Lark Voorhies is best known for playing rich teen Lisa Turtle on the NBC sitcom “Saved By the Bell”. She is one of four cast members to be carried over from the original Disney Channel show “Good Morning Miss Bliss”. Since the show she has appeared in a variety of films but her career has flagged somewhat in recent years. So what happened to Lark Voorhies?
Lark Voorhies’ Early Life
Lark Voorhies was born on March 25th 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, though she moved to California shortly before she turned two. Her birth name is Lark Holloway. Her mother , Tricia, named her Lark for the character in the film “Cool Breeze” played by Margaret Avery. She got her start in acting at the age of 12, appearing in a commercial for the Universal Studios Tour. She would say in later life that the shoot was one of the most fun she had ever done.
Two years later she guest starred in an episode of “Small Wonder” before landing a recurring role in the Disney Channel comedy “Good Morning Miss Bliss”. For those who don’t know, “Good Morning Miss Bliss” was the original name for the show that would become “Saved By The Bell”. Its focus was on the lives of the teachers at the school. Its rating weren’t good and the show was set to be cancelled, before it was picked up by NBC, retooled and relaunched under the title “Saved By The Bell”.
Lark Voorhies reprised the role of Lisa Turtle in the new show and played the character in every iteration. During her run on “Saved by the Bell” she guested on a variety of shows, including “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Getting By”. from 1993 -94 she had a recurring role on the soap “Days of Our Lives” playing the role of Wendy Reardon. Her career in the nineties was filled with guest spots, in the early 200s she made the transition into film. Appearing in a string of indie flicks from 2000 until 2012.
In the mid nineties Lark Voorhies sang in various groups. Her first featured the children of Rebbie Jackson, the eldest of the Jackson children. They were originally called X-Play, but have since named themselves Geneva. She also formed the alternative band Third Degree and acts as their lead singer. She continues to make music to this day.
What is Lark Voorhies Doing Now 2016?
Lark Voorhies was first wed in 1996 to Miguel Coleman, they separated in 2001 and divorced three years later. Her second husband was music engineer Jimmy Green. The marriage didn’t last long and she is currently in the process of divorcing him, and attempting to retain ownership of an alleged sex-tape made by the pair. It has been claimed, by her mother no less, that Lark Voorhies suffers from Bi-polar disease. This was corroborated by former co-star and famed oddball Dustin Diamond, read about what Dustin is up to in What Happened to Dustin Diamond? Here.
Since 2010 Lark Voorhies has been writing novels. Her first book was self published, titled Reciprocity, it is available on Amazon along with her other releases. It had been noticed that Lark had been looking increasingly unwell when she appeared in person. She confirmed that she has been battling Lupus for the last eight years. In spite of this she has reaffirmed her commitment to her company, her books and her music. It is unlikely we will see Lark make a return to the screens this year, as she continues her ongoing battle with her personal demons. The best we can hope for is her health and happiness.