Bianca Kajlich

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Bianca Kajlich
Born Bianca Maria Kajlich
(1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 37)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Landon Donovan (2006–2010; divorced)
Michael Catherwood (2012-present)
Children 1

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.

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]

In March of 2013, Bianca was cast as a main character in a new NBC sitcom called Undateable, which premiered on May 29, 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Kajlich married U.S. soccer player Landon Donovan on December 31, 2006.[8] The couple separated in late 2009[9] and a petition for divorce was filed on December 23, 2010.[10]

She married Michael Catherwood, co-host of Loveline on December 16, 2012. On May 16, 2014, Bianca appeared on The Late Show With Craig Ferguson and stated she had had a baby girl with Catherwood 5 weeks earlier. They named the baby Magnolia.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Coffee Girl
1999 This Is the Disk-O-Boyz Mall Girl
1999 Sorority Roxanne
2000 Bring It On Carver
2001 Semper Fi Sharon Exler
2002 Halloween: Resurrection Sara Moyer
2002 In My Opinion Lane
2005 Confession of a Dog Erika
2006 Vanished Anna
2006 More, Patience Mia
2010 Lake Placid 3 Vica
2011 30 Minutes or Less Juicy
2011 Hard Love Katy
2014 Dark Was the Night Shields' wife

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Freaks and Geeks Piercing Girl 1 episode: Noshing and Moshing
2000-2001 Boston Public Lisa Grier 13 episodes:
"Chapter Eight",
"Chapter Nine",
"Chapter Ten",
"Chapter Eleven",
"Chapter Twelve",
"Chapter Thirteen",
"Chapter Fourteen",
"Chapter Fifteen",
"Chapter Seventeen",
"Chapter Eighteen",
"Chapter Nineteen",
"Chapter Twenty-One",
"Chapter Twenty-Two
2002 Fastlane Sabrina 'Bree' Falson 1 Episode: Get Your Mack On
2002-2003 Dawson's Creek Natasha Kelly 8 Episodes:
"Instant Karma!",
"The Impostors",
"Living Dead Girl",
"Spiderwebs",
"Everything Put Together Falls Apart",
"Merry Mayhem",
"Day Out of Days",
"Rock Bottom
2003-2004 Rock Me Baby Beth Cox Main Role
2006 In Justice Angela DiMarco 1 Episode: Victims
2006 Vanished Quinn Keeler / Quinn 5 Episodes:
"Drop",
"The Feed",
"The Black Box",
"The Proffer",
"The Velocity of Sara
2007 Psych Lindsay Leikin 1 Episode: Psy vs. Psy
2007-2013 Rules of Engagement Jennifer / Jennifer Morgan Main Role
2014 Undateable Leslie Main Role

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. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Bianca Kajlich & Aly Michalka To Co-Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Undateable’". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Soccer Star Landon Donovan, Actress Bianca Kajlich Wed" from People.com
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ 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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