You’ll Never Guess Which Child Star This Is…

February 20, 2014  |  

Any other Harriet The Spy fans out there?

That’s right, this lovely young woman was once known to the world as Janie Gibbs, the young scientist in the making and best friend of the main character, Harriet. Vanessa Chester was also known for her work in the sequel to Jurrasic Park, 1997’s Lost World: Jurassic Park. She did most of her work as teen, but since then, she has had small guest roles on everything from Malcolm in the Middle to Veronica Mars and even How I Met Your Mother. Now 29, the Guyanese  beauty still has the acting bug, most recently acting in the miniseries, Welcome to Sanditon, and working on a film with Shelly Duvall and Stephen Baldwin called The Costume Shop. According to her Instagram profile, on top of all that, Chester is also a “Professional Storyteller. LipGloss Connoisseur. Dessert Expert. Nap Enthusiast.” 

I don’t know about you but I was a huge fan of the Nickelodeon movie Harriet The Spy, so seeing this young woman again was quite the nostalgic treat for me and a few of my giddy co-workers. Check out more photos of Chester on the next page and try not to call her Janie (I know, it’s hard).


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