Lisa Whelchel scores a role in Tyler Perry's next movie

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Prepare to see Blair for the first time in almost 25 years, because Lisa Whelchel from The Facts of Life is returning to the industry by winning a part in Tyler Perry's latest movie, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. Coming in second on Survivor: Philippines wasn't so bad, after all.

"I play the role of Nancy Porter, the country school principal. I'm having fun!" the 49-year-old tells People, noting she won the role three hours after her audition, her first for a role in 33 years. "Tyler Perry is such a brilliant man. He's a nice guy, and so funny when he gets in his Madea garb."

Lisa has been keeping busy guest hosting Jeff Probst's talk show, and won $100,000 as the fan favorite on her survivor stint. And with Nancy McKeon making a steady stream of TV movies, Mindy Cohn devoted to voicing Velma in a bunch of Scooby-Doo cartoons and Kim Fields rebounding after Living Single, it's good to see all the girls really have grown up.

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