Soleil Moon Frye
Enthusiastic, spunky and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Today the always lovable girl who played the classic character on TV is all grown up, a married mom of two, an author, a designer, and a momtrepreneur parlaying her successful kids' clothing line into a partnership with Target and a social media maven with over 1.4 million followers on twitter, and a community of over 400,000 people on Facebook.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, in an entertainment household, Soleil began acting at the tender age of five. In the years following Punky Brewster, Frye moved to New York City to attend The New School for Social Research, where she studied psychology, literature and drama. Frye returned to the business directing her first feature film 1440, co-starring on various television shows including three seasons on Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and lending her voice to a number of animated series.
After her two daughters Poet and Jagger were born, Soleil found herself frequently reaching out to moms via social media to share the daily triumphs and tribulations of being a new parent. Today, Soleil has become a major force in the social media sphere, with moms and dads looking to her for all things parenting-related. Currently, she interacts with families all across the globe through multiple platforms including her own community Moonfrye.com. She is truly a pioneer in the mommy media space.
She is also the definition of a momtrepreneur. In 2008 Frye launched her very successful eco-friendly clothing line for kids called, The Little Seed. In 2011, The Little Seed joined with Target to create a stylish, affordable and accessible children's clothing line called The Little Seed for Target. After the line's overwhelming success, Frye and Target teamed up again to announce that she will serve as their "Target Mommy Ambassador." In her new role, she has become Target's voice to moms connecting and interacting with moms everywhere.
Adding author to her repertoire, Soleil released her much anticipated first book Happy Chaos, which chronicles her 'perfectly imperfect' adventures in parenting on August 23. It portrays a humorous and helpful look at her freewheeling journey through parenthood; from her own childhood adventures to becoming a mother herself and a major voice in the mom space.
Soleil is also involved with numerous charities--She is an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association, as she was personally touched by the disease when her own father was diagnosed. His struggle inspired her to direct the award-winning documentary "Sonny Boy," in which the father/daughter team travels cross country to retrace his history and come together one last time before his memories are forever lost. Frye has been awarded the Caregiver Award at "Night At Sardis," the Young Champions Award at The National Alzheimer's Gala in Washington D.C. and has advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, Frye has become very involved with Sean Penn's non-profit JP/HRO and has just directed and produced a PSA for them, "Help Haiti Home." She has also traveled to Haiti twice in the past seven months.
Presently, Soleil is an advisor for several next generation Silicon Valley tech companies where she carries out her passion to connect and make a difference in the world through the most relevant communication platforms in the world today.
She resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jason and their two daughters, Poet and Jagger.
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