Lisa Whelchel joins Tyler Perry movie
January 18th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

Lisa Whelchel joins Tyler Perry movie

After going on her first audition in 33 years, Lisa Whelchel is proud to say she landed the part.

The 49-year-old actress will appear in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," her first role since "The Facts of Life Reunion" in 2001.

"I play the role of Nancy Porter, the country school principal," Whelchel told People magazine. "I'm having fun!"

She'd previously mentioned when she exited the last season of "Survivor" that she was open to new opportunities in entertainment.  "I'd host, I'd do a sitcom," she told the magazine of the possibilities in her post-"Survivor" life. "Really, I've got a lot of opportunities."

"Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" is expected to bow December 13.

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  1. Lyn Sterger

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    July 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 155 and monday -- don't think so

    its knocked out..screen is a fakeo–

    February 6, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. reality

    wow, lisa finally got a part! Great job!!!!!!

    February 6, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. brm74

    Glad to see Lisa back

    January 31, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kiki from the 80's

    Lisa looks great, glad she is working again, just a shame it will be on a Tyler Perry waste

    January 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. joe hobbler

    Who gives a fk about tyler perrys lame a$$ predictable chic flik no acting or directing trashy low budget caca films?

    January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • raeman

      Obviously YOU care since you took the time to click the link, read the article and post a comment.

      January 27, 2013 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • grassisbrown

      Um, you sound petty and sore – and YOU SOUND BROKE! LMBO! Don't hate Tyler Perry because he's successful and has over half the world watching his movies that have changed people's lives for the BETTER... Wanna be saved? lol lol lol
      I don't think much could save your wretched, wretched hateful envious ways, dear. Try again. lol lol Get a life. GO LISA! GO!

      January 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hobart Schmenge

      Hey, that could be the name of his next, straight-to-DVD movie: "Tyler Perry's Lame A$$ Predictable Chic Flik No Acting or Directing Trashy Low Budget Caca Film." Starring Tyler Perry (of course), as Madea.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 554 PEOPLE



    January 19, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. what hurts the most?

    He listens too her about being that further commenting...

    January 19, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. mia in California

    Lisa looks great. Good for her.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. Janet

    Isn't she from survivor??

    January 19, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Hobart Schmenge

      I don't know - what's it say in the article? Or maybe you could research 'Lisa Whelchel' on Google.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sokman

    At almost 50 she looks younger, & better, than Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, & most of the rest of the younger Hollywood crowd. You know I'd hit it

    January 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Delmore Shorts

    Love Lisa. She's currently on the Jeff Probst show, as Jeff is desperately tries to save his sinking show. But even the MIghty Lisa can't save that clunker!

    January 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dave in NC

    She looks great, and unlike many former child stars, can actually act.

    Someone should offer her a dramatic role she can sink her teeth into.

    January 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa is one hot 50 year old...

    she's can take of things..i'm sure....

    January 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Enjoy it Macho Man..

    its ok with me...go ahead...have 20 are going..but stage left is ok....

    January 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lisa don't listen to the drool comments...

    just exit stage left..

    January 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Douglas

    Back in the olden days there wasn't such things as microwave ovens. In the breakroom at work we had to have a fireplace. At lunch we would all stand around the fire roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Then we would have to go outside to the stream to catch some water to drink. That was before there were computers and stuff. Now you can just push a button on your computer and it will spit out a freshly cooked grilled cheese and some fries. Times are easier these days. Things are good.

    January 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      We would all bring squirrels to work wrapped up in tin foil. We'd put em in the coals of the fire and let em roast. Then at lunch we'd have good roasted squirrel. Those were hard times at the office.

      January 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dang is right...

    lisa is one hot 50 year old - good for her.

    January 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Lisa is right here...

    come on ..i know Matthew.....Matthew likes them big on any size woman...i remember matthew

    January 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tim

    I wish I had been here at 2 o clock. I woulda made fun of people good. I just feel all cheated now. Dang.

    January 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tim

    I'm religous too. I love big zoomers on skinny girls. Not so much on fatties though.

    January 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. you never smelled lisa...

    smell it....

    January 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lisa W looks amazing for a woman turning 50

    ...keep on trucking lisa because you are "reglious" and love God.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Let's have fun and do the 2pm pick on her

    routine does not work...your see that's been done 250 million times...and now lisa is looking for peace and she will reach her goal with everything.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I'm late ! I'm late ! Lisa sure is looking old. Like a dried up ol prune. I bet her t oots smell like cardboard dust.

      January 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Does Lisa have big breasts?

    This maybe a problem– Look for peace and enjoy life.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Big thingies are nice. You can squeeze on them and make honking noises. Ladies love that. Yep. Honk honk.

      January 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. I admire Lisa...

    she is an honest decent person and wants to do things right and she will

    January 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Reving someone up for kicks..

    is not a sign of peace...i, lisa and many others are look for peace and that will happen

    January 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sorry it won't work anymore....

    my goal is going too reach peace goal like lisa- 777 is diagnosed..thanks and have a good weekend.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Nancy

    She used to be but is now real real old. I think she might be in the same nursing home as my gramma. It's fun when we go visit. Me and my sister bet on which oldster's drool will get on their shirt first.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Thank you


    January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Observer

    She's purrrrty!

    January 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |

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