Who is Lark Voorhies?
Lark Holloway was born on 25 March 1974, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and is a model, actress, singer and spokeswoman, best known from initially earning fame through the sitcom “Saved by the Bell”, in which she played Lisa Marie Turtle. For her work on the show, she was nominated for six Young Artist awards.
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— Lark Voorhies (@TheLarkVoorhies) December 9, 2016
The Net Worth of Lark Voorhies
How rich is Lark Voorhies? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. She also appeared in other television shows before later foraying into music and writing. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Lark’s childhood and her family, except that she was named after a character from the 1972 film “Cool Breeze”. At the age of two, her family decided to move to Pasadena, California. Her mother was responsible for pushing her towards a career in the entertainment industry and took her to a talent agent. She adopted Voorhies as a stage name, but didn’t do well during her first auditions.
Her first project came when she was 12 years old, as part of a national television commercial promoting the upcoming King Kong attraction at Universal Studios. She mentioned that this first project was something that she really enjoyed, and it encouraged her to further pursue a career in the industry. Two years later, she appeared in an episode of “Small Wonder” before gaining a recurring role in the television series “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” in which she played the character Lisa Turtle, appearing in a total of 13 episodes before it was dropped by Disney.
Saved by the Bell and Other Acting Projects
The show was later picked up and re-tooled by NBC, renaming it “Saved by the Bell”. She remained as the same character through this new version, and the show was highly successful, with many considering it one of the best school shows of all time. Since then, Voorhies has appeared in other television projects, in “Days of Our Lives” as the single mom Wendy Reardon, and then as an intern fashion designer in “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 1995, staying in the role for a year before leaving over a dispute with her contract.
During the same year, she made a guest appearance in an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, before having another guest role in “Family Matters” during its sixth season. Other projects she had during this time were in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “In the House”, in which she plays the girlfriend turned wife of Dr. Max Stanson. She also appeared in films, and had a major role in 2001’s “How High” as a Harvard student, and was cast in “The Next Hit”, but projects became fewer as the years progressed. One of her last appearances was a reunion sketch of “Saved by the Bell”, which was aired through “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.
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Music and Writing Endeavors
Aside from her acting projects, Lark is involved particularly in music videos. She appeared as the love interest of Kenny Lattimore in the music video for “Never Too Busy”, and also in the music video for Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee”, as well as featuring in music videos for “These Are the Times” by Dru Hill”, and “Sometin’ for the Honeyz” by Montell Jordan. She even founded her own alternative band called Third Degree, in which she was the lead singer.
During recent years, she has moved away from acting and music, and started to write. Her first book release was in 2010 entitled “Reciprocity”, and she followed it up a year later with two books, “True Light” and “Trek of the Cheshire”. All of her books are self-published.
For her personal life, it is known that Voorhies was in a relationship with “Saved by the Bell” co-star Mark Paul Gosselaar while the show was ongoing. In 1993, she became engaged to actor Martin Lawrence but it was called off the following year. Two years after that, she married Miguel Coleman, but the couple separated in 2001 and finalized their divorce three years later. Her next relationship would be to music engineer Jimmy Green in 2014. They dated for a year before marrying in Las Vegas, however, just six months later she filed for divorce.
She has been involved in other issues throughout her career, including a libel lawsuit against “The National Enquirer” after they published a story that she had a drug problem, however, the case was dropped after two months. A lot of people also started noticing that she was developing an unusual discoloration in her face – she later publicly stated that she had been diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal healthy tissue. She also mentioned that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which was the reason for her unusual behavior when people first started noticing her disease. She initially denied having lupus before she eventually made a public statement about it, and subsequently received a lot of support from the public after admitting to her condition.