Schuyler Fisk Biography (1982-)

(pronounced sky-ler) grew up in a small farm community in Virginia, far away from the L.A. limelight she would grow to crave. While she was located quite a distance from her goal to become a Hollywood , the biz was in her blood, and the distance would be overcome. Born on July 8, 1982, to Sissy Spacek and filmmaker Jack Fisk, would venture to Los Angeles herself at the ripe age of 17. She had gained experience with bit parts in films while she was still in high school, and made a mark with her performance as Kristy Thomas in 1995’s Baby-Sitters Club. In 1996, she starred as Joe in My Friend Joe. After completing high school early, she left her parents behind to embark on a career in an industry both of her parents had already explored. Her performance ambition developed her talent as a musician as well as an actress. Playing guitar helped her to write several songs and eventually sing for the soundtracks of some of her films. As the credits scroll at the end of 2000’s Snow Day, Fisk can be heard both singing and playing guitar. (She played the role of Lane Leonard within the film.) That same year, she wrote and sang “Catching up With Yesterday” in Skeletons in the Closet, in which she played Robin. In 2002, she earned a lot of attention for her role in Orange County starring Jack Black and Colin Hanks. Her character, Ashley, is a surfer girl with a relaxed, beach-loving attitude, and the part helped Fisk break through the teen film barrier and into more mainstream attention.

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