• Lucinda Dickey is an actress and dancer, best known for her role in the 1984 cult film “Breakin” and its sequel “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”.
• She has a net worth of over $2 million, earned through her successful career in acting.
• Lucinda grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas and studied dance at Kansas State University.
• After completing her studies, she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in acting with the musical film “Grease 2”.
• She married executive producer Craig Piligian in 1990 and has two children with him.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1960
SpouseCraig Piligian
FactHas two children with her husband Craig Piligian.

Who is Lucinda Dickey?

Lucinda Dickey was born on 14 August 1960, in Hutchinson, Kansas USA, and is an actress as well as a dancer, perhaps still best known for her role in the cult film entitled “Breakin’” released in 1984, and in the sequel “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” released in the same year.

The Wealth of Lucinda Dickey

How rich is Lucinda Dickey? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She has had numerous other film and television projects throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Lucinda grew up in Hutchinson, and at a young age discovered her passion for dancing – at four years of age, she was already taking dancing lessons. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Kansas State University majoring in dance. During her time there, she competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, achieving a third runner-up finish, winning the talent portion of the competition. After completing her studies, she moved to Los Angeles and on a dance scholarship with the Roland Dupree Dance Academy which is very popular for dancers because of its connection with the entertainment industry. After 10 months with the school, she was cast in the musical film entitled “Grease 2”, the sequel to “Grease” which is based on the stage musical of the same name, which takes place two years after the original film with an almost entirely new cast. It is known as Michelle Pfieffer’s breakout role, but other than that, the film was poorly received.

Career Prominence

During the same year, Dickey was cast as a dancer in the series “Solid Gold”; the musical television series had mixed reviews throughout its run, but she was only a part of the show for one season. In 1984, she had one of her most notable roles in the film “Breakin’”, playing a jazz dancer turned breakdancer. The film was inspired by the documentary entitled “Breakin’ and Enterin” and is set in a multi-racial hip hop club. The film was financially successful, but reviews were generally mixed. Despite that, the film would reach cult status as years passed, partly as it featured the first film appearance by Ice T.

She followed up her performance in the first film with the sequel “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”, released just seven months after its predecessor. The film had generally negative reviews, but another sequel was set up, but featured different characters. Dickey’s next project would be the action horror film “Ninja III: The Domination”, an anthology series and another film by Cannon which also produced “Breakin’”.

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Last Acting Project and Life After

In 1987, Lucinda appeared in the slasher film entitled “Cheerleader Camp”, which follows a series of murders that happen during a competition held on a weekend at a cheerleader camp. Three years later, she would have her last acting role in the television movie entitled “Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter”, after which she decided to retire from acting as she married, and decided to focus on her marriage as well as starting a family.

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She stayed off the radar for many years, but would later make an appearance in the 2008 series entitled “Master of Dance” airing on TLC, as one of the judges of the show, a reality competition series which aired for seven episodes before getting cancelled due to poor reviews. Since then, there hasn’t been any public information about her endeavors as she has taken a step back from the spotlight.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Dickey married executive producer Craig Piligian in 1990, and they have two children together. Craig is best known for being the executive producer of numerous popular shows with Discovery Channel including “American Chopper” and “Dirty Jobs”. He is also the creator of “The Ultimate Fighter” and attracted a lot of attention as the co-executive producer of the reality TV series “Survivor”, for which he won an Emmy Award.  The show follows a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location where they must complete challenges to try and avoid elimination, with the sole survivor at the end of a season awarded a grand prize. While her husband continues to stay active in the entertainment industry, she has remained in the background for most of her life since retiring from acting.

General Info

Full NameLucinda Dickey
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1960
ProfessionActor, Dancer
EducationKansas State University


SpouseCraig Piligian


MoviesCheerleader Camp, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Ninja III: The Domination, Breakin', Grease 2
TV ShowsSolid Gold

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1Has two children with her husband Craig Piligian.




Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieEmployee (uncredited)
Cheerleader Camp1988Cory Foster
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo1984Kelly
Ninja III: The Domination1984Christie
Breakin'1984Kelly / Special K
Grease 21982Girl Greaser


Cheerleader Camp1988lyrics: "Cheerleading"


Cheerleader Camp1988choreographer


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHerself
Master of Dance2008TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Solid Gold1982-1983TV SeriesHerself (Solid Gold Dancer) / Herself - Solid Gold Dancer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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