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Lauri Hendler (Born April 22, 1965[1]) is an American actress, best known for her role as middle child Julie Kanisky on Gimme a Break![2]

Her television guest appearances include CHiPs, Lou Grant, Three's Company, Magnum, P.I., Mr. Belvedere, Charmed, The West Wing, Becker, Without a Trace, Strong Medicine and ER.

During the 1980s, she also made frequent appearances on game shows including The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Super Password and Body Language.

She appeared in several ABC weekend specials and in 1980 was in Portrait of an Escort. In 1981, she appeared with Kim Richards as one of two daughters of a blended family in the pilot Why Us?, but this was not picked up as a series. Shortly thereafter, she was cast in Gimme a Break. In 1983, she appeared in High School U.S.A. with Michael J. Fox. She next had appearances on Mr. Belvedere, Eerie, Indiana, Charmed, The West Wing, Becker, Without a Trace, and ER.

She appeared in the games Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV as Jane Valderama, a news reporter and radio station DJ respectively.

She is married to realtor Steven Reizes.


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  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2008). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2 ed.). McFarland. pp. 392–393. ISBN 9780786486410. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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