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    Amy Yasbeck

    9/12/1962

    Amy Yasbeck

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    Amy Marie Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chappel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and for having played the mermaid Madison in the television film Splash, Too in 1988 (the role originated by Daryl Hannah in the film Splash). Yasbeck was born in Blue Ash, Ohio, and graduated from The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati. She then attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where she studied theater. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Yasbeck's early acting credits include guest roles on such television shows as Dallas, Spies, Werewolf, J.J. Starbuck, Magnum, P.I., China Beach, and Murphy Brown. She also played Olivia Reed for four months between 1986 and 1987 on the long-running daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. In 1988, Yasbeck starred in the Disney television film Splash, Too. She then went on to appear in a number of films, including House II: The Second Story (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), The Mask (1994), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995). From 1994 to 1997, Yasbeck starred as Casey Chappel Davenport on the sitcom Wings. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her performance. In 1999, Yasbeck married actor John Ritter. They had one son together, Noah, who was born in 1998. Ritter died suddenly of an aortic dissection in 2003. Since Ritter's death, Yasbeck has continued to work in film and television. She has appeared in the films The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), and The Christmas Chronicles (2018). She has also had guest roles on such television shows as Two and a Half Men, The Middle, and Modern Family. Yasbeck is also a writer and producer. She wrote the book With Love and Laughter, John Ritter, which was published in 2005. She also produced the documentary John Ritter: A Celebration of His Life, which aired on the Hallmark Channel in 2004. Yasbeck is a strong advocate for heart health awareness. She is a member of the board of directors of the John Ritter Foundation, which was founded in 2003 to raise money for heart research.

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