Facts of Life was a hit sitcom on NBC that was a spinoff of the hugely popular Diff’rent Strokes. Facts of Life would run for over 9 seasons, racking up 209 total episodes and a host of awards and viewership records along the way. The sitcom ran from 1979 to 1988 before going off of the year. Now, nearly 30 years later we are taking time to look back at the stars of Facts of Life in order to see what they are up to now!
When Lisa first started on the show she was just 14 years old. As Blair, Whelchel got to bite into a deliciously funny character that served as a wonderful foil to the rest of the cast. After Facts of Life Whelchel would largely take a break from acting. She sat out of the business from 1992 until 2001 where she returned as her character, Blair Warner, to The Wonderful World of Disney. She looks as pretty today as she did back then, no cosmetic surgery or face lift necessary!
Mindy Cohn landed the role of Natalie Green on a whim, having attended a production meeting as a student on the promise of a free lunch. Since leaving Facts of Life Cohn has gone on to star as Velma in the animated Scooby Doo series.