Sasha Barrese

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Sasha Barrese
Born
Alexandra Barrese

(1981-04-24) April 24, 1981 (age 38)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, professional poker player, writer
Years active1989–present

Alexandra Barrese (born April 24, 1981) is an American actress and professional poker player. She is best known for her role as Tracy Billings in The Hangover Trilogy.

Early life[edit]

Barrese was born to aspiring actress Katherine Barrese in Maui, Hawaii. Her mother is of Russian descent, and her father is of English, with some German, Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her mother is from a Russian family that lived in Shanghai and Harbin, China. Barrese was raised in Paris, France until she was 4 years old and she speaks fluent French. She attended Provo Canyon School in Orem, Utah County, Utah. Barrese also attended Ojai Valley School in Ojai, California, Lycée Français de Los Angeles in Los Angeles and The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. She continued on to Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts and graduated high school in 1999.[citation needed] Her modeling career began during her school years after modeling for Guess Jeans.[1]

Career[edit]

Barrese and her mother had their acting debut in the 1989 movie Homer and Eddie. The following year the pair starred as the younger and older versions of a character named Jezebel in 1990's Jezebel's Kiss. In all subsequent roles, she is credited as "Sasha Barrese" in lieu of her birth name, Alexandra Barrese.[2] Early in her career, Barrese had small roles in films American Pie (1999), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) and Legally Blonde (2001). She appeared as Tess in three episodes of the comedy television series Just Shoot Me!, before landing her first lead role on the WB sitcom Run of the House. She portrayed Sally Franklin, one of four siblings left to fend for themselves when their parents relocate to Arizona. She then appeared as Caitlin Mansfield in the television drama series LAX set in the airport of the same name. She also appeared in episodes of Drive; Supernatural; Roommates; CSI: Miami; Trauma; Robot Chicken; and Leverage.[2] She had roles in the films The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, and The Hangover Part III, portraying Tracy Billings.[3][4] She also appeared in the 2010 horror film Let Me In.[5]

She has been playing poker, backgammon, gin and chess from an early age, saying “I'm Russian, so I've been playing games my whole life.”[6] Barrese announced her plans to become a professional poker player in May 2014.[6] She has competed in several poker tournaments, including World Series of Poker in Las Vegas in 2014.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Homer and Eddie 4-year-old girl
1990 Jezebel's Kiss Young Jezebel as Alexandra Barrese
1999 American Pie Courtney
2000 Dropping Out Heather
2000 Hellraiser: Inferno Daphne Sharp Direct-to-video
2001 Legally Blonde Another Girl
2002 The Ring Girl Teen #1
2007 Full Dress Nun 1 Short film
2008 The More Things Change... Madeline Stone
2009 The Hangover Tracy Garner/Tracy Billings
2010 Let Me In Virginia
2011 The Hangover Part II Tracy Billings
2013 The Hangover Part III Tracy Billings
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Boy Meets World Janine Episode: "No Such Thing as a Sure Thing"
2001 Undressed Lindsey 4 episodes
2002 Paranormal Girl Kelly Billingham Unsold television pilot[8][9]
2002 Just Shoot Me Tess 3 episodes
2003–2004 Run of the House Sally Franklin Main role, 18 episodes
2004–2005 LAX Caitlin Mansfield Recurring role, 9 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami April Goodwin Episode: "Shock"
2007 Drive Dupree Episode: "Let the Games Begin"
2007 Carpoolers Holly Episode: "Laird of the Rings"
2007 Supernatural Casey Episode: "Sin City"
2009 Roommates Jenny Episode: "The Set-Up"
2010 Trauma Christine Episode: "Tunnel Vision"
2010 Robot Chicken Virgin Mary / Kate McCallister / Girl Episode: "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special"
2012 Leverage Barbara Madsen Episode: "The Gold Job"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sasha Barrese". Empire. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sasha Barrese". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (May 25, 2011). "3 Men and a Monkey-Baby". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (August 13, 2012). "Sasha Barrese set for 'Hangover 3'". Variety. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Clarke, Donald (November 5, 2010). "Let Me In". The Irish Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Hangover Actress Sasha Barrese Shoots for Pro Poker Career". Pokerlistings. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Hangover cast then and now". Wonderwall.com.
  8. ^ Terrace, Vincent (February 26, 2013). "3502 Paranormal Girl". Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937–2012. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 224. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Paranormal Girl (ABC)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 4, 2017.

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