Follow TV Tropes


Creator / Senta Moses

Go To

Senta Moses (born August 8, 1973 in Elmhurst, Illinois) is an American actress best known for playing Delia Fisher in My So-Called Life and Phoebe, the third lab assistant in Beakman's World. She also appeared in the first two Home Alone movies. As a child actor, she played Molly in a touring production of Annie for a year and a half.

Some of Senta's roles include:


Senta Moses provides examples of:

  • The Cast Showoff: Beakman's World devoted a segment to the science of breaking boards, making use of Senta's karate skills in the process.
  • Older Than They Look: She made a career out of Dawson Casting in the '90s, playing many teenage roles despite not being a teenager since 1993. Even at age 40 (when the page image was taken), she still doesn't look much older than 30. (Her short height also helped; see Teens Are Short below).
  • Quirky Curls: She has naturally curly hair, which means she has a history of playing either Genki Girls (Phoebe, Lizzi) or nerdy introverts (Winifred, etc.) Part of Lizzi's makeover in Greek got rid of the wild curls for a more businesslike straight 'do, intended to bust her out of her Plucky Office Girl persona.
  • Teens Are Short: She's 4 feet 11 inches tall, which made her pretty much the poster child of Dawson Casting for most of the '90s, and even into the 2000s. Of course, as a result of this, she subverts the trope when she takes an authoritarian role (like Lizzi, who's shorter than all of the girls in the sorority she takes over.)

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: