Bianca Kajlich

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Bianca Kajlich
Bianca Kajlich SXSW 2015.jpg
Born Bianca Maria Kajlich
(1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 38)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active Since 1999
Spouse(s) Landon Donovan (2006–10)
Michael Catherwood (m. 2012)
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 including the role of 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]

Kajlich began her career with the Olympic Ballet Theater as a ballet dancer in Edmonds, Washington. After seven years, she decided to try acting. By that time she had already performed lead roles in The River, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Kajlich's first acting part was in an advertisement for Kragen Auto Parts. She has since appeared in the films Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, Halloween: Resurrection, and 30 Minutes Or Less. Kajlich also had recurring roles in the television series Boston Public as Lisa Grier and in Dawson's Creek as Natasha Kelly, as well as 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. Kajlich 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, Kajlich was cast as a main character in an 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] On December 16, 2012, she married radio personality Michael Catherwood.[11] Kajlich gave birth to the couple's first child, Magnolia, in April 2014.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Coffee Girl
1999 This Is the Disk-O-Boyz Mall Girl
1999 Sorority Roxanne Television film
2000 Bring It On Carver
2001 Semper Fi Sharon Exler Television film
2002 Halloween: Resurrection Sara Moyer
2002 In My Opinion Lane Television film
2005 Confession of a Dog Erika Television film
2006 Vanished Anna Television film
2006 More, Patience Mia Television film
2011 30 Minutes or Less Juicy
2011 Hard Love Katy
2015 Dark Was the Night Susan Shields
2015 Drift Samantha Short film
TV shows and appearances
Year Film Role Notes
2000 Freaks and Geeks Piercing Girl "Noshing and Moshing" (Season 1, Episode 15)
2000–01 Boston Public Lisa Grier Recurring role (Season 1)
2002 Fastlane Sabrina "Bree" Falson "Get Your Mack On" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2002–03 Dawson's Creek Natasha Kelly Recurring role (Season 6)
2003–04 Rock Me Baby Beth Cox Main role
2006 In Justice Angela DiMarco "Victims" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2006 Vanished Quinn Keeler Recurring role
2007 Psych Lindsay Leikin "Psy vs. Psy" (Season 2, Episode 3)
2007–13 Rules of Engagement Jennifer Rhodes Main role
2014–present Undateable Leslie Burton 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. ^ John Boyle Special to the Kitsap Sun. "Paratriathlete draws stares because of ability, not disability". BSUN. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Seattle Times: Snohomish County News: After losing both legs, he's not looking back". seattletimes.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  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. 
  11. ^ ""Psycho" Mike Catherwood Marries Bianca Kajlich!". toofab.com. December 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Eva Amurri Martino's Co-Star Suspected Pregnancy With 'Sixth Sense'". hollywood.com]]. July 1, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 

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