Biographic by Steve McGarry for September 24, 2006
Born in Whitter, California, on March 27, 1975, Sacy Ann Ferguson was a child actress, starring on the "Kids Incorporated" TV show for five years, as well as providing the voice for the Sally Brown character on "Peanuts" animated TV specials. As a teen, she appeared on such shows as "Married with Children" and "California Dreams" and she formed the pop trio Wild Orchid. The group's self-titled debut album hit the top five of the U.S, album charts, spawning the hit single "Talk To Me" they toured with 98 Degrees and 'N Sync and they hosted the Saturday morning TV show "Great Pretenders" after the group disbanded in 2001, Stacy, by now billed simply as Fergie, joined The Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas third album, 2003's "Elephunk" was the first to feature Fergie- and it proved to be the group's multi-platinum breakthrough, spawning a string of hits (including Britian's biggest-selling single of the year "Where is the Love") they earned a grammy for the athemic "Let's Get it Started." In 2005, the follow-up album "Monkey Business" debuted in the No. 2. Spot on the Billboard Charts and the single "Don't Phunk with my Heart" earned the group another Grammy. In 2006, having returned to acting with a role in the movie "Poseidon" Fergie embarked on her first solo outing. Taken from the album "Duchess" her "London Bridge" single soared to the top fo the Billboard charts.