Tiffany Brissette is a former prodigious child star of the 1980s who showed signs of becoming a great entertainer right from her childhood. Starting with kids’ pageantries, Brissette went on to do some TV voice-over works and made multiple appearances in several advertisements for top brands like Florida Orange Juice, Care Bears, IBM, and many others.
As a child, the amazing actress made a big hit in the 1985 American science fiction sitcom, Small Wonder, where she starred alongside Dick Christie, Marla Pennington, and Emily Schulman as Vicki the Robot. The TV series which was a commercial success became a benchmark of success in her budding career. Also a voice actress, Tiffany proved she was talented and versatile. She was a part of multiple films and TV series like The Woman Called Golda, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. People expected more from her but nothing has been heard since 1991.
Tiffany Brissette’s Career Began When She Was Only Two Years Old
The talented actress was born as Tiffany Michelle Brissette in Paradise, California, United States. According to various reports, she was born on the 26th of December 1974. An American citizen of white ethnicity, Brissette had her childhood experiences in San Diego.
It is said that her mother saw to the beginning of her show biz career when she was only two years old, even though details of the identities of her parents, as well as her siblings, if any, are unknown to the media.
Following the strong support from her family, the former child star was involved in kids pageantries and talent hunt shows at the age of 2. With the help of her mother, she featured in television voice-over works and adverts for notable companies like IBM, Beatrice Foods, Care Bears, Florida Orange Juice, Kidco Toys, and Jell-O Puddin’ Pops. This marked the beginning of her rise to fame and hinted at the clout she would command in years to come.
She Made Her Acting Debut in 1982 and Got Her Breakthrough When She Started Playing Vicki the Robot in Small Wonder
After graduating from high school, Tiffany Brissette enrolled in Westmont College, a private Christian liberal arts college in Montecito, California. Given how she was already a popular face, one would have thought that she would study a course very related to showbiz but that didn’t happen as she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. This is probably a hint at the fact that she didn’t want to have all of her career life as an entertainer.
Anyway, Tiffany Brissette made her on-screen debut in 1982 on Marco Polo, a TV miniseries. That same year, she pulled off a voice role in a TV movie titled A Woman Called Golda. The movie is a biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Brissette followed it up the next year by appearing as Little Shirley opposite Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, and Leo Rossi, in the 1983 drama film, Heart Like a Wheel, before engaging in uncredited voice works in the 1984 films, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.
It didn’t take Tiffany a long time after she debuted as an actress to land her breakthrough. She got her big break in the competitive industry when she started playing a character named Vicki the Robot in Howard Leeds’ science fiction sitcom, Small Wonder. The series which ran from 1985 to 1989 received positive reviews and made Brissette a mainstream actress.
She appeared in 96 episodes of the series from 1985 to 1989 and inspired by the enormous success of the science fiction sitcom, she appeared in a handful of other projects before she abandoned acting.
A Look at Other Roles She Played Before She Retired
Small Wonder remained the most significant work of Tiffany Brissette’s acting career until she retired. While portraying Vicki the Robot, the former actress was seen in a number of projects. She made an appearance in an episode of New Love, American Style titled “Love and the Doll”, this was in 1986. The following year, she voiced a Safety Tips Officer on The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, an American-Canadian animated television series.
1988 came and she was seen in an episode of Fox’s Fun House and in 1990, Brissette played Alice Gillette in Beanpole. Also in 1990, she voiced Wrenifred Brown in Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect. Her next major role was as Katie Rogan in Equal Justice. She played the role in seven episodes of the legal drama from 1990 to 1991.
As an actress, Tiffany was last seen in 1991. In addition to the foregoing, that year saw her play Annie Ricker in an episode of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose titled “Heather the Class”.
Before drawing the curtains on her acting career, the dexterous actress earned the Young Artist Award Nominations for five times, they were all for her performance in Small Wonder, however, she didn’t get to win any.
It Is Believed That She Left Acting to Become a Nurse
It’s almost three decades since the actress disappeared from the limelight but people are yet to quit wondering what happened to her, why she abandoned a burgeoning career, and what she has been up to. If anything, this shows she was really good as an actress.
Well, the real reason she abandoned acting may never be known as she has never said anything about it. But then, it wouldn’t be out of place to conclude she left the profession to focus on being a nurse.
Tiffany Brissette moved to Boulder, Colorado in the mid-2000s and started working as a nanny before furthering her education to become a professional nurse. Presently, Brissette is a registered nurse in Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado. It is also said that she is an active fellow of Variety Club Telethon where she aids children with terminal ailments.
There is no doubt that what she does now is a fulfilling choice of work.
Regarding her marital status, the former child star is very taciturn when it comes to information concerning her personal life and has not disclosed whether she is married, divorced, or currently dating anyone.