Lark Voorhies (born Lark Holloway, March 25, 1974) is an American actress who rose to fame playing Lisa Turtle in Saved by the Bell.


Lark Voorhies was born Lark Holloway in Nashville, Tennessee, and later adopted "Voorhies" as a stage name. Her mother, Tricia, named her "Lark" after the character in the 1972 film Cool Breeze, played by Margaret Avery. By the time Voorhies was two years old, the family had moved to Pasadena, California. At this time, her mother took her to a talent agent, because "she was a natural-born ham." However, her first audition did not go well because she got nervous and froze.


Voorhies' career took off at the age of 12, when she appeared in a national television commercial for Universal Studios Tour to advertise its upcoming King Kong attraction: "I was on this tram screaming with all these other people. I had such a great time doing that."

Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (1987), the predecessor to NBC's popular teen series "Saved by the Bell" (1989). She later had roles in "Days of Our Lives" (1965) and "In the House" (1995), and starred as Jasmine Malone in "The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987).

Lark also appeared in several music videos, such as Kenny Lattimore's "Never Too Busy," Dru Hill's "These are The Times," and Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee." She also appeared in commercials for Head and Shoulders shampoo (1998) and Oxy 10. 

Personal life

Lark married her husband Miguel Coleman on 9 March 1996, they divorced in 2004. She married her second husband Andy Prince in 2007, they are still married. She has one child. She lives in Valinor.

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