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Andrea Fay Friedman

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Birth
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
3 Dec 2023 (aged 53)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Actress. Her career spanned television, film, and voice acting. Born and raised in the United States, Friedman pursued her education at West Los Angeles Baptist High School and Santa Monica College, laying the groundwork for her future endeavors. Her breakthrough occurred in 1992 when she portrayed 'Amanda,' the girlfriend and eventual wife of Corky Thacher, in the acclaimed television series "Life Goes On," earning widespread recognition across two seasons. Subsequently, she made notable episodic appearances in TV series such as "Baywatch," "Touched by an Angel," "Chicago Hope," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." Friedman's career flourished starring the 1997 film "Smudge," and contributed to the movie's receipt of the 1998 Humanitas Prize in the Children's Live Action category. Throughout the 2000s, she secured significant episodic roles in prominent TV series like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "ER," and "Saving Grace," among others. In 2010, she ventured into voice acting by lending her voice to the character 'Ellen' in an episode of "Family Guy," sparking controversy due to a reference to Sarah Palin, a moment she defended as humor despite public reactions. Her final acting endeavor was her starring role in the 2019 Christmas film "Carol of the Bells," portraying 'Carol Harris.' Friedman's life extended beyond the entertainment industry. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, she became the subject of the documentary "A Possible Dream: The Andrea Friedman Story," shedding light on her remarkable journey. Alongside her acting pursuits, she dedicated two decades to working in a law firm's accounting department while also contributing to education through her involvement in the Pathway program at UCLA, teaching skills for independent living. She passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 3, 2023, at the age of 53 due to complications arising from Alzheimer's disease.
Actress. Her career spanned television, film, and voice acting. Born and raised in the United States, Friedman pursued her education at West Los Angeles Baptist High School and Santa Monica College, laying the groundwork for her future endeavors. Her breakthrough occurred in 1992 when she portrayed 'Amanda,' the girlfriend and eventual wife of Corky Thacher, in the acclaimed television series "Life Goes On," earning widespread recognition across two seasons. Subsequently, she made notable episodic appearances in TV series such as "Baywatch," "Touched by an Angel," "Chicago Hope," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." Friedman's career flourished starring the 1997 film "Smudge," and contributed to the movie's receipt of the 1998 Humanitas Prize in the Children's Live Action category. Throughout the 2000s, she secured significant episodic roles in prominent TV series like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "ER," and "Saving Grace," among others. In 2010, she ventured into voice acting by lending her voice to the character 'Ellen' in an episode of "Family Guy," sparking controversy due to a reference to Sarah Palin, a moment she defended as humor despite public reactions. Her final acting endeavor was her starring role in the 2019 Christmas film "Carol of the Bells," portraying 'Carol Harris.' Friedman's life extended beyond the entertainment industry. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, she became the subject of the documentary "A Possible Dream: The Andrea Friedman Story," shedding light on her remarkable journey. Alongside her acting pursuits, she dedicated two decades to working in a law firm's accounting department while also contributing to education through her involvement in the Pathway program at UCLA, teaching skills for independent living. She passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 3, 2023, at the age of 53 due to complications arising from Alzheimer's disease.

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