Heidi Lenhart

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Heidi Lenhart
Born
Heidi Noelle Lenhart

Other namesHeidi Saban
Heidi Stills
Years active1988-2009
Spouse(s)
(m. 2002;div. 2005)

(m. 2006;div. 2011)
Children2
Parent
Family Tifanie Lenhart Chaney (sister)
Haim Saban (step-father)

Heidi Lenhart is an American actress best known for her lead role in the Au Pair film series and the sitcom California Dreams .

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Family

She is the daughter of Cheryl Saban and Ray Lenhart, a disc jockey. She has an older sister, Tifanie, who is a voice actress. Neither she nor her sister have a relationship with their birth father. [1] Through her mother's marriage to billionaire Haim Saban, she has a half-brother and a half-sister: Ness and Tanya.

Acting career

She starred as Jenny Garrison in the NBC teen comedy series California Dreams during its first season (1992–93) . [2] Lenhart later went to star in the syndicated television drama Fame L.A. from 1997 to 1998, [3] and had a recurring role in the final season of Fox prime time soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210 (2000).

In film, Lenhart played the leading role of Jennifer "Jenny" Morgan in Au Pair (1999), and its two sequels Au Pair II (2002), and Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009).

Philanthropy career

Lenhart served as a board member for her mother's non-profit, the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls as a parenting, health and wellness, and education advocate and subsequently was named a director of the organization. [4]

Personal life

In 2002, Lenhart married actor Robin Dunne, with whom she co-starred in Au Pair II . They divorced in 2005. She subsequently married actor-musician Chris Stills in 2006, with whom she has two daughters. [5] Lenhart filed for divorce in 2011. [6] She writes poetry and lives in a suburb of Los Angeles. [7] [8]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1987 Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise Riqunni NonderaikoAnime Film; Credited as Melody Lee
1988Perfect VictimsYoung Model
1988 Noozles Sandy BrownAnime Series
1988 Little Women Josephine MarchAnime Series
1990The Girl Who Came Between ThemBettyTelevision film
1990A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little MurderThe NeighborTelevision film
1991A Christmas AdventureVoiceAnime film [9]
1992-1994 California Dreams Jenny GarrisonSeries regular, 16 episodes
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a New Television Series
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show
1994Shadow of ObsessionPatty AbruzziTelevision film
1994Blindfold: Acts of ObsessionYoung GirlTelevision film
1994 Creepy Crawlers Sammy ReynoldsAnimated Series; Credited as Melodee Lee
1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills GailTelevision film
1994 Moldiver Agent SayuriOVA; Credited as Melody Lee
1994Trigger FastLucille
1995 Deadly Sins MarieTelevision film
1995 Orguss 02 NatamuraOVA; Credited as Melodee Lee
1995 El Hazard: The Magnificent World Afura MannOVA; Credited as Melody Lee
1996 Hyper Doll Mew FumizukiOVA; Credited as Melody Lee
1996 The Why Why Family Voice25 episodes
1996-1997 Eagle Riders Voice65 episodes
1996 Maybe This Time MoniqueEpisode: "St. Valentine's Day Massacre"
1996 The Burning Zone Arla McKeeEpisode: "Night Flight"
1997 El Hazard: The Wanderers Afura MannSeries; Credited as Melody Lee
1997 Red Meat Mia
1997 Silk Stalkings SarahEpisode: "The Babysitter"
1997 Pacific Blue Sheila BrightonEpisode: "Rumplestiltskin"
1997Born BadLaura
1997-1998 Fame L.A. Suzanne CarsonSeries regular, 21 episodes
1998 Addams Family Reunion Melinda AdamsTelevision film
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane Subway GirlEpisode: "Down and Out at Bleeker and Houston"
1999 Au Pair Jennifer 'Jenny' MorganTelevision film
1999 Little Men Isabelle McGregor2 episodes
1999 The Pretender Shea / Carrie GoltzEpisode: "Extreme"
2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 Ellen6 episodes
2000Final AscentBethTelevision film
2002 Au Pair II Jennifer 'Jenny' MorganTelevision film
2002 Crocodile 2: Death Swamp Mia
2009 Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise Jennifer 'Jenny' MorganTelevision film

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