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Hallmark star Chloe Bridges was once cast in a show alongside its lead, Freddie Prinze Jr. As stated on the Hallmark Channel site, Bridges got the part of Zoey in the ABC sitcom named after Prinze Jr., “Freddie,” when she was a kid actor. This was Bridges’ first big part, for which she portrayed the niece of Prinze Jr.’s character from 2005 to 2006. Per The Spokesman-Review, the series sought inspiration from Prinze Jr.’s own life. This includes how his character was “surrounded by women,” as Prinze Jr. told the news outlet he was raised by members of the opposite sex. For the role, he starred as a chef who lives in Chicago with several female family members: his grandmother, his niece, his divorced sister, and his widowed sister-in-law.
At the time of the show’s airing, Bridges went by the name Chloe Suazo. During a 2005 interview with HoumaToday, Bridges’ father, Dr. Herminio Suazo, described Bridges as “so bright and very smart” and said he takes “every opportunity to brag” about her achievements in Hollywood. The Sun Sentinel praised Bridges’ performance in a 2005 write-up, noting that she possessed “a natural, believable kiddishness as [Zoey].” Following this project, things have continued to take off for Bridges.