The American sitcom The Facts of Life was tremendously successful throughout its filming years of 1979 to 1988. Those nine years made the show one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 80’s, and it’s not hard to understand why.
Where Are They Now?
The nearly all-female cast was a phenomenon in itself, making the fact that the show managed to film over 200 episodes a tremendous achievement in itself. Where is the cast that made us all gather in our living rooms and laugh until we cried for nearly a decade now?
Charlotte Rae – Then
Mrs. Garret was played by Charlotte, the character of a housekeeper at Eastland prep school who was also in charge of taking the girls under her wing. While the first season hosted seven girls in the house, season two brought significant change to the plot. The show’s producers thought it would be better to focus on fewer characters but more in depth. Mrs. Garret’s character was also made more 3-dimensional since she began as a caretaker but developed into the role of a businesswoman and dietician.
Charlotte Rae – Now
In 91-year-old Charlotte’s case, it’s a good thing that some things never change. To this day, Charlotte is still her fun, bubbly self, years after the show stopped airing. After receiving an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Mrs. Garrett, Charlotte appeared in several other TV shows. Her most recent work includes working in a film called Ricky and the Flash, a fantastic opportunity she was granted especially as she got to work with the multi-talented Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, and Kevin Kline.
Lisa Whelchel – Then
Taking upon herself the role of strikingly beautiful and hilariously snobby Blair Warner, Lisa played the role impeccably. Only 14-years-old when she landed the role, Lisa managed to take a character that based on a stuck up teen accustomed to always having her way and turn her into a lovable young girl, despite being rebellious and enviably wealthy. Blair ended her bad streak by the end of season two and nestled comfortably in the well-known stigma of a superficial babe who cares more about shopping than anything else.
Lisa Whelchel – Now
Lisa’s acting course was just the kicking off point for what would prosper to be a very lucrative career in music. Having always been a devout Christian, Lisa decided it was time to merge her biggest passions – religion and music. Apparently a well-received mix, Lisa was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1984 for her Christian music album All Because of You. Lisa also appeared on CBS’s Survivor: Philippines and made a not-too-shabby placing, coming in second. Later, Whelchel returned to TV but preferred to act in movies.
Kim Fields – Then
Tootie, or Dorothy Ramsey, was played by Kim who landed the gig at only 10-years-old. Sweet and quirky Tootie was regularly spotted skating around on her roller blades, but also played an essential part in raising serious issues such as racism and blunt comments made by children on the show. As a character that has been an integral component of the cast from day one and all the way through the end of the show, Kim will forever be associated with her Tootie persona.
Kim Fields – Now
This star was shining brightly from the very start, something she continues to do until this day. After The Facts of Life had ended, Kim appeared on a show called Living Single for five years, then changed gears into directing several Nickelodeon shows once she received her degree. Kim participated in The Facts of Life reunion movies and interviews like the rest of the cast, but most recently appeared on reality TV shows The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Dancing with the Stars.
Mindy Cohn – Then
The story of Mindy’s discovery seems to be pulled straight out of a fairy tale: Mindy attended an all-girls prep school, the same one Charlotte Rae decided to visit to understand The Facts of Life and her character better. Charlotte was blown away by Mindy’s personality, so much so that she took Mindy under her wing and convinced the show’s producers to write in a role that is made especially for Mindy. Only aged 13 when she joined the cast, Mindy received the role of Natalie.
Mindy Cohn – Now
During The Facts of Life, Mindy became aware of her previously hidden talent for making others laugh. Once the show ended, she was granted the opportunity to try both big and small screen parts. From being the voice over for Velma’s character in the Scooby Doo franchise during 2002 to 2015 to acting in blockbusters like 21 Jump Street, The Help and Charles In Charge, Mindy tried it all and is still very well known in the industry for her comedic timing.
Molly Ringwald – Then
As mentioned before, the show went through a lot of changes after the first season, one of which was the significant cuts that were made to the original cast list. Molly Ringwald, who played Molly Parker, was one of the actors who did not make it to season two. Not happy with the decision, Molly made quite a scene after getting the axe, but it does not take a movie maniac to know how well she did for herself after the show.
Molly Ringwald – Now
Molly being cut from The Facts of Life is probably one of the best things that ever happened to her. Not that the show did not do well for itself, but the plot did not fit her character, which made room for other, life changing roles. Indeed, after her short lived appearance on The Facts of Life, Molly starred in 80’s teen hits such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. To this day, Molly can still be seen in both films and TV shows.
George Clooney – Then
Late bloomer George Clooney joined The Facts of Life during season 7, but stayed right until the end of season 8. Taking upon himself the character of sweet and delightful handyman George Burnett, Clooney had no idea what his professional acting career would grow into. His first big time appearance on the screen was on the show, and a specially memorable scene was the famous smooch with actress Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair. His days of stardom were fast approaching thanks to the show we all know and love.
George Clooney – Now
Landing the epic role as Dr. Doug Ross on ER was Clooney’s next big break. It came straight after The Facts of Life, going hand in hand with his given title as the most appealing man alive. After that Clooney stayed away from the small screen. His movies made millions, and soon thereafter, the Clooney name could not be associated with anything short of award winning movies. Among the many on his resume, Clooney starred in the films Oceans Eleven, Syriana, Gravity and Money Monster.
Cloris Leachman – Then
Coming into The Facts of Life during season 7, Cloris Leachman replaced Mrs. Garrett with the character of Beverly Ann. The reason for Mrs. Garrett’s departure was written in as a voyage to Africa, but actually, actress Charlotte Rae had enough of the show and wished to be written off. Cloris’s new character became the girls’ new caretaker and a shop owner in one. Unlike common opinion, not only was Charlotte glad about being cut – she also chose Cloris as her most suitable replacement.
Cloris Leachman – Now
Cloris won more Primetime Emmy Awards than any other actor ever has – a total of 8 – as well as one prestigious Academy Award and another Daytime Emmy Award. Her wit, charm and canny sense of humor did not shed over the years – if anything, she is at the peak of her career now. She acted on The Beverly Hillbillies, Malcolm in the Middle, The Fox Show, Raising Hope – and even took part in Dancing With the Stars. Cloris is a high-paid actress in the industry and looked up to tremendously.
John Lawlor – Then
Another member of the season one, and season one only, gang is John Lawlor. Although he did not make the cut to season two and onwards, John’s character of Headmaster Steven Bradley was a short and sweet one that suited its purpose of setting the background story straight. His character was only going to grow so much, and the producers of the show preferred to focus on the remaining roles rather than keep on John and the other four girls who were cut.
John Lawlor – Now
If the current picture featuring John’s face rings a bell, it is because you have probably seen him on the famously controversial drama series Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston. After The Facts of Life, John sought more long term TV appearances. He appeared on L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Mr. Belvedere, Barney Miller, The Rockford Files, Ellery Queen, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Alice. As for the film industry, John has been on National Lampoon Goes to the Movies, and Billy Jack Goes to Washington.
Felice Schachter – Then
Felice Schachter was Nancy, as well as the first cast member who was cut from the show. She made her mark during the first season and never made it to the second along with other members of the cast, but that does not mean she had no input. Her role, despite not being particularly significant, did assist in clarifying the background story for the entire show. Later on, Felice had a fruitful career in both the television and film industry, so everything worked out for the best.
Felice Schachter – Now
Felice landed a role in the unforgettable movie Zapped! after The Facts of Life, acting alongside the Happy Days hunk Scott Baio. Additionally, Felice thought it would be interesting to try standing behind the camera rather than in front of it, which is why she started working as a production assistant and assistant director in films and commercials. Some of her more familiar works include JAG, The Citizen, High Tide, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and 30 Years to Life.
Julie Piekarski – Then
Few know that Julie, before anything else, was a Mouseketeer, meaning she was a part of The Mickey Mouse Club variety television show created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions. Her character of Sue Ann Weaver on The Facts of Life was short lived like many others, but the bombshell blonde definitely had several gigs up her sleeve that would stabilize the rest of her professional career. Unlike the other cast members, however, Julie stuck to the small screen.
Julie Piekarski – Now
Julie’s appearances were maintained the same genre of PG-rated comedies and drama series, such as Quincy M.E., Three’s Company, The Best of Times, and ABC Afterschool Specials. Moreover, Julie became an entertainment reporter for KPLR-TV, a job that was perfect for good ‘ol Julie who was looking to work close to home, in the small town of St. Louis, Missouri. Despite those occasional appearances, Julie is still most easily associated with her role on The Facts of Life.
McKenzie Astin – Then
McKenzie Astin was only 12-years-old when he got hired to act the role of Andy Moffett. His character was present from 1985 to 1999 and towards the end of the show as well. A hilarious character in himself, Andy was a cheeky little boy who entered Edna’s Edibles asking for a job. Andy was always looking for a way to make some extra cash and impress the women of the show. What made his role even more whimsical is the fact that his character admired every girl in the cast.
McKenzie Astin – Now
Nowadays, youngster Andy turned to grown up McKenzie, having already hit the 4th decade of his life. McKenzie appeared on leading and lucrative television shows like Psych, Scandal, Lost, NCIS, House and Grey’s Anatomy. McKenzie’s film work includes top rated movies, such as The Last Days of Disco, Wyatt Earp, and The Evening Star (alongside Shirley MacLaine). His more recent work includes working with his father, who just so happens to be the Director of the program in Theatre Arts at Johns Hopkins University.
Julie Anne Haddock – Then
Playing the part of Cindy Webster, Julie Anne was on the first season of the show The Facts of Life and was later deleted off the show. She was removed since her character was lacking the “it” factor that would make her a main point of interest. However, during season two and three, the producers of the show thought it might add a little spice to have her appear on a few episodes every now and then, which proved to be a wise choice.
Julie Anne Haddock – Now
In 1986, Julie appeared in her last ever episode on The Facts of Life. This was also the last acting role on Julie’s resume, as she made the call to move away from the limelight and dedicate her time to starting a family and focusing on her personal life. Although she geographically stayed situated in the state of stars, Julie made her Californian home more family-oriented, raising her children as church-attending Christians and volunteering with charity work whenever she can.
Sherrie Austin – Then
Originally from Australia, this actress in the making was on The Facts of Life from 1987 to 1988, but also made more appearances on the end of the show during season 9 for 15 episodes. Pippa McKenna was the name of her eccentric character, who was an exchange student who came to Eastland Academy from the Australian Koolunga Academy. Pippa was a character with an unusual sense of humor, one which was often found accompanying Andy and joining in on his schemes to earn money.
Sherrie Austin – Now
Sherrie took some time off after The Facts of Life and concluded that she was more passionate about singing than about acting. As a matter of fact, few people know that Sherrie made her way to the U.S. from her Australian home due to being a member of a band called Colorhaus in the 1990’s. This proved to be a smart career choice since she topped the Billboard charts in 2003 with a number called Streets of Heaven. Overall, Sherrie made five albums in total, with the last one being released in 2011.
Geri Jewell – Then
Another actress who was discovered by pure chance was Geri. She performed at the Media Access Awards when The Facts of Life producer Norman Lear felt as though he could not take his eyes off her. Her energetic, charismatic performance was enough for Norman to realize he wanted Geri on the show. Geri played the part of Geri Tyler from 1980 (the second season) and all the way through 1984. Geri was the first person with cerebral palsy to have a role in television.
Geri Jewell – Now
Since The Facts of Life, Geri acted in well-received TV series such as HBO’s Deadwood, The Young and the Restless, Glee, Alcatraz, Strong Medicine, and 21 Jump Street. She also had a few performances on The Comedy Store and attempted film too, making movies like The Night of the White Pants and Two of a Kind. Despite her apparent disability, Geri did not let the latter affect her way of living or spirited soul. To this day, she continues choosing comedy as a way of life, taking upon herself hilarious roles that will bring smiles to the faces of others.
Alex Rocco – Then
Jo’s father, Charlie Polniaczek, was played by Alex Rocco, but unlike many of the other roles that were cut, Charlie appeared every now and again from 1981 to 1988. Overall, Alex acted in 11 episodes of the show, but the inconsistency of his appearances meant that he also had to take other acting gigs. These alternative gigs were the movies Return to Horror High, Scenes from the Goldmine, P.K. and the Kid, and Lady in White as well as television roles in The Golden Girls, St. Elsewhere, and The A-Team.
Alex Rocco – Now
Thanks to his seemingly prominent role on The Facts of Life, Alex Rocco had an astounding acting career. He appeared on shows like Episodes and Maron, and movies featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. Alex practically paved his way for an outstanding professional path. His more recent works include acting in the films The Wedding Planner, The Job, Find Me Guilty, and Scammerhead. Alex Rocco passed away on July 18, 2015, aged 79.
Roger Perry – Then
Playing the role of Charles Parker came naturally to actor Roger Perry, who was on the show from 1981 to 1983 for ten episodes in total. One of his most remembered quotes was when he turned to Edna and asked, “You know there are parents here whose names I’ve only seen on checks? And I’ve been getting angry phone calls from them all week. They are furious I allowed those books to be removed from the library. I mean Edna, they hate me.”
Roger Perry – Now
The Facts of Life was the end of the road for Roger, who chose to stay away from the camera and refrain from acting, despite being a natural at it. Still, in order to commemorate his and his wife’s contribution to the industry, they both received a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California. Joyce Bulifant, his wife also received a star due to the fact that she is also an actress, having appeared on both TV and the stage – Broadway!
Jami Gertz – Then
She might not have had a primary part of the plot, but Jami was influential and made an impact despite not having a major role. Acting as Boots St. Clair, Jami was one of Blair’s closest friends. Jami also acted in other projects during her time on The Facts of Life, such as Dreams, Family Ties and For Members Only. Jami additionally had a role on Diff’rent Strokes and Square Pegs, both of which promoted her as the highly talented actress she is.
Jami Gertz – Now
Acting aside, Jami managed to make quite a name for herself as a successful business woman, and remarkably one of the richest women alive. Her husband Antony Ressler and herself are a part of the same investment group bought out by MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. The fact that Jami continues to act goes to show how dedicated and passionate she is about her craft. Her most recognized works include roles on Ally McBeal, ER, Still Standing, Entourage and This Is Us.
Marj Dusay – Then
Marj was a reoccurring guest star on the show, making occasional appearances during 1981 to 1987. Altogether, Marj was in 8 episodes which mostly portrayed her character of Monica, Blair Warner’s mother, as a serious one. Although comedy was the genre of the show, it was important to have a role like Marj to keep everything in tact and not make a complete mockery of the entire series. Balancing everybody out, Marj was also very relatable and a dependable figure much different than the other characters.
Marj Dusay – Now
Marj is more commonly known by her Guiding Light persona these days, who goes by the name of Alexandra Spaulding. The soap in question took over Marj’s career, who seemed to flourish in her new surrounding and genre from 1993 to 2009. She enjoyed this new role so much that she also made an appearance on the legendary soap All My Children as the scorned, destructive Vanessa Bennett for four years. Interestingly enough, rumor has it that Marj is considerably low key off screen – a loving mother of two who recently retired.
Jenny O’Hara – Then
Miss Emily Mahoney was a reoccurring character during season 1, one that was played by the accomplished Jenny O’Hara. Although she was only on for four episodes, Jenny was hilarious and made her mark as the notable side kick for Mrs. Garrett. This was not Jenny’s first time on the screen nor would it be her last, kicking off her career in the early 1960’s. After she had performed on stage in the musical Promises Promises, it was unmistakable – Jenny O’Hara was here to stay.
Jenny O’Hara – Now
Today, Jenny is very well-known in Hollywood, playing in both television shows and in films. She has been in hits like Transparent, The Mindy Project, The King of Queens, Big Love, Costello, and Dangerous Minds. Over her long and distinguished career in acting, she has been able to transform into many different types of characters, as any good actor should, and did it all while balancing her life as a wife and mother of two.
Ryan Cassidy – Then
The youngest son out of the Cassidy bunch is Ryan Cassidy, who was handed the role of Kevin Metcalf in 1985 after presenting exceptional acting skills, much like his brother David Cassidy. Ryan also fitted the part perfectly with his boyish look and singular charm. At times it seemed as though he genuinely enjoyed teasing Blair, which made the way he treated her even more believable. Although Cassidy was only on the show for five episodes, his performance was a well remembered one.
Ryan Cassidy – Now
Ryan liked working on The Facts of Life, but felt like his heart was not into it completely. He attempted at another acting role in the 1980’s, but finally decided it wasn’t for him and substituted his previous role for one much further behind the camera – in the art department. He worked backstage on many thriving shows, like The Secret World of Alex Mack, JAG, The King of Queens, Good Luck Charlie and Muppets Tonight. Years later Ryan said he considers acting again, but in more dramatic roles.
Juliette Lewis – Then
The character of Terry Rankin was introduced to the show during its last and final season, and that is when Juliette Lewis joined the cast. Her character was meant to act as a jumping point for what would later be a spinoff series, but it never actually happened. Terry was not a strong enough character to make her own show, having only appeared in two episodes during her time on The Facts of Life in 1988. Nonetheless, the show did provide Juliette with a gig that would later promote her career.
Juliette Lewis – Now
Presently, Juliette is on a whole other level. She is an award winning actress with a lengthy list of both television and films attached to her name, although her one particularly unique role was in a 1991 film by Martin Scorsese called Cape Fear. Her acting abilities were so superb, Juliette received a Golden Globe and Oscar nominee for her role. Among her many films are the next acclaimed few: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Nerve, The Other Sister, and August: Osage County.
Scott Bryce – Then
Jo’s love interest was Rick Bonner, a character who was played by Scott Bryce. This cast addition was perfectly timed and pre-planned in a way to fit the plot. The idea was that during the last season, all the girls on the show would transition into adulthood and leave their teen years behind. Towards the end of high school, they were accompanied by their first loves, helping them to come to terms of who they are as young women starting their lives.
Scott Bryce – Now
Like many other The Facts of Life stars, Scott directed after the show, but never entirely gave up on acting. He was credited on plenty of Hollywood films and TV shows, and was seen in front of the camera on The Golden Girls, Who’s the Boss?, Murphy Brown, and L.A. Law as well as the films Lethal Weapon 3, and Up Close and Personal. These days Scott can be spotted doing what he loves most – acting – in shows such as Deception, Blue Bloods, and The Good Fight.
Dawn Gregg – Then
Only involved for three episodes was actress Dawn Gregg, who played Jenny on the favored show. Unlike the other girls who were cut after the first season of the show, Dawn joined later on to add an interesting twist, and a little pick me up to the existing plot. Her role was relatively minor without any special tweaks that would unstabilize the entire show, but her performance was memorable nonetheless. The Facts of Life needed dynamic, temporary addition to the girls, and that was her sole purpose.
Dawn Gregg- Now
These days, Dawn is happily married and a mother to five beautiful children. She took a significant amount of time off acting after The Facts of Life ceased and did not return to the scene until 2012, a call many in the industry would stamp as risky. But post-break, Dawn was more prepared than ever to give producing, directing and even writing a try, but also maintained the title of an actress. Instead of continuing down the path of sitcom lane, Dawn headed in the direction of short, artistic films.
Eve Plumb – Then
Eve is not often thought of as Meg from The Facts of Life, which is understandable considering she was only on the show for two episodes. However, the reason for her absence is a well-favored one – Eve already managed to get a name for herself as an actress through her role on The Brady Bunch as young Jan Brady. Her appearance on the show had the same effect of bringing a celebrity star to make an appearance, despite having a rather low key character.
Eve Plumb – Now
Here’s an interesting fact not many people know about Eve – when she was a young girl, at only 11-years-old, Eve purchased her home for $55,000. Already an accomplishment in itself, what makes this matter an even greater surprise is the fact she recently sold that very same house for a stunning amount just a little shy of $3.9 million. Professionally, Eve’s lovely smile can be seen in different TV shows to this day, including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Law and Order, Days of Our Lives, and Army Wives.
David Ackroyd – Then
David Ackroyd joined the cast of The Facts of Life with a hidden agenda – his character was supposed to be the catalyst that would later prosper into being a spinoff series. The show was supposed to be about an all male school called The Stone Military Academy, with David acting as Major Dorsey, the trusty adult. Unfortunately, that spinoff never made it past its pilot episode. Although disappointing, at least we got to enjoy David’s presence for two episodes on The Facts of Life.
David Ackroyd – Now
David cultivated an impressive acting career long after the show ended, acting in both big and small screen works like Xena Warrior Princess, Walker Texas Ranger, A Peaceable Kingdom, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and even had a go at the documentary The Best Bar in America. Easily comprehended from the list above, David had a serious demeanor and therefore always pursued roles of great importance, such as doctors, lawyers, government officials and so on. Additionally, David is married and has two daughters.
Jennifer Barlow – Then
1983 was the year of guest appearances on The Facts of Life, meant to spruce things up. The storyline shifted several times throughout the show’s lifetime, and Jennifer Barlow was just what the show needed. Acting as Alicia in two episodes, Jennifer was both easy on the eyes and had a pulsing presence the audience simply loved. Her role was minor, true, but this was a well-needed addition to the cast that would later kick off her career completely.
Jennifer Barlow – Now
Very much like her former The Facts of Life co-workers, Jennifer also tried her hand at producing and directing but also broke out of the actress-turned-director stigma by entering the television and film editing world as well as a little stunt pulling to jam it up. Jennifer has been on numerous big named shows since the 80’s, including Dallas, Nine to Five, The Golden Palace, The Jeffersons, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beverly Hills 90210, and Key West.
Mayim Bialik – Then
Just because that quirky smile and little girl charm was not enough to launch a spin off series, does not mean Mayin did not have big things coming her way. She was on The Facts of Life as Jennifer Cole, the lovable and naive guest who only made an appearance during the very last two episodes of the show back in 1988. Although it was saddening to hear there would be no continuance to The Facts of Life, her addition to the show was a worthy one.
Mayim Bialik – Now
Due to her role in The Big Bang Theory, Mayim has become so successful, she can no longer walk down the street without being asked for an autograph! Taking upon herself the role of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, a Neuroscientist who is as charming as she is clever, Mayim is incredibly talented and impersonates her character flawlessly. A contributing factor to the latter could be the fact that actually, Mayim has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in real life, too.
Seth Green – Then
Very much like his previous co-star, Seth Green was also the cherry on top of the last two episodes of The Facts of Life. He was meant to join the much-anticipated spin off show too, which as we know, unfortunately, did not get picked up. Seth was given the character of Adam Brinkerhoff, and that very same year he landed three other roles on Big Business, Divided We Stand, and My Stepmother Is an Alien. Ever since 1984, Seth became a Hollywood favorite.
Seth Green – Now
His singular delivery landed him voice roles for hugely successful animated shows, like American Dad!, and Family Guy (voicing Chris Griffin). Additionally, Chris appeared on star-saturated TV shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Austin Powers sequels, That 70’s Show, and Entourage, to name a few. He is still very much alive and kicking in the industry to this day, credited as a director, writer, producer, and actor. As for his personal life, Seth got married to actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010, in Northern California.
Loren Lester – Then
On for eight episodes from 1981 to 1987, Loren landed the role of Roy on The Facts of Life. In defiance of not being a primary, steady character on the show or appearing in consecutive episodes, Loren still maintained the image of one with importance, seeing as how he had a close knit relationship with Nancy’s character, Jo. For six years Loren would appear every now and then, which enabled him to try other parts of the industry, such as voice-over work.
Loren Lester – Now
His most iconic and well-remembered role was as the voice of Robin in the animated series, Batman. Furthermore, Loren acted in prominent television shows such as Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, Tow and a Half Men, Parenthood, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to acting on TV, Loren is also a stage actor, director and playwright. His written work includes the play It’s Magic – The Life and Music of Doris Day, and he was quoted saying writing was a form of therapy for him, too.
Nancy McKeon – Then
Probably the most dominant role on the show, Nancy got to play Jo on The Facts of Life. She joined during the second season meaning she was not there for the notorious cut, but at only 15-years-old, Nancy was impeccable in filling the gap formed by the freshening up of the cast list. Big mouthed and cheeky attitude, rebellious Jo was boyish but charming, who seemed to soften towards the end of the show. As time went by and the show progressed, Jo became more feminine and appealing.
Nancy McKeon – Now
Post The Facts of Life, Nancy married in 2003 and had two kids. Nancy did not let her talent go to waste after the show – she played in several television productions, such as Inspector Jinny Exstead on the show, as well as on Sonny with a Chance, on the Disney Channel. However, it is hard not to associate her name with the show that changed her life. Nancy also acted in television movies like A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, The Wrong Woman, and Comfort and Joy.