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Joely Duddy (Fisher)

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Burbank, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens
Wife of <private> Duddy
Mother of <private> Duddy; Minor Child and Minor Child
Sister of Tricia Leigh Fisher
Half sister of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher

Occupation: Actress
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About Joely Duddy

The daughter of onetime marrieds Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher (and the half sister of actress Carrie Fisher), Joely Fisher, but Joely Fisher stands out as a star of television, musical theater, and motion pictures. Stevens is most recognized for her as Paige Clark on Ellen which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death.

She grew up in the shadow of show business and suffered through a typically complex Hollywood childhood. At an early age, she had to contend with her father's substance abuse problems, a broken home, her own addiction to overeating, and a host of other complications. Unlike others with her familial background, however, Fisher resisted the lures and the pitfalls of childhood stardom and generally remained out of the spotlight. She spent most of her childhood estranged from her dad and traveling on the road with her mother, then attended Emerson College in Boston as a musical theater major.

Following a couple of guest spots on Growing Pains during the very early '90s, Fisher finally debuted in features in 1994 -- when the then-26-year-old turned up in a host of A-list releases including the James L. Brooks comedy I'll Do Anything and the Jim Carrey comic fantasy The Mask. Fisher also made a mark in network telemovies during the late '90s and early 2000s, such as the efforts Seduction in a Small Town (1997) and Kidnapped in Paradise (1998).

Her crowning achievement to date was starring with Matthew Broderick in Inspector Gadget (1999).

A regular role on the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom Ellen ensued, as did a supporting turn as homosexual Butch Gamble's (John Goodman) promiscuous sister Pamela on the short-lived Fox sitcom Normal, Ohio (2000).

From 2003 until 2005, she starred in the Lifetime network's drama series Wild Card as insurance investigator Zoe Busiek. After that, she had a recurring role as Lynette's boss Nina on Desperate Housewives.

In 2006, the actress signed on as one of the leads, a wife in an emotionally strained 24-year-old marriage, on the Fox situation comedy 'Til Death.

She is married to cinematographer Christopher Duddy (married December 31, 1996–present). She and Duddy have two daughters together: Skylar Grace (born June 14, 2001) and True Harlow (born February 2, 2006). In September 2008, the couple adopted a newborn girl whom they have named Olivia Luna Fisher-Duddy. She is also the stepmother to Duddy's two sons, Cameron and Collin. The family lives in Los Angeles next to Joely's sister Tricia. The two sisters are very close.

In the fall of 2008 she became an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children. She traveled to Xai-Xai, Mozambique, to visit with children that are part of the child sponsorship programs.

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Joely Duddy's Timeline

1967
October 29, 1967
Burbank, CA, USA