Tracey Gold

Actress Best Known For "Growing Pains" & Eating Disorder Spokesperson

Tracey Gold Biography

Actress Tracey Gold was born in New York City and was raised by her mom, an ad executive, and her stepfather, an actor. As a child, Gold tagged along to one of her stepfather's auditions for a Pepsi commercial and, much to his surprise, the little girl was cast instead. By age six, Gold was regularly appearing in print ads, TV shows and movies. She made an auspicious television debut in the award winning mini-series “Roots.” She also enjoyed seven years on the immensely popular ABC comedy series “Growing Pains,” after which she returned to drama with several movies of the week.

In 1984, 16-year-old Gold landed her big break: a role on the TV sitcom "Growing Pains," about a quirky family raised by a stay-at-home dad and a working mom. The show's popularity skyrocketed, and the public stress of the show added to her performance issues. One episode featured her television father offering her food and then laughing about her weight, which at the time was 135 pounds on her 5 foot, 3 inch frame. After the taping of the episode, Gold called her producers to beg them not to air the show. However, they ignored her plea and aired the show despite her protests. She found a doctor who put her on a diet. But she couldn’t stop losing the weight, so her producers demanded that she take a break from the show to get the help she needed.

Tracey Gold's road to recovery has been long and difficult, fraught with relapses and years of therapy. Fear sparked a motivation within her to gain the weight she needed to survive, and she determined to reach her goal weight of 100 pounds. She began taking anti-depressants and gained weight. This helped with her confidence and led to emotional improvement as well.

Gold has finally overcome her body-image battles and turned her recovery into a mission to help others. She starred in the well-received TV movie, "For the Love of Nancy," about a young woman who struggles with an eating disorder. Also, in 2003, she released a book, "Room to Grow: An Appetite for Life," which offers a personal look at her triumph over anorexia.

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Tracey Gold Videos

'Growing Pains' Cast, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller | TODAY
Tracey Gold Says She Faked Eating in the Final Growing Pains Scene | OWN
Tracey Gold's battle with anorexia

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Tracey Gold is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tracey Gold for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Tracey Gold generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tracey Gold for an upcoming event.

Tracey Gold Videos

'Growing Pains' Cast, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller | TODAY
Tracey Gold Says She Faked Eating in the Final Growing Pains Scene | OWN
Tracey Gold's battle with anorexia
Tracey Gold on Good Morning America

Tracey Gold News

  • Lifetime Starving Secrets

    Tracey Gold's Starving Secrets Has Growing Pains ... former child actress Tracey Gold and premiering tonight on Lifetime, sounds like a spectacularly bad idea.


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