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Twink Caplan Biography

Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Began performing in Pittsburgh at age 5; was later both a ballerina and a TV-show go-go dancer
  • Made friends with folk singer Kinky Friedman after interviewing him on a Pittsburgh radio show she hosted in the 1970s
  • He wrote a song ("Twinkle") for her
  • Made movie acting debut (as Twinkie Caplan) in American Raspberry (also known as Prime Time), a low-budget 1977 movie spoof of 1970s TV in which Friedman also appeared
  • Best known as Miss Geist in the 1995 Amy Heckerling comedy Clueless and its 1996-99 sitcom adaptation; was also an associate producer of the movie and one of the series' co-executive producers
  • Other Heckerling collaborations include the 1986 sitcom Fast Times (Caplan appeared in the pilot); the 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking and its 1990 sequel, Look Who's Talking Too (costarred); and the 2000 comedy Loser (costarred and produced)