Remember warm, funny and bright Penelope from 'Punky Brewster'? Now she's even more beautiful

Apr 29, 2018
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Soleil Moon Frye who played Penelope ‘Punky Brewster in Punky Brewster has grown up to be a beautiful woman.


AmoMama brings details of former child star Soleil Moon Frye who played Punky Brewster and her current endeavors years after that role to you as reported by Stanton Daily.


Not everyone can forget the chubby funky orphan Penelope ‘Punky’ Brewster in NBC’s sitcom Punky Brewster and how stunning she looked as a child.

Well, Punky has grown to up to be a beautiful woman who has achieved so much success in her field. Punky Brewster was played by no other than the stunning Soleil Moon Frye.

One could almost say Soleil was born with a knack for acting in her genes. She was born on August 6, 1976, to a talent agent mother and an actor and boxer father. Her launch into showbiz business was quite influenced by her family as not only her parents but her two older half-brothers- Sean Frye and Meeno Peluce- had gone ahead of her to create a name for themselves in Hollywood.


Following their steps, Soleil went for her very first audition at the young age of two but didn’t land her first gig until four years after at the age of six on the film Missing Children: A Mother’s Story. After that, Soleil launched her acting career with a head start as she went ahead to make appearances in various films including Invitation to Hell, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter.

With all these appearances on screen, Soleil didn’t get her big break until she took a big leap of faith and auditioned for her first starring role in NBC’s newest sitcom as at then Punky Brewster.

To her surprise, Soleil got the role of Penelope Punky Brewster, beating 3,000 other girls to it. Unfortunately, the show didn't gain as much audience as its producers hoped it would and was only highly rated amongst kids of 2-11 year.


Despite what seemed like a flop for the new sitcom, the young audience couldn’t get enough of Soleil’s outstanding performance and thus it was in high demand. The demand became so high that Soleil joined the-then First Lady Nancy Reagan on a highly publicized anti-drug walk after she was named the honorary chairperson of the National Institute on Drugs.

Sadly, the show couldn’t keep up and was canceled in April 1986, but that wasn’t the end of Soleil's career as she went on to land several other gigs. But acting wasn’t all for her as she went to New York to pursue her passion for directing.

She made her directorial debut in 1998 film Wild Horses and also married her husband Jason Goldberg that same year.


In 2005, Soleil added another role to her life as a mother as she welcomed her daughter Poet Sienna. She added three more children to the equation, Jagger, Lyric, and Story.

Soleil is currently a host on Home Made Simple on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and at 40 she’s as astonishing as ever!