Tiffany Brissette

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Tiffany Brissette
Tiffany Michelle Brissette

(1974-12-26) December 26, 1974 (age 47)
Citizenship American
OccupationActress, nurse
Years active1982–1991

Tiffany Michelle Brissette (born December 26, 1974) is an American former child actress and nurse. She is best known for her role as Vicki the Robot (aka Vicki Lawson) on the syndicated American sitcom Small Wonder , which aired from 1985 to 1989.



Born in Paradise, California, Brissette first appeared in the 1983 film Heart Like a Wheel opposite Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges. She then had a guest role on Webster before landing the role of V.I.C.I. the Robot in the syndicated series Small Wonder in 1985. After the series was canceled in 1989, Brissette continued acting, appearing in Parker Lewis Can't Lose as well as an unsold television pilot entitled Beanpole. In 1990, she voiced Wrenifred Brown the bird in the two-dimensional computer animated video Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect , which is based on the book of the same name and stars the voice talents of Jodi Benson, Tony Melendez, and Ray Benson. [1] Her last professional acting role was in 1991 in Christopher Knopf's television series Equal Justice .

In 2007, Brissette was working as a registered nurse for Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, Colorado. [2]


1982 A Woman Called Golda VoiceTV movie
1982 Marco Polo TV miniseries
1983 Heart Like a Wheel Little Shirley
1984 Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure VoiceTV movie
1985 Webster Kathy2 episodes
1985–1989 Small Wonder Vicki the Robot96 episodes
1986 New Love, American Style Episode: "Love and the Doll"
1987 The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin Safety Tips Officer (voice)TV series
1988Fox's Fun House1 episode
1990BeanpoleAlice GilletteTV pilot
1990–1991 Equal Justice Katie Rogan7 episodes
1990 Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect Wrenifred Brown (voice)Direct-to-video
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Annie RickerEpisode: "Heather the Class"

Award nominations

YearAwardCategoryTitle of work
1985 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series.Small Wonder
1986 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television SeriesSmall Wonder
1987Young Artist AwardExceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama SeriesSmall Wonder
1989Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress in a Family Syndicated ShowSmall Wonder
1990Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Family SeriesSmall Wonder

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