Traci Bingham

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Traci Bingham
Traci Bingham.jpg
Bingham in 2008
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 52)
OccupationActress, model, television personality
Years active1994–present
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]


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 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 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]


Bingham is a vegetarian. She is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and has appeared in their advertising campaigns.[7] In May 2002 she appeared in an ad wearing a bikini made of lettuce,[8][9] and in May 2006 she appeared nude in an ad as part of the organization'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]


Year Title Role
1995 Demon Knight
1998 Beach Movie Julie
1999 Foolish Simone
2000 The Private Public Laina Brookhart
2000 Longshot Herself
2003 More Mercy
2003 Four Fingers of the Dragon Herself
2003 Malibooty! Herself
2004 Official Fantasy Fest 2004 DVD Herself.
2004 Bad Bizness Sandra
2007 Hanging in Hedo Cashmere
2010 Black Widow Lynda
2013 Traci In Space Herself

Television work[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 Gets to the Meat of the Matter". People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  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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