Lisa From “Saved By the Bell”, Now 48, Almost Married Martin Lawrence in Real Life

Lark Voorhies

Actress Lark Voorhies is an actress, singer, spokeswoman, and model, best known for her role as Lisa Turtle in the hit 90s show Saved By the Bell. She was once engaged to comedian Martin Lawrence in 1993 but it was later called off in 1994.Her mother named her "Lark" after the character played by Margaret Avery in the 1972 film Cool Breeze. She made her acting debut at the age of two, but her first time in front of the camera didn't go well because she froze up and her mother had to put her acting career on hold until she was more comfortable.

Later she appeared commercial for Universal Studios Tour at the age 12 to promote the King Kong attraction. She said of the experience: "I was on this tram screaming with all these other people. I had such a great time doing that."

In 1988, at the age of 14, Voorhies reappeared on an episode of Small Wonder and in June of that same year, she landed the role of Lisa Turtle in Disney Channel's television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss and appeared in 13 episodes.

But she rose to fame playing the character of Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell which aired on NBC from 1989–1993. For her performance, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award six times, winning in both 1990 and 1993.

She has since appeared in several television sitcoms and soap operas such as Days of Our Lives in 1993 and The Bold and the Beautiful in 1995.

In 1995, she also guest-starred in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and an episode of the 90s sitcom Family Matters. After that, she got married twice, to actor Miguel Coleman in 1996 but they were divorced in 2004. Later she married Jimmy Green in 2015 but filed for divorce just six months later.

In addition to being an actress, she is also an accomplished author. She has written three books including Reciprocity, Trek of the Cheshire, and A True Light which she self-published between 2010 and 2011.