Anastasia Elizabeth McGill
Manhattan, New York
7th - 8th
- She lives at 89 Elm Street, Stoneybrook, CT.
- Her birth stone is a diamond.
- Stacey narrates books #3, #8, #13, #18, #28, #35, #43, #51, #58, #65, #70, #76, #83, #87, #94, #99, #105, #111, #119, #124, #130, M#1, M#10, M#14, M#22, M#29, M#33.
Stacey is described as very pretty, tall, and quite thin with huge blue eyes framed by dark lashes and fluffy blond hair that's been permed. Dresses like a model. She has her hair cut just above her shoulders, looks older. She wears her hair pretty much the same each day. After she dresses up for a fancy dinner, Edward McGill says that she looks exactly like her mother.
Clothing/Style: She wears nail polish and has her ears pierced. She has a great pulled together looking outfits but doesn't wear the same clothes all the time. She likes to experiment with new looks. She put small braids in her hair with Claudia's help in the back.
She can't read on the bus since it gives her a headache. She is described as sophisticated, smart, outgoing, very grown-up, and sensitive. Stacey is not a morning person. Is part workaholic (like her father) and part laid back (like her mother). She likes to dress nicely and look good. Stacey is not afraid of scary movies or ghost stories. She is non confrontational, like her father; she would rather side step an issue than fight about it.
Stacey was born on April 3rd in New York City at 2:22 A.M to Edward McGill and Maureen McGill at Mt. Sinai Hospital with a smile on her face. She took her first steps at 10 months old. Started talking before the age of two. Moved from Greenwich Village at age 3. Stacey grew up in NYC on the Upper West Side, lived in the tenth-floor apartment. She had her own room with windows that looked out onto Central Park.
In Stacey and the Fashion Victim, she mentions that she's loved fashion for as long as she could remember. She liked to draw dresses and shoes and was in charge of costumes for the school play.
She had many nightmares around the age of four. She was taken to the Plaza for her 4th birthday. At 5 Stacey was on Cinderella's float in the Macy's Parade. She knew how to navigate the subways by the age of ten and bought all her own clothes by the age of twelve. Her parents took her to a psychotherapist before her diabetes was diagnosed. Stacey had to give up soccer practice.
She has been in the hospital a few times and once missed a whole month of school. Goobaw, an old teddy bear that's missing one eyes and most of his fur and is rubbed bare, has always been a comfort to her. Amelia Jane was a ratty ten year old doll Stacey once loved.
Stacey fainted a couple of times in school at Parker Academy in New York because of her diabetes (before she knew she was diabetic).
When she was Charlotte Johanssen's age, she went through a "Harriet the Spy" phase.
In Claudia and the Disaster Date, she mentioned that she tried to make earplugs out of gum in the second grade. She had to cut most of her hair off.
In Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, she told Charlotte that she was scared of thunderstorms when she was little. She would hide in the linen closet since it was the smallest room in the apartment with Raggedy Andy.
When she and Stacey were eleven they watched movie being filmed on a street in downtown Manhattan. Their parents were eating in a outdoor cafe halfway up the block, but the two kept running down the street to watch it being filmed mentioned in Stacey's Movie.
She first moved to Stoneybrook in August before seventh grade to 612 Fawcett Avenue, because her parents were protective. They thought she needed a peaceful little town because of her diabetes. She and her parents moved back to NYC to 14 West 81st St., Apt 12E when her father was transferred.
After her parents split up, she and her mother moved back to Stoneybrook at 89 Elm Street.
When she was in New York, she went to a private school called Parker Academy, where she didn't have to wear a uniform. Stacey can take the subway and taxi cabs by herself. She takes the subway to school.
Stacey and her family first moved to the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut the summer before seventh grade. Previously, she had lived her whole life in New York City. She and her family moved to Stoneybrook, so Stacey could get a fresh start after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes therefore missing a lot of school and falling out with her friends (including best friend Laine Cummings) in the process. Unfortunately, in the eighth grade (after a year of living in Stoneybrook), Stacey's father gets transferred back to New York, and the family has to pack their bags and return. When she moves back to New York, she lives at 14 West 81st Street, apartment 2E. The move back to New York happened in Book #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye. Less than a year after moving back to New York, Stacey's parents start arguing over Edward McGill's workaholic ways and Maureen McGill's shopping addiction, and they get a divorce. Stacey's mother wants to return to Stoneybrook, but her father has to stay in New York because of his job, so Stacey had to choose which one she wanted to live with. Stacey chooses to go back to Stoneybrook with her mother but visits her father in New York regularly. She came back to Stoneybrook in book #28 Welcome Back, Stacey!.
Stacey learned how to surf and was in a car accident in Super Special #5 California Girls!. She had her first kiss in Book #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey with Toby while she was in Sea City. She sneaked SunLite in her suitcase while she was packing for Sea City in Boy-Crazy Stacey.
Claudia painted a portrait of Stacey called "Anastasia Fantasia" in Book #83 Stacey vs. the BSC. She loves the movie Mary Poppins and says she watches it at least once a week. In fact, in Book #6 Kristy's Big Day, she went to see it at the movie theatre with her charges. She also said that she wanted to watch Mary Poppins at The Baby-Sitters Club sleepover in Book #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House. She loves pigs and can do a good Porky Pig voice, as revealed in Book #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne. Stacey has a telephone in her bedroom but not a private line like Claudia's. She never wants her friends in The Baby-Sitters Club to see her give herself insulin injections. Stacey practiced on oranges when she was learning to give herself these shots.
She has a pig collection in her room. She has posters of New York at night, Empire State building, and a map of Manhattan on the walls of her room. Her curtains are lace; the bed is brass with a blue satin quilt. Also has second-hand bureau that Stacey and her mom painted white, a desk, and a flower-patterned rug. She hangs frame paining of a counterfeit "Stacey" bill by Claudia over her bed. It's a large, red, white, and blue bill with a great sketch of her in the middle. She can see to the living room from her bedroom in New York City.
- Numbers and Math
- Mary Poppins
- Loves pigs
- Joyce is her favorite stylist
- Walking along crowded streets
- Sometimes likes to clean
- Blueberry pancakes
- Sleep late
- Marx Brothers
- U4Me (band)
- Films and movies
- Doctors and her strict diets
- People throwing up
- Not a huge pet lover
- Other people seeing her give herself insulin injections
She worked at the Kid center at Bellair's for the summer in Stacey and the Bad Girls.
Stacey has a severe form of type 1 diabetes. She gives herself insulin shots every day and stays on a secret diet. She must test her blood to see if she needs insulin. Stacey describes her condition as being that her pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, so blood sugar is uncontrollable. She can't eat desserts and sweets but can eat fruit. she doesn't want to be treated differently because she's sick.
Dr. Frank is her specialist in Stoneybrook.
Not everyone at Stoneybrook Middle School knows about Stacey's diabetes, but everyone in the BSC knows. Her BSC friends thought she was anorexic at first when they first met her.
- Fainted and gone into insulin shock at school in NYC.
- Wet the bed and went to therapist
- Hospitalized because of it.
- Talks to Dana Cheplin about her diabetes
- Volunteers for a month at a diabetes clinic talking to kids with diabetes
- Her doctors change her insulin because her body is changing and she feels better.
Baby-Sitting and Club Experiences
Stacey can baby-sit until 10 on weekends and 9:30 on weeknights. She's not usually allowed to sit on both the afternoon and evening of a school day. Her number one baby-sitting tip is to never count on being able to do homework at a job.
Charlotte Johanssen is Stacey's favorite sitting charge is Charlotte Johanssen. They call each other "almost sisters." Charlotte used to be shy and had no friends, but Stacey helped her come out of her shell. Charlotte really missed Stacey when she was in New York City in Books #14 - #28. They have a special bond, and the rest of the club members let Stacey take the jobs with Charlotte whenever Stacey is available. She never stopped sitting for Charlotte even when she wasn't in the BSC.
Stacey is the treasurer of The Baby-Sitters Club, meaning she collects the club dues on Mondays, keeps track of how much money they have in The Record Book, and makes sure the treasury isn't too low. Stacey is good at math and can add up big numbers in her head in a matter of seconds. Dawn, being alternate officer, took over Stacey's job during her absences (the first when she was in New York and the second being when she quit the club). Stacey loves being the treasurer, and her prowess with math is the reason she is the BSC's treasurer. She keeps the treasury money in a manila envelope. Stacey loves receiving the dues (even if it's not hers to keep) and hates to part with the money, even just five dollars to pay for a Kid Kit item. Stacey quit The Baby-Sitters Club in Book #83 Stacey vs. the BSC but later came back. After she moved back to NYC in Book #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, she called herself The New York Branch Of The Baby-Sitters Club.
She is in eighth grade and great at math. Stacey has Ms. Gonzalez for science class but not at the same time as Dawn Schafer; she's not too good at it. She is in a high school level math class upon return to Stoneybrook in Welcome Back, Stacey!. She has Mr. Zizmore for math, the current unit is pre-algebra. Math is her last subject of the school day.
Ms. Levine is her homeroom teacher. She doesn't like having gym in the middle of the day because it leaves her all sweaty and gross. Mr. Fiske is her English teacher. Takes math for real life with Mr. Schubert. She takes project work class with Mr. Withum, the last class of the day. Ms. Bernhardt is her social studies teacher, she shares with Abby Stevenson.
Stacey once missed a whole month of school while in the hospital.
She tries out for the cheerleading team, but doesn't make the squad. Stacey auditions for Peter Pan and plays Mrs. Darling. She's on the decorations committee for the Mischief Night Masquerade. Stacey likes to attend dance committee meetings.
Stacey joined math club in Stacey the Math Whiz and has been part of the club since.
Getting to School
She and Mallory Pike use a code on school morning. A white towel on Mal's porch means she wants to walk to school with Mary Anne, Stacey, and Dawn to school. A red towel means that she has to walk her siblings to school.
She is Mr. Zizmore's star student. Stacey had the highest math scores in the district in Stacey the Math Whiz.
Skills and Abilities
Stacey is learning how to use a computer. She knows how to do a slip stitch in Kristy and the Missing Child.
Stacey goes to the Snowflake Dance and several others with Pete Black. She goes with Howie Johnson to the Remember September Dance and a few others. She goes to the Halloween Hop with Kelsey Bauman. She goes on a double date with Austin Bentley, Laine Cummings, and Pete Black to the Valentine Dance. She and Laine argue leaving the dance early. She went to the Winter Wonderland Dance with Austin Bentley. She goes to the dance at Shadow Lake, the January Jamboree, and the Spring Dance at the community center with Sam Thomas.
Stacey went to the school spring dance alone. She dances with Pierre D'Amboise at the Leicester Lodge Dance. She dresses up as Morticia Addams for the Mischief Night Masquerade and goes with Robert Brewster who is dressed up as Gomez Addams.
Her current best friend is Claudia Kishi, partly because they are both very into boys and clothes. They met at school sometime before Book #1 Kristy's Great Idea when Stacey dropped her notebook in the hallway, and Claudia accidentally stepped on it. They became best friends instantly. She often calls Stacey "Stace." Claudia grew up with Mary Anne Spier and Kristy Thomas because Kristy and Mary Anne lived next door to each other and had introduced them to her.
She and Erica Blumberg have always been friendly.
Stacey's best friend in New York is Laine Cummings. Laine and Stacey had a big fight that lasted throughout the sixth grade. They made up in Book #3 The Truth About Stacey; later on, they permanently end their friendship in #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend. She befriended a new girl named Alison Ritz while she was in New York (before she ever lived in Stoneybrook), and Laine was jealous.
Stacey had a huge crush on Sam Thomas, Kristy's older brother, early on in the series. He liked her back too, but nothing much came of it. In Super Special #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake, Sam and Stacey interacted much more throughout the story and had a very romantic moment in the end. They break up on friendly terms however. For more details see Stam (Stacey and Sam).
She dates Robert Brewster from Stacey and the Cheerleaders to Stacey's Broken Heart. They usually go out on one date a week, Friday or Saturday night. Stacey learns that Robert has been seeing/kissing Andi Gentile and breaks up with him.
As stated in Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Stacey went to a few school dances with Howie Johnson. Even though she did not consider him to be her boyfriend, Stacey seemed confused when he asked Dorianne Wallingford to go to the library with him. In the end, Claudia and Stacey decided Howie was a jerk.
Wesley Ellenburg has a huge crush on him despite being the student teacher. She gives him a poem and dances with him at the Spring Dance. He tells her that they'll just be friends in Stacey's Big Crush.
Pete Black is her sort of boyfriend; they sit together at lunch and talk on the phone in The Truth About Stacey. Then he falls for Dorianne.
Stacey has a crush on Ross Brown and he likes her too in Stacey's Emergency.
Piere D'Amboise is the world's cutest guy. They meet after she tailgates him on skis at Leicester Lodge. He becomes her "first meaningful crush" and they kiss. They dance and exchange addresses afterward in Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation.
Terry Hoyt is cute and she meets him in Stacey and the Mystery Money. They go on a date and bump into Sam and Kathy. Terry kisses her good night. She's sad when he says that he must move away to be with his father. There's no way for them to keep in touch and then they kiss again.
RJ Blaser asks her out to a movies, they don't have much in common, although Stacey does get to bask in the glow of his popularity in Stacey and the Cheerleaders.
She gets the number of Ethan a cute fifteen year old artists' helper to the Walkers in Stacey's Broken Heart.
Relationships With Adults
Stacey is close with Charlotte's mother, Peggy Johanssen. Doctor Johanssen often asks how Stacey's diabetes is doing, even though she's not her doctor, because she cares about her. Stacey often goes to her with her problems, such as in Book #3 The Truth About Stacey.
Boy-Crazy Stacey was the first time she was away from her parents since she was diagnosed with diabetes. When she was seven, the McGills went to a dude ranch. When she was eight she went with the Cummingses to San Francisco. When she was nine Stacey went to Ireland and Scotland. When she was 10 she went to Pine Island, ME. She has also been to St. Thomas Resort.
- Stacey can speak French very well, and she was taught it in kindergarten at her school in the city.
- Her family is of French and Scottish descent.
- Stacey once dyed her hair red in The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter.
- If she could be any animal she'd be a lion or a panther.
- Stacey wants to save up money to get a red convertible sports car when she's old enough to drive.
- In Stacey and the Fashion Victim she mentions that one day she wants to be a design, editor of a fashion magazine, or the owner of a fashion-oriented business when she's older.
- In Claudia and the Little Liar, Claudia mentions that Stacey likes to swim and bike but not a super athlete.
- Stacey hates being the center of attention at big events.
- In Mary Anne's Revenge she was voted most likely to be seen in Beverly Hills.
- In Stacey's Movie she mentions that she considered going to school to be an engineer. She also says that sometimes she feels uncertain about the future.
She is portrayed by actress Jessica Prunell. This is the only Stacey that perms her hair like the book character. There is a Stacey episode where she is a model, the only time she is ever a model is in the Mystery series.
She is portrayed by actress Bre Blair. She doesn't perm her hair.
She is portrayed by actress Shay Rudolph. She doesn't perm her hair. This version of Stacey also seems to be aware of some business practices as well. She and Mary Anne also went bikini shopping which wasn't in the book.