Pearlman was born on October 5th, 1978 in the city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois. Pearlman got her start in the acting business at a very young age. She was married to Vance Smith, who worked in the television industry.
She was also a stalwart advocate for the rights of animals, and she played a key role in ending the usage of wild animals in the Ringling Brothers Circus. Pearlman was well-known for his work in animal rescue, and he spent a significant amount of time and energy caring for animals in foster care and placing them in forever homes.
On February 16, 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department was notified that Pearlman was missing.
On February 18, officers responded to a radio request for a death investigation at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue. While there, they discovered her corpse inside a vehicle.
An intentional overdose of sodium nitrite was found to be the cause of death, as established by the medical examiner for Los Angeles County, who confirmed the cause of death.
The Second City Conservatory was where Pearlman received his education. She appeared in a total of five episodes of Chicago Justice playing the part of Joy Fletcher as a recurring guest star. In addition, she appeared as a guest star in episodes of Sneaky Pete, American Housewife, The Purge, and General Hospital, as well as numerous commercials for television.
She had a recurring role as Martha on The Ms. Pat Show in 2021, and she played Karen in Vicious that same year. She also played the role of Diane Warren on the Netflix series Selena: The Series (2021).
”Vicious Karen” Actress Lindsey Pearlman Cause of Death Revealed Six Months After Her Body Found
Following a tip that she was missing in February, the body of the actress was discovered in February. Among her many acting credits include ‘Chicago Justice,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘Sneaky Pete,’ ‘American Housewife,’ ‘The Purge,’ and ‘Selena: The Series.’
The office of the coroner for Los Angeles County states that Pearlman took his own life and died as a result of sodium nitrite poisoning. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the investigation into the death was finished on August 1st.
Pearlman, who was 43 years old and had recurrent appearances on both General Hospital and Chicago Justice, was discovered dead inside of a vehicle on February 18. She had been reported missing prior to her sighting on February 13 in Hollywood, as stated by the Los Angeles Police Department to THR at the time of the incident.
According to a bio that can be found on Pearlman’s own website, she was born and raised in Chicago, and she attended The Second City Conservatory to study comedy prior to taking part in touring performances. After landing a recurring part on NBC’s Chicago Justice, she uprooted her life and came to Los Angeles.
Empire, Sneaky Pete, American Housewife, The Purge, and Selena: The Series are just some of the other shows that Pearlman has worked on.
She just finished up her run as a recurring cast member on The Ms. Pat Show, which airs on BET+.
Pearlman’s husband, Vance Smith, posted a message on Instagram after she was discovered that said in part, “She’s gone. I’m broken.”