Hendler, Lauri 1965–

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HENDLER, Lauri 1965–


Born April 22, 1965, in Fort Belvoir, VA. Education: Trained with Mindy Sterling and Karen Maruyama at Groundlings; with Bob Buckholz and Steve Pinto at L.A. Connection; with Carol Rosenfeld and Herbert Berghof at HB Studios, New York City; with Bill Howe at Beverly Hills Playhouse; with Diane Shalet and Adam Hill at Tracy Roberts Workshop; and with Andy Grenier at Experimental Theatre Ensemble.

Addresses: Agent—Kim Dorr, Defining Artists, 4342 Lankershim Blvd., Universal City, CA 91602 (television and film); J. Eric Seastrand, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (voice work); Courtney Hanlon, Diverse Talent Group, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (commercials).

Career: Actress and voice performer. Worked as a model and appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nominations, Young Artist Foundation, best young actress in a comedy series, 1984, best young actress in a television comedy series, 1985, and exceptional performance by a young actress in a long running series, comedy or drama, 1987, all for Gimme a Break!


Television Appearances; Series:

Hillary Flanagan, A New Kind of Family, ABC, 1979–1980.

Julie Kanisky Maxwell, Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1981–1986.

Voice of Lindsay "Payback" Price, Wing Commander Academy (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Anchor of Kidswatch, a series on KRON–TV, San Francisco, CA, for two years.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, CBS, 1978.

Andrea Rodman, The Child Stealer, ABC, 1979.

Laurie, The Promise of Love, CBS, 1980.

Mandy, Portrait of an Escort (also known as Professional Date), CBS, 1980.

Nadine, High School U.S.A., NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Teague Harrington, "It Isn't Easy Being a Teenage Millionaire," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1978.

Carrie Mills, "A Family of Strangers," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1980.

Little Lulu, The Big Hex of Little Lulu (also known as Little Lulu), ABC, 1981.

Circus of the Stars "10 (also known as The 10th Annual Circus of the Stars), CBS, 1985.

Diane Sherman, "Divorced Kids' Blues," ABC After-school Specials, ABC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laurie, "The Crush," Three's Company, ABC, 1978.

Robin, "Neighborhood Watch," CHiPs, NBC, 1978.

Second fifth grader, "Dying," Lou Grant, CBS, 1978.

Nancy, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1980.

Guest, The $100,000 Pyramid, syndicated, 1985.

Bobbi Bilinski, "Moonlighting," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1987.

Cleo Flemming, "Baby Maybe," Heartbeat, ABC, 1989.

Voice of Fifi, "The Retainer," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1991.

Mary, "The Long Goodbyes: Parts 1 & 2," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1993.

Mary, "Skin Deep," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1993.

Lawyer, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Socialite, "Pardon My Past," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Mrs. Howarth, "Breakfast of Champions," Becker, CBS, 2001.

Panero, "The Appraisal," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Panero, "Lost and Found," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Gimme a Break: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Mrs. Levine, "Wannabe," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004.

Suzanne, "Cape Cancer," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including multiple episodes of The Streets of San Francisco, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Zoey Sanborn, Why Us?, NBC, 1981.

Nikki Willis, The Flamingo Kid, ABC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of The Adversaries, Alley Oops, and The World Is Made of Glass, all Actors Alley; in Carla, Los Angeles Playwrights Arena, Los Angeles; also appeared as a member of the ensemble, Chez Anything and L.A. Connection.

Film Work:

Additional voices, FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animated; also known as FernGully 1), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.



Lauri Hendler Home Page, http://www.laurihendler.com, August 2, 2004.

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