While there are so many child actors who later blossomed into superstars in Hollywood, there are others who have equally left acting and delved into other careers. Tiffany Brissette happens to be one of the latter but she didn’t take a bow without making a statement as an actress. She garnered much fame during the late ‘80s following her remarkable roles in high profile movies. Her most notable role was appearing as Vicki in the 1985 comedy series Small Wonder. Her remarkable performance in the series not only brought Tiffany into the limelight, but it also fetched her lots of award nominations.
Interestingly, some of our favorite actresses, including Anna Paquin, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Drew Barrymore, just to mention a few, started as child actresses. Today they have carved a niche for themselves and are currently among the big stars in Hollywood. Similarly, other child stars including Carrie Henn, Ariana Richards, Mara Wilson, as well as Tiffany Brissette started off as a child actress and later pursued a different career path. Whether retired or active, the beginning of their journey to fame is always interesting.
Tiffany Brissette Before Fame
The Small Wonder star was born as Tiffany Michelle Brissette on the 26th day of December in 1974. She was born to American parents and was raised in the Paradise neighborhood of California. Tiffany was so gifted when it comes to acting. As a child, she began to feature in dramas and plays during her high school days.
She also kicked off her short-lived acting career on a professional level when she was eight years old in 1982, though she started way before then. After that, she went on to appear in a handful of movies before drawing the curtain on her acting career. There are no records of her early educational background as Tiffany hasn’t shared such information with the media. Nothing is actually expected from her before acting became an integral part of her life since she started from a very young age. However, she now holds two degrees from different universities.
Her Acting Debut And Progression To The Limelight
She was just two years old when her mother nudged her to the direction of the showbiz industry. Subsequently, Tiffany entered many pageants for kids and took part in talent competitions. Apparently, this strategy paid off as she was soon noticed and given roles in films and commercials.
The movie star made her acting debut in 1982 when she played the role of a voice actor in the 1982 movie A Woman Called Golda. She made her first film appearance in Marco Polo, an NBC miniseries in the same year. After that, she played Little Shirley in Jonathan Kaplan’s biographical film Heart Like a Wheel in 1983. The following year, Tiffany played the role of a voice actor in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.
Career Breakthrough and Retirement
The actress got her big break when she joined the cast of sci-fi sitcom Small Wonder in 1985. Her excellent role as Vicki the Robot was able to shoot her into the limelight and also brought her attention from top filmmakers in Hollywood. She also got award nominations for a Young Artist Award in different categories. The series lasted for four years but was later canceled in 1989. Tiffany also guest-starred in other films such as New Love American Style, Fox’s Fun House, and The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin until 1990.
In the early nineties, Tiffany Brissette portrayed the role of Katie Rogan in the ABC series Equal Justice. She starred alongside Barry Miller, Kathleen Lloyd, and James Wilder, among others. Still, in the same year, she also appeared in Beanpole and Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect. In 1991, after portraying the role of Annie Ricker in Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Tiffany disappeared from the TV screens. Her disappearance raised eyebrows; nevertheless, her fans were left to wonder in their speculations. However, it was later confirmed that the actress had retired from acting and went back to college to acquire her bachelor’s degree.
Tiffany Brissette probably realized she needed a Plan B or just got tired of the showbiz industry and needed a break. Notwithstanding, she has not come close to the camera ever since her last appearance in an episode of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose in 1991.
How Much Is Tiffany Worth?
The amazing actress garnered fame when she was very young; all thanks to her exceptional acting prowess. She starred in numerous movies, as well as TV series and television adverts. As expected, a juicy fortune came with her time in the limelight which she has continued to sustain after ending her acting career. Her net worth is currently penned at $1 million.
Tiffany earned her wealth from salaries, endorsement deals, and other endeavors. Apart from movies, Tiffany has previously appeared in commercials for popular brands such as Florida Orange Juice, Kidco Toys, IBM, and Beatrice Foods, among others.
While she is no longer plying her trade as an actress, she is currently working in another respected profession where she makes a decent amount from her job. As a registered nurse, she earns annual salaries within the range of $80 – 120 thousand.
What Has Tiffany Brissette Been Up To?
After her retirement from acting in 1991, Tiffany followed another passion of hers and started working as a registered nurse in Colorado, USA. Before then, she studied Psychology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara California.
Her background in psychology connected her to a lot of children and young adults while she worked as a counselor in the San Diego area. During this time, she still didn’t find enough satisfaction in her career and thus, she moved to Boulder, Colorado, and began studying for a second degree, this time in Nursing. She also took a job as a nanny while studying in Colorado. After her graduation, she went on to acquire a nursing degree and has been working as a registered nurse since 2007.
Tiffany is also an experimental dancer and loves horseback riding.