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Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1967
FactPreviously worked recruiting writers to publish short stories online.

Quinn Cummings is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her role as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) and as the voice of Lucy van Pelt in the animated television series Peanuts (1985–1986).

Cummings was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of an advertising executive and a former model. She has two older sisters. Cummings was educated at The Putney School in Vermont and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980.

Cummings began her acting career in the early 1980s with guest roles on television shows such as Quincy, M.E. and The Love Boat. Her film debut came in the 1983 comedy National Lampoon’s Vacation, in which she played Audrey Griswold, the daughter of Chevy Chase’s character. She went on to appear in the films The Breakfast Club (1985) and Pretty in Pink (1986).

In 1985, Cummings began voicing the character of Lucy van Pelt in the animated television series Peanuts. She continued to voice the character until the series ended in 1986.

Cummings has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Wonder Years (1988–1993), Roseanne (1988–1997), and Will & Grace (1998–2006). She has also written two books: The Year of Living Like a Dog (2007) and Notes from the Underwire (2009).

Cummings is divorced and has two children. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

General Info

Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1967
ProfessionAuthor, Actor, Inventor, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


ChildrenAnneke DiPietro
PartnerDon DiPietro, Don DiPietro


NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, People's Choice Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
MoviesListen to Me, The Babysitter, The Goodbye Girl, Intimate Strangers, Night Drive
TV ShowsHail to the Chief, Family, Big Eddie, 100 Greatest Kid Stars

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1[on attending a meeting of other homeschooling parents] I couldn't figure out how to swing the conversation around to, 'So, do you stop having panic attacks after the first year, or do you just drink in the daytime?'


1Lives in Los Feliz, California and is co-owner of the Hip Hugger baby carrier business. [February 2002]
2Has her own blog - QC Report. [February 2005]
3Discovered by James Wong Howe.
4Ranked #54 in VH1's of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
5Her daughter inspired her Hip Hugger baby carrier invention.
6Worked as a casting agent in the 1980s.
7Daughter, Anneke DiPietro, born June 2000.
8Lives with Donald DiPietro in Los Feliz, California.
9Previously worked recruiting writers to publish short stories online.
10Attended UCLA for 2 years.
11Father, Sumner, was president of a necktie company. He died when Quinn was 10.




Blossom1991TV SeriesMillie
Listen to Me1989Susan Hooper
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesAnny
Hail to the Chief1985TV SeriesLucy Mansfield
Remington Steele1984TV Series'Minor' Descoine
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?1983TV MovieSketch Performer
Darkroom1981TV SeriesDiDi
The Babysitter1980TV MovieTara Benedict
Family1978-1980TV SeriesAnnie Cooper / Marcy Willis
CBS Library1980TV SeriesP.J.
Insight1978TV Series
Baretta1978TV Series
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesToni McDermott
The Goodbye Girl1977Lucy McFadden
Intimate Strangers1977TV MoviePeggy Halston
Police Woman1977TV SeriesLittle girl
Visions1977TV SeriesDaughter Bitsy
Night Drive1977TV MovieNancy
The Six Million Dollar Man1976TV SeriesElise
Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck1976TV MovieTracy Rankin
Big Eddie1975TV SeriesGinger Smith


Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Good Morning America1978-1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
All-Star Family Feud Special1978TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress at Work and Play1977Documentary shortHerself - Interviewee
The Making of 'The Goodbye Girl'1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHerself
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Television SeriesFamily (1976)

Nominated Awards

1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Movie Made for TelevisionGrandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or SpecialFamily (1976)
1979People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureThe Goodbye Girl (1977)

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