Soleil Moon Frye is an American stage and screenwriter. She started her acting career at the age of two when she played an infant in an inflatable toy. After that she went on to play different characters in several different television shows. When she was ten, she won the part of Penelope “Pinky” Brewster in the NBC soap opera Punky Brewster. She went on to play the same character in another popular show, Growing up with My Dad.
Today Soleil Moon Frye has a number of credits to her credit. She has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has also been nominated six times for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Leading Role. Her best known roles to this point have been on Broadway, in Lion King, Edward Scissorhands, and The Perishers Family. She has also been nominated several times for Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in Lion King and The Perishers Family.
Born in segregated Mississippi as the youngest of four children, Soleil Moon Frye has spent much of her life traveling throughout the United States. She was raised by her grandmother and was always surrounded by the people she called her “daughters”. She attended Ole Miss, where she gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. During this time, she met her future husband, George Moon, whom she had been dating since grade school. The couple married in 1962 and remained married until they came to Hollywood where Soleil Moon Frye became known as the teenage witch from the television show Beauteous Shopping.
Soleil Moon Frye Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 6 August 1976
- Birth Place: Glendora, California, USA
- Birth Name: Soleil Moon Frye
- Nickname: Punky
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Actress, Director, Screenwriter
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Scientology
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Soleil Moon Frye Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 119 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 54 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 1″
- Height in Meters: 1.55 m
- Body Build/Type: Athletic
- Body Measurements: 37-26-35 in (94-66-89 cm)
- Breast Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
- Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
- Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
- Feet/Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)
Soleil Moon Frye Family Details
- Father: Virgil Frye (Actor)
- Mother: Sondra Peluce (Soleil’s Manager and Caterer)
- Spouse: Jason Goldberg (m. 1998)
- Children: Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg, Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg, Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg,
- Story Goldberg
- Siblings: Sean Frye (Half-Brother), Meeno Peluce (Half-Brother)
Soleil Moon Frye Education
- She was educated at a private school in Los Feliz.
- She then attended San Fernando Valley Professional School in Burbank.
- She also attended New School University in New York for one year.
Soleil Moon Frye Facts
- Her parents divorced when she was 2.
- She did her first televised performance at the age of 6.
- Melissa Joan Hart is her childhood friend.
- She was ranked #35 on “100 Greatest Kid Stars” list brought by VH1.
After the marriage, Frye began a series of movies that starred her friend Ann-Margret, as well as John Aston and George Peppard. These films did not help to make her name any better known in the United States, but did help to raise awareness about civil rights. In her last film, Soleil Moon Frye played herself, in a major role. This role was memorable for many reasons. For one thing, it was the first time an African-American woman was seen on screen by an American audience, portraying a teenage witch, which helped pave the way for more movies with an African-American lead.
After working on her two feature films and numerous TV shows, Soleil Moon Frye decided to try her hand at writing a script for a television sitcom. The pilot was supposed to be shopped around to various networks, but it never moved beyond the lowest ranks of consideration. The pilot was not a complete failure, but failed to attract any viewers. Eventually, the network decided that a voice-over artist would be better suited for the animated series, and Soleil Moon Frye was cast as the teenage witch, now known as “Soleil”.
A year later, Soleil Moon Frye was cast as herself, in a popular episode of “The Simpsons”, which gained the show a second life. The Simpsons parodied the early days of network television, which had a white girl going black in order to go on TV. That is exactly what Soleil Moon Frye did, as she voiced herself as an African-American teenage witch, in an attempt to go on television and do something different. She even wrote and performed her own songs, which became part of the show’s signature theme song, and are still used today. Today, Soleil Moon Frye has a career as an accomplished voice-over artist, although she is perhaps best known for her role as Soleil Moon in The Simpsons.