Brigitte Bako (born May 15, 1967) is a Canadian actress known for her role on Red Shoe Diaries. She also wrote, produced and starred in the adult comedy G-Spot.
Life and career
Bako was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Jewish parents. She trained with the Grand Ballets du Canada and acted with the Canadian National Shakespeare Company. She has starred in Hollywood productions, numerous Canadian-made movies, and films made in Canada by American producers. Bako's first major break was in Martin Scorsese’s New York Stories. She co-starred with David Duchovny and Billy Wirth in Red Shoe Diaries; Benjamin Bratt and Michael Keaton in One Good Cop; and Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days. Saint Monica was featured at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, and Bako received a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Bako also received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actress in 1993. She starred in I Love a Man in Uniform, her first collaboration with Canadian producer Robert Lantos.
In addition to having the starring role, Bako makes her writing and executive producing debut in G-Spot. She currently maintains homes in New York and Los Angeles.
Bako worked with David Duchovny again in a 2007 episode of the Showtime series Californication (Episode 9, "Filthy Lucre," as a Porsche saleswoman).
She voiced Angela in Gargoyles and Monique Dupre in Godzilla: The Series.