updated 12/09/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/09/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 15, sophomore. Alias Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Nickname: Mal-Jam...Born in Jersey City, raised in L.A....Favorite show: Miami Vice...Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street...Food: pepperoni pizza, beef tacos...Clothes: black Willi Smith pants, Wild Pair boots, "a cool shirt and sweater," sports jacket...Activities: basketball ("5'10" and still growing"), break dancing, listening to jazz and disco...College choice: UCLA (because idol Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went there) although "Mr. Cosby thinks I should go to Yale"...Ambitions: singing, directing, producing, writing, acting...Motto: "Love yourself. If you can't, who can?"
Alyssa Milano, 12, eighth grade. Alias Samantha Micelli on Who's the Boss?...From Brooklyn, now a Californian...Favorite shows: Cosby, Miami Vice...Movie: The Breakfast Club...Music: the Pointer Sisters, the Police, Madonna...Food: Italian, especially lasagna and pizza...Activities: singing, dancing, writing poetry—"I really don't like sports; I like to shop with my friends, mostly clothes and makeup"...Ambitions: to act and "maybe direct and write a screenplay"...Girl most likely to "start a family"...Motto (from Boss co-star Tony Danza): "L.A. is a song you dance to and New York is a song that makes you dance."
Lisa Bonet, 18, senior. Alias Denise Huxtable on Cosby. Nickname: Bones...Born in San Francisco, grew up in L.A., lives in Brooklyn...Favorite show: Late Night With David Letterman ("I enjoy watching people who are sicker than I am.")...Movie: Hair...Food: pizza with double cheese and tomatoes, sushi...Clothes: Champion sweats three sizes too big and Converse All Stars high-tops...Activities: karate, playing the saxophone, running (she does four miles a day)...Ambitions: used to be pathologist, then an anthropologist, now to be a director...Girl most likely to "become the president of Blistex"...Motto: "Del Monte has no salt."
Tempestt Kenieth Bledsoe, 12, seventh grade. Alias Vanessa Huxtable on Cosby. Nickname: Kenny B, Tempy Tatso...From Chicago, living in Brooklyn...Favorite shows: M*A*S*H, Amazing Stories, Alfred Hitchcock Presents...Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street ("I can't wait for the sequel!")...Music: Prince, Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew (rap)...Food: pizza, salmon croquettes...Activities: swimming, writing poetry and short stories, playing cards with co-star Malcolm...Ambitions: to sing, write, act and be a scientist...Girl most likely to "retire rich and well-off"...Motto: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."
Tina Yothers, 12, seventh grade. Alias Jennifer Keaton on Family Ties. Nicknames: Tina Bear (from Michael J. Fox), Tina Bird (from Justine Bateman) and Big T (from executive producer Gary Goldberg)...From Whittier, Calif.... Favorite shows: Cosby, Miami Vice...Movies: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science...Music: Arcadia, Duran Duran, "whatever's on the radio"...Food: Chinese, Italian...Clothes: shoes and jackets...Activities: co-writing book about girls 12-14 called We're Doing the Best We Can; has an album coming out next year; works with delinquent girls; swims and roller-skates...Girl most likely to "become a rock star."
Allison Smith, 15, junior. Alias Jennie Lowell (Allie's daughter) on Kate & Allie. Nicknames: Alli, Smitty...From Bergen County, New Jersey...Favorite shows: Family Ties, Cosby...Movies: All of Me ("hysterical"—she saw it three times), Terms of Endearment(twice)...Music: country, easy-listening, Top 40, rock—Kenny Rogers, Peter Allen, Sting...Food: chicken and rice...Colors: blue and green...Activities: soccer (she plays right forward), skiing, tennis...Boyfriend: Brian Bloom, 15, who plays Dustin Donovan on As the World Turns...Girl most likely to "make you laugh"...Mottoes: "You only live once" and "Live for the moment."
Ari Meyers, 15, junior. Alias Emma McArdle (Kate's daughter) on Kate & Allie. Nickname: Ari (short for Ariadne)...From Manhattan...Favorite shows: Family Ties, Cosby, Cheers...Movies: Back to the Future, Cocoon and anything with Hepburn and Tracy ("The clothes and everything were just so dramatic")...Food: tortellini with meat sauce (used to be a vegetarian)...Activities: scuba diving, jewelry making, waterskiing, tennis, campaigns against drunk driving...Ambitions: "To be an actress. Used to want to be a pediatrician"...Girl most likely to "be absent, be friendly and listen"...Motto: "Live for today and hope for tomorrow."