Bridgette Wilson

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Bridgette Wilson
Born Bridgette Leann Wilson
(1973-09-25) September 25, 1973 (age 41)
Gold Beach, Oregon, U.S.
Other names Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Pete Sampras (m. 2000)
Children Christian Charles Sampras (b. 2002)
Ryan Nikolaos Sampras (b. 2005)

Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras (born September 25, 1973) is an American actress, singer and model. A Miss Teen USA in 1990, Wilson holds several acting roles in television and movies, including the role of Veronica Vaughn in the movie Billy Madison, the role of Elsa Shivers in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the role of Sonya Blade in the movie Mortal Kombat.

Early life[edit]

Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson.[1] Her sister, Tracy Wilson, is also an actress (as a child, Tracy made her debut in the film Resurrection, which co-starred Ellen Burstyn). Bridgette Wilson was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1990 in Biloxi, Mississippi, as the second contender from Oregon to win the crown.

Career[edit]

After her reign as Miss Teen USA, Wilson became an actress and appeared in Santa Barbara, Saved By The Bell, The Last Action Hero (as Jack Slater's daughter Whitney), Billy Madison (playing Adam Sandler's teacher/girlfriend Veronica Vaughn), Higher Learning (cameo as a university student), Mortal Kombat (playing Sonya Blade), Nixon (cameo as a nightclub performer), I Know What You Did Last Summer (as Sarah Michelle Gellar's ill-fated elder sister), House on Haunted Hill (as Melissa Marr), Buying the Cow, The Suburbans, Love Stinks, Nevada, Sweet Evil (as a psychopathic surrogate mother), Extreme Ops (as a world-champion snowboarder) and The Wedding Planner. Wilson also appeared on an episode of CSI Miami as a woman whose husband is killed by a package delivered to their house.

Wilson has starred in The Rocky Horror Show (off-Broadway) and was a judge on the 2006 Miss Universe competition. Wilson is also a singer, and was featured on Tommy Shane Steiner's debut album Then Came the Night, performing a spoken-word part in "What We're Gonna Do About It". This song reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2002.

Personal life[edit]

She married former ATP professional tennis player Pete Sampras on September 30, 2000. They have two sons, Christian Charles Sampras (b. November 21, 2002) and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras (b. July 29, 2005).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Last Action Hero Whitney/Meredith
1995 Higher Learning Nicole
1995 Billy Madison Veronica Vaughn
1995 Mortal Kombat Sonya Blade
1995 Nixon Sandy
1996 Final Vendetta Jennifer Clark
1996 Unhook the Stars Jeannie Hawks
1997 Nevada June
1997 The Stepsister Melinda Harrison TV film
1997 The Real Blonde Sahara
1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer Elsa Shivers
1997 Marina Short film
1998 Host Juliet Spring TV film
1998 Starstruck Sandra
1999 The Suburbans Lara
1999 Love Stinks Chelsea Turner
1999 House on Haunted Hill Melissa Margaret Marr
2000 Beautiful Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas
2001 The Wedding Planner Fran Donolly
2001 Just Visiting Amber
2002 Buying the Cow Sarah
2002 Extreme Ops Chloe
2005 Shopgirl Lisa Cramer
2008 Phantom Punch Farah
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 Santa Barbara Lisa Fenimore 20 episodes
1992 Saved by the Bell Ginger 5 episodes
1993 Murder, She Wrote Emily Griffith Episode: "A Killing in Cork"
2000–2001 The $treet Bridget Deshiel 11 episodes
2002 Frasier Kris Episode: "Three Blind Dates"
2003 CSI: Miami Gabriela Betancourt Episode: "Dead Zone"
2004 Beyond the Glory Herself Episode: "Pete Sampras"
2005 Jake in Progress Chloe Episode: "Ubusy?"
2008 Carpoolers Dorrit Episode: "The Seminar"
2008 Signature Series Herself Episode: "Pete Sampras"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
I Only Wanna Be with You
Gimme a Kiss
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: King Records

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
2002 "What We're Gonna Do About It" Tommy Shane Steiner 43 Then Came the Night

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridgette Wilson-Sampras Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Catherine Dunnam
Miss Oregon Teen USA
1990
Succeeded by
Delilah Anderson