Lisa Whelchel Returns to Acting 25 Years After 'The Facts of Life'
When the hit show that made her famous went off the air, Lisa Whelchel who played the preppy and snobby Blair Warner on The Facts of Life, took a long break from working so she could focus on raising her family.
She was out of spotlight until last fall when she signed up to be a contestant on Survivor: Philippines.
Lisa was loved by fans all over again and placed second winning $100,000.
Now, 25 years later, the divorced mom of three is returning to acting. She auditioned for the first time in 33 years for Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas and she landed the part!
"I play the role of Nancy Porter, the country school principal," Lisa tells People. "I'm having fun!"
She added: "Tyler Perry is such a brilliant man," she says. "He's a nice guy, and so funny when he gets in his Madea garb."
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