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Larisa Oleynik:

Larisa Oleynik:

Larisa Oleynik:

isa OlBorn in Santa Clara and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Oleynik began her career as a child actor, first appearing onstage as young Cosette in a national touring production of Les Misérables (1989–1991). She was subsequently cast in the titular role on the Nickelodeon sci-fi series The Secret World of Alex Mack from 1994 to 1998. She also began a film career, starring in an ensemble cast as Dawn Schafer in the film adaptation The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), and in a lead role in the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). (Source:eyniJump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Family (1) | Trade Mark (1) | Trivia (8) | Personal Quotes (9With her bright smile and Everygirl aura, Larisa Oleynik became the darling of the pre-teen set playing the title role in "The Secret World of Alex Mack" (Nickelodeon, 1994-98). Her character was a typical teenager on whom some experimental chemicals were spilled causing her to develop telekinetic powers and the ability to "morph" into objects. A quiet, almost unassuming series, "Alex Mack" was a twist on the long-time standard plot of a common person put in extraordinary circumstances, albeit at a younger age and with a charming sweetness. The series became Nickelodeon's most popular and when its star decided to concentrate on her studies and end its run in 1998, fans were disheartened. (Source:) (Source:kLarisa Oleyni

Larisa Oleynik - Biography, Height & Life Story

Editorial Staff at Super Stars Bio is a team of experts writers, journalists, led by Mairaj Pirzada. Trusted by over 1 million readers & celebrity fans worldwide. (Source: superstarsbio.com)

Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent. Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her costar was Rider Strong, playing Gavroche. The two would be reunited when Larisa guested on Rider's sitcom, Boy Meets World (1993). Larisa's most well known roles are Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), and Alex in The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). (Source: www.amazon.com)

Larisa Oleynik was something of a teen idol back in the 1990s, starring in several of the most popular movies and TV shows of the time. She is best known for playing the title role in The Secret Life Of Alex Mack as well as starring in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Here are ten things about her that you may not know. (Source: tvovermind.com)

5. the Secret Life of Alex Mack Was One of the Top Three Watched Shows on Nickelodeon

400 people auditioned for the part of Alex Mack and it was Oleynik that was ultimately successful. Even though the show aired over twenty years ago, it is still the role that she is probably most famous for. The series told the story of Alex Mack, a normal teenage girl who was involved in an accident which led to her developing telekinetic powers. The series is one of the most popular shows that the channel has ever produced. It regularly ranked in the top three most watched shows at a time when there was a lot of competition in the teen genre. (Source: tvovermind.com)

When Alex Mack ended she did not have to wait long before she got another recurring role in a TV show. She played Alissa Strudwick from seasons four through six. Her character was a girlfriend of Tommy Solomon, one of the main characters who was played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There were rumors that the two were also dating in real life around this time, although this was never confirmed. She played his love interest again when the two both starred in 10 Things I Hate About You. (Source: tvovermind.com)

 

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