Lisa Diane Whelchel (born May 29, 1963) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, author, and speaker known for her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The Facts of Life. In 1984, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance for her contemporary Christian album, All Because of You. Since 2009, she has been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Christian conferences. On August 20, 2012, it was announced that she would be joining the cast of the 25th season of Survivor, being filmed in the Philippines. Lisa Whelchel was born on May 29, 1963, in Littlefield, Texas. She is the daughter of James 'Jimmy' and Virginia 'Genny' (nee French) Whelchel.