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Overview (3)

Born in Gold Beach, Oregon, USA
Birth NameBridgette Leann Wilson
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bridgette Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, on September 25, 1973. The brown-eyed actress grew up there with her parents, Kathy and Dale Wilson, and sister, Tracy Wilson. Her first taste of fame came in 1990 when she won Miss Teen USA. The next year she was in Los Angeles taking acting classes. Her break-through came in 1991 when she landed the role of Lisa Fenimore Castillo on the daytime soap Santa Barbara (1984). In 1992 she made her film debut as Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter in Last Action Hero (1993). Soon after she was seen alongside Kristy Swanson in Higher Learning (1995). Her first lead role was in Billy Madison (1995) playing Veronica Vaughan, the love interest of Adam Sandler's Billy. Several serious films followed, including roles in Nixon (1995), Sweet Evil (1996) and Unhook the Stars (1996). Bridgette was later seen alongside many teen starlets in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). Bridgette played the arrogant Elsa Shivers, who does not survive to the final credits. She is also an accomplished songwriter and singer, so far she has made two CDs; "Gimme a Kiss" and "I Only Want to Be with You." Besides the song and movie career, she is also an avid supporter of MADD, American Oceans Campaign, and several AIDS organizations. Her film House on Haunted Hill (1999) reached #1 at the box-office, over Halloween weekend, and she also starred in the comedy Just Visiting (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: bcnu_84@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Pete Sampras (30 September 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Miss Teen USA 1990.
Sister of Tracy E. Wilson. Their parents are Dale and Kathy Wilson.
Once took the stage at a festival for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
Got the role of Sonya Blade, in Mortal Kombat (1995), after Cameron Diaz had to drop out, due to a broken wrist.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2000, it was announced that she was engaged to tennis star Pete Sampras, 28. According to Sampras, they got engaged after he lost the first round of the French Open.
As a child, she taught herself to play the piano.
First child Christian Charles Sampras was born 21 November 2002 in Los Angeles. London, UK bookmakers have given Christian a 150-1 chance to win Wimbledon (Sampras has 7 Wimbledon titles); he's a 2,000-1 shot to beat Wimbledon champs Andre Agassi (Sampras's arch-rival) and Steffi Graf's son, Jaden Gil, in a Wimbledon final.
Is a considerably in-demand singer in Japan, where she has released two CDs: "I Only Wanna Be With You"; and "Gimme a Kiss."
Insisted on doing all her own stunts for Last Action Hero (1993), in part because she wanted to feel more "in touch" with her character, "Meredith Caprice/ Whitney Slater." Later, Bridgette complained that most of her better footage was left on the cutting room-floor; many of her fans seemed to agree, citing that she disappeared from the movie far too soon.
Mother, with her husband Pete Sampras, of a boy named Ryan Nikolaos, born July 29, 2005 at 6 lbs. 4 oz. in Los Angeles.
Recorded a version of Leif Garrett's "I Was Made for Dancing", which went on to be a considerable hit in Japan.
Is left-handed, and once had a pet goldfish named Southgill (taken from Southpaw).
In real life, she took first place at her high-school science fair with a research project on how much vitamin content was removed from green peppers by assorted ways of cooking them.
Born three weeks after Jason David Frank.

Personal Quotes (7)

Of all the movies I've done in my life, the one where I play a crazy awful psycho woman finds me my husband.
I've only skied a couple of times in my life. Any skier would say I stink.
I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first.
Celebrities say the darnedest things.
I played varsity on all of them for four years. I'm 5'9 and that's not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out.
We had to give each other permission to be different as parents. That's why there's a mom and a dad with two different approaches, because you do need both.
The first time around as a mom, I held on really tight and I was so stressed.

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