Bingham aboard the "Fantasea One" for the Deep Flight - Lux5 Cocktail Social Yacht Cruise for "Make A Wish" Foundation - Marina del Rey, CA, May 2008
January 13, 1968 |
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
||Robb Vallier (1998-2001) (divorced)
Traci Bingham (born January 13, 1968) is an American actress, model and television personality who is best known for playing Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch between 1996 and 1998.
Bingham was born in west Cambridge, Massachusetts to a librarian mother and an aircraft technician father. Her mother is black and her father is of Cherokee Native American and Italian descent.
In 1991, she appeared in the video for Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Eight years later, she appeared in the video for I Really Like It by Harlem World featuring Mase and Kelly Price.
Acting on television
Bingham began her career in minor acting roles. Aside from Baywatch, Bingham's appearances include the television series D.R.E.A.M. Team and Beverly Hills, 90210, and the film Demon Knight. She also played minor roles in the popular American sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married with Children.
Bingham has appeared on a number of reality television programmes. In 2004 she was in the second series of The Surreal Life. Her cast mates included Ron Jeremy, Vanilla Ice, Erik Estrada, Tammy Faye Bakker and Trishelle Cannatella. Two years later, she flew to England to appear in Celebrity Big Brother where she made it to the final six contestants and was evicted on the final night of the show. She befriended Maggot, the rapper from Goldie Looking Chain, but was ridiculed by the singer Pete Burns. She selected Families of SMA as the charity to receive a donation from her participation in the show because her niece had died from Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In 2007, Bingham appeared on VH1's The Surreal Life: Fame Games and won the $100,000 Goldenpalace.net Grand Prize. In 2008, Bingham appeared on Fox Reality's Gimme My Reality Show! competing with six other celebrities to get their own reality show.
In 2008, Bingham also appeared on The 2008 World Magic Awards television show. Two years later, she appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.
Bingham has posed for Playboy Magazine on a number of occasions. In June 1998, she posed for a "Babes of Baywatch" issue along with Donna D'Errico, Marliece Andrada, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra, Gena Lee Nolin, and Erika Eleniak. In 2005, Bingham was hired as a spokesmodel by Empire Poker, an online gambling site.
Bingham is a committed vegetarian. Bingham is a member of PETA and has appeared in their "I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
||The Private Public
||Four Fingers of the Dragon
||Hanging in Hedo
2013 ǀǀ Traci In Spaceǀǀ Herself