Moon Unit Zappa Biography (1967-)

Born September 28 (some sources cite December), 1967, in New York, NY; daughter of Frank Zappa (a musician, recording artist, and entrepreneur) and Adelaide Gail Sloatman (in business); sister of Dweezil Zappa and Ahmet Zappa (bothmusicians, actors, and composers); married Paul Doucette (drummer for rock band Matchbox Twenty). Addresses: Contact: Screen Actors Guild, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90036.; Agent: The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actress, producer, singer, artist
Birth Details
September 28, 1967
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Pamela, "The Bishop of Battle," Nightmares, Universal, 1983
  • Rusty's California girlfriend, National Lampoon's European Vacation (also known as European Vacation), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Nancy, The Boys Next Door (also known as Big Shots and Death Takes a Holiday), New World Pictures, 1986
  • Band performer, Heartbeat, 1987
  • (As Moon Zappa) Longnecker, Listen to Me, Columbia, 1989
  • Cheryl Dickman, The Spirit of '76, Black Diamond Productions/Castle Rock Entertainment, 1990
  • Venus, Little Sister (also known as Mister Sister), LIVE Home Video, 1992
  • Lenora Clayton, Heartstopper, Tempe Video, 1992
  • Mary Ellen, Love Always (also known as All Points Between),Legacy Releasing, 1995
  • Carrie, Dark Side of Genius, Paramount Home Video, 1995
  • Susie, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills, Troma Team Video, 1996
  • Katie, Anarchy TV, 1997
  • Hostess Jillian, The Girl Gets Moe (also known as Love to Kill), 1997
  • (Uncredited) School teacher, Jack Frost (also known as Frost), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Alex, The Giving Tree (also known as Brutal Truth and Shaded Places), Eternity, 2000
  • Behind the Seams, RGH/Lion Share, 2000
  • Film Producer
  • Associate producer, Love Always (also known as All Points Between), Legacy Releasing, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Barbara De Vilbiss, Fast Times (also known as Fast Times at Ridgemont High), 1986
  • Tess Harlow, Normal Life, CBS, 1990
  • Movies
  • Murphy the female biker, "Student Exchange" (also known as "Foreign Exchange"), Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987
  • Episodic
  • "Speedway Fever," CHiPs, NBC, 1982
  • Sondra, "The Last Drive-In," The Facts of Life, 1985
  • Square One TV, 1987
  • (As Moon Zappa) "Wild Thing," The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, 1989
  • (As Moon Zappa) Chris, "Chapter Seventeen," Murder One, ABC, 1995
  • Taki, "Do We with Bad Haircuts Not Feel?," Clueless, ABC, 1996
  • Carol, "Pampered to a Pulp," Roseanne, ABC, 1996
  • (As Moon Zappa) Merika, "Adjustments," Party of Five, Fox, 1997
  • Art gallery visitor, "The Fan," Tenacious D, HBO, 2000
  • "Rock Star Daughters," E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • (As Moon Zappa) Haboos, "The Blind Date," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004
  • Also appeared in Improv Tonight, syndicated.
  • Specials
  • Twilight Theater, NBC, 1982
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Bianca Jagger, Waiting for Studio 54, Los Angeles.
  • Performer on Albums
  • Frank Zappa, You Are What You Is, Rykodisc, 1981
  • Frank Zappa, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, Frank Zappa/Rykodisc, 1982
  • Dweezil Zappa, Havin' a Bad Day, Barking Pumpkin, 1984
  • Frank Zappa, Them or Us, Rykodisc, 1984
  • Frank Zappa, Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Rykodisc, 1985
  • Julie Brown, Trapped in the Body of a White Girl, 1987
  • Vandals, Fear of a Punk Planet, 1991
  • Gumby, Gumby, 1997
  • Performed on the song "Valley Girl" with Frank Zappa, 1982.
  • Books
  • America the Beautiful (novel), 2001

Further Reference


    • Playboy, November, 1982, pp. 174-175, 216-217

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