Soleil Moon Frye aka Punky Brewster (Photos, Bio)

soleil moon frye played punky brewster

Soleil Moon Frye, 32, started acting at age two.  The daughter of actor Virgil Frye, she got her acting breakthrough in 1984 when she was cast as 8-year-old Penelope 'Punky' Brewster on the NBC weekly sitcom that lasted two seasons.

The show had the youngster living in an abandoned Chicago apartment with her dog.  Punky Brewster's network run was short but proved to be a big hit in rerun syndication.  The original cast was also hired to do voice over for the animated cartoon by the same name that aired from 1985 to 1989.

Soleil, which is French for sun, got her unusual name from the musical Annie Get Your Guns.  She makes her living by continuing to do voice overs. Her vocals are featured by the character Zoey in the 2005 Proud Family Movie.  She also provides voice over for the character Jade in the cartoon series Bratz.

Soleil is married to Jason Goldberg, a television producer and actor.  He and actor Ashton Kutcher run the production company Katalyst Films.   Goldberg and Frye have two young children,  a daughter Poet Sienna Rose and a son Jagger Joseph Blue.  Once a member of the Church of Scientology, Soleil has now converted to Judaism.

Frye is co-founder of the Little Seed, an environmentally conscious children's specialty boutique in Los Angeles.  Her best friend is actress Melissa Joan Hart, who played the starring role on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.

Photo gallery below.

  • soleil and jason
  • soleil moon frye photo 2
  • punky brewster
  • punky brewster 1984

  • baby couture pose with poet and jagger
  • melissa joan hart and soleil moon frye with their oldest childre
  • soleil and jagger in baby couture