Lisa Wilhoit stars as Woodridge's newest student, the rebel-in-black Madison Lewis, in UPN's new half-hour comedy series, Social Studies. A tough-minded, worldly 14-year-old, Madison would be the first one to get something pierced or tattooed, just to annoy her parents.
Wilhoit boasts a unique heritage, as the third generation in a multi-talented show business family. Her grandfather, Ken Wilhoit, scored the music for such Quinn Martin productions as The Fugitive and The F.B.I. Her father, Michael, is a sound effects editor for feature films, among them "J.F.K." and "Home Alone."
As a small child, Wilhoit discovered an athletic affinity and trained in gymnasties for years. At the age of 1O, she was tapped to do stunt work on the feature film "Hook," which lead to her acting debut playing the part of Baby Tinkerbell. Eventually she landed her first series regular role as Danielle Chase in the acclaimed series My So-Called Life, for which Lisa won a Youth in Film Award. Other television credits include Picket Fences, Walker: Texas Ranger, the telefilm Who's Daughter is She? with Joanna Kems, Talking with T.J., and the feature film "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves." Lisa also has worked steadily doing voice-overs for films.
The Los Angeles native is a dedicated student. For recreation, Lisa loves riding her horse, a thoroughbred named Ricki. She lives in the San Fernando Valley with her family and a small menagerie of pets.
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