother. Her mother used to perform in shows around the world. Tricia and her sister would often accompany her mother during her shows.
Even before she was a teenager, Tricia had traveled around the world with her mother. She changed many schools throughout her childhood and finally graduated from the ‘Beverly Hills High School’ in Los Angeles, California.
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Tricia made her acting debut with the 1985 film titled ‘Stick.’ Making her debut with a film that had a major star such as Burt Reynolds essaying the lead role was a dream start to her acting career. Tricia played the supporting role of ‘Katie’ in the film. However, the film was a critical and commercial disaster, and did not benefit Tricia in the way she had imagined.
In 1986, Tricia appeared in a guest role in the series titled ‘One Big Family.’ She appeared as ‘Melinda Clarke’ in the episode titled ‘Image Breaker.’ She then appeared in another guest role, playing ‘Bonnie’ in the episode ‘Different Habits’ of the series ‘Our House.’
In 1987, she earned the first leading role of her career, playing ‘Daphne Ziegler’ in the comedy film titled ‘Pretty Smart.’ The film received average reviews and was an average box-office success. Tricia also sang the theme song of the film.
The same year, she appeared in a supporting role in the made-for-TV film titled ‘Strange Voices.’ She then appeared in two more supporting roles, in the TV films titled ‘Bring me the Head of Dobie Gillis’ and ‘Time Out for Dad.’
In 1989, she bagged yet another main role, in the film ‘Hollywood Chaos.’ The film featured her as a small-town girl who comes to Hollywood to become an actor. It gained very little attention from critics and audiences. The same year, she appeared as ‘Katie,’ the lead character, in the zombie comedy film titled ‘C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.’
In 1990, Tricia began her singing career with the release of her album, ‘Tricia Leigh Fisher.’ The album did not impress listeners or critics. Tricia’s musical dreams were crushed. However, one single from the album, titled ‘Empty Beach,’ was a low-key success.
In 1990, Tricia appeared in a leading role in the romantic comedy film ‘Book of Love.’ The film received good reviews along with some appreciation in the film festival circuit.
She then took a break of 3 years and made her comeback in 1993, with a small uncredited role in the French surrealist film titled ‘Arizona Dream,’ portraying ‘Lindy.’
In 1994, she played the small role of an unnamed airplane passenger in the comedy film titled ‘I’ll Do Anything.’ Following this, her acting career was mostly composed of small appearances in films and TV series.
In the late 1990s, she appeared in guest roles in a string of series such as ‘Brotherly Love,’ ‘Ellen,’ ‘Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction,’ and ‘Love, American Style.’ She also appeared in low-budget films such as ‘Men Seeking Women’ (as ‘Amanda’) and ‘Hostile Intentions’ (as ‘Maureen’).
In 2001, she appeared as a prostitute in a small role in the TV comedy film titled ‘These Old Broads.’ She then appeared in a few more guest roles in single episodes of series such as ‘The Huntress,’ ‘Wild Card,’ and ‘7th Heaven.’
In 2006, she bagged a slightly bigger role in the series ‘’Til Death.’ She appeared as ‘Denise’ in eight episodes of the series and played ‘Tricia’ in an episode titled ‘Work Wife’ in 2010.
She reduced her on-screen appearances in the 2010s and played guest roles in series such as ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ and ‘No Ordinary Family.’
She has worked as a screenwriter, co-director, and producer for the TV movie ‘Sleepovers’ (2017).
She has also written the script for ‘Oliver Storm and the Curse of Sinbad's Treasure.’
She, her husband, and her children have been part of the ‘ABC Family’ reality series ‘Beverly Hills Nannies.’