Singer for the Black Eyed Peas
Stacy Ferguson was born on March 27th, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California to parents Terri and Pat Ferguson. She has a younger sister named Dana (she is three years younger).
Her first professional acting appearance was not an appearance at all, but the use of her voice on the cartoon The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show in which she voiced the character of Sally at the age of eight in 1983. The following year she also leant her voice to two other Charlie Brown cartoons – It’s Flashbeagle Charlie Brown in 1984 and Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown in 1985.Her next appearance was on a video named Be Smebody or Be Somebody’s Fool, an educational video where Mr. T and members of New Edition tells kids how to do the right thing. Stacy appears in the video in some of the skits. She also did some modeling and commercials on the side as well.
It was in 1984, however, that she got her big break when she received a role in the kid’s television series Kids Incorporated along side another future celebrity, Jennifer Love Hewitt. She appeared on this show until 1989. The cast of the show won the Young Artists Ensemble Award in 1984 (shared with Ryan Lambert, Renee Sands, Rahsaan Patterson and Martika) and was nominated fir the Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in 1990 (shared with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sean O’Riordan, Kenny Ford Jr.. Devyn Puett and Richard Shoff). The cast of the show also did a TV special (Kids Incorporated: Rock in the New Year) and a video (Kids Incorporated: Chartbusters) in 1986.
She made her debut on the big screen in 1986 with the release of the horror/comedy Monsters in the Closet.
Stacey took a hiatus from show business for a few years and enjoyed herself in school and doing normal teenage stuff. In 1997 she ended her time off and connected with Renee Sands (from her time in Kids Incorporated) and Sefanie Ridel to form the pop-band Wild Orchard. They released their self-titled debut album, Wild Orchard, in 1997 and it did fairly well on the charts. The following year, they recorded Oxygen, which was even more successful and included the hit song “Declaration.” In 1998, she also appeared briefly in the movie Outside Ozona.
In 1999, Stacy, made her way back to Saturday morning television on a series called Great Pretenders. Herself and the other two members of Wild Orchard hosted a tv show in which the audience would vote for the best contestant to lip-sync a song. The band began to lose popularity and in 2001, their record label refused to release their third album.
Stacy went into an emotional and mental downturn (including to turning to drugs for a short while). Wild Orchard dissolved and she bounced around from job to job dancing in nightclubs and performing backup singing. While doing backup, she met will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. She performed and did backup for the band in 2001 and 2002, especially afterKim Hill left. Stacy, who changed her name to “Fergie” was instrumental in making their album Elephunk (2002) such a success. They asked her to become a full time member of the band in 2003. The members of the Black Eyed Peas are Fergie, will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap.
In May, 2004, she was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine.
The Black Eyed Peas released their fourth album entitled Monkey Business in June of 2005 and it has already sold very well.
In July 2005, she became engaged to actor Josh Duhamel (from Las Vegas and All My Children)
She continues to be a part of the Black Eyed Peas and is also continuing with her movie career. She is going to be in the movie Poseidon in 2006, based on the 1972 movie The Poseidon Adventure. She also has hinted on having a solo career and has recently appeared on the soundtrack of 50 First Dates (starring Adam Sandler).
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