Bianca Kajlich

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Bianca Kajlich
BornBianca Maria Kajlich
(1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 36)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)

Mike Catherwood (2012–present)

Landon Donovan (2006–2010; divorced)
 
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Bianca Kajlich
BornBianca Maria Kajlich
(1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 36)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)

Mike Catherwood (2012–present)

Landon Donovan (2006–2010; divorced)

Bianca Maria Kajlich (/biˈɑːŋkə ˈklɨk/ KY-lik; born March 26, 1977) is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film; she is perhaps best known for playing Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement (2007-2013).[1]

Early life[edit]

Kajlich was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Patti (née Campana) and Dr. Aurel Jan "Relo" Kajlich. Her father was Slovak and her mother is of Italian descent.[2][3][4] She is a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington, and attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

Career[edit]

She began her career with the Olympic Ballet Theater as a ballet dancer in Edmonds, Washington. After seven years with them she decided to try acting. By that time she had already performed lead roles in The River, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.

Her first acting part was in an advert for Kragen Auto Parts. Kajlich has since appeared in the films Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, Halloween: Resurrection, and 30 Minutes Or Less (2011).

She also had recurring roles in the television series Boston Public, as Lisa Grier, and in Dawson's Creek, as Natasha Kelly, and roles in UPN's Rock Me Baby and the Fox drama Vanished. Kajlich appeared in an episode of the USA Network's Psych entitled "Psy vs. Psy" as a psychic FBI agent who ends up not being who she appears to be. She appeared as a major character in an episode of Fox's short-lived action TV show, Fastlane, as a prostitute named Bree whose pimp wants her dead. She had a quick appearance as a punk nose-piercing girl in an episode of Freaks and Geeks, and she played Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.[1] She was ranked No. 74 on the Maxim "Hot 100 Women of 2004"[5] and No. 63 on the Maxim "Hot 100 Women of 2007".[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kajlich married U.S. association football player Landon Donovan on December 31, 2006.[7] The couple separated in late 2009[8] and a petition for divorce was filed on December 23, 2010.[9]

She married Mike Catherwood, co-host of Loveline on December 16, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Development Update: September 4–8 (Weekly Round-Up)". The Futon Critic. August 8, 2006. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Transworld Stance September 2002". Biancakajlich.com. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/oct/08/kicker-feature-headline-deck-here-cy-aycyaycacxy/
  4. ^ http://seattletimes.com/html/snohomishcountynews/2001932104_andre19n.html
  5. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Archived from the original on March 3, 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Maxim's 2007 Hot 100". Maxim Online. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  7. ^ "Soccer Star Landon Donovan, Actress Bianca Kajlich Wed" from People.com
  8. ^ "Bianca Kajlich and Soccer Star Landon Donovan Split". People.com. July 17, 2010. Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  9. ^ Rogers, Martin. "Divorce helped Donovan reconcile differences". World Soccer. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 

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