Carrie Jean Yazel is an American actress, singer, and producer best known for her roles in the television series Life with Lucy (1986-1987) and the feature films God's Not Dead 2 (2016) and 7th Heaven (1997-2006).
Born on April 27th, 1958, in San Antonio, Texas, Yazel began her career in show business at the age of five when she was cast in a local theater production. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in theater and minored in dance.
In 1987, Yazel moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her acting career. She found success in television, appearing in a number of series and made-for-TV movies including The Fall Guy, Growing Pains, Matlock, and Highway to Heaven.
In 1997, Yazel was cast in the role of Mary Camden in the popular drama series 7th Heaven. She played the part of the mother of the show’s main characters, a role that she held for nine seasons.
Yazel also starred in the feature films God's Not Dead 2 and The Last Song, and had a recurring role on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She also made guest appearances in television series such as NCIS, Private Practice, and CSI: Miami.
In addition to acting, Yazel is also a singer and producer. She has released a number of albums over the years, including her own self-titled debut album in 1985. She also produced a documentary film called The End of the Line, which was released in 2011.
Carrie Jean Yazel is an accomplished actress and singer who has made a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. Her long career in television, film, and music has led her to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.