Traci Bingham

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Traci Bingham
Traci Bingham.jpg
Bingham in 2008
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 53)
OccupationActress, model, television personality
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)
Robb Vallier
(m. 1998; div. 2001)

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.

Early life[edit]

Bingham was born in North Cambridge, Massachusetts,[1] the daughter of Betty, a librarian, and Lafayette Bingham, an aircraft technician.[2]

She graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1986.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4] She also played minor roles in the popular American sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married... with Children.

In 1991, Bingham appeared in the video for "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.[5] Eight years later, she appeared in the video for "I Really Like It" by Harlem World featuring Mase and Kelly Price.

In June 1998, Bingham posed for a "Babes of Baywatch" pictorial in Playboy magazine.

Bingham has appeared on a number of reality television programs. In 2004, she was in the second series of The Surreal Life. Her castmates 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 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 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 2005, Bingham was hired as a spokesmodel by Empire Poker, an online gambling site that ceased operations in 2006.[6]

In 2008, Bingham appeared on The 2008 World Magic Awards television show.[citation needed]

In 2014 A Massachusetts court issued an arrest warrant for Bingham after she failed to appear in court regarding a breached XXX adult contract in which Bingham agreed to take a "facial cum shot". After taking the money, Bingham did not show up for the production.[7]

Activism[edit]

In May 2002, she appeared in an advertisement wearing a bikini made of lettuce,[8][9] and in May 2006 she appeared nude in an ad as part of PETA's "I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Bingham was married to musician Robb Vallier on August 29, 1998, until January 18, 2001.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Demon Knight Party Babe
1996 Exposed Too: TV's Lifeguard Babes Model #7 Video
1998 Beach Movie Julie
Playboy: Babes of Baywatch Herself / Host Video Documentary
1999 Foolish Simone
D.R.E.A.M. Team Victoria Carrera TV Movie
2001 The Private Public Laina Brookhart
Longshot Herself
2003 Four Fingers of the Dragon Herself Short
Malibooty! Herself Video
Bad Bizness Sandra Marshall
2005 Official Fantasy Fest Herself / Host Video Documentary
2006 CC Variety TV Herself Video short
2008 Hanging in Hedo Cashmere
2010 Black Widow Lynda
2013 Chasing Beauty Herself Documentary
2014 Carolina Parakeet Herself Short
2015 Lord of the Freaks Herself Documentary
East of Hollywood Lindsay Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Santa Helper Episode: "Reality Bites"
1995 Dream On Porno Actress Episode: "Am I Blue"
Campus Cops Hot Babe Episode: "3,001"
1996 Married... with Children Lap Dancer Episodes: "The Agony and the Extra C"
1996–98 Baywatch Jordan Tate Main Cast: Season 7-8
1997 Soul Train Herself / Guest Host Episodes: "Brownstone/Yvette Michele/Next Level"
The Anti-Gravity Room Herself / Guest Host Episodes: "Pot Luck #3"
Light Lunch Herself Episodes: "The World's Best Looking Lifeguards"
Head over Heels Episodes: "Vice Guy"
1998 Hollywood Squares Herself / Panelist 5 Episodes
1999 The Dream Team Victoria Carrera Main Cast
The Jamie Foxx Show Donyel Episodes: "Joy Ride"
Exploring the Fantasy Herself / Host TV Series
2000 BattleBots Herself / Feature Reporter TV Series
To Tell the Truth Herself / Guest Panelist TV Series
Malcolm & Eddie Jane Episodes: "The Best Men"
The Parkers Angela Episodes: "Since I Lost My Baby"
Strip Mall Dawna TV Series
2001 The Test Herself / Panelist Episodes: "The Dating Test"
E! True Hollywood Story Herself Episodes: "Baywatch"
Spy TV Herself Episodes: "Episode #1.12"
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Herself Episodes: "Episode #2.22"
Rendez-View Herself / Guest Host Episodes: "Blonde Ambition"
Black Scorpion Vapor Episodes: "Life's a Gas"
2002 Celebrity Boot Camp Herself TV Special
2003 Summer Music Mania 2003 Herself / Bikini Contestant TV Special
Rock Me Baby Kia Episodes: "A Pain in the Aspen"
The Proud Family Jasmine (voice) Episodes: "Smackmania 6: Mongo vs. Mama's Boy"
2003–04 Nudes in the News Herself 3 Episodes
2004 Hollywood Squares Herself / Panelist 5 Episodes
The Surreal Life Herself Main Cast: Season 2
Girlfriends Candy Episodes: "A Partnerless Partner"
Reno 911! New Williams - Deputy Verlot Episodes: "Department Investigation: Part 2"
2004–05 Lingerie Bowl Herself / Host TV Special
2005 Negermagasinet Herself Episodes: "Traci Bingham"
Poorman's Bikini Beach Herself Episodes: "Chocolate Wrestling, Margarita Beach, and Hefner's 78th"
2006 Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth Herself Episodes: "Episode #2.16"
Celebrity Big Brother Herself / Cast Member Main Cast: Season 4
Fear Factor Herself / Contestant Episodes: "Celebrity Fear Factor"
Celebrity Paranormal Project Herself Main Cast
2007 The Tyra Banks Show Herself Episodes: "I Love New York/The Surreal Life Fame Game"
Sunset Tan Herself Episodes: "New Kid on the Block"
The Surreal Life: Fame Games Herself / Participant Main Cast
2008 Gimme My Reality Show! Herself Main Cast
2010 Playboy Shootout Herself Episodes: "Episode #1.3"
Comedy Central Roast Herself Episodes: "David Hasselhoff"
2014 Hell's Kitchen Herself / Restaurant Patron Episodes: "Winner Chosen"
Sugar Baby Herself / Host Episodes: "Episode #1.1"
2017 Battle of the Network Stars Herself / Contestant Episodes: "Variety vs. TV Sex Symbols"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traci Bingham". The Argus-Press. January 2, 1997. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Traci Bingham Biography (1968-)". Film Reference. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Chen, Karen (Editor) (May 2013). "Eight Famous CRLS Alumni You Should Know". The Register Forum, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Vol. 125, No. 9, p. 3. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (November 6, 2008). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2 ed.). McFarland. p. 286. ISBN 978-0-7864-8641-0. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mark Wahlberg not ruling out Funky Bunch reunion". The Boston Globe. April 24, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Caldwell, John (February 15, 2006). "PartyGaming Buys Empire Poker". PokerNews. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Traci Bingham -- Takes it On the Chin Over Porn Shoot". TMZ. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Cavallo, Jo (July 18, 2002). "'Baywatch' Babe Bingham Gets Wrapped". People.
  9. ^ Whitehead, Jennifer (July 15, 2002). "MTV and Baywatch star goes naked for vegetarianism". Campaign.
  10. ^ "Peta - Nude Traci Bingham: 'Have a Heart, Go Vegetarian'". Adland. May 28, 2006.

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