Actress/Songwriter Danielle Brisebois

Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 30, 2008

I just watched the All in the Family episode where Archie takes care of Edith's niece, played by Danielle Brisebois. She was such a talented and loveable child. Is she still acting?
—Mary Marshall, Hastings, Neb.

For the most part, Brisebois stopped acting when she was 18 and turned her focus to songwriting, going on to pen tunes for Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Mandy Moore. She also wrote the Natasha Bedingfield hit "Unwritten," which is the theme song for the smash-hit MTV series The Hills. "I don't believe you have to only do one thing in your life," says Brisebois, 38, who lives in Los Angeles and plans to marry her longtime boyfriend, rock guitarist Nick Lashley, later this year.