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Traci Bingham

Traci Bingham
Bingham aboard the Fantasea One for the Deep Flight – Lux5 Cocktail Social Yacht Cruise for Make-A-Wish Foundation – Marina del Rey, California, May 2008
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968
North Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Actress, model, television personality
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) 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.

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
    • Music videos 2.1
    • Acting on television 2.2
    • Reality television 2.3
    • Other television 2.4
    • Modelling 2.5
    • Activism 2.6
  • Filmography 3
  • Television work 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Bingham was born in North Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Betty, a librarian, and Lafayette Bingham, an aircraft technician.[1] She is the sister of Larry, Wayne, Tommy, Jenny, Neil, and Elizabeth Bingham. She is the niece of the former Chief of Police of Mashpee, Massachusetts, Dewey Bingham.

She was in the class of 1986 at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.[2]

She currently participates in a daily morning broadcast on WAAF in the Boston area.[3]

Career

Music videos

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.

Reality television

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.

Other television

In 2008, Bingham also appeared on The 2008 World Magic Awards television show.[4] Two years later, she appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.[5]

Modelling

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.

Activism

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.[6]

Filmography

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

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/33/Traci-Bingham.html
  2. ^ http://crls.cpsd.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3045299/File/Migration/Register_Forum_May_2013.pdf?rev=0
  3. ^ http://www.waaf.com/tags/traci-bingham
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000943/
  5. ^ The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselholf
  6. ^ PETA UK: Traci Bingham Gets to the Meat of the Matter

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