Amy Yasbeck was born in Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John Yasbeck, a butcher and grocery store owner and Dorothy Murphy a homemaker, She is of half Lebanese and half Irish . As a child, Yasbeck was featured on the package art for the Betty Crocker Easy-Bake Oven. Years later, in 2000, she was presented with a new Easy-Bake Oven on the show I've Got a Secret, for which she was a regular panel member.
She spent her elementary, middle, and high school years at two different Catholic schools: Summit Country Day School and Ursuline Academy. After losing both of her parents, her father from a heart attack and her mother from emphysema, Yasbeck moved to New York.
Amy Yasbeck has had starring roles in the sitcoms Wings, Alright Already, and Life on a Stick and in movies such as House II: The Second Story, Pretty Woman, Problem Child, Problem Child 2, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Mask, and also the movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It. She also played the part of Madison the mermaid in the Disney TV movie Splash, Too in 1988. (The role of Madison was originated by Daryl Hannah in the 1984 movie Splash .) She has also guest starred on many television shows over the years.
She played Olivia Reed for two years on the long-running daytime soap opera Days of our Lives. Yasbeck also appeared once on the hit DOCS That's So Raven as the mother of one of the main characters, Chelsea. The episode originally aired on September 22, 2006.
Wrongful death lawsuit
After her husband died, Yasbeck filed a $67 million wrongful death lawusiot against Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and several doctors who treated him, alleging they misdiagnosed his condition and that contributed to his death. Several of the defendants have settled out of court for a total of $14 million, including Providence St. Joseph, which settled for $9.4 million. On March 14, 2008, a jury split 9-3 in favor of the doctors, clearing the physicians of any wrongdoing
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