|Born May 29, 1963 in Littlefield Texas, she is known for
her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and
her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The
Facts of Life and as a best selling author.
She is the daughter of James "Jimmy" and
Virginia "Genny" Whelchel. Her parents divorced in 1981 and her
mother married Roy Coleman in 1983. Lisa was raised for most of her childhood in Fort Worth, Texas
and she was in the class of 1980 at Liberty Christian Academy in
At age 12, Whelchel was recruited in Texas by talent scouts who
were looking for children interested in working with Disney Studios
as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club. She moved to
California the next year and appeared on the show in syndication
from 1977 to 1978.
As a cast member of The Facts of Life, Whelchel once refused a
storyline that would have made her character the first among the
four main young women on the show to lose her virginity. Having
become a Christian when she was ten years old, Whelchel refused
because of her Christian convictions, and the storyline was
rewritten for the character of "Natalie," portrayed by Mindy Cohn.
Whelchel appeared in every episode of the series except that one.
Today, Lisa is a homeschooling mother, speaker, and pastor's
wife. She is the bestselling author of
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling,
The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me),
and the Gold Medallion nominee
Creative Correction. Lisa and her husband, pastor Steve
Cauble, live in Texas with their children Tucker, Haven, and Clancy.